Home to beautifully preserved colonial buildings, the rural town of Bungendore nestles within a lush, green valley in Queanbeyan. It’s renowned for its gourmet produce and cellar doors, which are within a stone’s throw of the million-year-old Lake George.
Things to do
Visit the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, which showcases an impressive collection of wood art and contemporary furniture. Admire the hand-crafted sculptures, which are shaped from native timbers by some of Australia’s most-skilled wood artists.
Bungendore is known for its fresh produce and wineries and offers a range of enticing destinations where you can sample both. Head to the Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery to learn about their innovative farming methods or participate in a French cooking class at Le Tres Bon.
Ever wanted to go truffle hunting? Join the team at Turalla Truffles at the southern end of Lake George to hunt out these prized delights with their highly-skilled dogs. You can also shop for a range of sustainable regional produce and gourmet treats every Saturday morning at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market.
Snap a photograph at the Bungendore Railway Station, which first opened in 1885. It was made famous in the Mick Jagger version of “Ned Kelly” and also featured in the 1987 film “The Year My Voice Broke”.
Bungendore is 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra Airport and just over three hours’ drive from Sydney. The town is small enough to explore on foot and connected to Canberra by regular bus services.