At the peak of its renown in the 1930s as a honeymoon destination and a place where the gentry took the mountain air, Bundanoon boasted more than 60 guest houses. The popularity of the small Southern Highlands town might have waned since World War II, but it retains its magnetism as a weekend escape for jaded city folk.
Certainly, the stunning views offered by the rugged mountains and gorges of the Morton National Park have lost none of their allure.
The name of Bundanoon is said to mean deep gullies, and when the autumn mists roll out of the chasms the town takes on an almost Brigadoon surrealism in time for the annual Scottish celebration of the Highland Games Festival in April.
A holiday in Bundanoon can be as laid back or as energetic as you want it. Those hankering for the quiet life can lie back with a pile of good books and enjoy being pampered by their guest house hosts.
But if you fancy giving the old cardio-vascular system a solid workout you can bike or walk through the Morton National Park where a wide choice of trails that will introduce you to dramatic views and native flora and fauna, including nocturnal glow worms.