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. Winners are Grinners! Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 07 March 2018 to Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Glen Innes

    Aboriginal artists over the age of 50 years have combined works of pottery, textiles, painting sculpture, drawing, wood, photography wool or metal. There will be a Gala opening on April 7 at 4pm, with free entry and refreshments. It wil…

    07 Mar - 20 Mar
  2. John Butler Trio

    Tuesday 20 March 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    One of their most exuberant live acts, John Butler Trio announce more dates to their regional tour along with news of their long awaited seventh studio album and they're coming to Albury. Summer concert events for John Butler Trio fans alr…

    20 Mar
  3. Harness Racing

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Friday 29 June 2018 , Young

    Feel free to come and join the Young Harness Racing Clubs regular Harness racing meetings. These common events include free entry, refreshments and races broadcast live!…

    21 Mar - 29 Jun
  4. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    21 Mar - 14 Oct
  5. Iconic Australian Houses

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Nowra

    Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibi…

    21 Mar - 31 Mar