Set at the foot of Mount Canoblas amongst bucolic rolling hills, visitors can find the small, yet industrious village of Nashdale NSW. Surrounded by picturesque orchards and vineyards, it is a well-known fruit-growing area, producing cherries, peaches, plums, apples, figs and quinces, plus many others depending on the season. It is the ideal spot for picking your own fruit, or you can stop by one of the farmgates to buy direct from the grower.
The rich, volcanic soil found in the area make it an ideal spot for viticulture. There are many of the regions best wineries to be found here, with many cellar doors offering expansive views of the rows of grapevines lining the valley.
In addition to the bountiful harvest on offer, there are a number of boutique restaurants ranging from fine dining in leafy environs overlooking paddocks and vines, to hunting truffles followed by a hearty glass of Merlot by the fire.
Nashdale’s meandering country lanes make the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon drive. Produce stalls with honesty boxes dot the roadside. The gateway to Towac Valley, Nashdale makes the perfect starting point for a country drive through valleys of vineyards, pine forest and pockets of deciduous trees, notably at Campbell’s Corner, which becomes particularly stunning during autumn.
For the more adventurous, the region offers many scenic walking trails, from a gentle stroll around Lake Canoblas to a hike to Pinnacle lookout for some fresh mountain air.