Kangaroo Valley is nestled in the Morton National Park, a 1,750 square kilometre area of natural beauty that offers a huge range of leisure and scientific opportunities. The Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers blend together in Kangaroo Valley and the nearby Fitzroy Falls offer an incredible natural feature not to be missed.
The valley is also home to some rare wildlife including platypus, Swamp Wallaby and Brush-Tail wallaby. More on this can be found at the Visit Kangaroo Valley and the NSW Government site.
From Upper Kangaroo Valley, through Kangaroo Valley Village itself, and on to Tallowa Dam, the river never ceases to create interest for visitors. Some of the most beautiful spots can be found in the Upper Kangaroo Valley. If you visit the area in the summer months, make Flat Rock a priority and consider a refreshing dip.
The unique Hampden Bridge crosses the river near Kangaroo Valley Village and is worth a stop for pictures alone. Kayaking can be enjoyed at several spots along the river but the most popular spot is Lake Yarrunga, formed by the impressive Tallowa Dam. This structure holds the waters of the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers and a paddle up either river leads to some stunning features and offers great fishing.
The village offers some quaint and interesting shops, cafés and restaurants (see dining in Kangaroo Valley). A mixture of local produce, specialist and antique stores await you. The area also has its own nursery, while the show grounds feature frequent spectacles – visit the Kangaroo Valley Tourist website for details. Pioneer Park Museum gives a wonderful insight into the area’s history and if you are a lover of art, there is a variety of art to be discovered.
A range of activities awaits the outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can choose to kayak or canoe the pristine rivers and creeks in Kangaroo Valley.
For those wishing to walk through the lush rainforest, there are an abundance of bushwalking trails as well as guided tours. You can also discover the local surrounds and scenic beauty of the valley by horse riding in the high country or cycling. Other local activities include golf and tennis, and for the fishing enthusiast, there are numerous unspoilt fishing locations.
For those wishing to simply rest and relax, just enjoy the peaceful, invigorating and recuperating powers of the lush, green surrounds of the valley.
All weather floodlit tennis courts can be found in the village within a short walking distance of the center of town. As well as an outdoor swimming pool with one of the best views in the area. Yoga classes can be joined or enjoy a private class designed just for your needs.