A tranquil urban escape speckled with colonial buildings, Braidwood is a historic town located at the headwaters of the Shoalhaven River. The area is known for its fascinating gold-rush heritage, boardwalk strolls and a picturesque collection of country pubs and antique shops.
Things to do
For a day out in nature, visit Monga National Park. Go for a leisurely stroll beneath the plumwood trees, embark on a challenging full-day hike through the temperate rainforest or take a scenic drive. You can also picnic on the boardwalk at Penance Grove or go horseback riding along the historic Corn Trail.
Learn about the region’s history at the Braidwood Museum. Browse unique artefacts from the earliest settlers, enjoy touring the section on the Clarke Brothers and check out the collection of Chinese memorabilia and personal items of Dr. Thomas Braidwood Wilson R.N.
If you’re a foodie, spend a day at Sully’s Cider at the Old Cheese Factory. Sample cider made from English and French apple varieties, indulge in seasonal produce and sign up for an apple pressing, cheese making or bread baking workshop.
Stop by the STUR gallery to browse exhibitions by local artists and designers that showcase vintage clothing, boutique stationery and handmade jewellery. Check out Lizzie Hall’s gold-leafed horse parade and the garden-themed pieces by the gallery’s director, Kelly Sturgiss.
Braidwood is located on the King’s Highway, linking Canberra with Bateman’s Bay. It is approximately 200 kilometres south-west of Sydney and the easiest way to get around is by car. There is also a daily bus service connecting Braidwood and Canberra.