Just off the Hume Highway, Bowning is a great starting point for your Yass Valley adventure. The spirit of old Bowning and this relaxed artistic community can be shared today at the quirky and welcoming Rollonin Cafe, packed with fascinating memorabilia. This lovingly reproduced slab hut is winning the world over. Bowning Pub has an atmospheric dining room and intimate country bar. A tasteful blend of old and new is Mayfield Mews, a collection of plants, local arts and garden decor. Call in and unwind over a relaxed coffee. Alongside is Mayfield House (a private residence) that once played a role in "The Bulletin Debate" a famous dispute between Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. The Bowning Antique Centre is a treasure trove of finds, perhaps the finest antique shop in our region. Travellers can visit Bowning's beautiful Clearview Alpaca Farm, with particular attractions its endearing baby alpacas and gift shop.