Three reasons why you should be heading south to Ayrburn this autumn

Ayrburn, the spectacular dining destination on the outskirts of Arrowtown, has quickly made a name for itself thanks to its swathe of exceptional hospitality venues and picture-perfect setting — and this is just the beginning. After revelling in the delights ourselves only last week, we thought it fitting to share a few of the many reasons to visit this sublime spot — from family-friendly activities to unmissable events, new openings, and more.

Left: The Dairy. Right: The Dell

Enjoy a perfect family day out

If you’re down south with the family these school holidays, Ayrburn is the place to be. Catering exceptionally well to littles and their charges alike, at Ayrburn there is all manner of things to keep both entertained and well satiated. The Dell is the destination’s social lawn and a more than perfect spot to spend an afternoon, soaking in the peaceful setting. Here, you can roll out a blanket and grab a picnic basket from one of the surrounding eateries (if the weather allows). Time your visit well and you’ll also find live music, pop-up eateries, markets and events the whole family will enjoy. The kids will also do well to discover The Dairy nearby; a destination filled with whimsical sweet treats (including gelato) that promise to hit the spot every time, while parents can keep their glasses full at The Burr Bar or The Manure Room nearby.

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The Woolshed’s Outdoor Area

Fill your calendar with Ayburn’s many upcoming events

We can attest to the fact that a simple stroll through Ayrburn’s surrounds are reason enough to plan a visit, and the world-class eateries only add to it’s draw. But, perhaps lesser known to non-locals, is the precinct’s vibrant events roster, which is jam-packed with unmissable goings-on this autumn (and beyond). ‘Bubbly Brunch Saturdays’ is an uproarious weekly shindig not to be missed, where the bubbles are flowing, the brunch banquet is exquisite, cocktails are boundless, and donning your best wares is encouraged. Live music is always on come the weekend, with a rotating schedule of DJs, soloists, bands and more, and on Mondays, Ayrburn put on a locals night for those working in hospo, with epic deals on food & drink, live music, and free transport home. Beyond this, there’s also a host of impressive seasonal happenings worth keeping an eye out for — from a morning with Ferrari on Saturday the 13th, to Bluffies & Bubbles at The Woolshed, wine flight happy hours, high teas, fundraisers, Pilates classes and more.

Dishes and bar at The Woolshed

Revel in Ayrburn’s many culinary delights

It would be remiss of us not to mention the reason that many of us make for Ayrburn — to experience the delights of the exceptional eateries. From delicious, family-friendly restaurants to intimate bars, picnic spots, a gelateria, and more venues soon to open their doors, here, you’ll find something for every taste and proclivity. The Woolshed is Ayrburn’s casual, bistro-style eatery that promises day-to-night fare that the whole family will enjoy wholeheartedly. There, the philosophy is simple: quality reigns supreme, which means you’ll find delicious, uncomplicated food that is utterly enjoyable, served in a classically elegant setting. The Manure Room invites guests to immerse themselves in the world of Ayrburn wine within the dedicated wine bar and tasting space. Park up on one of the outdoor tables and soak in the sights while sampling a selection of truly exceptional wines and delectable bites. For those seeking an intimate, cosy and quietly luxurious space to settle in for a drink or two, paradise is found at The Burr Bar. And if you’ve got an event on the horizon, or are simply seeking an intimate date night spot sure to impress, The Barrel Room — the precinct’s exquisite new subterranean bar & event space should be on your radar.


Get your bagel fix at BB’s Bagels — the new grab-and-go bagel shop from the team behind Domo Bakery
No plans for the weekend? Consult our edit of everything worth enjoying
End the week on a high note with Sìso’s Slow Sundays — we’re giving away a table for four to indulge in this delicious banquet-style feast