Have your pen and paper (or your vision board) ready when you make your way to Gundagai. This unassuming town is the stuff of iconic Aussie poetry, storytelling and song; gold rushes; and unexpected, dramatic displays of nature.

It has also inspired a charming, new wine region that benefits from its cold-loving soil and streams that run down from the nearby Snowy Mountains.

The road to Gundagai is slick with shiraz – you will also find excellent examples of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.

Four hours from Sydney or an hour’s drive east of Wagga Wagga will have you to the cellar doors of Gundagai, many of whom you will discover have German backgrounds and influences.