Wine and dine your way through Avoca, where the plentiful vineyards merge with a rich history and lush surrounds. Nestled at the base of the Pyrenees Ranges, Avoca's country charm makes it the ideal setting for a weekend getaway – a great starting point for a range of activities from vineyard tours to bushwalking.
Wine and dine
Embark on a self-guided tour of Avoca's local wineries. With over 25 cellar doors to choose from, visitors can sample a wide range of Pyrenees wines, from refreshing sparkling varietals to full-bodied reds.
For those that want to keep the party going, why not spend the night at a local winery. Settle in for a long lunch or degustation dinner hosted by the region's vineyards as part of the annual Seduction by Tastebuds events, a celebration of slow food which marries local produce with Pyrenees wines.
If you're in town in March, hop along to the Avoca River Festival to sample the wares of 18 different local wineries, breweries and cider makers.
Looking to stock up before heading home? A few notable cellar doors to get you started are: Blue Pyrenees, Taltarni Vineyard, Redbank Winery, Mount Avoca Wines, Dalwhinnie Vineyard and Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort.
Join the merry throng of race-goers at the Avoca Shire Turf Club for the Avoca Cup. Missed the annual spring race meets? Get the country racing experience at the Mount Avoca Anzac Day Races.
If the races aren't for you, explore the Pyrenees Mountain Ranges at your own pace. The ranges is a great spot for camping as well as bike riding and bushwalking for all skills and fitness levels. Go for a scenic hike or take it up a notch on a downhill mountain biking track.