ABOUT THE Venue AND HOW TO GET HERE
The Gangagruwan, Kangaroo Valley: The home of The F.O.C.K.
Australia's most scenic flatwater paddling venue and the Canoeing Capital of Australia. Just over 2 hours from Sydney and Canberra.
Gangagruwan. Always was, always will be.
Gangagruwan is the original name of the Kangaroo Valley for the Wodi Wodi of the Dharawal people. The surrounding country contain sites of great importance to Aboriginal people.
Canoeing capital of Australia
The Gangagruwan, Kangaroo Valley is Australia’s most scenic flatwater paddling venue. With a huge array of campsites and numerous arms of the Kangaroo River, Upper Shoalhaven River, Lake Yarrunga, and numerous small creeks to explore - a lifetime of paddling exploration can be done. Not to mention the white water play options in the Upper Kangaroo River and Lower Shoalhaven!
Canoeing and kayaking of course. But also amazing hikes, camping, mountain biking, pump track, hiking, camping, birdwatching, fishing, and more!
The venue is the gateway to the Morton National Park and Ettrema Wilderness. Two hundred thousand hectares of National Park which extends into other parks almost uninterrupted to the Victorian Border. A range of camping, and tracked and untracked adventures in this spectacular conservation area.
Aside from the natural wonders, the Gangagruwan, Kangaroo Valley has well-preserved architecture dating back to the 1800s and 1900s. The heritage-listed Hampden Bridge - Australia’s very first suspension bridge dating to 1898 - is also the "gateway to canoeing" in the valley.
Fitzroy Falls, Bellmore Falls, Carrington Falls. Three mind bogglingly beautiful vistas. Check them out.
It's a who's who roll call of Australian Wildlife! Wombats, wallabies, echidnas, kangaroos, Wedge-tailed Eagles, parrots and cockatoos, lyrebirds, bandicoots, possums, dingoes, snakes, honeyeaters, monitors (goannas), water dragons and of course platypus!