One Day Pass | Bushranger Gang Food & Wine Adventure
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Calling all fun-loving food & wine adventurers!
Join us in Canowindra for a food and wine trail with a bushranger twist on Saturday 8 June 2019. We will be following in the footsteps of one of the Orange wine region’s most infamous locals – the legendary Ben Hall and his bushranging gang.
The one-day Bushranger Gang Food & Wine Adventure hosted by Silver Compass Tours includes: return bus transfer from Orange to Canowindra; a guided walking tour of Canowindra with Blind Freddy’s Bushranger Tours; a visit to the Ben Hall gang’s Bald Hill lookout, stopping for an organic wine-tasting and cheese platters at Wallington Wines; plus a visit to the Escort Rock at Eugowra, scene of one of the gang’s most notorious crimes and Australia’s biggest gold heist at the time.
Returning back to Canowindra, the Bushranger Food & Wine Adventure continues with a good old-fashioned pub lock-in at the Royal Hotel Canowindra. The pub is built on the site of the original Robinson’s Inn, which was where in 1863 Johnny Gilbert, Ben Hall and their bushranging gang locked the entire village of Canowindra in for an epic three-day jubilee.
Our country pub lock-in and Ben Hall BBQ Bash will only last for four hours in comparison, but we will definitely be keeping the original 1863 party spirit alive. Our bushranging guide, Craig Lawler will morph into a DJ for the afternoon and barbecuing all-stars Smoking Brothers will be serving up a smoky BBQ lunch to all of our fun-loving food and wine adventurers.
On the menu:
Hickory & Apple woodfired Maple BBQ glazed pulled pork, BBQ braised beef brisket with smoky bourbon BBQ sauce and Southern roasted chicken with honey mustard BBQ gravy – plus sweet mustard and apple slaw, Southern fried potato salad with bacon and ranch dressing and BBQ style street corn with spiced butter.
Bus transfer departs from Orange Visitor Information Centre at 9am on Saturday 8 June 2019. Return transfer from the Royal Hotel Canowindra at 6.30pm, arriving in Orange at 7.30pm.
Tickets are just $130 per person* and include return bus transfer, guided bushranging tour, wine-tasting & cheese platters, DJ & BBQ lunch (all drinks at own expense).
*GST and online booking fee inclusive. A small credit card surcharge applies. This tour is suitable for guests aged 18+
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