3 June 2024

Your next holiday awaits you at tranquil Gundaroo

| Jacqueline Lyons
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A grassy landscape

Escape the city chaos and enjoy some time in the country at Gundaroo. Photo: LJ Hooker Country Canberra.

Ever had a moment of wanting to get away from home but you weren’t sure where to go – or what you’d do when you got there? If so, Gundaroo might be the place for you.

From classic wineries to beautiful cafes to plenty of opportunities to walk around the scenic town, there is plenty to see and do – and it’s on our doorstep.

Located just over half an hour away from Canberra with plenty of places to eat and drink, walks to burn it all off, shopping to do and exceptional accommodation options, this classic NSW town offers something for everyone – you just have to know where to look.

Plate of pizza

Cork Street Cafe offers a wide range of pizzas for your enjoyment. Photo: Cork Street Cafe.

Cork Street Cafe

Location: 24 Cork Street, Gundaroo.

Enjoy more than 10 different freshly in-house-made pizzas, from Mexican to meat lovers to tropicana to vegetarian. This cafe is a foodie’s dream. If pizza isn’t your thing, the cafe offers a wide range of scrumptious salads and flatbreads of all flavours. They also offer delicious coffees, milkshakes and juices for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Cork Street Café is open from 12 pm every Thursday and Friday and from 9 am Saturday and Sunday. More information at Cork Street Cafe.

man pouring beers at pub

Enjoy a feed and a stay to remember at the Gundaroo Inn. Photo: Camilla Duffy.

Gundaroo Inn

Location: 23 Cork Street, Gundaroo
Bookings: via The Gundaroo Inn.

The opportunity for a fantastic feed, a few drinks and the convenience of staying in a beautiful room all in the one building presents itself at the Gundaroo Inn. The Loose Goat Bistro offers a classic pub feed, from a starter of garlic prawns or mushroom arancini to a classic chicken schnitzel, beer battered flathead, or a 300 g New York Striploin, followed by a sticky date pudding or a chocolate fondant cake, all accompanied by a huge range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, no one will walk back to their air-conditioned, old school style suite hungry.

Various bottles of wine

Experience the homegrown wine on offer at Tallangandra Hill Winery. Photo: Tallangandra Hill Winery.

Tallangandra Hill Winery

Location: 1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo
Bookings: Email wine@tallagandrahill.com.au, call 0434 041 915 or visit Tallagandra Hill Winery to learn more.

Immerse yourself in a winery experience you won’t forget. Tallangandra is a family-owned winery that offers the chance to try its wine and learn how to pair it with the perfect cheese. The winery also offers the opportunity to stay the night, with plenty of self-contained cottages on offer.

Man pouring large amount of wine

Indulge in the fruits of NSW in this unique wine-tasting experience. Photo: Gundog Estate Cork Street Cellar Door.

Gundog Estate Cork Street Cellar Door

Location: 42 Cork St, Gundaroo
Bookings: via The Gundog Estate Cork Street Cellar Door.

Come enjoy the luxury of a five-star-rated boutique winery specialising in premium Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz. The winery prides itself on crafting high-quality wines using only locally sourced fruits, all made on this family-run site. A visit to the cellar will not only give you the chance to taste some of the best wines in the region but also indulge in some delicious food prepared by the award-winning Grazing at Gundaroo restaurant.

Cork Street sign

Embrace the Gundaroo community and learn about the historic buildings. Photo: Gundaroo.

Gundaroo heritage walk- the Gundaroo and district historical society

Location: Cork Street, Gundaroo.

Experience Gundaroo firsthand by walking down main street to see what the town has to offer. Get to know the locals and learn about their time in the historic town. The walk will be one to remember, and disabled access is also available. For more, email tourism@yass.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 886 014.

Fancy bag on display

Get all your fashion and home decor needs in Sally Paskins’ store. Photo: Sally Paskins’ store.

Sally Paskins’ Store

Location: 26 Cork St, Gundaroo.

From home decor to handmade fashion accessories, this shop has everything. Once a cottage for many families, the building itself has since been converted into an impressive boutique with custom-designed facecloths, hand-crafted silk scarves, cushions, and much more to treat yourself to. A trip to Sally Paskins’ store is unlike any other shopping experience you’ve had. Visit Sally Paskins’ Store to get a taste of what’s available.

Open spaced living room

A wide variety of rooms await you at the Nest. Photo: The Nest at Gundaroo/Facebook.

The Nest at Gundaroo

Location: 56 Cork Street, Gundaroo
Bookings: via The Nest of Gundaroo.

Enjoy a night of luxury in your choice of five different villas at The Nest. Named after native birds, including cockatoo, magpie, and rosella, each villa has something different to offer to everyone who stays in them. Every villa offers nights of luxury with the chance to spend a night in front of a fireplace, cook up a storm in a spacious kitchen or enjoy a family dinner in a beautiful dining room. The villas at The Nest have something for everyone.

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