Proclaimed in 1837, the township of Bungendore quickly became an important crossroad linking Goulburn, Braidwood, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Cooma. Many of the most important buildings – the post office, an Anglican Church and the Bungendore Inn – were constructed in the 1840s.
Bungendore is a friendly, historic village in Country NSW, 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra and 3 hours south-west of Sydney. This traditional Australian country town with a relaxed bush village atmosphere is set in a pretty green valley in the NSW Southern Tablelands.
The town offers numerous specialty shops and old stone, brick and timber heritage buildings, providing an evocative glimpse of 19th-century life in rural Australia. Discover art, craft and antique shops in the Bungendore Village Square and browse the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery for sculpture, craft and furniture.
If food and wine take your fancy, Bungendore has several wineries for you to visit – sample the fine local wines at a variety of the award winning cool climate wineries in the region. If you crave the great outdoors, there is an abundance of natural attractions further afield in the Queanbeyan area – don’t miss Googong Foreshores or Monga National Park.
There’s a small but charming selection of accommodation in town, and many more places to stay in the surrounding area.