"My Home Bundanoon NSW" Bundanoon by Adagio1

Bundanoon Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 83 photos

1818 to Now

The first official party to explore the locality was Charles Throsby's in 1818. Land selection began in 1861. Initially timber and later coal were the main interests as well as the housing for the railway workers. The rail link to Sydney brought tourism in the 1880s. Bundanoon lies in the outer perimeter of the Southern Highlands with an altitude of some 650metres. We are a rural town of around 2000 people. The distance from Sydney is 150kms and from the nation's capital Canberra 175kms. Bundanoon offers an invigorating mountain climate with four definite seasons. There are wonderful walks and the Morton National Park borders on the township. The inhabitants work hard at maintaining a village atmosphere and friendly welcome is offered to all visitors. As many home sites are of an acre in size we enjoy the space and freedom this affords. I cant think of a better place to live.

Bushland Setting

Being next to a national Park and a major escarpment has many charms and a few disadvantages. We get to know quite a lot of wildlife, some intimately and others just on a nodding acquaintance. Several times a day the parrots, magpies and a butcher bird come to be fed a supplementary amount of food. We get to feed the kookaburras when their natural feed is hard to find. The wombats and kangaroos take what they need when they need it as there is plenty of grass to go around.

We are surrounded by trees, mostly gum, which are wonderful but continually drop leaves and bark through all seasons and the occasional trunk and branch during storms.

Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe

This is where we go for the best coffee in the village. They also make great light lunches and snacks.

Bundanoon a hundred miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxed, peaceful, friendly atmosphere. Great climate, bushland setting.
  • Cons:Limited shopping, 65 kms or 40 miles from nearest city Goulburn
  • In a nutshell:The bushland town with that special something.
  • Last visit to Bundanoon: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Heh Wal....thanks for your note...Here's hoping you get to indulge in another lobster dinner tomorrow...BEST Birthday GREETINGS friend and continued good fortunes on your "Canadian Caper" :o)

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    Sep 19, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Looks like a really lovely town you live in, Wal :D

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    Hey Wal! I was curious to find out more about Bundanoon after reading your latest e-mail, thanks for the nice introduction!

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Some really fantastic animal photos on your pages, Wal! Cheers, Ed.

  • royalempress's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Bundanoon is my kind of town. Thanks for the nice email. Mike

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2009 at 3:45 AM

    Sounds like a lovely hometown. Hope your birthday is full of friends and laughter.

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Heard you are proactive down in Bundanoon - may the news spreads around and may you are successful! Regards, Marina

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2009 at 6:20 AM

    Last weekend we went to Berrima & Braidwood. Next drive down will be to visit Bundanoon. It looks worthy of visit. We are discovering the Southern Highlands-Thanks.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    Nice backyard you have with that visiting Kangaroo! (wallabee?) ...Norman :)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    Thinking of you guys tonight. Hope all goes well.

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