A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Jugiong

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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Pulling in at Jugiong it‘s hard to miss the activity and atmosphere. 

With people spilling onto the footpath for alfresco dining, the aroma of coffee and the sheer number of cars coming and going you could be forgiven for thinking that this tiny rural hamlet is the centre of the world. Jugiong has many facets to entice the traveller as a dynamic, growing tourism mecca just off the Hume Highway on the mighty Murrumbidgee River in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, a short drive from Canberra.

Set amid picturesque landscapes it is brimming with outstanding café culture, first class food, wine, art and high-end retail experiences. It is renowned as a busy place of meetings and conviviality, whether for coffee or dining, parties, events, festivals or shopping.Clustered all within ten minutes are seven boutique destinations: Curators Collective, Gino’s Fruit & Veg, Jugiong Wine Cellar, Long Track Pantry, Quirky Crow, The Potting Shed at The Sir George Hotel, The Tasting Room 4 Doors Up and Woodstock Resources, so much choice.





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The village is always humming weekday or weekend, but for those who seek solace and time to recharge there’s also plenty of space to breathe in the fresh air, absorb pristine views, throw a line in the river, have a lazy paddle or tee off without the bustle of crowds on the fairways.

Stay for a small donation by the Murrumbidgee, enjoy a romantic getaway in the luxury purpose-built accommodation at the Sir George that resembles stables or select a family stay at the Jugiong Motor Inn where even the fur babies are welcome. Today Jugiong is a major meeting place where people gather from all points of the compass to celebrate life's milestones.

Every two years there’s a quality writers festival and an event marking the courage of policeman Sgt Parry, shot by Johnny Gilbert of the Ben Hall Gang while protecting a gold shipment.Large open spaces and recreation grounds where the kids can play all day are also big drawcards for polocrosse, camp drafting, tennis, skateboarding, swimming and barbeques. 

Jugiong’s evolution as a tourism destination has been relatively swift in recent times, though the natural features of river and location were always an attraction for people, even since the days when Aboriginal people came for meetings and ceremonies. With such a winning combination it’s a place that beckons the traveller to revisit time and 

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Jugiong!



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