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Kangaroo Valley - Cities, Towns and Localities


Kangaroo Valley - courtesy Tourism New South Wales

Kangaroo Valley is a gentle sloping valley surrounded by the mountains of the Southern Highlands and the magnificent Morton National Park. The beauty of the region and the importance of the township has seen the National Trust in 1975, award Kangaroo Valley ‘Scenic Preserve’ status.
 

Framed by sandstone escarpments that overlook a lush river valley, rainforest and rural farmland, Kangaroo Valley has a range of accommodation and all the essential services that make it an ideal destination and the perfect location to base yourself for visiting the surrounding region and the Morton National Park.

On the 2nd November 2003, Kangaroo Valley officially became the first Australian mainland town to be ‘Plastic Bag Free’. With all retailers in the town committed to not using plastic shopping bags, and instead to use more environmentally friendly alternatives, it provides a fine example of what can be done. For more information click the Planet Ark logo to go to their website.

Check out our listing of Kangaroo Valley accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Shoalhaven Tourist Centre

Some tourism information can be had at Homelea Cottage and Kangaroo Valley Fudge House.

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Kangaroo Valley Attractions

Hampden Suspension Bridge
• The historic Hampden Bridge is the oldest suspension bridge in Australia, forming the gateway in to Kangaroo Valley township. The bridge was built to replace the timber truss bridge of 1875/9, which was in a state of decay by 1893.

The new bridge was designed by Ernest Macartney de Burgh and assisted by Percy Allan. Both men were eminent bridge designers, de Burgh having a bridge over Lane Cove River named after him, and Allen giving his name to the Allen Truss. Just six days after the bridge was completed, a great flood carried away the old timber bridge which was in the process of being demolished.

The Hampden Bridge historical importance is that of being the second major suspension bridge in NSW and the the only surviving timber decked vehicular suspension bridge constructed in the nineteenth century.

Source: Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW (RTA) - Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley


Homelea Cottage
• 149 Moss Vale Rd, KANGAROO VALLEY NSW 2577 • Ph: 02 4465 1830
• Specialising in the finest sweets. Also has some local tourism information.
Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum Park
• 2029 Moss Vale Rd, KANGAROO VALLEY NSW 2577 • Ph/Fax: 02 4465 1306 • Email
• Come and visit this historical settlement depicting farm life in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century. On historic building was dismantled from it's original location slab by slab in 1973, and re-erected as a beautiful homestead in the museum grounds by members of the Historical Society. There is a saddlery, a dairy, a forge, a timber cutters hut, a bush school and many more. The magnificent park has BBQ and toilet facilities, with all buildings wheelchair accessible.
Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Tourist Information Centre
• 158 Moss Vale Rd, KANGAROO VALLEY NSW 2577 • Ph: 02 4465 1375
• The place in Kangaroo Valley for hand made fudge and cookies. Also services coffees and cold drinks. Also has some local tourism information.
Tallowa Dam
• Tallowa Dam Rd, KANGAROO VALLEY NSW 2577
Tourist Drives
• There are two popular tourist drives through Kangaroo Valley among others that take in what the region has to offer.
  • State Tourist Drive 7 — The Panoramic View Route
    From Bomaderry to Berry via Kangaroo Valley is approximately 40 km. The route takes in Cambewarra Lookout, from where there are spectacular panorama views of Shoalhaven, stretching from Coolangatta Mountain in the north, down to Pigeon House Mountain just inland from Ulladulla, in the south. The magnificent view includes Point Perpendicular and the renowned Jervis Bay National Park. Whilst here you can enjoy the refreshment to be had at the Cambewarra Mountain Lookout Tearooms and Restaurant. The drive takes in gum trees (Sydney Blue Gum and Southern Mahogany), Bellawongarah Cemetery, Black Ash Mountain Reserve and finally down to historic Berry.
     
  • State Tourist Drive 8 — The Waterfalls Route
    From Albion Park to Bomaderry, approximately 79 km, this drive takes in Macquarie Pass, Robertson, Fitzroy Falls, Kangaroo Valley and Bomaderry. The three waterfalls on the route are Carrington Falls, Belmore Falls and Fitzroy Falls. There are at least two vantage points from which to enjoy the view - Hindmash Lookout and Mannings Lookout.

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Kangaroo Valley Tours

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Horse Riding Country Retreat • Mountain Trail Rides
• Hillcrest View Lane, BARRENGARRY NSW • Ph: 02 4465 1912 • Email
• If you have never trotted or cantered in the mountains set yourself for a new experience, the well trained quarter horses, thoroughbreds and pacers provide a great ride for all levels. At the introduction you are shown how to communicate with your horse and how to ride safely in the bush. As the ride is very popular it is essential to book in advance.
Kangaroo Valley Safaris
• 2210 Moss Vale Rd, KANGAROO VALLEY NSW 2577 • Ph: 02 4465 1502 • Fax: 02 4465 1636 • Email
• Located two hours south of Sydney in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Kangaroo Valley features over eighty kilometres of the Shoalhaven and Kangaroo rivers.

Award Winning Kangaroo Valley Safaris specialise in self guided eco safaris - check out our website for details on our canoe and kayak safaris tours.
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Kangaroo Valley Distance

Distance to Kangaroo Valley
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Kangaroo Valley:
  Km
• Batemans Bay 137
• Berry 18
• Bowral 40
• Goulburn 104
• Kiama 43
  Km
• Mittagong 45
• Moss Vale 34
• Nowra 20
• Sydney 158
• Ulladulla 85
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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