Highland Valley Forage

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct 2020

The Highland Valley Forage in Kangaroo Valley tells the story, of how the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and Coast South of Sydney are connected, through food and wine.

 Once the sea floor, the Highlands are characterised by native scrub dry sclerophyll forests and dry red mineral rich soils of Canyonleigh in the north west and the rolling green hills bordered by sandstone escarpment walls with micro-climate rainforests in the south east. From the village of Robertson, the escarpment drops into one of the country’s most scenic valleys, the Shoalhaven community of Kangaroo Valley, with just 35 kms until the rugged coastline of Shoalhaven Heads. The coast then stretches north through seaside towns and surfing beaches to Wollongong and to the south to the pristine, white sandy coves of Jervis Bay and the famous Booderee National Park.

Experience the best of this region in a leisurely long degustation food and wine trail through blooming spring wildflowers in Morton National Park.

Witness the ReGeneration

This area was directly impacted in January by the bushfires, so this is an opportunity to ‘witness the regeneration’ of our native scrubland and rainforest, by seeing firsthand, the stunning beauty of life returning in a completely unique way.  Walk through this fire affected region, experiencing the changing landscape and native wildflowers, whilst taking in the warm spring air.

Guests walk along the Three Views Walking track, stopping at 8 or 10 food and beverage stations along the way, enjoying a degustation lunch, meeting the local food and wine producers, listening to live acoustic music and being part of nature.

In 2020 we also welcome our local sponsors Shoalhaven Tourism as well as promotional partners NSW Parks and Destination Southern Highlands. Our chef and wine partners are different on each day, so the menu changes on Saturday and Sunday making this a completely unique experience for all.

Meet Our Culinary Partners

Choose from two options; a 4km (8 course) experience; or the entire 9.5km (10 course) walk.

On Saturday dine on a menu designed by  local gastronomic artisans; Kangaroo Valley’s Nick Gardner from Hampden Deli; Highland favourites, the team at Birch restaurant and Damien Monley, from Grand Bistro fame. On Sunday the team from Grand Bistro will be back offering totally different menu choices on 3 stations on the walk alongside some new Shoalhaven partners.

All our chefs and catering partners use produce from local farmers in the area, and the food is matched with local wines, ales or distilled cocktails to offer foodies and wine lovers alike a very different kind of food experience.

The track is almost completely flat, so it’s suitable for all fitness levels.

TripAdvisor Review ‘An incredible, unique, immersive experience! Wow wow wow! What a day. What a concept! We had an amazing time yesterday doing the Highland Forage in Kangaroo Valley. The whole idea was amazing, combining outstanding food, delicious wine, breathtaking dining set ups and the most lovely people.”