The Friendly Inn Kangaroo Valley

7 Fun Things To Do In Kangaroo Valley In April

Whether you’ve travelled from down south, up north or inland, a stay at barranca opens the door to a wealth of natural wonders, delightful small businesses, fabulous eateries, and family- and couple-friendly activities.

It’s little wonder that this gorgeous slice of paradise nestled between Southern Highlands and NSW South Coast is buzzing with visitors year-round, but as the leaves begin to turn and the weather cools off, autumn brings with it some of our favourite events.

Here are our favourite tried-and-tested things to see, eat and do if you’re visiting Kangaroo Valley in April.

Visit the farmer’s markets

Not much beats a mosey through the farmer’s market, basket in hand, poring over fresh and local produce. Set amidst the eucalypts and against a backdrop of craggy mountains, Kangaroo Valley’s markets, held from 9am until 1pm on the second Sunday of every month, spotlight the region’s best meat, fruit and vegetables, herbs, eggs, preserves and pastries. In April, the markets will be held on 14th April at 159 Moss Vale Road, behind the pub.

Head out for a morning drive and coffee 

IV Coffee Co
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Less than a half hour drive away is the popular and bustling Berry, a country-coastal town known for its slow living and fashion boutiques, beautiful vistas and cafes. Stop in and update your wardrobe and homewares to mark the new season, and grab a coffee from IV Coffee or pastry from Milkwood while you’re there. 

If you’re looking to stay within Kangaroo Valley, a must-visit is the General Store, for freshly baked sourdough bread, handmade cakes and sweet treats, and they’ll look all your coffee cravings.

Experience nature from the water

Now that the sun’s rays have lost their harsh edge, spending time outdoors is more pleasant than ever. It’s no secret that visitors to Kangaroo Valley are exposed to some of the most beautiful nature on the planet, and one of the best ways to soak it in is from the water. Located conveniently next to Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley Kayaks sport both kayaks and canoes for you to float down the river in. 

If you’re staying at barranca, a fifteen-minute walk from your villa is an amazing fresh running water creek where you can sit in the natural rock pools.

We don’t allow vehicles down the creek and the walk home is all uphill (and not for the faint-hearted!). If you would like to be taken down or picked up please ask our Caretaker who would be happy to drive you down in the ute, which is quite the experience.

Whatever you choose, it’s an adventure you’re unlikely to forget! 

Tackle one of the many trails and tracks

It’s all in the name: Kangaroo Valley is a valley, afterall, so it should come as no surprise that you’ll find some absolutely breathtaking tracks and trails here. One of the most popular is the Three Views walking track, which takes you by native flora and fauna up to three cliff-edge viewing points, each boasting a totally unique outlook.

Spend an afternoon – or evening – at The Friendly Inn

Every small country town needs a small country town pub, and The Friendly Inn is the Kangaroo Valley’s. Established in 1892, it’s one of the region’s oldest hotels – and evidence of its longstanding history can be found everywhere; from its iron lacework and charming facade to its reputation amongst locals and visitors alike. If you’re up for a bit of extra fun, the hotel’s monthly karaoke night will kick off on Saturday 27th April at 8pm.

Immerse yourself in local history

Pioneer Museum
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If the day has brought rain, or you’re simply keen on getting to know the area’s history, child- and group-friendly Pioneer Village Museum is a must. Take a picnic, explore the over seven-hectares-worth of bushland and wander through the dairy, forge, school house, settler’s cottage and museum – all of which are all either original, or built to the exact standards of the era.

Treat yourself


The time for self-care is always. As part of your stay at barranca, we offer the addition of a Wellness package. Experience forest bathing or go wild swimming before settling in for your choice of facial and botanical massage on-site.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Kangaroo Valley promises an unforgettable getaway filled with charm, natural beauty, and endless opportunities for exploration. 

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