Escaping to the country is a great way to unwind and rest in our hectic world. The Southern Tablelands is a country location where you can recharge and enjoy the simple life, but what’s on offer is anything but simple.
Packed with authentic wineries, livestock, fresh produce and big local personalities, the country lifestyle in the Southern Tablelands is actually living pretty large.
When visiting the Queanbeyan-Palerang Region, we encourage you to explore the surrounding towns and villages that make up the Southern Tablelands.
Discover fascinating stories of eclectic history through the abundance of museums, homesteads and stunning heritage architecture, or immerse yourself in the captivating galleries and performance venues of the Goulburn Region.
The Hilltops Region includes Young, Harden-Murrumburrah, Jugiong and Boorowa. It yields some of Australia’s finest food and wine. Through wide open country and intimate valleys, the towns and villages of the Hilltops region offer the visitor heritage buildings, a varied retail experience for shopping enthusiasts and the warmth of country hospitality.
Heading east out of Canberra, discover the emerging food and wine region of Queanbeyan-Palerang, with essential stopovers at the impressive galleries of Bungendore and the historic main street of Braidwood, surrounded by many opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
Well named as the ‘Shire of Villages’, Upper Lachlan is dotted with picturesque townships along the Great Dividing Range, each with their own stories. The major townships of Gunning, Crookwell and Taralga offer the visitor an excellent base to explore the countryside, caves and waterways.
Yass Valley is bursting with wonderful experiences. With a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia, a modern and well renowned food and wine offering, a thriving arts scene and boutique shopping, touring around Yass Valley is an experience not to be missed. Exploring the region’s beautiful historical towns and villages of Yass, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman and Bowning is sure to captivate the young and young at heart.