Vine Leaves


Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney or 1 hour from Newcastle, Stroud is a relatively unknown gem in the countryside. With great amenities, little traffic and crowds, Stroud and surrounds will become your new favourite weekend getaway. Stroud can be your Barrington Tops basecamp.

There is so much to do in Stroud and surrounding region - bushwalks to find beautiful waterfalls, horseriding, kayaking, fishing for flat head in secret spots, swimming in the many waterholes provided by the Karuah River, driving or motorcycling along one of Australia's oldest Tourist Drives, stopping at the many organic produce stalls along the way, dining at various country style establishments, wine, beer and gin tasting, star gazing.... just to name a few. Stroud has a long and rich history, just walking the main street you'll find buildings and common areas steeped in history.

Here are a few links to sites that will whet your
adventure appetite:

There are plenty of places to fill your belly:

The Koffee Run Booral

Three Birdies @ ​Stroud District Country Club

Stroud Central Hotel

Bonza's Cafe

Local places to visit:

Taste some award winning gin distilled locally at
The Farmers Wife Distillery

Take a 25 min drive to Dungog to visit the Tin Shed Brewery

Find a rare or unique item at the Crafty Friends shop

Learn from the best in permaculture or take home some fresh organic produce from the Limestone Permaculture farmgate