Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is nestled between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains. Two hours’ drive from Sydney, Kangaroo Valley is one of NSW's hidden gems. Enjoy rainforests, mountains, vineyards, and a tranquil river and a welcoming pub.

Historic Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley
Shoalhaven inland touring

About Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is one of Australia’s most beautiful valleys with a tranquil river, vineyards, farms and a delightful village. Two hours’ drive from Sydney, the valley is a popular destination for kayaking, canoeing, golf and wine tasting.

The Kangaroo River flows through the secluded valley between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast. Dating back to 1870, the main street retains a country charm that extends to its tea rooms and the Friendly Inn Hotel, the old local pub.

The pub has a great children-friendly beer garden with splendid views of the verdant valley. Be sure to stop in at the Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop at Barrengarry Old Store. Pies are made fresh daily in the shop and the owners claim to have the world’s best pies.

Explore the river and the natural beauty on a kayak or in a canoe. There are also overnight kayaking tours, or you can leisurely paddle down the river in just a few hours, and you’ll be picked up at the other end and returned to the historic Hampden Bridge, a suspension bridge with four large sandstone turrets.

Kangaroo Valley is a great place to stay, with accommodation ranging from self-contained cottages and cabins to bed and breakfasts, farm stays and two caravan parks. The valley is a good base to explore the region’s wilderness.

Gorgeous waterfalls are a short drive from Kangaroo Valley; both the Fitzroy Falls and the Gerringong Falls are less than 20km. You’ll also find exhilarating walking trails in and around the falls.

Held in October, the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival in a weekend event celebrating music, arts and dancing. The festival includes live bands, arts and crafts stalls, and market stalls.