Plan your visit

Stay locally and enjoy the Festival without having to drive.

Autumn is a spectacular time of year, generally with warm days and crisp, clear nights so be prepared.

Caravan/RV/Camping Trailers

Also situated in CiderPark there is plenty of room in a lovely open setting. However book early as there are limited powered sites available. The site is within walking distance of the festival.

Sites are available between Thursday 16 May (morning) and Monday 20 May (morning) only.

Powered sites are $20.00 and unpowered sites $15.00 per night, min. 2 nights stay.

 

For bookings, contact Pat and Phil Withers

Phone: (02) 6949 1554

Email: patriciawithers75@gmail.com

Post: Batlow CiderFest, CiderPark Bookings, PO Box 238, BATLOW NSW 2730

Tent Town returns

From “glamping” through to unpowered sites, Tent Town in CiderPark is ready for guest from Thursday 16 until Monday 20 May, 2019.

Arrive early or stay late  ……  (from 2pm Thursday to 10am Monday)

16th – 20th May, 2019

All tents are ready to go with as many luxuries as you want to order. For more details on what ‘glamping’ is all about click here.

Hire a Caravan or Camper Trailer

Riverina Caravan Hire is located in Wagga Wagga 1.5 hrs from Batlow and has a range of Jayco vehicles available.

Click here for more information.

Batlow Accommodation

Batlow Caravan Park
02 69491444.

Wakehurst Hostel
0475 432 939 or 0427 491 728 or
email: thewakehursthostel@gmail.com

Brindabella Farmstay
(Also has glamping available)
0438 604 416.

Batlow House
0439 475 383

Batlow Backpackers
02 6949 1837
or 0468 869 073
or 0447 491 837.

If you miss out on securing accommodation in Batlow we still have you covered (but do book early).

Our closest neighbours, Tumut, Tumbarumba and Adelong offer a range of options and Batlow CiderFest has organised shuttle buses from each town to the event throughout the day so you don’t even have to drive. The first buses arrive at 10am and last buses are scheduled to leave Batlow before 12pm (subject to booking numbers).  Go to Transport for more details.

Tumbarumba is 35 minutes by car south-west of Batlow on the Snowy Valleys Way.

Adelong is to the north-west of Batlow about 25 minutes by car along a lovely country road.

Tumut is the largest town in the local council area and about 25 minutes north-east from Batlow.

There are also a number of airbnb choices around the area which get great reviews. Try Beaufort House for a taste of historic Adelong with modern day comforts, or The Adelong Garden Cottage or Garden Studio. In Tumbarumba Paddy’s River Cottages are picturesque and the Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park has full amenities, cottages and camping facilities in lovely surrounds.

Beaufort House in July
Adelong Garden Studio
Millers Retreat

Shuttle buses will run between Batlow, Tumut, and Adelong.

Some accommodation providers will also be offering shuttle services.
Please contact your hosts to enquire about your options.

Batlow is almost mid-way between Melbourne and Sydney, 45 minutes off the Hume Freeway from Gundagai.

Melbourne is 5.25 hours away and Sydney 4.75 hours.

Our nearest major towns are Wagga (1.5 hours), Canberra (2.5 hours) and Albury (2 hours).

It is also half-way between the two major towns of Tumut and Tumbarumba in the Snowy Valleys Council.

Tourist Information for the area can be found on Visit Tumut and Tumbarumba Region websites.

Discover the myriad of attractions, events, activities, and drive itineraries that criss-cross our region.

Take a tour of our local area

Turn off the Hume Freeway at Gundagai to travel via either Gocup or Brungle to Tumut, or continue past Gundagai for 5 kms and turn off at Tumblong and travel via Adelong. In Tumblong visit the Tumblong Tavern for an example of a small regional pub of another era.

Batlow is set geographically in the middle of the Snowy Valleys Council and on the edge of the Riverina plains. Travelling in a circle around the Council area, to Batlow’s south lies Tumbarumba, home of cool country wines, and the second largest town.

From Tumbarumba further south via the Elliot Way and along the western edge of the Kosciuszko National Park,  is Khancoban and Cabramurra which is the highest town in Australia at 1,480 metres.

Travel from either hamlet down the Snowy Mountains Highway to Talbingo. Sitting on the edge of Lake Blowering this is ‘new’ Talbingo, the original town being flooded in 1968 to make way for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Talbingo Station was the home of Australian author Miles Franklin for many years and relatives still farm in the area.

For more adventurous travellers, visitors can get to Talbingo by crossing the Snowy Mountain range from Tumbarumba, travelling through natural bushland and state forests. Although it is a good weather drive the cross country route offers scenic delights such as Paddy’s River Dam and Buddong Falls, and a large section of the acclaimed Hume and Hovell Walking Track.

From Talbingo, Tumut is only 30 minutes north along the Snowy Mountains Highway, and the largest town and commercial centre of the Council area. Renowned for trout fishing it is another place in the district worth visiting in autumn for the beauty and richness of its colours.

From Tumut visitors travel west to Adelong which boasts a rich gold mining heritage and excellent swimming at Adelong Falls. From there it is 25 minutes back to Batlow.

Besides rural diversity, the area offers a myriad of sporting and cultural activities for visitors. Bushwalking, trail and endurance riding on horseback, bicycle and motorbike, caving, fishing and water sports, and, of course, snow sports in winter are all easily accessible.

Culturally there are a number of excellent historical museums including the award winning Pioneer Women’s Hut, home of the National Quilt Museum at Glenroy, near Tumbarumba. The heritage Montreal Community Theatre in Tumut and Nest Cafe Cinema and Books in Tumbarumba are both well worth visiting.

Of the many cosy cafes and hearty country eateries stop in Batlow at Coffee and more for a Germanic touch with your meal. Wineries in Tumbarumba, a niche brewery in Tumut, and Batlow ciders and boutique farm products are also part of the package in this rich and fertile part of the country.

High Country Home is a retail space for our local area makers & artists and is supported as a community space within the historic Batlow Bush Nurses Cottage. You’ll find cozy & contemporary hand knits alongside hand stitched cowhide purses and bags. We also have a local, natural range of skin products, award winning jams and a variety of art for sale.