Tucked away between verdant valleys and the white sands of the south coast lies Kangaroo Valley.

Just two hours away from the centre of Sydney, it’s long-drawn travellers for its country-meets-coastal charm and miles-away vibe.

If a holiday in this pristine slice of Shoalhaven, New South Wales is on your bucket list, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of ways to fill your days and places to rest your head, whether you’re a group seeking a getaway or a fun-loving family.

Our portfolio of luxury properties across Kangaroo Valley has recently expanded so it makes perfect sense to provide our guide to the area… 

1. Weather

Kangaroo Valley Weather

Located in southern NSW and nearby to the coast, Kangaroo Valley experiences a temperature range between the high twenties in summer all the way down to single digits in winter. 

Summer in Kangaroo Valley 

From December to February, Kangaroo Valley experiences daily high temperatures averaging between 25°C and 26°C and nighttime lows between 15°C and 16°C. Be sure to pack sunscreen and a hat during this time. Summer is ideal for enjoying canoeing and kayaking. Paddle through beautiful escarpments and discover the amazing array of wildlife. Lake Yarrunga, Bendeela and the Upper Shoalhaven River are all great destinations from the valley.

Or cool off in the waterholes or Kangaroo River which winds its way through beautiful Kangaroo Valley. Word of advice – the river is not warm, and is in fact mostly ice cold!

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Creekside at barranca Kangaroo Valley

Spring and autumn in Kangaroo Valley 

Spring and autumn bring the most temperate climate, where the maximum daily temperature sits between a comfortable 20°C and 23°C, while the minimum is between 8°C and 13°C. The transitional seasons are perfect for surveying the native fauna, bush walks and hiking. The ‘Kangaroo Valley Loop’ is one of the Valley’s most popular hiking trails among experienced hikers, campers, and backpackers.  The loop take close to 12 hours to complete and is and 42.8km long. It is not one for the faint-hearted!

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View from Jacaranda Villa at barranca, Kangaroo Valley

Winter in Kangaroo Valley 

From June to August, Kangaroo Valley sees daily highs averaging between 16°C and 17°C and nighttime lows between 6°C and 7°C. While daytime temperatures are moderately cool, windy conditions can make it feel colder, with temperatures sometimes dropping to around to a brisk 11.8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Be sure to pack warm clothing, including a big jacket and a cosy beanie. It is the perfect time to take in the fresh winter air and enjoy some local wine by the outdoor fire pit or warm up by the indoor fireplace.

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Warm up by the fire pit – Aminya, Kangaroo Valley

2. Places to Visit

Best things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Explore the local foodie hot spots

If you’re looking for a chance to venture out and explore the local fare, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. In town, you’ll find The General Cafe, where you can indulge in  handmade, fresh dishes that feature locally-sourced ingredients. If you’re more of an on-the-go type, grab a pie from the bakery or an easy pick-me-up from the Hampden Deli. For a lunch or dinner dine-in option, local pub The Friendly Inn features a sunny beer garden and classic menu picks, as well as numerous events throughout the year, such as bonfire night, karaoke and, by day, farmer’s markets. 

The Friendly Inn
The Friendly Inn, Kangaroo Valley

Step into nature 

It would be a shame to visit Kangaroo Valley without heading out to explore its gorgeous environment. Kayak and canoe our beautiful Shoalhaven waterways, with Kangaroo Valley Adventure Company, Kangaroo Valley Kayaks or Kangaroo Valley Safaris, or head out on one of the Shoalhaven region’s many nature trails, including Hampden Bridge Bush Loop, Three Views Walking Track, Kangaroo Valley Historic Walk or, for more serious hikers, Griffins Fire Trail.

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Paddling Kanagroo River

Visit the Shoalhaven Wine Region 

Scattered around the Shoalhaven region are some of New South Wales’ best wineries – many of them award-winning. The Valley’s volcanic soil means that both red and whites are a specialty, so there’s something for every palate. Must-visits include Yarrawa Estate in Kangaroo Valley, Artemis in Mittagong, Two Figs in Berry, and Lyrebird Organic Winery in Budgong.

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Yarrawa Estate Winery

Grab dessert on the go

For an afternoon pick-me-up or something to save for later, stop by Valley Fudge & Teahouse, where you’ll find ice cream, stacked milkshakes, donuts, waffles and their famous fudges and brittles. Or, if you’re one for nostalgia, Sweet As Kangaroo Valley offers the charm of a humble, old-school lolly shop – as well as your choice of artisanal gelato, chocolate and, of course, lollies. A ‘must-visit’ destination in you’re visiting Shoalhaven. 

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Sweet As Kangaroo Valley – Kangaroo Valleys’ original Lolly Shop

Dine in with a private chef or catered meal 

Want to stay put? Save the takeaway for home time. No matter which Kangaroo Valley stay you choose to lay your head within, the Supercalla concierge team can arrange for talented chefs from Dine In by Brooke Silk to tailor and prepare a divine menu especially for your group.

Another local fave of ours is Caterina KV , who can provide par baked pizza bases or fresh dough for the culinary adventurous. They also make the most spectacular bagels and offer seasonal ‘pop ups’, so keep an eye on their socials and website for updates of happenings. If you prefer to dine in, visit their shop in town and enjoy a vino from their interesting wine list, to pair with a delicious burger or bagel.

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Caterina KV Home Catered Dinner Spread

3. Accommodation

Kangaroo Valley Places to Stay

Rea Rea Lodge

Just ten minutes from Kangaroo Valley’s quaint township, Rea Rea Lodge is a pet-friendly stay that sleeps up to 11 guests. Mountain vistas complete with a spectacular outdoor dining area, swimming pool and jacuzzi meet contemporary interiors – including a stacked stone fireplace – for the ultimate home away from home. Be sure to book ahead, as the property in high-demand.  

Rea Rea Lodge
Rea Rea Lodge



Lodge-style, timber-clad Aminya sits nestled on five acres of gorgeous forested land and sleeps eight guests. With private lake access, a heated pool and indoor fireplace, it’s a year-round getaway that will keep you coming back again and again.

Aminya Kangaroo Valley

Saddle Ridge

Set on 42 acres, you could spend almost an entire weekend exploring Saddle Ridge without ever departing the property’s boundaries. Elegantly decorated and luxuriously furnished, Saddle Ridge, which sleeps 10, is a cosy affair kitted out with a fire pit, heated pool, king bedrooms and spectacular views.

Saddle Ridge
Saddle Ridge

The Casa

The Casa was once a local art gallery, but has since become an incredibly chic 20-person holiday stay with magazine cred. Cosy fireplaces, a tennis court and plunge pool provide spaces to gather with guests, while considered design details make all the difference to your stay.

The Casa
The Casa


Beautiful barranca has been architecturally designed to perfection. Comprising of four villas that together sleep up to 24 guests, you will find yourselves surrounded by untouched bushland and gorgeous farm animals who love a visit from guests.

Jacaranda, Kangaroo Valley

the sticks

Soaring ceilings and ultra-modern, luxurious design are the hallmarks of the sticks, a stay nestled within one of the Valley’s many stunning scapes. Complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen, media room, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and five bedrooms, the sticks sleeps 10 comfortably (in hotel-quality linen, mind you). To really level up your stay, enquire about a private chef, who can serve you a meal best enjoyed overlooking the view.

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the sticks

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