We’re all here and ready for that ridiculously short road-trip out of Sydney. It’s an easy win really for that sneaky weekend getaway.
Here are six things to do in regional NSW this March.
Taste Of The Snowies
It’s not exactly snowing yet, but we’re still going to head down to Thredbo for an epic food and wine festival. Just think – lots of tastings, market days, cheese rolling competitions and demonstrations for pasta, trout and so much more. The weekend is jam-packed full of events, but whenever you want out, just head outdoors and bike or hike your way around these parts.
When: Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March
Where: Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Thredbo Village
Cost: $117.50 per person, per night
Tom Ballard And Luke McGregor Live
When two Aussie funny men join forces, you’re guaranteed to have a pants-wetting, laughing-through-tears episode. You’ve seen them on the telly multiple times and it’s definitely going to be an event to attend. Head here for more details.
When: Friday 8 March, 8pm-11pm
Where: 88 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay
Cost: $40 - $45 per person
Gloucester Farmers Market
With this small country town holding a fresh food market every first Saturday of the month, this gem might actually turn out to be a regular affair. Gloucester Farmers Markets is a haven full of baked breads, artisan sauces and jams, and whatever else you can set your eyes on.
When: Saturday 9 March, 8am-12pm
Where: Billabong Park, Gloucester
Tasting With The Distiller: Patient Wolf Gin
Hailing from Brunswick, Victoria, the latest addition to Australia’s craft distillery scene is Patient Wolf Gin. And lucky for us, they’re hosting a pop-up down the coast in Wollongong. For the lucky ticket holders, you’ll be getting three different gin ‘expressions’ from the distillery and two extra cocktails from the experienced bartenders. Grab your tickets here.
When: Tuesday 12 March, 5pm-8pm
Where: Births & Deaths, Wollongong
Cost: $50 per person
Ocean Film Festival
Head into the depths of the ocean with this film festival held up on Avoca beach. All the flicks presented at this night will have footage from both above and below the water’s surface. Bringing us the power of the ocean, one little fish at a time. Click here for more information.
When: Friday 15 March, 7pm-10pm
Where: Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca
Cost: $30.50 per person
We’re always bringing you the best music festivals happening each month and The Drop is a big one on our list. With headliners like Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music and Client Liaison, there’s no reason to not head up north. Excuse us – we’re just putting on our festival glitters and boots right now. Snap up your tickets here.
When: Saturday 16 March, 3pm-10pm
Where: King Edward Park, Newcastle
Cost: $95 per person
Looking for a longer break from reality? Check out this farm escape for your ultimate countryside fantasy.
Image credit: The Drop