Bundanoon is a bit of surprise packet. The town is clearly a progressive community demonstrated by being the first town in Australia to ban the sale of Bottled Water within the precinct. This conservation action made headlines around the world.
The town became a well-known tourist destination early in the 20th century; its picturesqueness and the exquisite scenery. By the 1950s, however, changes in lifestyle, particularly the affordability of the motor vehicle, gave city dwellers more options, and Bundanoon declined.
Bundanoon is now an affordable haven within commuting distance of the City.
Bundanoon is known for its annual Garden Ramble, and for its Brigadoon Festival, which attracts tourists from around the world.