FAQ

Quick answers to the most frequently asked questions for visitors to Kangaroo Valley.

Where Can I Walk My Dog?

There are no designated off-leash areas in Kangaroo Valley but you can walk your dog on a leash within the Village and at the Show ground (Osborne Park). For information about off-leash areas, visit the Shoalhaven City Council guide.

How Can I Find Pet Friendly Accommodation?

Search for pet friendly accommodation by using the Advanced search facility in the side bar of the accommodation page. Select ‘Features’ then ‘Pet Friendly’.

Can I Hire A Kayak Or Canoe And Where Can I Launch?

There are three operators in Kangaroo Valley who provide kayak/canoe hire. Click on ‘Things to Do’ then ‘Adventure & Sport’ for bookings. Or bring your own and launch at Bendeela Campground or Tallowa Dam. Only small, unpowered boats, such as kayaks or canoes, are permitted on Tallowa Dam / Lake Yarrunga.

Is Wifi Available In The Village?

Yes, at Jing Jo Cafe and Bistro One46.

Where Are There Public BBQs?

At Broughton st, near the ambulance station.

Where Are There Picnic Tables?

At Broughton st, near the ambulance station, Hamden Bridge and Tallowa Dam.

Can I Light A Camp Fire?

Fires are not allowed in Morton National Park. Camp fires must not be lit during dry, hot and windy conditions or when a total fire ban is in place. For fire ban information go to NSW Rural Fire Service or call Shoalhaven Rural Fire Service on 02 4424 4424.

Where Can I Go For A Walk?

For walking trails and an Historic Walk click on ‘Things to do’ then ‘Walks and Rides’ for downloadable maps.

Where Can I Go Bike Riding?

Good roads for a bike ride are Upper River Road, Mount Scanzi Road and Bendeela Road. For mountain bike trails click on ‘Things to do’ then ‘Walks and Rides’ for downloadable maps.

Where Can I See A Kangaroo Or Wombat?

The Tallowa Dam picnic area and Bendeela campground are good places to spot wildlife. Early morning or evening are the best times. Please do not feed the animals as it is harmful to them.

Where Can I See Farm Animals?

You could book a Farm Stay. Click on ‘Accommodation’, ‘Farm Stays’. Or you will see farm animals by just driving or walking around Kangaroo Valley. You can stop and look or take photos from the road, but don’t go onto the farmland, it’s private property.

How Can I Find Out About Fishing?

You can fish for Bass and Carp in the Kangaroo River and Tallowa Dam/Lake Yarrunga. For licences, equipment hire and information go to Kangaroo Valley Rural Supplies (The Red Shed) 2 Jenanter Driver (just near Hampden Bridge) 02 4465 1082.

Where Can I Go Swimming?

You can swim in the river at Hampden Bridge and Bendeela Campground. There is a public swimming pool and kids pool at Osbourne Park (the show grounds).

Can I Go Horse riding?

Yes, contact Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride. To book click on ‘Things to do’ then ‘Adventure and sport’.

Can I Book A One night stay?

Some of the properties which do (on occasion) offer one night stays include: Big Bell Bell Farm, Allambie Gums, Karralika Springs, Wombatalla Guest House, The Heavens Mountain Escape.

Where Can I Go Wine tasting?

At Yarrawa Estate. Click on ‘Food & Beverage’ then ‘Yarra Estate’ for details.

Where Are There Public Toilets?

There are public toilets at Osbourne Park (behind the Pioneer Hall in Osborne Park (the show ground), next to the ambulance station in Broughton Street, at Hampden Bridge car park and at Tallowa Dam.

Where Is There Overnight Camping?

There two caravan parks in Kangaroo Valley (powered sites) Go to ‘Accommodation’ then ‘camping and caravans’. There is free camping at Bendeela campground (rustic, toilets only) off Bendeela Rd.

I Want To Know About Driving With A Caravan Or Motorhome?

The roads into Kangaroo Valley are steep and winding. Both Barrengarry Mountain (Nowra/Moss Vale Road, from the Southern Highlands (Moss Vale/Bowral) through Fitzroy Falls) and Cambewarra Mountain (Moss Vale Road, via Bomaderry) are suitable for a motorhome. The road from Berry to Kangaroo Valley (Kangaroo Valley Road) is not suitable for caravans.

Is Fuel Available?

There is fuel available at the service station near Hampden Bridge, 2k from the village centre.

What If I Have A Medical Emergency?

For an ambulance call 000. There is an ambulance station in Kangaroo Valley. The nearest hospitals are Shoalhaven Hospital, 2 Shoalhaven Street, Nowra. Ph. 02 4421 3111 and Bowral Hospital, Mona Road, Bowral. Ph. 02 4861 0200

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