Capital Country

New South Wales

This area offers some of the best rural experiences of country Australia - the historic villages of Braidwood and Bungendore, colonial architecture and great food and wine. Braidwood, which has a superb example of a 19th century streetscape, was the first town in New South Wales to be heritage-listed. You'll enjoy exploring Bungendore's historic inn and art galleries. Just 10 minutes' drive from Canberra, the lively city of Queanbeyan revels in its sporting, cultural and artistic communities. The region has a range of stunning natural attractions such as Deua National Park, one of the state's largest natural forests, and Monga National Park. At Googong Dam, 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan, you can fish, canoe or sail.