Drive to Kangaroo Valley
If you are wondering ‘what’s on in Sydney’ and don’t mind a bit of a drive, the Kangaroo Valley should be your next destination to visit.
A two hour drive from Sydney and Canberra will have you in the centre of the Kangaroo Valley. The Kangaroo Valley is home to many sparkly rivers, farms and enchanted wilderness.
The Kangaroo river is one of the famous Sydney water attractions. Not only its sparkling clear water but also options to kayak down it through the trees and bends it is a very popular tourist spot. There are plenty of parks and campgrounds nearby. So, you can set up for the day or overnight to experience the area to the fullest.
There is the option to do a full day Kangaroo Valley day tour which takes you through all the exciting and popular spots around the valley. Stopping for lunch and shopping whilst finding out interesting facts about the different places and the history of the town which dates back to the 1800’s.
Only a 20 minute drive from Kangaroo Valley will see you in Fitzroy Falls. Fitzroy Falls is the perfect place to visit if you want to achieve bushwalking. Not to mention, bird watching and lounging around at the local country cafes. The town has an award-winning information centre. It provides invaluable information about the heritage of the area, the aboriginal history of the land and information about what not to miss whilst in the area.
The wildlife thrives in the Valley and you are sure to come across a kangaroo, koala or two on your visit. Mostly, you can spot Kangaroos at the golf course. Bendeela camper groups close to the Hampden bridge is the best place to spot lonely wombats. Not to mention, those species are nocturnal and you need an early start to spot them.
When camping in the camping grounds the wildlife run free and you never know. You might get a visitor or two at your late night campfire.
Events in Kangaroo Valley
There are festivals and markets throughout the year which showcase the area and its local produce. Wineries and olive farms are popular in the area and you can sample the products before buying your favourite ones.
Accommodation in Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley accommodation and Kangaroo Valley camping opportunities are available all year round for anyone wanting to stay in the area. An assortment of hotels and campgrounds are located in and around the town and cater to various budgets. It is a beautiful area that if possible should be seen over numerous days. Book in and relax for a few days.
Other attractions close to Kangaroo Valley
On your way down to Kangaroo Valley, a shortstop in Wollongong and Kiama should be added to your itinerary. Wollongong is home to beautiful sandy beaches perfect for swimming, surfing, and playing in the sand with the whole family. Kiama Blowhole is another must see.
The blowhole is the largest in the world! And it is only a short drive from Sydney. In certain conditions the blowhole can blow up to 25 metres high and if you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones you can become drenched in the sea water. The view is magnificent and makes for some great photos.
What to do in Kangaroo Valley
Between the Kangaroo Valley, Wollongong and Kiama you have an assortment of activities to complete. Hiking, bushwalking, kayaking to name a few. For those who are less active or want a more relaxing trip, you can visit the local wineries, shops, and market stalls. There are heritage buildings that showcase amazing architecture and the history of the areas is beautiful and interesting to learn about.
Kangaroo Valley Tours
All this can be done in a personal drive or booked through a private tour. Private tours can take you down through Wollongong, Kiama and finishing up in the Kangaroo Valley; providing you with special sites to see, information and facts about the areas and then a relaxing and smooth drive home.
Which activity is top of your list when you visit the Kangaroo Valley?