"FULL OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS - THIS IS BRAIDWOOD" Braidwood by balhannah
Braidwood Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 236 photos
Located between Canberra & Bateman's Bay
Sitting on a plateau above the south coast and in the southern tablelands
is the historic town of BRAIDWOOD. This area was first settled by white settlers, with the help of Convicts in the 1820s. The town boomed during the goldrush of the 1850s but today remains the rural centre of a Beef & Sheep farming area.
Many of its buidings from the boom days still stand and many have been restored.
Braidwood has been used as a setting of the Australian movies, such as Ned Kelly (starring Mick Jagger), The Year My Voice Broke and the recent
remake of Dad and Dave.
There are also three State Forests and three spectacular National Parks close by. Braidwood is centrally located for bushwalking experiences in the Morton, Budawang and the Deua National Parks.
As you drive from Batemans Bay to Braidwood, you ascend the magnificent
Eastern Escarpment, having great views across to the coast and of the forests of the escarpment itself. We were told, "It's a lovely scenic drive, not for us though, as this section was foggy and we couldn't see a thing!
Well, looks like a return trip in the future to see what we missed.
I loved Braidwood, as I love looking at the historic buildings of the past, and learning about them.
Spend some time and have a good look around, don't just pass through!
And..........if you want something to eat, then try the Braidwood bakery, the food is good!
- In a nutshell:Well worth stopping and doing the town walk.
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