Kan­ga­roo Val­ley magic

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - GROOVE -

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.

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