Destination guide

Hop along to the perfect vacation at Kangaroo Valley

With a good smattering of historic buildings and a vintage vibe, this arty little community has got plenty of surprises in its pouch. The area is sometimes called 'the most beautiful valley in Australia', and it's home to some of the best bushwalking around. Head down to the riverside for a picnic, browse the craft and antique shops on the high street, or kick back with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. Best of all, Kangaroo Valley vacation rentals are just a couple of hours' drive from central Sydney and Canberra, making them perfect for a weekend break.

Things to do

Wagons roll! Get into the Kangaroo Valley pioneer spirit

With its medieval-style turrets, the Hampden Suspension Bridge is a grand piece of architecture for such a remote spot, and it's one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country. In fact, there are loads of historic buildings dotted around Kangaroo Valley, with self-guided walking tours on offer. To really get into the vintage spirit of the place, you'll want to don your scruffiest cattleman's hat and ride on over to the Pioneer Village Museum. This living history museum is a window into the lives of Kangaroo Valley's hardy forebears, and it also features an extensive bushwalking area.

Activities

Didn't know kangaroos were amphibious, did you?

For the real Kangaroo Valley experience, hop on down and join the locals for a dip in the Kangaroo River on a hot summer's day, followed by a picnic at the water's edge. Some folk even bring their kayaks and fishing rods along too. The country round here is prime bushwalking territory, and a perennial favourite is the hike out to Fitzroy Falls. Back in the town itself, you'll find plenty of cute little shops selling local crafts and antiques, and for Kangaroo Valley vacation rentals in October, you'd best remember your accordion, since it's the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.

Weather

The weather in Kangaroo valley won't tie you down, sport

Kangaroo Valley vacation rentals won't call for any extreme weather kit beyond sun cream and a good hat, since the climate in this idyllic little spot tends to be as easy-going as everything else. Summer's hot without being scorching, and can sometimes be a little bit on the wetter, more humid side, making it the perfect season to take a dip in the river or sip a glass of local wine on the porch. Come winter, conditions are usually cooler and drier, so if you're looking to explore some of the more strenuous bushwalking trails, now might be your opportunity.

Natural highlights

T-roo-ly the most beautiful valley in New South Wales

Whether or not Kangaroo Valley is really the most beautiful valley in Australia, she's certainly a looker. Kangaroo Valley is set in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales – a region characterised by rainforests, jagged escarpments and winding creeks. Morton National Park is just nearby, and is best known for the spectacular 80-metre waterfall at Fitzroy Falls. If you're a nature-lover, then you'll probably want to pack the binoculars and head for nearby Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve, which boasts a huge range of bird life, plus spectacular views out towards the coast from Cambewarra Mountain.

How to get there

How to get to and around Kangaroo Valley

The nearest airport is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), located 20.4 mi (32.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Kangaroo Valley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 474 holiday rentals near Kangaroo Valley. From 293 Houses to 96 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kangaroo Valley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kangaroo Valley?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kangaroo Valley. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kangaroo Valley Golf Club: 872 holiday rentals
  • Pioneer Museum Park: 1,023 holiday rentals
  • Jervis Bay National Park: 1,766 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,018 holiday rentals
  • Huskisson RSL: 1,793 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kangaroo Valley listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kangaroo Valley?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 293 Houses in Kangaroo Valley. Our other popular types of Kangaroo Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 96 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 96 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 96 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kangaroo Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 127 holiday homes with pool available in Kangaroo Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.