Kangaroo Valley is a drive through town when traveling the Nowra to Canberra route. This remote small town has the majority of the essential services, but is also a quirky bikie weekend destination.
The first recorded European sighting of the valley was in April 1812, when surveyor-explorer George Evans passed through the area.
The area was first settled in 1817. The felling and exporting of cedar trees quickly became the valley's main industry. By the mid 1840s, the valley also became home to a number of dairy farmers, who specialized in the production of butter as other dairy products such as milk couldn't be exported as they would often curdle long before they had completed the treacherous journey out of the valley to neighboring settlements.
Kangaroo Valley has several arts and craft shops and galleries, several restaurants and cafes, a hotel and licensed bowling club, one post office and one grocery store.