KANGAROO VALLEY At A Glance
A rustic country town where shop owners know you by name and tea rooms are the social hub, Kangaroo Valley is a tight-knit community that thrives in the verdant countryside. The jaw-dropping views and access to rugged bushland are just some of the perks of this intimate village.
The beautiful valley with its quaint village and tight-knit community.
The Friendly Inn has a great beer garden, for seriously good pies go to Southern Pies and for homewares, Valley Vintage.
There are no traffic lights and fast-food chains in Kangaroo Valley.
Dwarfed by Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains, Kangaroo Valley has an untamed beauty that has a way of staying with you long after you have left the town. Nestled between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast, Kangaroo Valley has a colonial nostalgia. For a lucky few it is a place to call home.
Cross the historic Hampden Bridge, the gateway to the village, and enter the small village set along Moss Vale Road. New life has been breathed into the weathered buildings. There are local corner stores, boutiques, antique stores and homely cafés and tearooms. The Friendly Inn Hotel is the social hub with its family-friendly beer garden.
Taking advantage of the natural surrounds, tourism and outdoor activities have surpassed Kangaroo Valley’s once thriving dairy industry. Kangaroo River attracts kayakers, swimmers and fishing enthusiasts, while hikers and horse riders take to the trails that wind through the mountains to spectacular views. Combine this with the beautiful cottages and bed and breakfasts and it’s easy to see why Kangaroo Valley is a popular weekend getaway for Sydneysiders.
Aside from being a stopover on a popular motorbike trail, Kangaroo Valley is bustling on weekends, giving small business owners and local artisans an opportunity to sell their wares and produce.
Home to a thriving community, Kangaroo Valley is the epitome of country living.
Whether your family has been in the valley for generations, or you are a newbie to the area, the local community is tight. The small community has it all – young families, empty nesters, creatives and adventurers – they all have a place here. And although things are quiet during the week, come the weekend the locals embrace the out of towners that descend on the valley.
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Kangaroo Valley once had a flourishing dairy industry, but as that dwindled, picture-book homesteads with sweeping acreage began welcoming visitors at farm stays and spa retreats.
Warm weather brings locals to the river, whether to swim or paddle their kayaks and canoes. The Kangaroo River won’t disappoint fishing enthusiasts.
Blink and you may miss the village that lines Moss Vale Road. The Friendly Inn stands proud, surrounded by a cluster of boutiques, antique stores, cafés and tea rooms which are breathing new life into the enduring colonial buildings.
A small, yet strong community which supports local producers and artisans. There are no fast-food chains or big brands because locals have fought hard to keep it this way.
Drop into one of the pie shops, tea rooms or monthly farmers’ markets to see why foodies will use any excuse to stop in Kangaroo Valley.
Original sandstone and timber buildings have either been beautifully restored or have a weathered charm to them. Step away from the village and acreage and dairy farms take over.
It’s hard not to fall in love with the beautiful picture-book homesteads and country cottages with jaw-dropping views of the valley, many of which have been turned into farm stays, bed and breakfasts and spa retreats.
Properties around Kangaroo Valley are highly prized, and well-loved.