Tourist information for visitors to Kangaroo Valley Shoalhaven NSW
Visit the official Kangaroo Valley site for Things to do
Kangaroo Valley is a spectacular place, totally enclosed by high cliffs. The wide green floor is home to dairy farms, historic buildings and private retreats. The forested slopes lead down to the Kangaroo River, crossed in the village by a castellated, sandstone bridge. The village has most of the usual facilities including some good cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries and a pub. Outside the village, nature supplies the entertainment with short or long walking tracks, a canoeable river and great scenery.
Seven Mile Beach National Park is only half an hours drive away via Berry. The marine park of Jervis Bay / Booderee National Park is 45 minutes drive via Nowra.
18 Things to do while staying at Little Pig Creek
Enjoy a stroll around the village. The national trust listed village has some beautiful old buildings housing great cafes, restaurants and shops. Or visit an art gallery, many of the galleries exhibit works of local artists.
Take the scenic drive up Barrengarry Mountain and visit Fitzroy Falls, in Morton National Park. These spectacular falls tumble 82 metres to the floor of the ravine and can be viewed from an easily accessible lookout. Do the East or West Rim Walks that offer dramatic views of the gorge and waterfalls.
Visit Manning Lookout near Fitzroy Falls. Drive up Barrangarry Mountain and take the first turning on the right at the top. A short drive will bring you to a 150m walking track that leads to a lookout offering spectacular views over Kangaroo Valley. A view not to be missed!
Walk across Hampden Bridge. Built over the Kangaroo River and opened in 1898, this structure is the oldest suspension bridge in Australia and is Kangaroo Valley’s most famous landmark. From the car park at the bridge a track leads down to the river.
Enjoy sport? Why not try tennis, golf, horseriding or canoeing on the Kangaroo River. Go to “Visit Kangaroo Valley”:http://www.visitkangaroovalley.com.au/ for info and bookings.
Enjoy a drive through dairy country to beautiful Upper Kangaroo River and have a picnic on the riverbank near the old hall. A lovely way to spend a few hours in the country!
Go for a bushwalk. There are many different walks in and around Kangaroo Valley, ranging from gentle sightseeing strolls around the village, through to difficult walks for experienced bush walkers. Detailed information and maps is available in the house or on booking.
Enjoy a drink or a meal at the historic Friendly Inn. This wonderful old pub has a bistro and a lovely beer garden out the back. There is often live music at the weekends.
Spend a few hours at Bendeela picnic ground. Here you will find BBQ facilities, public toilets, swimming and canoe launching areas in beautiful green fields beside the Kangaroo River. A great place to go at dusk for wombat spotting.
Visit Tallowa Dam. A great place to see kangaroos but please don’t feed them! This tranquil lake is set in the Australian bush with canoe launching facilities, a great spot for fishing, public toilets and a picnic area. The dam was completed in 1977, and supplements Sydney’s water supply.
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the village swimming pool. This 25m community run swimming pool is at the Valley show grounds, Osbourne Park, next to the Kangaroo Valley Hall.
Visit Cambewarra Lookout for fabulous views and a great cafe. Turn right out of Little Pig Creek and drive up Cambewarra Mountain towards Nowra. While driving along the winding road to the lookout, you will catch glimpses of the stunningly beautiful valley below. At the hairpin bend at the top of the Cambewarra Mountain turn left onto Cambewarra Lookout Road. When you reach Cambewarra Lookout, you will find the Lookout Cafe, a picnic area, public toilets, and spectacular views over the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay. Probably the best view of the Shoalhaven you will ever see!
Visit the Pioneer Museum just next to Hampden Bridge. A unique look at the valley’s past with original buildings, photos and artefacts. An audio system brings the exhibits to life and there are fun things for the kids to do too. There are also several great bush walks to be accessed from here all for a nominal entrance fee.
Enjoy a bike ride through the countryside. Either bring your own bike or hire a mountain bike in the village, and enjoy a ride along sealed country roads or fire trails.
Relax and watch the sunset across the escarpment. The panorama of Kangaroo Valley is also listed by the National Trust in recognition of it’s breathtaking beauty.
Take a stroll next door to the cemetery to explore the pioneer headstones and take a step back in history. Many of the names here are still represented by their descendants in the Valley.
Walk, jog or cycle along the walkway that stretches from Neugents Creek Road near Little Pig Creek through the village and across Hamden Bridge to Barrengarry. (LPC to Hampden Bridge is approx about 4k).
Take a day-trip to one of many nearby villages and attractions. Close by are the towns of Berry, historic Burrawang, Bowral, Nowra, and the quiet golden beaches of the Shoalhaven. Jervis Bay, a stunningly beautiful marine park surrounded by Booderee National Park and adjacent villages, is only 45 minutes drive via Nowra on the Princes Highway.
Or… go nowhere and do nothing and simply enjoy the peace and serenity of Little Pig Creek and this beautiful area.