Self Guided Tour
Discover our National Treasures in beautiful Kangaroo Valley’s historic pioneering community
Take our Kangaroo Valley Explorer Historic Walk – you will be rewarded with historic houses, shops, churches and public buildings, and seven National Trust listed places of importance.
You can park your car at Osborne Park by the Showground and continue the walk through the village to Barrengarry. Total length in both directions 4 kms.
Facilities at Osbourne Park: Toilets (assessable), BBQ, children’s playground, swimming pool, magnificent views.
Self Guided Tour: free booklet available here
What you will see on the walk:
1. Scenic Grandeur – National Trust Listed Landscape.This valley is considered one of the principal scenic features of the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
2. Aboriginal Culture. The landscape is an important cultural heritage area for the Jerringa people. There is a ‘Dreaming line’ which passes through Kangaroo Valley and the valley is considered a spiritual place of great energy and healing.
3. Kangaroo Valley Hall and heritage buildings including the old bakery and the current pottery shop
4. Pass the Court House and the Friendly Inn both great examples of there periods in history
5. Then on past the War Memorial, very old Post Office and to the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd designed by John Horbury Hunt.
6. See lovely old sandstone and wooden buildings, which house the school, old butcher shop and a little park with a Wollomai Pine. Riverside Park also offers BBQ facilities and a trail down to the river.
7. Then onto Hampden Bridge and experience Australia’s last surviving wooden suspension bridge
8. Pioneer Museum Park and then take a lovely stroll past paddocks that offer sweeping panoramas of the National Trust landscape.
9. Arrive at the Barrengarry General Store & Post Office where you can enjoy a reviving drink and snack. The return walk offers great views in the opposite direction that you would have missed on your outward journey.