Queanbeyan Area

With elegant wineries, historic villages and spectacular wilderness, the Queanbeyan region in Country NSW is a wonderful escape. You’ll enjoy wine tasting in vineyards, explore beautiful heritage, and relish bushwalking, mountain biking and 4WD touring in magnificent national parks.

A gateway to the Snowy Mountains and the nearby national capital, this marvellous region is three hours’ drive southwest from Sydney and less than an hour from seaside Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. There are daily trains from Sydney or you can fly to Canberra Airport and rent a car.

Tulip Top Gardens of Sutton - Queanbeyan

The charming towns of Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood, the delicious food and wine experiences, and the splendid natural attractions are all within an easy reach on scenic drives. You’ll find many things to do and accommodation includes riverside camping, motels and boutique hotels.

The National Trust-classified town of Braidwood is a heritage treasure. The colonial streetscape appears in several iconic films and you can explore the gold rush in the Braidwood Museum. Nearby is Monga National Park, where you can stroll on the Penance Grove boardwalk in ancient rainforest.

Airing of the Quilt, Braidwood Museum

In a pretty green valley is Bungendore and lovingly preserved colonial buildings and the enticing Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Some of Australia’s best wood art and contemporary furniture are displayed in the gallery. You can also visit the Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery, which has a restaurant.

More Canberra District vineyards are northeast in Bywong, such as Little Bridge, Summerhill Road Vineyard and Affleck Vineyard. South of Bywong is Contentious Character in Wamboin, where you can also hone your trout fishing in the fresh country air at the Rainbow Springs Fly Fishing School.

Fishing is popular too at the Googong Foreshores. Nearby, in riverside Queanbeyan, are fascinating museums, heritage walks and a vibrant arts program at The Q. Check out the fun regional events calendar for more shows, festivals and markets, such as the Southern Harvest Farmers Market.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Happy Friday at Contentious Character

    Friday 22 February 2019 to Friday 27 December 2019 , Queanbeyan Area

    The Contentious four's Happy Friday nights are where you can meet the locals in their natural habitat, enjoying the local farm to plate philosophy, where even the wines you drink are all grown and made on the property. Friday nights they…

    22 Feb - 27 Dec
  2. Braidwood Team Sorting

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Braidwood

    Team Sorting is a great horse and cattle sport featuring fun fast-paced action in a friendly and competitive environment. Working in teams of two riders, the aim is to sort 10 head of cattle in numeric sequence, in the shortest time,…

    23 Feb - 24 Feb
  3. Market Garden Produce Stall

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Saturday 04 May 2019 , Braidwood

    Selling fresh, clean, chemical free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood or the Braidwood Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12 noon or sold out. You can purchase a…

    23 Feb - 04 May
  4. Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Saturday 23 November 2019 , Bungendore

    The Southern Harvest Farmers Market : Selling sustainable, authentic, regional food: grown and made by the Community, for the Community. From fresh meat and vegetables through to honey, eggs and more... every week in Bungendore…

    23 Feb - 23 Nov