Fan of pies or not, Kangaroo Valley Pie Shop is still worth a visit. Choose from savoury pies like steak and mushroom, creamy chicken or hot chili con carne, or opt for sweet with a warm and doughy apple pie. To further satisfy any other sweet tooth cravings, head to Kangaroo Valley Fudge House and Ice Creamery to pick up a fudge slice or brittle bag or Kangaroo Valley Bakehouse, which has pastries, as well as pies and freshly-made bread.
For something more substantial, swing by The Friendly Inn Hotel, one of the oldest pubs in the region, or The General Café where you’ll find seasonal and Instagram-ready fare. Jing Jo Café and Restaurant is where to go for authentic Thai, also made with local ingredients, as well as with herbs and veggies from the kitchen’s garden. Maddison’s In The Valley is open every day of the week for breakfast and lunch. Check Hampden Deli | Dining & School’s website in advance for special dining events, or simply drop by for supplies for an at-home cheeseboard.
With rich volcanic soil ideal for viticulture (grape-growing), Kangaroo Valley also produces some delicious drops. For a taste of them, visit the only winery in Kangaroo Valley proper, Yarrawa Estate Vineyard, which sees the growing of citrus, apples, macadamias, pecans and walnuts, too. Further afield, in Berry, a 30-minute drive away, is the sprawling Silos Estate, where you can book in for a tasting experience, complete with a grazing platter.