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Country NSW cafes to visit on your holiday roadtrip

08 May 2023
5 minutes

And if you’re exploring Country NSW for a bit of R&R at a Reflections Holiday Park, you may wonder how you’re going to feed those rumbling travelling tummies.

As the driver-safety slogan says: Stop, Revive, Survive. Add ‘Thrive’ to the list and what better excuse for a palate-pleasing pit stop?

So if you’re looking for a delightful place to take a breather, or you just can’t handle another night of baked beans on toast, these country restaurants, cafes and pubs have got you covered.

Long Track Pantry, Jugiong

If you’re travelling east on the Hume Highway towards Reflections Holiday Parks Burrinjuck Waters, take a slight detour and visit the ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ township of Jugiong. Here you’ll find the ever-popular Long Track Pantry, known for its fantastic coffee and delicious handmade produce to take on the road with you. Their jams, chutneys and oils are the perfect camping condiments!

The Quarry, Cowra

If you’re making your way to Reflections Holiday Parks Wyangala Waters, a pit stop in Cowra is certainly food for thought. From its fine-dining options to casual cafes, Cowra’s growing foodie scene is testament to the quality of its local produce. Dine amongst the vines at The Quarry, and when the weather is cool, savour a pre-dinner drink in front of its welcoming fireplace.


Cow and Calf, Wellington

Wellington is known for its fascinating caving and colonial history. And increasingly for its food, served with a healthy dose of country hospitality. Convenient to both Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Burrendong and Reflections Holiday Parks Mookerawa Waters, the Cow and Calf Hotel will leave you full and content with its tasty fare, friendly service and fantastic value for money.

Alby & Esthers, Mudgee

Travelling to Reflections Holiday Parks Cudgegong River? Then you simply must visit Mudgee. Whether you’re into wine bars or sampling local produce, this region is a favourite for foodies near and far. The lovely Alby & Esthers is known for its support of regional producers and its moreish coffee. And if you’re visiting in September, check out the Mudgee Food and Wine Festival.

Hunter Belle Cheese, Muswellbrook

If you’re journeying north-west on the New England Highway towards Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Glenbawn, you’ll want to drop into Hunter Belle Cheese in Muswellbrook. This place is all about the good things in life. Cheese. Fudge. Gelato. Enjoy an antipasti plate with a glass of local Hunter wine, watch the cheese makers in action, then pick up some cheese to enjoy at the park.

The Olive Restaurant, Gunnedah

So you’re tuckered out from your adventures at Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Keepit and the thought of cooking is too much to bear? Never fear: The Olive Restaurant at the Courthouse Hotel Gunnedah is just 30 minutes away. This is country pub food at its finest, with generous portions and reasonable prices. Perfect for satisfying healthy appetites.


Freckles Café, Inverell

If you’re visiting Reflections Holiday Parks Copeton Waters, may we suggest dropping in to the joyously-named Freckles Café in Inverell? Just 30 minutes from the park, this bright and cheerful cafe is known for its first-class coffee, friendly service and quirky fit out. The juices are amazing, and just try and resist the cakes!

So forget what you think you know about country cuisine and take your tastebuds off the beaten track. Stay at a Reflections Holiday Park in Country NSW and enjoy regional NSW’s flourishing and vibrant food scene on your journey. All the better to fuel your holiday-fun!