Day Trips

  • Tourist Drive- a round trip to Moruya and Bateman’s Bay following the DeuaRiver (1 hour to Moruya). Stop at the tourist township of Mogo and the privately owned Mogo Zoo. Swim at the fantastic south coast beaches. Go fishing. Enjoy seafood at Bateman’s Bay before returning through Braidwood or Monga National Park to us.
  • Big Hole- have an adventure in the DeuaNational Park walking to the Big Hole and Marble Arch ( 40 minute drive from Araluen to start point) The walk takes you to a deep chasm around 400 million years old.  It is 100 metres deep 50 metres wide. You might spot the resident lyre birds. The walk itself takes about and hour and a half for a round trip.’s-wonders/place-of-interest—around-braidwood.aspx

Big Hole from Top

  • Water wheel- Take a drive and picnic lunch to the historic water wheel at LowdenPark in Tallaganda State Forest ( an hour’s drive). Historic relics more than 170 years old are scattered throughout this park, including a waterwheel originally used to generate electricity for a logging camp during the 1830s. Good for bird watching.
  • Bungendore- Wander the many arts, craft and antique shops of Bungendore village ( 50 minute drive)
  • Mongarlowe- Take a picnic to Mongarlowe river picnic area. Walk through Penchance Grove. 10 minute easy boardwalk under a lush canopy White Waratahs are in full bloom in Oct-Dec
  • The Corn Trail- A challenging walk that needs some preparation. This is the original trail used by Aboriginal Australians as they made their seasonal travels between the coast and the tablelands. It was used a trade route in the 1800s to carry produce, mainly corn, from near the coast (Buckenbowra Valley), to early European settlements near Braidwood.