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.


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  1. Anzac Day Service

    Thursday 25 April 2019 , Queanbeyan

    Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country, and is marked annually on the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.…

    25 Apr
  2. Space Displays

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Saturday 11 May 2019 , Queanbeyan

    This event is apart of the 2019 Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Festival. Built in the 1960's, the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST) is an enormous radio telescope near Hoskingstown that has made a huge contribution to …

    26 Apr - 11 May
  3. Happy Friday at Contentious Character

    Friday 26 April 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…

    26 Apr - 27 Dec
  4. Bungendore Harvest Festival

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Bungendore

    A whole weekend to Eat, Drink and Experience the region's glorious produce! Bungendore is at the centre of the Southern Harvest region, a region rich in diversified farming, gourmet foods, cold climate wines, bespoke brewing and…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr
  5. Annual BRAG Members Exhibition

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Braidwood

    Annual BRAG (Braidwood Regional Art Group) Members Exhibition will be showing in April on the theme: For Everything, There is a Season. Submission days: Monday 8 April 10am - 6pm and Tuesday 9 April 10am - 1pm. ​Opening Night From 6pm…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr