Schonegg surrounds – There are plenty of quiet cournty roads near Schonegg for you to strech your legs. Ask your hosts for suggestions. Helm Winery is a 5 km round trip and any purchases can be cheerfully dropped to your room.
Hume and Hovell Walking Trail – For the more serious walker, the Hume and Hovell trail may be more appropriate. The walking track extends from Cooma Cottage, Yass to Albury. It follows as closely as possible the route taken by the famous overland explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. The track skirts around the high mountain ranges and crosses some farming country and forestry lands; about half the track is along roads, or on forestry vehicle tracks
Yass Golf Club - The club has a long history, loads of character and plenty of challenges.
Golfing in Canberra – Gold Creek Country Club and the Gungahlin Lakes Golf and Community Club are the closest Canberra courses to Schonegg.
Murrumbateman Tennis Club – This vibrant local club offers great all-weather courts under lights, just 5 minutes drive from Schonegg.
Murrumbateman is a haven for horse lovers. Even our staff occasionally arrive on horse-back.
Burnlee Excursions on Horseback – For information about horseriding in Murrumbateman, contact the experts. They can give you information about trail rides, with your own horse or one of theirs and help you with any other questions you may have.
Australian Paragliding Centre - The centre is Australia’s best paragliding training facility and is operated by a Murrumbateman local. Schonegg is a popular accommodaiton option for those attending a course.
Yass Olympic Pool – The Yass Pool has plenty of ‘country town charm’ and is the best place to be on a hot summer afternoon.
Canberra International Swimming and Aquatic Centre (CISAC) – CISAC offers an indoor, heated olympic pool plus a kids pool and spa, steam room and indoor water slide.
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Pool - This is a great venue for the serious swimmer. Ring ahead or visit the website to check it is avaialble for public swimming as it is periodically closed for events and training. Receive free entry to the pool when you book an AIS Tour, see below.
Burrunjuck Dam – This major dam is 70 km (1 1/4 hours drive) from Schonegg and is 2.5 times larger than Sydney Harbour. The dam is almost full -the first time in many years. Go for a drive and take in the sight of so much water.
Yass River, Yass- Recent efforts have dramatically improved lcoal fishing. The park under the bridge is a nice spot to stop and enjoy.
The Canberra region is perfect for cyclists, both on and off-road. The city is one of the most cycle-friendly in Australaia and the staging of several significant mountain biking and off-road events has seen facilities for off-road cycling improve immensely.
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Tours
We recently participated in an AIS tour. It was a great way to get an insiders view of this amazing sporting complex and the Sportex activities were fun. Included in hte price of the tour is admission to hte AIS pool.