Today’s drive started in the town of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I headed down the Hume Highway from Sydney bright and early on my day off with a plan to have a nice breakfast in Bowral and then run across through Fitzroy Falls, Kangaroo Valley, up over Berry Mountain and then down into Berry.
Breakfast started at the lovely “Hunger Therapy” cafe on the main street of Bowral. This is a regular breakfast stop for me when driving or riding in these areas, food is always great, good coffees and a friendly smile.
After leaving Bowral I headed out of town to Fitzroy Falls, this first section is pretty straight forward, just beautiful country highway roads with a little trucking traffic but relatively free. The autumn morning was so crisp, clean air, blue skies and the land is quite lush through there at the moment.
Fitzroy Falls was absolutely spectacular, a short walk out to the viewing platform and the falls are right there. I must admit that I’m a chicken when it comes to heights, so i had my wobbly legs on as I walked to the edge of the lookout. Haha.
Even if you are only passing through, Fitzroy Falls is a must!!
After leaving Fitzroy Falls I grabbed a quick coffee at an old Service Station called “Falls Cafe”, the meat pies smelt amazing but having only just had breakfast the coffee will do.
From the Falls cafe, my next stop was in Kangaroo Valley itself. The roads start to get windier and steeper and loads of fun, and then as you turn to cross the river you get your first sight of the beautiful old bridge called Hampden Bridge.
The last leg of this drive was from Kangaroo Valley, via Kangaroo Valley Road, across Berry Mountain arriving to the Highway just South of Berry. This section of road was super windy and single lane, but was also quite a rough road, plenty of pot holes but still buckets of fun and plenty of smiles.
To learn more about this drive from Bowral, through Kangaroo valley to Berry, watch our video below.
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