a cozy country getaway guide to kangaroo valley

Kangaroo Valley is such a perfect destination for a romantic getaway from Sydney. Joe and I were celebrating our 3 year anniversary this weekend and couldn’t have picked a better spot! We stayed at this stunning Airbnb in Upper Kangaroo Valley with one side of the house completely made of windows, opening up to a gorgeous valley view. Sharing all my tips below on how to eat, drink and explore your way through the NSW southern highlands in this Kangaroo Valley travel guide.

The view from our gorgeous Airbnb

It's a really sleepy area, with those historic country town type Main Streets that you’ll drive through on your way. You’ll find a handful of cute antique stores and book shops you’ll definitely want to pop into them to see their quirky charm. We even found a couple of cute items for our home! ✨

We loved all the cute antique stores nearby!

Theres a ton of fresh food, given there are farms surrounding this entire area. You’ll definitely find yourself really fresh food, farm to fork! Check out all my recommended spots below.

We celebrated our 3 year anniversary in this charming country town!

Another reason we loved this area was for the wine. We went to the cutest little winery called Yarrawa Estate. The sweet older couple who runs the place were so cute & kind. The cellar door is literally a converted living room in their home. The wine was good and they’re very generous with the tastings. You won’t find more country charm than this place!

Waking up to "moos" every morning

Finally, the ANIMALS! You all know I’m an animal lover by now, and I just loved waking up to animals since we stayed on a working farm. We saw cows, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeet, wombats, horses, sheep, and so much more both on our little farm stay as well as throughout a majority of the drive. You’ll find platypuses there if you’re patient enough to spot them!

From outdoorsy bush walks, waterfall hikes, and farm animals to relaxing baths, amazing views, and good wine, Kangaroo Valley is the perfect anniversary getaway. A+, will go again!

I think I can get used to the whole farm life thing!

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  • Fitzroy Falls - lots of walking tracks around this gorgeous waterdall

  • Upper Kangaroo Valley bush walks

  • Grandpa’s Shed - funky antique shop

  • Book Barn - swing by on your way back to Sydney for lunch! It’s a cute restaurant/cafe/winery x bookshop


  • Southern Pies - AMAZING fresh Aussie meat pies

  • The General Cafe - farm to table spot for breakfast or brunch. Pro tip: try the amazing scones with jam & cream, and grab a fresh loaf of bread to go.

  • Bistro ONE46 - casual dinner bistro (and one of the only spots to eat out in town!)

  • Hampden Deli - they offer cooking classes!


  • Yarrawa Estate - cutest low key winery $5 for yummy & generous pours & tastings. PS: they have 2 yellow labs 😍

  • The Friendly Inn Hotel - classic pub with live music (& the only pub in town)


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