Tucked away in rural New South Wales, Boorowa is a laid-back town surrounded by vineyards, orchards and rolling pastures. You can sip your way through award-winning wineries, pick your own cherries at local fruit farms and discover the town's Irish heritage.
Things to do in Boorowa
Boorowa is anchored by a lively town centre where you'll find plenty of cafes, antique stores and art galleries. Located in the heart of the town centre, The Pantry on Pudman is a favourite, serving hot coffee, home-baked treats and artisan sandwiches.
One of the best ways to explore the town is along the historic Shamrock Trails. The self-guided heritage trails wind past Boorowa's colonial buildings, including the beautiful Saint Patrick's Catholic Church. You can also visit the Boorowa Historical Museum for a fascinating glimpse at the town's Irish heritage.
Boorowa is a gateway to the picturesque Hilltops wine region. It's dotted with boutique vineyards that produce some of Australia's best cool-climate wines. Spend the day sipping your way through cellar doors like Grove Estate Wines, famous for its Italian varietals.
Known as the “Cherry Capital of Australia”, Boorowa puts you within striking distance of some of the region's best orchards in Young. You can pick your own fruit at Allambie Orchard and Cafe, sip on cherry liqueur at Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door or enjoy a scenic picnic at Hall Family Orchards.
Getting around Boorowa
The Boorowa town centre is easy to get around on foot, but you'll need a car to explore the Hilltops wine region. The town is a 40-minute drive south-east from Young, 80 minutes from Canberra and around four hours from Sydney.