Bungendore is a small village about 40 minutes drive out of Canberra on the Kings Highway link to the NSW South Coast. The town is graced with a number of craft shops, notably the extensive Bungendore Wood Gallery, and is a favourite browsing ground for both Canberrans and tourists.
A network of backroads offers an interesting range of diversions such as the Lark Hill Winery and the old mining village of Captains Flat.
Bungendore has a selection of tearooms and coffee shops and the historic Carrington Hotel restaurant on the main street is rapidly gaining a reputation as the in-place to dine.
The little town also hosts various festivals during the year and celebrates its close links with the land with the Bungendore Show in January, the Country Muster in February and a rodeo in October.
These traditional links to the past and the land are apparently appealing to more and more Canberra people who are choosing to move to the bush and commute to their offices in the national capital.