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Murrumbateman

In any season the colours of the Yass Plains would inspire an impressionist painter.

Murrumbateman, the capital of Canberra's cool-climate wine region, is located in the Yass Valley, 20 kilometres from Yass and 30 minutes from Canberra. It is the ideal base to explore the entire area or a different way to approach a visit to the national capital and Yass Valley.

This former gold mining town is now at the centre of a thriving wine industry with around 40 wineries in the region. Murrumbateman has award-winning wineries, restaurants, cafes and farm gate experiences. Every cellar door provides a different experience. You'll find yourself in places as varied as a one room Victorian schoolhouse and former temperance hall to architectural masterpieces surrounded by art and beauty.

The Makers of Murrumbateman showcase the area's produce and arts while you can sample the relaxed country lifestyle with a visit to the Village Markets held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Don't forget the Murrumbateman Field Days, now in its' fourth decade and held on the third weekend of October each year.

The Yass Valley also has a reputation for fine merino wool. Visit the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre for maps and tips on what to see and do.

Murrumbateman: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Robyn Rowe Chocolates


Only the finest Belgian Fair Trade couverture is used to craft these irresistible chocolates. Visit Robyn Rowe Chocolates, set in a very Australian rural setting, for a unique chocolate learning experience. Life is short - make it sweet!

Immerse yourself in their chocolate world and learn how they make these wonderful chocolates. Come and treat your taste buds. Hand made chocolates and chocolate drinks as well as coffee and tea available.

Robyn Rowe has created a truly unique and highly sought after Australian product using traditional European methods, with skills learnt in Australia and Belgium.




1153 Nanima Road
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 9.5K from Murrumbateman

Burnelee Excursions on Horseback


Saddle up for an adventure in the Australian countryside with Burnelee Excursions on Horseback. Just thirty minutes from Canberra between Murrumbateman and Gundaroo. At Burnelee, a fully operational grazing property of 3,500 acres, you can enjoy the thrill of mustering sheep and cattle, or simply spot the native wildlife in the vast areas of natural bushland.

Horses are available for all levels of rider, including beginners, with each ride accompanied by an experienced instructor. Regular two-hour rides are held most Saturdays, with day rides and available on request.

Bookings required.




320 Dicks Creek Road
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 11.7K from Murrumbateman

Marchmont Park Alpacas


Marchmont Park Alpacas was established in 2005 on a 40 acre property situated on the Wee Jasper Road, just four kilometres from Yass Post Office.

This is an area well suited to alpacas with cold winters and dry summers. . Alpacas serve many purposes including breeding, showing, they are producers of superb fleece, being sheep and goat guardians, and, of course, as pets.

Having both retired, the owners of Marchmont Park Alpacas are able to spend much of their time with the alpacas in their day-to-day care and to be there when crias (babies) are born. They are committed to breeding healthy animals with sound temperaments. Their females have been hand-picked and are producing quality progeny. The stud males can be viewed on the website.

Alpaca products are available direct from Marchmont Park or through the Yass Valley Information Centre.

Tours are by appointment only




11366 Wee Jasper Road
Marchmont, NSW, 2582

Located 15.3K from Murrumbateman

Murrumbateman: Events

Murrumbateman Field Days


Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region's premier small farm field day event.

Located at Murrumbateman on the Barton Highway just 20 minutes from Canberra and only 10 minutes from Yass, the field days are always a great day out.

Now in its 39th year, the Murrumbateman Field Days bring together over 450 exhibitors, displaying the latest machinery, equipment and services to successfully run a small farm and of course tempting all your taste buds with superb local wines and produce.

Visitors can enjoy the Yass Antique Farm Machinery tractor pull, the spotlight on the region featuring local produce and the children will be most delighted to pat the animals in the children's farmyard. So bring the whole family and come along to the annual Murrumbateman Field Days for a weekend full of fun.


Event Dates
2017
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct


Barton Highway
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 0.1K from Murrumbateman

Murrumbateman Village Market


Murrumbateman Village Market is a friendly market close to Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway, specialising in local fresh food and crafts.

The market sells a wide range of local crafts, pottery and handmade goods, as well as organic vegetables, local produce from local gardens, plus breads, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, sauces, chillies, a range of meats, olives and olive oil, native plants, local winemakers and more.

Experience a great ambience at the Village Green, Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.

For more information about this event, visit the website.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Dec
2017
      14th Jan
      28th Jan
      11th Feb
      25th Feb
      11th Mar
      25th Mar
      8th Apr
      22nd Apr
      13th May
      27th May
      10th Jun
      24th Jun
      8th Jul
      22nd Jul
      12th Aug
      26th Aug
      9th Sep
      23rd Sep
      21st Oct
      11th Nov
      25th Nov
      9th Dec


Barton Highway
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 0.2K from Murrumbateman

Christmas Dog Party


Murrumbateman Winery's wine dogs, Mollie and Tannin, are hosting a Christmas Dog Day. They're inviting friendly canines and their human companions to join in the festive fun and have their photo taken with Santa.

Mollie and Tannin were rescue dogs and they want to give back this Christmas. They've organised a wishing bone in the cellar door and are hoping to get enough dog toys donated that every dog and puppy at the ACT RSPCA can get a Christmas present this year.




131 McIntosh Circuit
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 3.0K from Murrumbateman

Christmas Wine Tasting at Murrumbateman Winery


Join Murrumbateman Winery owner and winemaker Bobbie Makin for a Christmas themed wine tasting.

Learn about wine making while enjoying a guided tasting of four Murrumbateman Winery wines, each paired with a delicious Christmas themed morsel.

Menu includes 2016 Riesling with prawn; 2016 Shiraz Ros? with turkey and cranberry; 2015 Malbec with ham on the bone; and White Startboard (fortified) with Christmas pudding.

Tickets available through the website.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Dec


131 McIntosh Circuit,
Murrumbateman Winery
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 3.0K from Murrumbateman

Yass Picnic Races


A race meeting has been held in Yass since 1901. This is a fantastic venue to bring the family and enjoy the picturesque racecourse with the beautiful Thoroughbreds, the Bookmakers, and Fashions on the Field.

The annual Yass Picnic Races will be held on the last Saturday in February at the historic Marchmont Racecourse on Gums Lane. A six race card with the first race at 12.30pm. Interstate races and bookmakers on course.

Bring your own eski with a picnic lunch and refreshments. Buses leave from the Royal Hotel, in Yass, between 11am and 1pm, taking people out to the racecourse.

For further enquiries, please ring the number in the contacts section.




Gums Lane
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 15.0K from Murrumbateman

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