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 28 April 2018 to Saturday 12 May 2018 , Braidwood

    Selling fresh, clean, chemical free vegetables, preserves and baked goods in the Courtyard of 56 Wallace Street, Braidwood every Saturday morning from 8.30am until 12.00 or sold out. Wynlen House is a small urban micro farm specialising in…

    28 Apr - 12 May
  2. Majors Creek Festival

    Friday 09 November 2018 to Sunday 11 November 2018 , Braidwood

    The Majors Creek Festival is an annual three day folk and roots music festival held in the beautiful old gold mining village of Majors Creek. The festival is designed with something for everyone including full kids program, dance displays a…

    09 Nov - 11 Nov
  3. Braidwood Festival and Airing of the Quilt

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Braidwood

    Annually, the fourth weekend in November sees the Festival of Braidwood celebrated with hundreds of quilts adorning the main street, displayed in various places, indoor exhibitions and competitions and sold at Quilt and Craft markets. A vi…

    24 Nov - 25 Nov