KANGAROO VALLEY

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.

The Friendly Inn Hotel is a grand century plus building.

The War Memorial is in the middle of the strip.

The Anglican Church is a century plus structure but is undated.

The Hampton Bridge and Museum is an adjunct to the town and is a photographic opportunity.

Down the road a 10ks are the Fitzroy Falls which area must visit.

Be sure to allow enough time to delight in The Kangaroo Valley area.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course