For travellers venturing along the Hume Highway between Canberra and Melbourne there’s many delightful country towns and villages to visit, including Bookham, Jugiong, Gundagai, Holbrook, Tarcutta, set on the lands of the Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri people. They’re great for a food, drink and pit stop. Five hours’ further along from Canberra (two hours from Melbourne), Euroa in the Strathbogie Shire (much of which is on the lands of the Taungurung people), is replete with good accommodation and hotels, and delightful eateries, shops, galleries, markets, parks, and historic places. The cosy Café 56 (open daily, 9am-4pm), serves very generous soups and main courses. Not surprisingly, with its inviting range of cakes and other delicacies, teas, coffee and house-made products such as jams, relishes and pickles, it’s very popular with locals and visitors alike. Contact: 0487 364 989; 56 Binney Street, Euroa.