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Cobaw Ranges Tipple Trail

Gather the troops and embark on a country pub and watering hole adventure, taking in the scenic Cobaw Ranges. From Darraweit Guim to Lancefield to Riddells Creek – discover new and off-the-beaten-track spots to quench your thirst for locally made brews.

Visit a Cider House | Loop stop $1

Cruise through the countryside to Darraweit Valley

Nominate your designated driver, book accommodation and taste our region’s very own craft beer and cider in venues bursting with character, history and autumn colour.

Set out on a scenic drive through the countryside and farmlands of Darraweit Guim for a cider tasting at Darraweit Valley Cider.

Orchardist Marc Serafino is a former head chef with a passion for creating new flavours. And DV Cider have flipped cider making psychology on its head by focusing on the flavours first.

Inspired by the way craft beer is made, they’ve experimented with real ingredients like hops, molasses, and even coffee. The result is that their unique ciders have been recognised with a bunch of accolades and positive reviews.

Take a swig of DV Cider and you’ll discover a new depth of character to cider that you’ve never experienced before. Pair it with a local tasting platter at their distillery door. Plus keep an eye out for live music gigs on weekends!

German craft beer in Lancefield | Loop stop #2

Venture to the Lost Watering Hole Brewery

The Lost Watering Hole in Lancefield pays tribute to Lancefield’s unique history – the village is known for having one of the richest deposits of megafauna fossils in Australia.

Opened in late 2022, the brewery produces its own premium range of preservative-free craft beers, cider, ginger beer and alcoholic tea. Here you can pair a German-style beer and meal in their restaurant, served up with sweeping views to the Cobaw Ranges.

If you want to wet your whistle in another Lancefield pub steeped in history, pop on over to The Lancefield Hotel on High Street. Established in 1870, this classic country pub serves up local tipples and classic pub fare.


Riddells Creek Hotel | Loop stop #3

Round it up with a tipple in Riddells Creek

End your autumn tipple adventure with a bevvy at the local Riddells Creek Hotel. This casual, family-friendly pub has an extensive menu, cosy fireplace, pool table and a leafy beer garden. Just the place to chill out and plan your next adventure to the Macedon Ranges!

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