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South Coast Leisure Times : Autum 2016
www.southcoastleisuretimes.com.au South Coast 19 Kangaroo Valley Welcome to the friendly town Valley’s talent with timber Trip back in time Kangaroo Valley is sheltered by national parks and nature reserves that preserve the superb escarpment scenery and the special feel of the valley. Though Kangaroo Valley village is in a hollow, it is far from sleepy. It has history but it is very up to date. Long a popular tourist destination, the Valley is now actively encouraging sustainable tourism, a very appropriate concept for a place whose history, inspiration, landscape and life is so linked to the surrounding bushland. Kangaroo Valley was the first mainland town to be plastic bag free. It was also the location of the first Repower Shoalhaven community-funded solar power project. The group developed a nine kilowatt donation-based solar power system for the Kangaroo Valley Community Centre. Visitors to the valley have many options. There is plenty of physical action - walking, canoeing, bike riding, horse riding, swimming and fishing. There is also a great range of bushwalking in the surrounding national parks, Mor ton, Budderoo, Budgong, and nature reserves, Kangaroo River, Cambewarra Range and Barren Grounds. There are two big music and ar ts events in the valley each year, the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival and the Folk Music Festival. And of course there is wining, dining and simply relaxing amid magnificent scenery. Established in 1984, Kangaroo Valley Woodcrafts is known for its Australian made wooden products from more than 60 Australian woodworkers in 70 different woods. The shop has an extensive range of rocking horses, doll houses, bowls, chopping boards, puzzles and toys. For children, there’s a wide range of toys and cubby furniture, traditional toys such as hobby horses, wooden trains, and one of Australia’s largest range of rocking horses, doll houses and puzzles. There’s plenty for adults too, including wooden fruits, burl coffee tables, mirrors, clocks, bowls and the best-selling chopping boards. These come in 12 sizes and styles. As a tribute to Kangaroo Valley’s history as a main source of Australian red cedar, there’s an exclusive range of jewellery boxes, solitaire, dominoes and bowls in this timber. Preschool and infant teachers will be thrilled by the huge range of wooden jigsaw puzzles. Kangaroo Valley Woodcrafts is open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm. Kangaroo Valley’s Hampden Bridge is a suspension bridge opened in 1898. Gavin busy keeping up with demands for unique products at Kangaroo Valley Woodcrafts. The Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum will host two Pioneer Days on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 . Open from 10am to 4pm each day this is an event not to be missed. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available at the village during Pioneer Days but no barbecue facilities. Visitors will see demonstrations of pioneering techniques, like sheep shearing, butter making, cow milking, blacksmithing, leather work and more. There will also be great exhibits as well as a chance to play traditional games. Kangaroo Valley Woodcrafts AAll Australian Made ~ Many Made Instore • More than 70 timber species used • Largest display of wooden toys • Aboriginal art and souvenirs • Gifts and Homewares See more than 1000 products online www.kangaroovalleywoodcrafts.com.au Award winning rocking horses exclusive to store 4465 1002 • Open 7 days Kangaroo Valley (Opp the ‘Friendly Inn’) AW1323366 AW1786509 • Breathtaking views over the Shoalhaven coastline • Three luxury Studio Cottages • Double spa, log fire & kitchenette • Queen Room with en-suite in the main house • Fabulous cooked breakfasts & gourmet dinners • Beautiful gardens - enjoy native birds & wildlife P: 4446 0509 www.barefootsprings.com.au Barefoot Springs B&B Cambewarra Mountain ★★★★ AW1786521 Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley Phone: 02 4465 1877 • Fax: 02 4465 1413 RELAX PIONEER MOTEL PIONEER MOTEL • Modern facilities • Rated HHHH • Underground parking • Swimming pool • Easy stroll to a variety of shops and cafes in a country village in the heart of the Valley ... AW1320034