Australia is a beautiful place filled with natural miracles. Some of those beauties are not too far from Canberra’s doorstep; some are even close enough for a relaxing weekend away. Take a drive over to one of several lovely spots and indulge in a few days in Kangaroo Valley.
Closer than a trip to Sydney and nowhere near as filled with traffic or noise, Kangaroo Valley focuses instead on the good things in life; food, wine and nature.
Try the wine at the Yarrawa Estate, a boutique vineyard in this beautiful region known for its wine. Savour award-winning wines ranging broadly over both whites and reds as well as some delicious nibbles to go with them, all local and all delicious.
Stay at the winery! Rustic and pet friendly, The Lyrebird has everything you need for a relaxing weekend.
After eating and drinking the region’s finest, cooking classes filled with local produce are nothing short of inspiring. Flavours of the Valley’s hands-on cooking classes will allow you to take those flavours home with you.
The environment warrants a strong mention and will go a long way to coaxing us Canberrans out of our homes in this colder weather. There is a large beautiful waterfall well worth the visit at Gerrigong Falls.
The beautiful river makes a path through Kangaroo Valley. Here you can paddle a kayak through the water at your own pace, slow enough to marvel at the natural beauty of the valley. You won’t get lost but you will want to.
After a long walk, Crystal Creek Day Spa will cater to all of your beauty and relaxation needs. Essential oils, privacy and tranquility await you. The artists at the spa will massage the stress out of each individual muscle, rejuvenating your body for life after the weekend of bliss.
History buffs will find joy in the last wooden suspension bridge in Australia. Tour the medieval looking bridge with smartphone interactivity and learn about the unique gothic design.
Another dose of history resides next door to the bridge in the Pioneer Village Museum. Move among the buildings of the village, admiring original architecture and learn about life in Kangaroo Valley dating back to the 1800s.
Camp, picnic and fish in the picturesque bush land, take a swim and spend time as close to nature as is possible. Wake up and go to sleep in it in the beautiful environment, soaking it all up before heading back to your daily grind.
Kangaroo Valley is known for its wine, its nature and it’s willingness to share all of this and more with travellers. Take the drive a few hours away from Canberra this weekend to find out what everyone’s raving about.