Bundanoon Travel Guide

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Bundanoon Things to Do

  • Walk the main street

    Photo 1: Soldiers Memorial HallPhoto 2: The Bundanoon Community QuiltPhoto 3: Main street, Bundanoon Photo 4: Sign at the station. How are horse riders to catch the train?Photo 5: Fire truck passing Ye Olde Bicycle ShoppeBundanoon isn’t large, but I was told that the main street ”has some interesting shops” (it turned out that Pauline actually...

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  • Have a coffee

    Our top priority was to have a coffee at Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe. It’s been there for many years and, while the main subject of conversation once may have been “how are your spokes?”, it’s now “how do you want your coffee?” ! Yes, coffee culture is alive and well in Bundanoon and they do a fine job of producing a flat white here! More specifically,...

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  • Walks and Bicycling

    Bundanoon is just a wonderful place for people who love to walk. There are serious bush walks through Morton National Park. Do let the ranger or someone responsible know where you are going and when you expect to get back. Around the village there are many short walks an unusual one is to the Glow Worm Glen. At the end of this walk you come to an...

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  • Walks and Bicycling

    Bundanoon is just a wonderful place for people who love to walk. There are serious bush walks through Morton National Park. Do let the ranger or someone responsible know where you are going and when you expect to get back. Around the village there are many short walks an unusual one is to the Glow Worm Glen. At the end of this walk you come to an...

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  • Badgery's continued

    The opening shot gives you a good indication of the carpark there though it doesn't show the toilets which are convenient but not all that well maintained.The next shot is a telephoto looking down to the river which you can access by walking the spur trail (pic 4). It's a fairly strenuous walk so unless you're fit you wouldn't want to descend the...

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  • Wildflowers

    The spectacular overview of the Shoalhaven River looking from Bungonia Gorge down towards the coast is well worth a diversion as shown in the previous tip.There's more to look at than just that however and the dimunitive wild flowers that dot the Australian bush scene are on view here though somewhat sparse around the lookout itself.It never ceases...

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  • Canyon land

    There was a lookout on the map that looked enticing. It was somewhat south of Bundanoon and its name was Long Point. Apparently it has better facilities than the one I ended up at because it's in the Morton National Park.In fact, the one I ended up at had little publicity for that very same reason. What was even sadder was that I asked at least...

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  • Sunrise Point

    I'd tried to get a shot here the first time I came. Cloud, rain and drifting mist served to negate this option. All that after I'd risen early. I wasn't happy.A lookout with such a name must be a worthy sight I imagained.In truth, when I returned in more favourable circumstances, it was just an average lookout. Worth a stop but not much more. I...

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  • Mount Carnarvon

    This is your classic Aussie bushwalk, albeit a relatively short one. We were a little put out to see people coming back who said it was too much for them but, as one of them required a cane, we realised eventually what had happened.It transpires that there's a steepish tricky section of bush steps but it can be traversed by anyone who can walk...

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  • Echo Point

    This is one of the lookouts quite near Bundanoon, in the national park whose entrance can almost be seen from the CBD.This is quite easy to get to as the road goes right there and you don't have to walk other than alighting from your vehicle and stretching your legs.It's one of the better viewpoints in the area, in fact I'd suggest it is the best...

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  • Open by name, open by nature

    Open House of Bundanoon boasts a fantastic selection of gifts for all occasions.From homewares to linen, including a great range of children's puzzles and toys. This is your typical touristy arty crafty type place of the kind you come to expect in the Southern Highlands.Don't forget, bring your credit card.

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  • Will the last one out please turn off...

    Bundanoon Pottery & Gallery is basically the last shop in THE block that is the CBD of Bondanoon. Unfortunately, despite its enticing appearance, there was no-one in attendance the day I was there and subsequent attempts to glean information have proved fruitless.It's either a very successful business that doesn't need to advertise or someone who's...

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  • An experience to treasure

    I'll quote you here from an email I sent at the time:"When I returned up the steps and back to the motorhome where I’d left Rosemarie I was removing my footwear when I heard so many birds I had to stop and listen to their raucous cries. Currawongs, whipbirds, wrens, kookaburras and at least half a dozen others were nearby. However, it was when I...

