Surrounding Bungendore are some lovely towns and villages well worth visiting during your stay in Bungendore. They range from a short 20 - 40 minute drive from Bungendore, which can be visited directly, or as part of your travel plans across the Kings Highway, within the Capital Country or along the Poacher's Way.
At the end of this section is a detailed map of the surrounding towns. Below is some information about some of these lovely nearby towns, villages and attractions.
The beautiful Lake Bathurst is an attractive tree-lined village surrounded by farm stays and B&Bs. Tours of the fuel stores, lake and the nearby Woodlawn Bioreactor are available by prior arrangement for groups. Be sure to ask about the nearby WWII fuel stores. Eleven kilometres along the Braidwood Road from Lake Bathurst lies the village of Tarago. The village boasts a number of historical buildings, particularly the Anglican Church, the Railway Station dating from 1884, and the Loaded Dog Hotel established in 1848.
There are a range of attractions worth visiting at Captains Flat. The Captains Flat Hotel houses the second longest bar in the southern hemisphere. The entrance to the Lake George Mine, buried when the mine was closed, was uncovered again in early 2006. You can view of the Mine Site as it is today. The Outsider Coffee Lounge and Gallery. The Outsider Restaurant, situated in the main street, is one of the most popular restaurants in the region.
Lake George (or Weereewa in the indigenous language) is a lake in south-eastern New South Wales, about 30 minutes drive north-east of Canberra along the Federal Highway heading towards Sydney. Lake George has long had a reputation for mystery. It's an unusual place where the water comes and goes, and it draws visitors to its vast, wind ruffled surface. Lake George is a phenomenon. It has been known to disappear virtually overnight.
Think twice before simply driving through historic Braidwood. This gracious Village is located 48 km south-east of Bungendore. Braidwood offers grand examples of 19th century buildings in Braidwood's main street, while 1950's workers' cottages are sprinkled throughout the side streets and in the surrounding villages.
Braidwood offers heritage trails, scenic drives, historic gardens, fishing, outdoor adventure sports, with rugged mountain ranges, wild rivers, awesome forests and unlimited "off the beaten track" territory to explore.
Bungendore and surrounds, is home to several cool-climate wineries in the area, including Lark Hill, one of the pioneers of Bungendore’s wine-growing industry. Throughout Bungendore, Wamboin and Lake George, vignerons produce fabulous wines, and there are plenty of award-winning restaurants and great wine bars in and around the historic villages of Gundaroo and Collector, where you can relax and meet the locals.
Some of our wineries in the district – including Lambert’s, Millimani, Koonaburra, Affleck and Madew Wines – produce chardonnay, semillon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot, muscat and riesling.
To incorporate Bungendore into your next holiday plans, you may also like to visit the following sites:
Copies of the Guide are available from businesses around Bungendore.
You can also download and print your own copy here. Once printed, it can be folded into your own handy guide.
Please do let businesses know that you found them in the Guide!
The 2017-18 Bungendore Directory is now available
Copies of the new 2017-18 full colour Bungendore Directory are being distributed to all homes and businesses in the local area.
Thanks so much to Sharon Rasker, John Salmond, Linda Williams and Juliet Dowling for their efforts in bringing this project to fruition.
An electronic copy of the Directory can be downloaded here.
2016 Business Excellence Awards
The BCCI held its AGM and 2016 Business Excellence Awards on the 9th September. The following awards were presented to the worthy winners:
Business of the Year – Royal Hotel
Accepted by David Mac Laren on behalf of Scott and Lara PrestonPresident’s Award – Bungendore Weekly
Accepted by Sharon Baxter-JudgeService Excellence Award – The Big Green Cup
Accepted by Linda Brown and Vicki CannonTrade Services Award – CTM Backhoe and Truck Hire
Accepted by Lyle and Sue MontesinCommunity Award – Priceline Pharmacy
Accepted by Glenys Daniel
Congratulations to all award recipients and nominees.
We have a Facebook Page!
The Bungendore Chamber of Commerce now has a Facebook page….yes, it has finally happened!
On our page you can find out about our meetings, courses and workshops, Chamber news as it happens and other relevant information.
Just search Facebook for Bungendore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
Member Survey results
All members are invited to read the Key Findings from the 2015 Member Survey which are being used to inform the BCCI Strategic Plan for 2016. Once again, the Executive Committee extends its thanks to all members who responded to the survey and provided invaluable information and insights on member views and priorities.
Optimised search results for the BCCI website
To provide a more dynamic and searchable online directory of member business, the BCCI website was recently optimised to ensure anyone who searches online for services in Bungendore will now find the relevant Chamber webpage on the first page of their search results. For example, anyone searching for 'Bungendore restaurants' will see a direct link to the Chamber's restaurant page on their first page results. The same will hold true when people search for other categories such as accommodation, shops and galleries, professional services etc.
This new feature provides even more reason to take advantage of FREE member advertising on the BCCI website! If you haven't already done so, simply send your business name and contact details and a few words about your business – along with your logo and up to three photos – to email@example.com
New local newspaper – the Bungendore Weekly
Those who were saddened by the recent demise of The Bungendore Mirror, will be please to hear that a new local newspaper, The Bungendore Weekly is about to commence production. This new, free paper will be community and business orientated and edited and produced locally. The BCCI Executive Committee urges all members to consider supporting the paper through advertising to ensure its success.
BCCI will be contributing to the newspaper by way of our regular monthly news update and will also be advertising the 2016 Business Directory in the paper. To arrange your own advertising in the Bungendore Weekly, or to obtain more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon Baxter-Judge on 0419 025 533.
Abbeyfield – looking for community support
Further to the Abbeyfield presentation given by Peter Blematl at our May General Meeting, the Abbeyfield project is progressing. The project will deliver a much-needed home for seniors in Bungendore but is not government funded, so Abbeyfield are now asking the local community for support. To contribute to the Bungendore Abbeyfield project, please visit their crowd funding page.
To learn more about Abbeyfield and the great work they do, you can view this Youtube link, visit the Abbeyfield Facebook page, or come along to the Bungendore Community Christmas Party on 6 December and have a chat to the folks from Abbeyfield at their stall.
Invitation to Chamber members – increase your web presence free of charge
All BCCI members are entitled to advertise their business on this website at no extra cost. All you need to do is provide a short blurb about your business, along with 1-3 images. If you've already advertised on the website, now is a great time to review and update your details. Simply email your new entry or updates to email@example.com.
Don't miss this opportunity to increase your web presence and complement your entry in the 2015 Bungendore Business Directory. We look forward to seeing you on the BCCI website!