15 Must-Do Autumn Experiences in Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley is one of Australia’s most beautiful valleys with a tranquil river, verdant farms, enchanting wilderness, and a historic village. If you feel the urge to leave your villa, we have a whole range of experiences that everyone will enjoy…


Meet at a Truffle Farm in Greenwich Park near Marulan and join one of our favourite tours which includes foraging for truffles, then enjoying a truffle-inspired 3-course lunch and wine tasting. The cost is $185 per person. Groups will be between 10-20 people only. Click here for more details.


Arts in the Valley holds a biennial arts festival in Kangaroo Valley. The next festival is in May 2021. In addition Arts in the Valley presents music concerts and visual arts events throughout the year. Since 2007, Arts in the Valley has brought some of the finest musicians, artists and writers in Australia to Kangaroo Valley for our concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Thousands of visitors have attended Arts in the Valley events and in the course of the festival many have visited Sculpture in the Valley, which has grown to be a significant show of sculpture with an excellent sales record.

Part of the charm of the valley lies in its location and many of the concerts have been held in private houses offering an intimate scale for music-making. Sculpture in the Valley has also been held in a variety of private houses generously loaned for the occasion, often with views across the valley. Click here for more details.


Positively supporting Kangaroo Valley, The Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands agriculture, healthier communities and more sustainable food choices direct from the growers, the markets are held on the second Saturday of every month, from 8am to 1pm on Moss Vale road. You’ll find meat, fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, jams, pickles, pastries, cakes, local honey, biscuits, olive oil, and lots more! Plus free local live music! Click here for more details.


The unique Hampden Bridge crosses the river near Kangaroo Valley Village and is worth a stop for photos alone. This iconic structure holds the waters of the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven Rivers and a paddle up either river leads to some stunning features and offers great fishing.


Discover our National Treasures in beautiful Kangaroo Valley’s historic pioneering community. Visit heritage listed building and stop in for a coffee or a counter meal at the iconic pub. Click here for more details.


Whether your preference is a leisurely paddle down the pristine Kangaroo River or if you are seeking an exhilarating kayaking adventure, KVAC can assist you. Local bush and wildlife expert Mike Hayes operates guided canoe tours from Hampden bridge to Bendeela. Inclusions: Expert tuition on local flora & fauna, experienced guide, fully equipped craft, PFD’s, safety on rapids. Click here for more details.


Surrounded by the beautiful Morton National Park Kangaroo Valley has some great walks on offer. From a leisurely stroll around the village or longer hikes through pristine bushland for the more adventurous there is something for everyone. Click here for bush track maps.

There are also Wildlife Walking Tours only a few minutes drive from the township of Kangaroo Valley including walks at dusk to spot the local inhabitants {such as Kangaroos, Wallabies, Echidnas, Wombats and birds} whilst learning interesting facts about these Aussie icons. Phone Eloise on 0427614903 for more details.


Go on a free-wheelin’ tour of the Valley. The tours are not cast in stone and your tour can be any length of time, any route or destination, roads permitting. Mark is continually exploring local roads to ensure the trike tour can use them, both for safety and accessibility. Click here for more details.


Fitzroy Falls is one of many natural landmarks worth visiting in Kangaroo Valley. A journey here will reward by way of wildlife, walks, wild swimming and plenty of local flora and fauna.

The waterfall itself is an easy five-minute stroll from the car park. Take a detour through the visitor centre on your way and learn about local history, wildlife and birdwatching, or undertake one of the Aboriginal Cultural Walks on offer.

Once you’re done, continue at your own pace to Fitzroy Falls. The marvel plunges over 80 metres into the valley below, splashing into the untouched bushland of Morton National Park. It’s named after Sir Charles Fitzroy, the Governor of NSW who visited here during his tenure in the 1850s. Since then it has served as a lush escarpment between Robertson and Nowra; a place for many to stretch their legs.

The East Rim Wildflower Walking track runs 1.25 kilometres from the Visitor Centre to Warrawong lookout. In spring, the self-guided stroll is home to diverse florals, native plants and trees. The West Rim walking track (3.5 kilometres) is a great introduction to dramatic gorges and waterfalls, pristine eucalypt forests and lush greenery.


Experience Nature have partnered with Stefano Marvello to be able to offer a very special cooking opportunity. On Sunday 9 May 2021 they are offering mushroom foraging followed by a 3 hour cooking class at Stefano’s Burradoo Kitchen to learn how to use pine mushrooms in Italian cooking. This is a three hour cooking class and only 10 people can attend so places will fill quickly. You start the day in Penrose State Forest at 10am with our Local forager Jo from Quarter Acre Farm. Then after having learnt to identify, find and harvest fresh wild edible mushrooms you drive to Burradoo by noon to begin the class. Expect to wrap at 3.30pm at the latest. Cost is $195 per person and this is a self-drive tour. Click here for more details.


Yarrawa estate nestled their vineyard between the rugged escarpments of Kangaroo Valley for the temperate climate and rich volcanic soil which provides an ideal environment for viticulture. Visit them to try wines, seasonal fruits, nuts and preserves, all grown on the property. Click here for more details.


Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to make your own candles or just want a fun few hours away from reality in a beautiful barn located amongst the dairy farms of Gerringong, this workshop is for you.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy some bubbles and a grazing platter while you soak in the country and ocean views from the barn veranda. You might also like to choose from some of the many scents for your afternoon of candle and diffuser pouring. There are at least 20 to choose from.

You sit down at the large table and discuss tips and tricks, waxes, wicks, scents, and other candle-making info.  You then pour your own large candle, medium candle, small candle & a reed diffuser, all under guidance. This is all followed by a delicious afternoon tea catered by Lizzy from Willow Hill Cakes. Click here for more details.


Experience for yourself one of the most enjoyable, yet challenging, golf courses in Australia. Designed by Jack Newton, Kangaroo Valley Golf Course is one of the most beautiful courses in the Southern Highlands.

Originally designed by Jack Newton, the course has been extended to provide the discerning golfer with 18 holes of enjoyment on our Championship 71 par course. Although not long at 5775 metres from the backmarkers, the course is quite testing for even the best golfers with undulating fairways, testing greens and dams coming into play on quite a few holes. Golfers at all levels are catered for with 4 different sets of tees allowing you to play from the tees that you are comfortable with and which suit your ability. Click here for more details.


Mushroom Tours are back on Saturday and Sunday’s during the Autumn 2021 season. Learn about local mushroom species – Slippery Jacks and Saffron Milk Caps – and receive our take-home guide. After you harvest your mushrooms enjoy a cook up in the forest where you learn how to cook as well as taste our pine mushroom species with fresh local sourdough, make new friends, warm up with piping hot coffee, and this year we are adding in cool climate wine tastings as well to showcase some of the great local pinots in our region. It’s a wonderful day out. Click here to contact.


Bespoke Wine Focused Experience: In this exciting experience, a knowledgeable wine educator will come to you for a three-hour workshop of your choice. Choose from three engaging options: A ‘How’ To wine tasting session with a local grazing board, a food and wine matching experience by a local chef and sommelier duo, or a Wine 101 course. You’ll leave with plenty of new and interesting information about the world of food and wine during your South Coast NSW visit. Click here for more details.

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