In the state of New South Wales, Australia, visitors will locate a very small tree-town known as Kangaroo Valley. The term tree-town applies to places which, though not too far from the city, are yet removed enough to possess a tranquil feel. Residents may include celebrities who make this their get away from Sydney or Canberra, both just two hours away. In spite of its small population (less than four hundred residents), Kangaroo Valley and surrounding parts supply plenty of facilities for tourists to explore.
Accommodations include many Kangaroo Valley cottages, bed and breakfast or guest house options. Some boast pools, while others focus on tending an attractive and carefully appointed garden where guests can relax with a cup of tea or a pair of binoculars. Think of something you want from lodging, such as spa treatments or gourmet food, and expect to find it here.
Then again, stay where you play. Arrange to set yourself down at the golf club resort, with its eighteen holes, tennis and pool facilities. Families, take note: while moms often seem to like spa treatments, dads might appreciate a weekend of golfing. Then again, choose to camp out while following the river in search of wildlife.
Since the town is set in a river valley, fishing supplies just one diversion for tourists on the hunt for big aquatic game. Catch bass at Tallowa Dam or Kangaroo River. Book a guide or take yourself out on the water. Both bodies of water provide opportunities to pick up a big fish, so have your camera ready.
Hire a kayak or canoe for a few hours or arrange a guided camping tour, suitable for kids two years old and up. Their young eyes may spot a wombat before you do, so be sure to credit their claim: wombats frequent this valley. Certain vessels running on flat water offer wheelchair access. For those who like land better than water, hire a bike and take to the trails or hop in the saddle for a horseback ride.Visit our website for some Kangaroo Valley attractions ideas.
Historical trips will take guests to Pioneer Museum Park where parents can admire mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century displays, including saddler and bush school. Children may appreciate the swinging bridge better. The area also boasts a stunning sandstone amphitheatre.
Yawarra Estate Winery makes award winning wines such as a Walnut Dessert variety, Chambourcin and the citrus flavours of Semillon. Make this stop for a tasting following your picnic lunch or a visit to one of the local cafes or restaurants. Be sure to stop at stores selling fudge or the olive growers for some tangy products, though perhaps in reverse order.
Kangaroo Valley attracts wedding parties to their lush, green locale. Splendid for photos, the town also facilitates groups of all sizes both indoors and out. Take advantage of being close to Sydney and Canberra for wedding-day needs such as the cake, dress and flowers while getting away from the city itself for your big day. After the newlyweds leave, guests might want to stay here for a spot of shopping, perhaps in local art galleries where hidden treasures wait to be found.