"BUNDANOON … Brigadoon??" Bundanoon by tiabunna

Bundanoon Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 83 photos

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Bundanoon is easy to find, it’s about half way between Canberra and Sydney, just east of the Hume Highway, tucked away in the hills of the Southern Highlands. It’s been a favourite weekend escape for Sydneysiders for over a century: particularly in pre-WW2 days, when travel was mainly by train and accommodation in guest houses. It seems that the village subsequently went into something of a decline for some years, but the area now has regained popularity as a day trip destination by road and as a relaxed residential area in a leafy rural setting.

We were simply passing through on our way to Kangaroo Valley, so this page gives only a quick snapshot. What has attracted visitors over the years is not just the pleasant feeling of the town, but the relative coolness of the Highlands and the natural attractions, in particular the nearby National Parks. In recent years the “Highlands” theme has been followed as a basis to hold Australia’s largest annual gathering of Scottish Clans. And many Australians can lay claim to at least one Scottish ancestor!

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  • In a nutshell:A pleasant little Southern Highlands hideaway
  • Intro Updated Feb 12, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2009 at 3:11 AM

    The Fitzroy falls are spectacular, they would be amazing with a lot of water going over! Its a very scenic spot going by your photos.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2009 at 5:28 AM

    lovely page - we used to live really close to here and i have had many a coffee in the bicycle shop (once I also bought a bicycle there) - so they had fires too in Feb!

  • pattypoo's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    OW!!! I forgot I had been to Fitzroy falls and Bundanoon will have to sort some pics out..Thanks for reminding me George.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    Another great page, George. LOL! You DO love your coffee! The Lyre Bird photo is magic. I am making a list for when Dad visits.Bundanoon is on it. Thanks

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2009 at 3:58 AM

    Little old towns like Bundanoon are always fun to explore - you never know what sort of quirky things you might come across! Morton NP has some wonderful scenes and your Lyrebird sighting was an extra bonus!

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Nice to see where Wal lives and you make it sound so much more exciting than he does :))

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    We always follow you on beautiful unbeaten paths, George, and on top of that a lyrebird! Merci.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2009 at 4:25 AM

    hi nice to come travellg around yr side of the world as u seem to enjoy doing the same this way!miss my driving around the Aussie sites!but nice to see yr lovely pics.flew over here once in an open back airforce plane &2 yrs ago flying back from Sydney...

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Very picturesque Fitzroy Falls!The Morton National Park seems to be so attractive for a trip. And you were happy to see it! Brilliant shot of a lyrebird. Thanks George for the virtual tour!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    I love the no horse photo! It is great to have a live recital by a lyrebird!

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