ABOUT KANGAROO VALLEY NSW
Kangaroo Valley accommodation is absolutely amazing, and the area has so much to offer.
This area is so beautiful, the National Trust classified the town of Kangaroo Valley in 1977and of course, this doesn't mean that Kangaroo Valley accommodation is hard to come by. The Hampden Suspension Bridge with its remarkable castellated sandstone towers which look like the turrets of a medieval castle was built in 1898. It is reputedly the oldest surviving suspension bridge and the third largest in NSW. It spans the Kangaroo River on the road from Kangaroo Valley to Moss Vale. There are picnic and BBQ facilities on both sides of the river. The Kangaroo River is a wonderful spot to stop for picnics, a spot of fishing, a swim or to do a bit of bushwalking or canoeing (canoes can be hired adjacent to the bridge).
- The Wadi Wadi aborigines (part of the Dharwal nation) were the first people to inhabit Kangaroo Valley. In 1826, 79 of them remained, but like the kangaroos that the valley was named after, they have since disappeared.
- Pioneer Museum Park (02) 4465 1306. Open 10-4pm Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun. Open 7 days during school holidays. Walk through old pioneer homes filled with the original furniture, clothes and tools. The grounds are laid out to resemble a real rural pioneer settlement and include an old school house.
- Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre: (02) 4887 7270. Open 7 days, 9am-5.30pm. A modest park fee assists NSW Parks and Wildlife maintain the extensive visitor facilities here. Find information about walks in the Morton National Park. Extensive facilities for people with disabilities, including a boardwalk to the two main lookouts; The Falls Cafe; picnic shelters and coin-operated barbecues.
- The Wildflower Walk along the eastern rim of the escarpment starts at the visitor centre and winds through bushland and fern gullies, taking in extensive views down the Yarrunga Valley. An excellent walk on a well defined track (2 hours). The walk along the western edge of the escarpment also starts at the visitor centre and has great views of the valley from lookouts along the track. Twin Falls, Fitzroy Falls and Lady Hordern Falls are a feature of this walk. From the final lookout retrace your steps to the visitor centre (80 mins return).
- Manning Lookout is located just a short drive from Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre along the Nowra Road. Take the turn off just 1km east past Myra Vale Road. From the car park, a walking track leads to a lookout offering excellent views of Kangaroo Valley.
- Belmore Falls are reached via Mura Vale Road. Approximately 4km from the turn off you cross Barrengarry Creek at the top of the falls. Follow the one way road to Hindmarsh Lookout car park. A track leads off to four lookouts located along the eastern edge of the escarpment. There are excellent views of Kangaroo Valley and across to the falls. So for more information about Kangaroo Valley accommodation and holiday rentals, contact South Coast Holidays today.
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Beautiful Kangaroo Valley in New South Wales, Australia is located. Just west of the coastal town of Shoalhaven, Kangaroo Valley is a small town, renowned for its unique art and craft stores as well as art galleries. The town, on the Kangaroo River, is only a two hour drive from both Canberra, to the north, and Sydney, to the southwest.
Kangaroo Valley is a popular walking destination and is in a wide sloping valley, encircled by the high mountain ridges of the southern region. Tourist attractions include a suspension bridge, the Hampden Bridge which is the oldest in Australia.
The town itself is famous for the strong influence of the arts. Throughout the year, various festivals are held. These include both music and art programs. Artistic and musical competitions are held there each year and the art work of many of the residents is available for purchase in the quaint art galleries located throughout the town.
For the history lover, the Pioneer Museum Park is a unique museum that features a real pioneer settlement. Nature lovers are not to be left out in Kangaroo Valley. The area is filled with beautiful vistas and many waterfalls. Popular attractions include Fitzroy Falls, Lady Hordern Falls and Twins Falls as well as a beautiful Wildflower Walk through the Yarrunga Valley. During the walk, the beautiful flowers, falls and other natural features are easy to enjoy!
From the gorgeous views and unique artistic culture, this area makes for the perfect place for a Kangaroo Valley camping trip.
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Kangaroo Valley, in New South Wales, Australia, is a beautiful town located in a valley. Well known for its many artist and art galleries, travelers to the town are offered a wide variety of activities to participate in. The town is centrally located and only a two hour drives from both Sydney and Canberra. The surrounding geography is breathtaking and very popular among travelers of all ages. Accommodation in Kangaroo Valley is set in this very beautiful setting.
Several exciting adventure companies offer a selection of tours and outings sure to please any avid tourist.
- For golfers, a gorgeous golf club and resort, designed by Jack Newton, is available at the Kangaroo Valley Golf Club and Resort.
- The Yarrawa Estate is a unique vineyard, complete with a wine cellar.
- The Pioneer Museum Park contains original buildings photos and many artifacts used by the original inhabitants of the area.
- The Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Rides offers several high country tours on horseback.
- Finally, The town itself sponsor several major art and music festivals each year as well, and is well known for its artistic competitions.
Whatever your interest, there is a perfect activity for you when you travel to Kangaroo Valley. From strenuous hiking to quiet horseback rides, there is an activity for every Kangaroo Valley visitor. It is simply one of the best and most popular places to travel to while in New South Wales. Visit our Kangaroo Valley Accommodation section to find the perfect holiday rental for your stay.
THINGS TO DO IN KANGAROO VALLEY
Considered one of the most beautiful valleys in Australia, Kangaroo Valley offers an exciting assortment of things to do for people whether they want a calm and relaxing vacation or a wild and electrifying adventure. Here are some of the top things to do in Kangaroo Valley:
- Visit the Pioneer Museum Park. Go back in time as you explore original building, machinery, artifacts and pictures of the district’s pioneers.
- Enjoy exploring the country on a horseback. The scenic trail which passes rainforest on one hand and pastoral scenery on the other is perfectly suited for horse riding and setting will leave you wanting for more.
- For golf lovers, no trip is complete without visiting a great golf course. Enjoy a relaxed day playing golf in the calm and serene Jack Newton designed 18-hole golf course of Kangaroo Valley Golf Club and Resort. Tennis and pool are also easily accessible options.
- Visit the enchanting Morton National Park. There are many stunning areas to explore including the popular Fitzroy Falls, where you can watch an 80 feet waterfall dropping into the rainforest below.
- Stroll over Australia’s oldest suspension bridge, the Hampden Bridge, one of Kangaroo Valley’s most popular destinations.
- Enjoy a guided bass fishing tour. Catch your own meal. Enjoy the calm and quiet of the lapping water as you drop a line or two into the water.
- Don’t miss the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with the waterways of the region. Hire a canoe or a kayak and have a watery adventure. Rentals are easily available.
- Ride a bike on the mountain trail. Not only will you enjoy the physical exhilaration, you will get to enjoy a number of enchanting vistas.
- Have a picnic at Tallowa dam. It is a perfect picnic spot with river banks on both side and many meandering walking trails.
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