Situated high on the Great Dividing Range more than 900 m above sea level, the area experiences four distinct seasons and is ideal for growing disease-free seed potatoes, making it a key supply area to Australia's potato-growing regions. Every March, the region celebrates the industry with the Crookwell Potato Festival.
Crookwell is a picturesque country town situated amid farmland on the Southern Tablelands, 240 km south-west of Sydney and a 90-minute drive north of Canberra. From its elevated position atop the Great Dividing Range, Crookwell governs green rolling hills and features pretty tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens and plenty of streams for trout fishing.
There are plenty of things to see and do around this historic Country NSW town, with its goldmining and bushranging history.
There are architectural remnants of early-settler life still in existence, meander the streets on a self-guided tour, or join a guided tour.
Indulge in some fantastic specialty shopping, experience a working alpaca farm, travel to the picturesque Grabine Lakeside State Park or explore other parts of the Crookwell area.
There's an abundance of history in Crookwell itself, and don't miss Gunning and Taralga.