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  • Architecture

    Around the traps there's titbits of interesting architecture.This attractive two storey place is near the easternmost railway bridge, though its days as a restaurant are obviously gone. The marks left by this use make it very photogenic however and the renovated classic cottage on the other side of the tracks was also attractive but for the...

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  • The colour of Bundanoon

    There are some lovely colours around in Bundanoon, most notably in spring when the bedding blooms appear and the cherry pink and apple blossom white make their presence felt, along with the magnolia (pic 2).In the forest other plants stand out, most notably the wattle (pic 3) and, if you keep your eyes peeled, mossy growth on the sandstone...

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  • The forest cathedral

    This spot had "wow factor" written all over it. The problem was, how to get to it. Though it was clearly visible from the trail, access to it was difficult and definitely only for the adventurous at heart. Getting a few clear photos wasn't going to be easy and that was reaffirmed during my scramble up the precipitous slope, littered with ferns and...

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  • The Steep Track

    On the way down I'd noticed the trail was semi-blocked at a few places but none was more dramatic than the one shown here. A block of sandstone (left of pic) had cascaded down the slope, crashed into the tree (where I'm pointing) and come to rest adjacent to the collision point. Above it there was a cleared section of bush clearly denoting the path...

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  • The Steep Track

    As I indicated earlier, the Fairy Bower Falls track links up with the Steep Track. On my second visitation I walked straight down the oh-so-appropriately-named Steep Track.This is not a place for the faint of foot or those recovering from knee operations. Not only is it seriously steep, but in a couple of places a step is missing and you have to...

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  • En route

    The first shot shows where the trail heads off into more difficult sections, as distinct from the steep but relatively easy portion that takes you to the most photogenic area of the falls. It is where you head off along the lower escarpment to link up with the appropriately titled Steep Track, more of which you can read about in my later tips.The...

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  • The Old Cycle Shop

    What a neat place. This cafe is, in part, still a bike shop, though one suspects that coffee means more in terms of business returns these days.Still, it's very atmospheric and the sort of place I tend to support, especially when you see the tempting range of cakes they have inside.There's also a challenge listed on a large hoarding on the inside...

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  • Happy trails

    I had stopped in the middle of the forest in my motorhome, hoping to hear animal noises, see glimpses of stars through the trees and wake up to a sunrise view over the gorge. What happened was rain, rain and more rain. It drizzled all night and throughout the next day. From the lookouts all one could see was drifting misty clouds and little else...

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Bundanoon Restaurants

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    by Adagio1 Updated Jul 6, 2011

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    Bundanoon is not known, at the time of writing for its culinary excellence. Far better to drive to Bowral or Berrima where there are many fine restaurants. Of particular note is the Journeyman whose classic modern Australian style will suit most palates. This restaurant can be found in Boolway Street Bowral.

    NOW CLOSED another good restaurant has gone.

    Favorite Dish: Fillet of beef with Oxtail meat inside puff pastry rolls.

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Bundanoon Off The Beaten Path

  • Find a lyrebird

    We had not walked far from the Fitzroy Falls when there was an unmistakable sound: a sort of metallic ratcheting, interspersed with loud clicking and various birdcalls, all running together in random sequence without pause. This was almost too good to be true – but we were treated to an excellent recital by a Superb Lyrebird (Menura...

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  • Fitzroy Falls

    Fitzroy Falls are one of the main attractions in the Morton National Park and also a the site of a major office of the National Parks Service. There is a good carpark (parking costs $3A), an visitor centre with a good display and sales outlet for park-related materials, plus a good coffee shop. All in all, it’s an impressive start to a visit.From...

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  • Morton National Park

    Bundanoon is almost on the edge of the Morton National Park, though we didn’t visit the area closest to the town . It rather seems that part of this Park was declared a nature reserve in the 1800s. Now it is one of the largest National Parks in NSW, taking in the southern end of the Sydney sandstone region (think of plateaus, cliffs and gorges as...

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