Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is one of Australia’s most beautiful valleys with a tranquil river, verdant farms, enchanting wilderness and a delightful village. Two hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra, the valley in the Shoalhaven region of NSW is a popular destination for kayaking, canoeing, golf and wine tasting.

The Kangaroo River flows through the secluded valley, nestled between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast. Explore the river in a kayak from Kangaroo Valley Kayaks or Kangaroo Valley Safaris Kayak and Canoe Hire. You’ll find plenty of places to stay, ranging from luxury spa retreats to holiday cottages and campgrounds.

Kangaroo Valley Safaris kayak and Canoe Hire - Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven

Dating back to 1870, the main street retains a country charm that extends to its tea rooms and the Friendly Inn Hotel, a pub. Be sure to stop in at the Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop at Barrengarry Old Store. The pies are made fresh daily in the shop. For sweet handmade delights, visit the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House.

Among the many other things to do and see, discover fascinating colonial history at the Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum and see the historic Hampden Bridge, Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge with four large sandstone turrets. Enjoy horseriding and special events, such as the three-day Kangaroo Folk Festival.

Hampden Bridge - Kangaroo Valley - South Coast

Take a short drive to Yarrawa Estate, in Upper Kangaroo River, for wine tasting. Taste delicious local olives and olive oil of Kangaroo Valley Olives, which offers cooking classes and private group tours. You can also hone your culinary skills using local produce at Flavours of the Valley, a cooking school.

Gorgeous waterfalls are less than 20km from Kangaroo Valley — the spectacular Fitzroy Falls and the pretty Gerringong Falls. There are also some great bushwalks around the falls. For a waterside barbecue and picnic, drive to Tallowa Dam, home to the largest fish lift of its kind in Australia.

Yarrawa Estate - Kangaroo Valley

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition

    Friday 28 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Kangaroo Valley

    Admission is free and open to the public. Plus art sales online. Kangaroo Valley Art Prize (AUD5000) Highly Commended (AUD1000) People’s Choice (AUD1000) Art lovers will be able to view and purchase art at the Exhibition plus through a…

    28 Sep - 01 Oct
  2. Wild Spirit Challenge

    Tuesday 02 October 2018 to Thursday 04 October 2018 , Kangaroo Valley

    This is a three day, two night epic mini water voyage for both the experienced or inexperienced adventurer alike. Expect to navigate some of the best flat-water canoeing locations in the state as you explore the Upper Shoalhaven Gorge and B…

    02 Oct - 04 Oct
  3. Canoes, Champagne and Canapes

    Friday 05 October 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Kangaroo Valley

    After the success of this experience in 2017 they are thrilled to announce that Canoes, Champagne and Canapés is back in 2018. There are some places in the wilderness where nature over delivers. Gliding downstream on the Kangaroo River fr…

    05 Oct - 07 Oct