Kangaroo Valley

Famous for

  • Waterfalls & rivers
  • Fascinating colonial history
  • Delicious food & wine

With beautiful morning mists, a patchwork of farmland, Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge and rainforest spilling down the escarpment, there’s something quite magical about Kangaroo Valley. Go kayaking, bushwalk to stunning waterfalls, enjoy a waterside picnic at Tallowa Dam and uncover top foodie experiences.

Car driving through the leafy Kangaroo Valley, Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

Outdoor adventures

This secluded oasis in the Shoalhaven region provides a rejuvenating getaway. Explore the beautiful valley and tranquil Kangaroo River by hiring a kayak or canoe from Kangaroo Valley Kayaks or Kangaroo Valley Safaris Kayak and Canoe Hire. Horse riding is another option. Less than 20km away is the spectacular Fitzroy Falls.

Car drives over the historic Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley

Uncover historical treasures

Dating back to 1870, Kangaroo Valley’s main street evokes a sense of country charm, with its tea rooms and heritage-listed pub, The Friendly Inn. Discover fascinating colonial history at the Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum or follow the Kangaroo Valley Historic Village Walk which takes in the historic Hampden Bridge with its large sandstone turrets.

Couple enjoying a drink at The Friendly Inn Hotel, Kangaroo Valley, Jervis Bay & Shoalhaven

Tempt your taste buds

Kangaroo Valley is known for its pies. Stop by the Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop and Kangaroo Valley Bakehouse for freshly made baked treats. For dessert, visit the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House and Ice Creameryor Sweet As Kangaroo Valley for locally made fudge and lollies.

Take a short drive to Upper Kangaroo River for wine tasting and a cheese platter at Yarrawa Estate, and to buy seasonal farm produce. Sample delicious local olives and olive oil at Kangaroo Valley Olives. You can also hone your culinary skills at Flavours of the Valley, a cooking school that uses local produce.

Small group enjoying the Paddle, Dine and Vine experience with Wild Food Adventure Tours, Wild Food Adventure Tours, Southern Highlands

Getting there & where to stay

Kangaroo Valley is nestled between the Southern Highlands and NSW South Coast, about two hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra. Accommodation in Kangaroo Valley ranges from luxury spa retreats to holiday cottages and campgrounds. Time your visit for the three-day Kangaroo Folk Festival in October or other special events.

Things to Do & Places to Stay