ACT - Gin, Wine, and Fine Dining in Tumbarumba - Overnight or Day Trip Options - February 2023 Event
A great TOCA Events year ahead of us, this trip has been designed for wine, gin and food lovers (and those who have a love of our mountain regions). Stay overnight and enjoy two days of absolute spoiling and pleasure or take a day trip and return home early. Up to you!
Saturday 4 February 2023
The Day and Overnight Option will be simply amazing with Gin Tasting at the Ladbroken Distillery (it is very easy to break the lad on this stuff!!). Robbie and the crew knows how to produce gin. I managed to sneak in some taste testing recently in Canberra, and their gin flavours are strong and delicious. From their Berrylicious Gin to their Autumn Edition Spiced Apple and Fig Infused Gin, from their Blood Orange Gin to their Gingerbread Gin, the variety is endless. You don’t have to be a Gin drinker to enjoy the flavours on offer. A unique experience at the very place they make the stuff. A tour of the distillery with sampling and the opportunity to buy some of their cleansing liquid pleasure is all on the menu.
Lunch will be served at the Distillery (additional cost).
We head back into town early afternoon and time permitting, head up to Police Paddock lookout to take in an overview of the area.
For those Day TOCAs, it is time for you to depart after taking in the views of the lookout and head back to Canberra.
Ladbroken’s Distillery is just the beginning. We head back into town and will be welcomed by Dave and Pam at our accommodation, the Tumbarumba Motel. Once settled in, a leisurely stroll into town for coffee and a treat.
Dinner will be at the NSW Cellar Door winner of the year, Courabyra Wines. The menu and wines are excellent in a beautiful mountain setting. Relax over a dinner and wine with TOCA colleagues.
Sunday 5 February 2023
With Saturday festivities over, we take a slightly more sedate sight-seeing tour of the area. After breakfast at A Bite to Eat Café in town, we head off 15 km south to Paddy’s River Falls. Bring your walking shoes, swimmers and a towel.
After our short drive and walk (and swim for those keen), we head back toward town where we do a short stop at Obsession Winery. Some more wine tasting is in order!!
Don’t fill up on wine too much as our lunch stop is next door at the beautiful Braymont Gardens. This picturesque historical property has beautiful gardens just waiting to be explored. Enjoy a quiet lunch amongst nature’s best.
We end our stay in Tumbarumba and head back to Canberra. We may do a short stop at Tumut River Brewing company for a quick beer and snacks (depending on whether our stomachs can cope with more) before tackling our final leg back to Canberra.
Registration is essential as spaces are limited. This will be a fantastic trip and an opportunity to take our Teslas into a smallish country town setting.
Day Tripper Ticket on 4 February 2023 only. Covers your Gin sampling and distillery tour. $55 per person.
Overnight Ticket - 4 and 5 February 2023. Covers your Gin sampling and distillery tour; entry fee into Braymont Gardens, and a deposit ($20) for the Sunday lunch. $90 per person.
Dinner and Wine at Courabyra Wines on Saturday evening
Purchase separate tickets via this site for accommodation at the Tumbarumba Motel. Costs are for one adult - $120 for a Budget Room; $140 for a Standard Room; and $160 for an Executive Room; $20 per additional person.
Breakfast at a Bite to Eat.
Lunch at Braymont (minus your $20 deposit in the ticket price)
Any gin or wine you decide to buy.
Anything else I have forgotten!!
Drinking and Driving
Please drink responsibly and remain within the legal limits when driving. I can arrange a car pool set-up for those wishing to consume alcohol that may put them over the limit during the evening meal. Individuals are responsible for monitoring their own alcohol consumption.
Tickets can be purchased via this website. While we will endeavour to secure the requested room type, it is dependent on availability and will be on a first come basis.
Itinerary is attached. One change is that breakfast on Sunday will now be at the Tumbarumba Bakery at 8 am.