Winter Weekend Escape

Ideal for Canberrans needing a mid-winter mini break, try these pairings to connect with amazing foodies while enjoying warm, sunny days on the Gourmet Coast Trail. These easy, one-day itineraries are made even more special by staying overnight. Accommodations on the Gourmet Coast Trail include glamping beside sheltered estuaries to Tiny Homes on farms to cosy B&Bs in heritage buildings. If you’re feeling the cold in Canberra this winter, zip down the Clyde and venture a little further to explore the Bay and beyond.

Itinerary

DURATION

1 DAY

ROUTE

Batehaven – Tilba – Tathra

STAY

N/A

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Coffee around the Bay

After your drive down the Clyde, ease into the weekend with a coffee or leisurely brunch at Crumb Café in Batehaven, The Mossy Café at Broulee, or Three66 Espresso Bar at Lilli Pilli.  Feeling recharged already, venture a little further to find world-class food experiences tucked away in unspoilt countryside.

Welcome to Three66 Espresso Bar, a hidden gem nestled in the scenic waterfront community of Lilli Pilli. Our pet-friendly cafe is a retreat for early risers and nature enthusiasts
Breakfast with Fruitshake at The Mossy Cafe
This is the ‘go to’ destination for long lazy breakfasts and lunches for anyone staying in the Broulee or Batemans Bay area.  This rambling heritage building is fun to
Welcome to Crumb Cafe Bar, located in the charming coastal town of Batehaven. At Crumb, coffee is more than just a beverage – it’s a passion. The team at

Beyond the Bay: Hunt for Truffles

Nestled beside Gulaga Mountain and amongst the romantic rolling countryside of Tilba, you’ll find black gold – truffles! Book in for a truffle hunt (and sampling) at Gulaga Gold by day.  It’s a gentle wander around the trufferie with the friendly truffle dogs and farm owners Fiona and Alan.  Then venture into idyllic Bermagui by night to taste the modern Italian winter menu starring truffles at Il Passaggio.

Gulaga Gold black Perigord truffles
Food lovers agree that a truffle hunt is on their list of ‘Top Ten Things to Do.’ In the shadows of Gulaga Mountain, along the edges of rainforest gullies
Mussels cooked in cherry tomatoes
Il Passaggio is a modern Italian Restaurant overlooking the Bermagui Harbour and Fishermen’s Wharf.  Featuring fresh local seafood and farm produce, the simple Italian menu aims to keep the

Make Your Own Gin (or just enjoy our world-famous locals)

The world has heaped praise on North of Eden Gin for their unique flavours. The Oyster Shell Gin is one of our favourites! During winter, groups of six or more can book into a workshop to make your own unique gin with award-winning gin makers Gavin and Karen.  In the evening, dine by the fire at Mimosa Wines where North of Eden Gin features in exceptional cocktails and contemporary dishes.

North of Eden 4 bottles of Gin: The Admiral Gin, The Classic Gin, Oyster Shell Gin, and Connoisseur Gin
North of Eden is a tiny artisan distillery nestled in the rolling green hills of the Sapphire Coast. It is the region’s most awarded and internationally recognised distillery, and
Hamachi tartare at Mimosa Wines and Restaurants
Mimosa Wines is a family owned and operated vineyard, restaurant, wedding venue, and cellar door in the heart of the Gourmet Coast. Situated on the coast road between Bermagui

Stay a little longer

We understand you’ll probably want to stay for more of our sunny days.  Why not explore a little further south to the seaside town of Tathra?  You can always loop back to Canberra via the Brown Mountain.  In Tathra, soak up the sun on the gorgeous, heritage-listed Tathra wharf.  Enjoy delicious cakes, pastries and light lunches at The Wharf Local. Look across the glistening bay and you might even catch sight of a whale!

Romantic weekend in Tathra scenic view
The Wharf Local established in 2012 by the Benton sisters, exudes rustic charm and epitomises the low-key stylishness that Tathra does so well. Set inside the cargo shed of

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