Braidwood

A heritage treasure, Braidwood is a historic gold-rush town halfway between the national capital and seaside Batemans Bay. You’ll find plenty of delightful things to do and see, from colonial streetscape to antique shops, country pubs, horseriding and ancient rainforest in nearby Monga National Park.

Gold fever struck the already prosperous pastoral area in the 1850s. You can explore the gold rush and learn about Jembaicumbene, Majors Creek and Araluen goldfields and bushrangers the Clarke gang at the Braidwood Museum, in the old Royal Mail Hotel, built from local granite in the 1840s.

Festival and Airing of the Quilt, Braidwood

With many impressive colonial buildings, Braidwood is a National Trust-classified town and the first to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register. The rustic streetscape and rural beauty appear in the iconic films Ned Kelly, starring Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, The Year My Voice Broke and Flirting.

A number of accommodation options are available in and around Braidwood, from camping to hotels, a manor and Araluen Old Courthouse Bed and Breakfast, built in 1866. There are delicious cafes, hearty pub meals and TorPeas, a restaurant, bar and cafe in a former farmhouse built in 1860.

Braidwood Museum, Braidwood

The town is an artistic hub, with artists, potters, ironworkers, craftspeople and designers. Check out the events calendar for markets and festivals, such as the Braidwood Festival and Airing of the Quilt in November. The Majors Creek Festival is a jazz, blues and folk music event held in the same month.

A short drive east of Majors Creek taste local apple cider at Sully’s Cider at the Old Cheese Factory. Nearby is beautiful Monga National Park, where the Penance Grove walking track is through ancient rainforest and you can enjoy the free barbecue facilities at the pretty Mongarlowe River picnic area.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Market Garden Produce Stall

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Saturday 18 April 2020 , 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…

    27 Apr - 18 Apr
  2. Annual BRAG Members Exhibition

    Saturday 27 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…

    27 Apr - 28 Apr
  3. Braidwood Farmers Markets

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Saturday 20 July 2019 , Braidwood

    Braidwood Farmers Market invites you to purchase local produce from your local farmers. Fresh, local produce from the Braidwood region. Twice a month the farmers market are held in the National Theatre in the main street of Braidwood.…

    27 Apr - 20 Jul