Rain clouds gathered on the horizon as the cattle moved lazily through the evening haze. Thunder boomed in the distance and the hills around Wyndham resonated with this boisterous welcome.
Established during the gold rush of the 1860s, Wyndham flourished with the demand for timber in the first half of this century.
Nestled between the escarpment of Mount Darragh on one side, and under the watchful eye of Jingera Rock on the other, the surrounding foothills and forests are an ornithological paradise with a wide diversity of animals and birdlife, luring horse riding enthusiasts, 4WD adventurers, and bushwalkers.
Only an hour and a half from the Australian snowfields, Wyndham is considered the gateway to the snow. A tour of the spectacular countryside through the Towamba Valley, Burragate, and Rocky Hall will give you the appetite to enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea. keep an eye out for Rocky Hall Wines, grown and crafted at the base of Big Jack Mountain, as you travel.
You will find Big Jack Picnic Area on the Towamba River, this is a lovely spot for that short break before heading up the mountain through significant old growth forest with fantastic panoramic views across the Bega Valley.
The historic Robbie Burns Hotel, where amongst the relics of the past, you can swap yarns with the locals whilst downing an ale. The pub fills following the markets, on the fourth Sunday of each month, as musicians both local and passing through converge to jam for Live, Local, Accoustic.
The markets are held on the fourth Sunday of every month, in the park or the hall. You’re sure to enjoy this friendly country outing, find a bargain, or hear a good yarn. A range of locally produced goods, unique craft, plants and vegetables always are available.
If you want to stay for longer there are several types of accommodation in the area, from pioneer homesteads to modern cottages in a bush setting.