Bundanoon

Morton National Park, Nick Rains / Explore Australia Publishing

Population 2035

Bundanoon is a quiet village with a European feel, thanks to its green, tree-lined avenues. The first European to investigate the district was ex-convict John Wilson, who was sent by Governor Hunter to collect information on the area that would discourage Sydney convicts from trying to escape in this direction. Today the sleepy town is a popular yet unspoiled tourist destination with many delightful guesthouses and a health resort.

Visitor Information

Mittagong Visitor Information Centre, 62–70 Main St, Mittagong; (02) 4871 2888 or 1300 657 559

www.southern-highlands.com.au

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In Town

Craft shops and art galleries: several featuring local work; contact visitor centre for details.

Drive and walk to several lookouts: map from visitor centre.

Nearby

Morton National Park, Bundanoon section This section of the park has stunning views, lookouts and walking trails. The park consists mainly of rainforest and eucalypts and is home to myriad native fauna including wallabies, potoroos and bush rats. See glow worms at night in the remarkable Glow Worm Glen. 1 km S. For other sections of the park see Nowra, Robertson and Ulladulla.

Exeter: quaint village with an English feel; 7 km N.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe

This heritage-listed building has gradually evolved from the original general store to a bicycle hire and repair shop that had the bright idea of serving coffee, to its current life as a popular cafe and mountain-bike... Find out more


Campsites around town

Gambells Rest camping area 1 km

This is the only designated camping ground in the north of the park, and it’s a good springboard for 10 walking tracks. It’s less than 1 km south of Bundanoon via the Gullies Rd. No fires are allowed, so... Find out more


HQ Camp 11 km

The forest’s HQ Camp is 4 km south-east of Wingello via Forest Rd. Camping is only allowed between Easter and the Oct long weekend. There’s a map here displaying mountain-biking trails. Bring your own... Find out more


Tallowa Dam Recreation Area 13 km

You’re surrounded by beauty in this camping ground, which is swaddled by Morton National Park and tucked into Kangaroo Valley. The camping ground itself is a broad, spacious grassed area along the Kangaroo River.... Find out more


Dalys Clearing camping area 17 km

Follow the signs via Belanglo Rd and Dalys Rd to this flat, grassy clearing surrounded by pine trees. Bring your own drinking water. If you’re an adventurous type, you can strike out and camp in the bush, as long... Find out more


Bendeela Recreation Area 20 km

In picturesque Kangaroo Valley, 20 km north of Nowra and 8 km west of Kangaroo Valley village, Bendeela is a hidden gem in a treasure chest of natural beauty. Camp in a secluded, shady grove next to the Kangaroo Riverand... Find out more


Grassy Gully camping area (bush camping) 24 km

You can reach this campsite via Grassy Gully Rd, which turns off Burrier Rd. It’s basic bush camping here – bring your own everything, including water and a portable toilet. There are no wood BBQs, so also... Find out more


Danjera Dam camping area 30 km

The dam’s waters cover an old gold-rush town called Yalwal; today, visitors come to the area for aquatic activities such as kayaking, swimming, fishing (the dam is stocked with rainbow trout and bass) and boating.... Find out more


Bungonia camping area 31 km

This is a spacious, well-equipped camping ground in a stunning bushland setting. There’s a conference room for hire, plenty of space for tents, caravans and camper trailers, and all the outdoor activities that the... Find out more


Carrington Falls camping area 33 km

This small camping area can get crowded in peak periods, so think twice if you’ve got a campervan or trailer. You’ll find it on Carrington Falls Access Rd, off Jamberoo Mountain Rd, 8 km east of Robertson.... Find out more


Starlights Trail camping area (walk-in and bush camping) 35 km

This is essentially a bush-camping site by the Nattai River, reached via the 12 km return Starlights Trail, which begins and ends in the carpark at the end of Wattle Ridge Rd. It’s a strenuous walk for experienced,... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Moss Vale Village Caravan Park 13 km

The park, 2 km south of Moss Vale, is one of two in this part of the central highlands. It is ideal for a night or two if you are planning to explore the area. Bookings are recommended all year round, and there is a... Find out more


Mittagong Caravan Park 28 km

The caravan park is 1 km north of the town centre. There is a well-stocked shop and easy access to the Hume Freeway. This is one of only two parks in this area of the central highlands. The park can get very busy, so... Find out more


Shoalhaven Caravan Village 37 km

This is a large, owner-operated riverfront park just 1 km east of Nowra and easily reached from the Princes Highway. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more


Mountain View Village 45 km

This is a large, quality park with great amenities and very good facilities, including tennis courts, mini golf course and a very popular 500-metre walking track with eight gym stations. Ask about the courtesy bus that... Find out more


Shoalhaven Heads Tourist Park 46 km

Holiday Haven caravan parks are great parks, owned and operated by the Shoalhaven Heads Council. This large, award-winning riverfront park has very good facilities. It is just a short walk through to the beach and a... Find out more


Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park 48 km

Swim at the beach or sit back, relax and watch TV at this large, fabulous beachside park. It has great facilities, including ensuite sites with full Austar TV hook-up. It also has excellent amenities and is in a... Find out more


Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park 51 km

This is a large council holiday park located on the southern headland of the Crookhaven River, north of Culburra. It has ocean views, good facilities and is close to both deepwater and estuarine fishing spots. Bookings... Find out more


Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park 51 km

This is a fabulous, large and well laid out beachfront park with very good amenities and facilities, including TV cables to all ensuite sites. The East family is a prominent owner of several New South Wales caravan parks... Find out more


Governor’s Hill Carapark 51 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Freeway, the park is 4 km north of Goulburn and offers good facilities. An added attraction is a highly detailed model train set-up to amuse young and old.... Find out more


Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park 53 km

This caravan park is in a quiet location on the beachfront, adjoining the beachside baths. The shops, including some eateries, are just a short stroll away. While pets are allowed, only small dogs are permitted. This is... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Tree Tops Country 
Guesthouse

Originally a guesthouse in an impressive Edwardian building, Tree Tops now has 22 comfortable guest rooms offering B&B-style accommodation. Options include three family units and spa suites. This is excellent value... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Kingsbury VC rest area 9 km

33km SW of Mittagong (L) or 52km NE of Goulburn (R)

Just off the highway in a pine forest. 


Mackey VC rest area 10 km

28km SW of Mittagong (L) or 57km NE of Goulburn (R)

Just off the highway among shady trees.


Gordon VC rest area 14 km

21km SW of Mittagong (R) or 64km NE of Goulburn (L)

Small area just off the highway.


Chowne VC rest area 39 km

17km NE of Goulburn (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees. For eastbound only.


Derrick VC rest area 44 km

73km SW of Mittagong (L)

Just off the highway around some shady trees. For westbound only.


Bewang park area 52 km

38km N of Ulladulla (L) or 30km S of Nowra (R)

Adjacent to the highway and across the road from the roadhouse.


What's on around town

Market: Memorial Hall, Railway Ave; 1st Sun each month.

Bundanoon is Brigadoon: highland gathering; Apr.

Village Garden Ramble: Oct.

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