A Few Weekdays of Winding Woads and a few Winewies

The course for the 2024 Tuning Few Weekdays of Winding Woads and a few Winerwies has been scouted and modified with some exciting routes. We’ve studied, scrutinised and Bev and I have even steered most of it. We will do a final pre-ignition run closer to the date to finalise the actual route.

We will cover around the 1,200 kms again but this time were going for 3 nights (leave Thursday and get home Sunday). My aim at the moment is sometime in September or early October. This way the weather should hopefully still be a little bit cool.

Day 1
We will head off from Hexham. My plan is to go to the Halfway Café on the Putty Rd for morning tea. From there it is to the Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath for ‘High Tea’ overlooking the Megalong Valley. We’ll then go as close as possible to Jenolan Caves on our way to the 1 st night in Oberon. I don’t think anyone will be able to fit dinner in but the Royal Hotel does a good feed if needed.

Day 2
We will be heading over towards Bathurst on our way to Mudgee for nights 2 and 3. We are going to Sofala then turning left and heading for the magnificently preserved historic Hill End for morning tea/ lunch. Built during the 1870s gold rush, there is lots to see. We’ll hook out mid-afternoon and head over to Mudgee.

Day 3
The next day we’ll hit the roads to explore some of the local vineyards. There are several dozen to choose from. If needed (though it would be nice to drive the MGs) we might hire a bus.

Day 4
We will head back past Ulan to the Golden through to Denman for morning tea and if needed, we can pull into Branxton for lunch.

You will pay for all your own way so accommodation, meals and fuel. There is no additional cost.

High Tea at the Hydro Majestic is something you should do at least once. It will be $60 – $70 pp depending on which you have.

The Big Trout Motel at Oberon is $160 at the moment. Price could increase.

I’m working on Mudgee but hoping around $170/ night.

A quick heads up, I will only have a maximum of 12 couples so it is 1st in, best dressed, with a reserve list kept if needed.

If you wish to put your name down, please let me know asap as I will have to book accommodation.

Steve Jones