Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Country NSW
Ovens Valley Motor Inn
Cnr Great Alpine Road and Ashwood Avenue, Bright VIC 3741, Australia
Open plains, heritage towns and boutique accommodation in Country NSW
The wide-open landscape and laidback lifestyle of Country New South Wales couldn’t be more different from its urbanised, busy cityscapes. Here, in the golden wheat belt of New South Wales, you’ll find spectacular natural scenery and beautifully preserved towns with nineteenth-century architecture harking back to Australia’s agricultural boom 150 years ago. There’s also reminders of the ancient local indigenous culture, horizons that stretch out for kilometres and long, hot summer sunsets. Stay for a weekend or be tempted to stay a while longer, you can take your pick from working farm stays, grand old pubs or boutique Country NSW accommodation.
Once you leave Sydney and follow the Great Western Highway through the eucalypt-filled Blue Mountains, you reach the steep descent to the heritage town of Lithgow, which was built on a once-thriving coal mining trade. Further out, the western foothills of the mountain range begin, and while the landscapes change from sheer cliffs and dense forests to lush green hills and pastures, so does the architecture. Small, wooden mountain cottages become large farmhouses with deep verandahs.
This area was cleared to make way for the farms and businesses that would feed the thriving Sydney colony in the 1800s and as such Governor Lachlan Macquarie established the inland university town of Bathurst in 1815 so it could serve as the first administrative centre of inland New South Wales. While it retains many of its well-preserved original buildings along with a quiet country feel, the town also plays host host to the annual Bathurst 1000 rally.
Further west, the small town of Mudgee has developed a thriving wine and food industry over the past 40 years, which is noted for its rich cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and chardonnay. And to the south, Wagga Wagga has superb Botanic Gardens and is home to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, which attracts sweet tooths of all ages.
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