The beautifully-preserved village of Gundaroo is a popular place for visitors. Lying in a fertile valley with rich grazing land on the upper reaches of the Yass River, Gundaroo retains all the elements of a typical 19th century Australian township.
Gundaroo’s major attractions are a number of historic buildings still in use today that were constructed between 1860 and 1890. A range of building styles and materials including slab huts, wattle and daub, stone and locally-fired brick is on display.
The Royal Hotel (1865) now houses an award-winning restaurant, Grazing, while the old Commercial Hotel (1872) now trades as the Gundaroo Colonial Inn. Fully-restored and recognised as one of the country’s best historic hotels, this establishment has remained in continuous operation, holding its colonial wine licence for the past 130 years.
Coffee and pizza is served in the Cork Street Café, once the local police stables and lock-up.