The Fitzroy Falls.
We came into this place when we went to the Kangaroo Valley and was our first stop in the journey.
It is a relaxing and invigorating place surrounded with thick and vast vegetation with the Fitzroy Falls as the main attraction. It was named after New South Wales Governor Fitzroy who visited the place in 1850 and named the place after him.
The Fitzroy Falls is a natural with spectacular beauty falls lie in the path of the Yarrunga Creek, which drops over 80 metres down the escarpment, and flows on into the Kangaroo River. Today, it’s one of the many tourist attractions in the area. We too, were amazed at the awesome beauty of the falls and we had heaps of photos taken at the view deck overlooking it and the surrounding mountains and the river down below.
The visitors’ and information centre.
The Visitors’ Centre is situated in a wildlife reserve. There are displays of flora and fauna and the works of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, tourist information, picnic area, toilets, and a cafe.
One of the spectacular mountains surrounding the area.
This was another glimpse of the southern highlands south of Sydney, stunning and captivating. It’s a place that provokes one’s enthusiasm to revisit the place once again. As I was writing this topic and posting it in my blog, coincidentally the program of the station on Getway I was watching on TV was Fitzroy Falls and Kangaroo Valley surroundings. Oh, awesome, right?
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.
The famous and picturesque Hampden Bridge.
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.
At the Upper Kangaroo Valley, with cool, rocky river and thick vegetation.
Kangaroos roamed around certain part of the valley especially when the sun is about to sets down the horizon.
The welcoming Kangaroo Valley billboard.