Kangaroo Valley is a gently sloping valley surrounded on its side by high mountains of the New South Wales Southern Highlands, approximately two hours’ drive south-west of Sydney and about two hours north of Canberra. The invigorating and recuperative powers of the valley are generated by the rich green pastures, the sparkling creeks and rivers and the lush rainforest, all guarded by the magnificent escarpments, a fantastic attraction indeed.
It’s one of the many beautiful places we visited with our family friends. We stayed here for two days roaming and digging up historical landmarks like the Hampden Bridge, first Australian Bank and many more. We had also the chance to drive up to the Upper Kangaroo Valley where we witnessed a unique Wedding celebration.
In the Kangaroo Valley Township there are varieties of country style shops including antique, craft and confectionery outlets. Most of the shops were designed in the olden day style houses. There is also a range of fine eating and is available at the local restaurants and cafes.
Kangaroo Valley is home to an orchard based tourist attraction which is fascinating to young and old. A pioneer farm museum also welcomes visitors.
When we left the place at about ten in the morning, it was also the kick start of the Celtic Festival of the people there. All in one this place has this magical expanse of rolling and lush pasturelands. By the way, the town has only less than five hundred people during the 2006 census.