Kangaroo Valley

Highlights

One of Australia’s hidden gems, Kangaroo Valley is nestled between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains and two hours’ drive from Sydney or Canberra. Enjoy river kayaking, explore waterfalls, taste delicious wines, visit the welcoming town pub and discover colonial history.

  • Kangaroo Valley, South Coast
  • Kangaroo Valley, South Coast

Discover Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is one of Australia’s most beautiful valleys with a tranquil river, verdant farms, enchanting wilderness and a delightful village. Two hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra, the valley in the Shoalhaven region of NSW is a popular destination for kayaking, canoeing, golf and wine tasting.

The Kangaroo River flows through the secluded valley, nestled between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast. Explore the river in a kayak from Kangaroo Valley Kayaks or Kangaroo Valley Safaris Kayak and Canoe Hire. You’ll find plenty of places to stay, ranging from luxury spa retreats to holiday cottages and campgrounds.

Kangaroo Valley, South Coast

Dating back to 1870, the main street retains a country charm that extends to its tea rooms and the Friendly Inn Hotel, a pub. Be sure to stop in at the Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop at Barrengarry Old Store. The pies are made fresh daily in the shop. For sweet handmade delights, visit the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House.

Among the many other things to do and see, discover fascinating colonial history at the Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum and see the historic Hampden Bridge, Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge with four large sandstone turrets. Enjoy horseriding and special events, such as the three-day Kangaroo Folk Festival.

Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum, South Coast

Take a short drive to Yarrawa Estate, in Upper Kangaroo River, for wine tasting. Taste delicious local olives and olive oil of Kangaroo Valley Olives, which offers cooking classes and private group tours. You can also hone your culinary skills using local produce at Flavours of the Valley, a cooking school.

Gorgeous waterfalls are less than 20km from Kangaroo Valley - the spectacular Fitzroy Falls and the pretty Gerringong Falls. There are also some great bushwalks around the falls. For a waterside barbecue and picnic, drive to Tallowa Dam, home to the largest fish lift of its kind in Australia.

  • Flavours of the Valley

    Escape to the country for an indulgent gourmet cooking class in one of Australias most beautiful valleys. Be inspired by Flavours of the Valleys fun cooking classes and create exciting new dishes with ease in a relaxed environment.

  • Events in Kangaroo Valley

    The Kangaroo Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Show is held each February and includes animal, livestock shows, rides and a rodeo. There's also the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival which includes live bands, markets and arts and crafts stalls.

     

     

  • Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve

    Attractions

    Explore Kangaroo Valley's many attractions. Gerringong Falls is a towering waterfall at 180 metres high. Take in more scenic views at the Cambewarra Mountain Lookout, while Drawing Room Rocks features some hidden natural attractions.

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