Whether you know Rutherglen and Beechworth well or have never had the pleasure, this long weekend/ short holiday will see you intrigued, relaxed and refreshed.
The area is teeming with talented makers, tangible history and natural beauty, but there are many 'quiet achievers' woven amidst the hype just waiting for you to uncover... Think unique winery accommodation, sunset hikes with 360 degree views, gin and nougat tasting, 150-year-old pubs and state heritage listed ruins.
Day 2 - Eat
Having requested fresh breakfast provisions the previous evening, this is the perfect way to begin your day.MORE >
Oh, the places you'll go...
|Day 1||Moodemere Lake House||-||Stay||Conveniently located, self contained luxury accommodation with both vineyard and lake views.|
|Taste at Rutherglen||6 min/ 6.4 km||Eat||Brewery cafe by day, fine dining restaurant by night.|
|Day 2||Breakfast at the lake house||-||Eat||Request breakfast provisions the night before.|
|Lake Moodemere Walk||-||Do||Follow the river red gum trail to gorgeous flora, fauna and swimming spots.|
|Lake Moodemere Estate and Lakeside Restaurant||-||Eat||Relish an estate grown lunch, try a wine cocktail and have a hit at the floating green.|
|Mt Pilot Lookout Walk||35 min/ 41 km||Do||Watch the sun set from a 360 degree vantage point before dinner.|
|The Empire||16 min/ 14 km||Eat||Dinner at the 1870's built Empire Hotel in the heart of Beechworth.|
|Day 3||Blynzz Coffee Roasters||40 min/ 50 km||Eat||Breaky and seriously good, house roasted coffee.|
|The Old Beechworth Gaol||1 min/ 450m||Do||Take a tour and marvel at Beechworth Gaol's history.|
|Ride Republic of North East Victoria||-||Do||See picturesque Stanley on an e-bike.|
|Glenbosch Wine Estate||10 min/ 11 km||Eat/ Do||Lunch with a view, followed by the signature gin & nougat experience.|
|Tanswells Commercial Hotel||9 min/ 10 km||Eat||Dinner at the historic Tanswells Commercial Hotel, circa 1853.|
|Day 4||Pickers Cafè||5 min/ 6 km||Eat||Home cooked, rustic style breaky and browse.|
|Vidals Cellars||23 min/ 2 km (walk one way)||Do||State heritage listed ruins.|
|Valhalla Wines||8 min/ 11.2 km||Do||Listen to records and taste some sustainably made wines to take home.|
|Jones Winery Restaurant||9 min/ 10 km||Eat||French style cuisine in one of Rutherglen's oldest wineries.|
Hungry for more?
Summer is the perfect time to throw a rod in and get yourself hooked on this favourite High Country pastime.
For those loving the summer vibes, a little preview of some High Country favourites with outdoor dining!