Kangaroo Valley is a 2 hour drive from Sydney, and as the name suggests, provides ample opportunity to see these native animals.
The town is a quaint set of shops nestled in the valley, completely surrounded by mountains.
Often in the mornings you will see the kangaroos amongst the trees before they disappear in to the surrounding bush.
There are many sights to see whilst spending a weekend here:
You can visit Fitzroy Falls, a 20min drive away which is a beautiful bushwalk with waterfalls and local flora and fauna. Easy to medium walks available and starts at the visitor centre.
Walks are also in nearby Morton State Conservation where you see vast views across the valley including the local dam. 6km there and back.
2. Pioneer Village Museum
Great for families and kids entertainment, the museum contains a series of houses, schoolhouse, mill and even a 30,000 year old fossil. It tells the story of the early settlers to the area.
There are bushwalks that commence at the back of this property if you wish to extend your stay at this sight.
3. Hampden Bridge.
Named after the state governor in the days of the early settlers, this is the only wooden structural bridge of its kind, complete with medieval pylons.