A visit to historical Kangaroo Valley was on our bucket list for this trip.
Travelling from Nowra Hill we travelled up the steep Mount Cambewarra. The road winds upwards through the heavy misted forest to reach the lookout where we could not see 2 metres in front of us. We will go back one day when it is fine. There is also a tea house that was closed when we arrived.
Some history on Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley is known as ‘Australia’s most beautiful valley’. First sighted in 1812 by George Evans, a surveyor explorer, he claimed ‘no painter could beautify’. Settlement occurred 5 years later in 1817 when the area began to be cleared and settled following the arrival of Charles Throsby and Captain Richard Brooks.
Hampden Bridge located just outside the village is Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge with its special Gothic Victorian sandstone towers that creates the affect of entering a medieval castle.
If you are thinking of visiting you will need to book accommodation in advance. It is a very popular weekend destination for people from Canberra and Sydney. Click here for information on accommodation.
Nowra to Mount Cambewarra – 12km
Mount Cambewarra to Kangaroo Valley – 10km
Check out the rest of our Sydney Nowra Road Trip:
- Day 1 – Sydney toNowra via Sublime Point and Kiama
- Day 2 – Calalla Bay and evening sunset walk
- Day 3 – Berry, Mollymook, Milton
- Day 5 – Travelling from Nowra via Braidwood and Bungendore to Canberra
- Day 6 – A day out in Canberra
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