Food, Wine, Great Outback Pubs & Grub

Discover the perfect picnic spot, bush tucker, quirky pubs and great country fare that The Long Paddock has on offer


  • If you’re in Echuca on the 1st, 3rd or 5th Saturday of the month, make sure you drop into the Farmer’s Market
  • Echuca Moama has earned a solid reputation for its food and wines and you can experience its many wonders along the Food and Wine Trail
  • Head north to Mathoura & visit the historic Tattersals and Pastoral Hotels


  • The Mathoura Visitor & Business Centre invites people to taste the many local wines that are on sale within the Centre. Just down the road from the Visitor’s Centre, you’ll find fresh farm produce in season during the winter months at the Redgum Mandarin Stall on the Cobb Highway
  • Head north to Deniliquin – no shortage of country pubs here! Deniliquin offers an array of choices when it comes to pubs, clubs and grub


  • A great place for breakfast in Deniliquin is The Crossing Café which works in partnership with local suppliers to bring you superbly fresh produce. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre just next door to the café and choose from some of the amazing home made jams and relishes – all from local produce
  • Head out to Conargo for lunch at the famous Conargo Pub before stopping in at Clancy’s of Conargo Winery where visitors can enjoy cellar door tasting’s and winery tours
  • Head north to the historic Royal Mail Hotel at Booroorban


  • In Hay you’ll find a wide variety of fruit and vegetables all locally grown, picked and packaged – drop into the Visitor Information Centre in Moppett Street to enquire about tours through the Market Garden areas of Hay
  • There are an array of country hotels in Hay, all of which are located within walking distance of the main street
  • Stay overnight at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel in Booligal. Here you’ll find a cold beer, friendly locals and a place to rest your head for the night
  • If you’re in Hay between March & November, why not book in to see Shear Strife; A Baitlayers Tale. This fun filled sound & light show offers a great evening’s entertainment and includes a traditional ‘shearers’ supper’


  • Visit Wilcannia and be sure to stop in at the Ivanhoe Pub on your way through town
  • At White Cliffs dine underground for a truly unique experience

Still Hungry… fancy a drink?

If you feel like continuing your food, wine and outback grub tour there are plenty of other gastronomic delights waiting for you further down the track! Travelling further north? Why not follow the Darling River Run and catch your own dinner at Trilby Station near Louth, where you can fish for cod or yabbies for your own outback BBQ. Head to Tilpa for a cold one in the famous Royal Hotel.