A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Kangaroo Valley

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
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Time to unwind, slow down and adjust to 'valley time'

Take a drive through the winding roads over the escarpments of Morton National Park and down into one of the seven closed valleys in the world. Two hours’ drive from Sydney and Canberra, Kangaroo Valley is lush rolling farmland set within one of the most picturesque valleys in Australia. Kangaroo Valley offers the perfect adventurous eco weekend escape. With direct access to kayaking and canoeing, bushwalking and mountain biking trails, exclusive nature and farm experiences, Kangaroo Valley is your chance to unwind, slow down, and adjust to 'valley time'.

A rural paradise framed by an amazing amphitheatre of sandstone escarpments that enclose a lush river valley, it is rich and diverse with wildlife and glorious temperate rainforests. There is a ‘dreaming line’ which passes through Kangaroo Valley and is considered a spiritual place of great energy and healing. Offering accommodation styles for any traveller, but if you are looking for a luxury eco experience Barranca will exceed your expectations. Framed by undisturbed bush and sweeping views of the breathtaking escarpment, Barranca’s villas are luxury redefined.

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At night enjoy fine wine by your private fire pit, away from the city lights and gaze at the stars. A short drive to the historic village over the iconic 1898 Hampden Bridge brings you to Australia's last surviving wooden suspension bridge with sandstone towers that make it look like the entrance to a secret medieval castle. In the village enjoy the perfect late breakfast at The General Café creating local, fresh, and sustainable eats. Chef Tony’s experience stretches from The Bayswater Brasserie to his previous two-hatted award-winning restaurant Lochiel House.

Alternatively, pick up a grazing box from hatted chef Nick Gardner at the Hampden Deli sourcing the finest local, fresh, and seasonal ingredients to serve the best homemade deli produce. Over the weekend let Mike from Kangaroo Valley Adventure Company take you on a private guided tour through the valley. Canoe along the Kangaroo River to the scenic Tallowa Dam and Lake Yarrunga.

Find a secluded picnic spot to enjoy your Hampden Deli picnic with delights from local producers Kangaroo Valley Olives, Fox & Quail Farm, and Mrs Bread. A trip out to the free camping area Bendeela will have you meet an abundance of local wombats and kangaroos.  In the heart of the village enjoy the quaint retail stores including the Sweet As lolly store and Kangaroo Valley Fudge House.

Explore the homewares, clothing, and vintage stores of the village. Pick up a unique souvenir from the Nostalgia Factory to remind you to slow down and enjoy some 'valley time' when you get home. You can’t leave town without having a pub meal from the heritage-listed local, The Friendly Inn. Have dinner by the open fire at this classic Australian country pub, with lots of craft beers and great local wines.   With so much to explore in this little village, you will be planning your next escape before you even leave.

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Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions

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Four days in Kangaroo Valley

Unwind, slow down and adjust to 'valley time'.

Half the fun is getting here! Kangaroo Valley’s historic village is nestled between the Southern Highlands and NSW South Coast, about two hours’ drive from both Sydney and Canberra.

The winding roads take you over the escarpments of Morton National Park down into one of the seven closed valleys in the world.

There is a ‘dreaming line’ which passes through Kangaroo Valley and the Valley is considered a spiritual place of great energy and healing. 

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