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Braidwood is a small town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The entire town is heritage listed, and it features many buildings from the 1850s.


The Braidwood Hotel, which dates from 1859

Braidwood is a small and historic town on the road between Canberra and the Coast. It is a service town nearby cattle and sheep farmers, as well as forestry operators. It does support some Canberra workers who live a country life in return for a longer daily commute. It's also supports a tourist industry, with a few restaurants, pubs, hotels, and choice of accommodation — surrounded by parks and countryside.

Get in[edit]

Braidwood is situated on the western side of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales. It has no train station but can be reached by car from Canberra via the Kings Highway (approx 1 hour), Batemans Bay or Nowra (60 to 90 minutes drive) or Sydney (approximately 3 hours drive via Goulburn). It is a popular stopping point on trips between Canberra and the South Coast of New South Wales.

A daily bus service is available to and from Canberra and the nearest train station is at Bungendore, which is located about 50 km to the west of Braidwood.

Get around[edit]

Map of Braidwood

Braidwood is a small town, and can easily be covered by foot or bike. It does not have a public transport system, but there is a taxi service (Braidwood Taxis, ph: 0429 422 286).


  • Historic buildings Braidwood's many historic buildings are its main attraction for tourists.
  • 1 Braidwood Museum, 186 Wallace Street, +61 2 4842 2310. Fri-Sun 11AM-2PM. $5 adults, $1 children. This small museum is housed in a building dating from the 1840s.







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