Kangaroo Valley magic
EVERYONE has a special place, somewhere they escape to either physically or in their imagination, and mine is a pristine valley in the New South Wales Southern Highlands called Kangaroo Valley.
The little village of only a few hundred people, about two hours drive from Sydney or Canberra, is a step back in time with its breathtaking natural beauty and laidback atmosphere.
There’s only one pub, a small convenience store and a post office mixed in with a few art galleries and antique shops and whenever you step inside any of them it is like catching up with your long-lost neighbour, the one you actually liked.
The feature of Kangaroo Valley though is the environment, highlighted by the Kangaroo River’s crystal clear waters and the carpet of green that surrounds it.
Kangaroo Valley is particularly special to me because it is where my brother Gary loved to escape to, so I only have to think of the place and it brings back special memories of him.
If ever you are in Sydney and have a day to spare, I recommend you get yourself a car and get the hell out of there.
Go and discover Kangaroo Valley, where you will discover some of the most breathtaking scenery and can’t help but relax and appreciate what you have in life.
We could all do with a dose of that once in a while.