From wine tasting to exquisite woodwork, the historic village of Bungendore is a charming rural escape in southwest NSW near the national capital. In a pretty green valley, you’ll discover lovingly preserved colonial buildings, markets, wineries and the enticing Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

Getting to Bungendore is easy. The drive from Canberra is 35 minutes and from Sydney three hours. You can take a scenic train trip from Sydney, too. Places to stay suit various budgets, from a classic country pub to the fine 1885-built Carrington Inn and the luxurious Old Stone House, built in 1861.

Old Stone House, Bungendore

With delightful things to do and see, explore the heritage-listed buildings on a self-guided walking tour and browse the galleries, antique stores and gift shops. The Bungendore Wood Works Gallery is a famous institution, showcasing some of the best wood art and contemporary furniture in Australia.

In the Canberra District wine region, Bungendore enjoys a delicious range of restaurants using fresh regional produce and lovely winery experiences such as Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery, on a certified biodynamic farm with a restaurant. Le Tres Bon serves French cuisine and offers cooking classes.

Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery, Bungendore

There are more scrumptious delights. You can join a Perigord truffle hunt with a farmer, his family and truffle-smelling dogs at Turalla Truffles, a short drive from the village near the southern end of Lake George. In April, you can pick your own chestnuts at the family-operated Tweenhills Chestnuts.

The Southern Harvest Farmers Market sells a tempting range of sustainable regional produce as well as local gourmet treats every Saturday morning. Checkout the events calendar for more markets, including Captains Flat Country Markets in Captains Flat, a 40 minutes’ drive south of Bungendore.


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  1. A Time and Place | New works by Isobel Rayson

    Monday 22 April 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Bungendore

    Influenced by her quiet studio environment in rural New South Wales, the artist presents a series of works documenting her place and sense of belonging. The exhibition consists of two bodies of works. One series contains two groups of…

    22 Apr - 05 May
  2. Southern Harvest - Bungendore Harvest Festival

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Bungendore

    Bungendore Harvest Festival is a celebration of cold-climate food - how it grows, where it grows, where to get it, how to prepare it and how to eat it. In the last weekend in April the region comes alive as the three-day event brings…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr
  3. 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