Murrumbateman, the capital of Canberra’s cool-climate wine region, is located in the Yass Valley, 20 kilometres from Yass and 30 minutes from Canberra. It is the ideal base to explore the entire area or a different way to approach a visit to the national capital and Yass Valley.

This former gold mining town is now at the centre of a thriving wine industry with around 40 wineries in the region. Murrumbateman has award-winning wineries, restaurants, cafes and farm gate experiences. Every cellar door provides a different experience. You’ll find yourself in places as varied as a one room Victorian schoolhouse and former temperance hall to architectural masterpieces surrounded by art and beauty.

The Makers of Murrumbateman showcase the area’s produce and arts while you can sample the relaxed, country lifestyle with a visit to the Village Markets held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Don’t forget the Murrumbateman Field Days, now in its’ fourth decade and held on the third weekend of October each year.

Quick Facts

Murrumbateman is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Yass Valley  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 234kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 138.997 square kilometres. Murrumbateman has a recorded population of 3219 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Murrumbateman we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Murrumbateman and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.