Taste of the region: first wine and beer trail proves popular

SMILE: The inaugural Oberon Wine and Beer trail participants at Casey's Winery.
SMILE: The inaugural Oberon Wine and Beer trail participants at Casey's Winery.

TOURISTS headed out last weekend on the first departure on the Oberon Wine and Beer trail as part of the Field to Forest Festival.

The new trail, created by staff at the Visitor Information Centre, gives guests an opportunity to visit some of the region's small vignerons and brewers on two select days in April.

The first departure on April 6 was well-supported by locals and tourists, who all enjoyed the beautiful weather and local produce on offer.


There are only a few tickets remaining for the April 27 departure, so those interested should contact the Visitor Information Centre for more details.


THE Introduction to Forest Foraging session will be held this Saturday, April 13 as part of the festival.

Oberon Council's tourism and economic development manager Mathew Webb said there will be speakers from a broad section of forestry, urban foraging and farming as participants explore the opportunities and techniques required for safe and sustainable wild food foraging.


"This free introductory session at the Oberon Visitor Information Centre will give would-be foragers a true insight into the activity and a unique view towards the history of the activity in and around Oberon," he said.

Four-wheel drive foraging tours are departing Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in April. This is a great experience for those wanting to get out and about among the pine forests of Oberon. Seats are strictly limited, so book early.

Those taking part will be treated to a four-wheel drive trip to some of the more remote areas of the forests, where identification and foraging are at their best.  After recent rain and warmer weather, the forest mushrooms are starting to appear.

See and learn about the area, enjoy the comfort of a luxury four-wheel drive and have fun. Forage, collect or simply photograph mushrooms in the wild. Take in the sights, the pine smell and the atmosphere of the pine forests. The tour will run for three hours.

To book, visit detouradventures.rezdy.com/297003/forest-to-field-oberon-2019.