Traveling around this area regularly we live a good hour away but its an easy drive and has so much to explore, we often find ourselves heading out for day trips to explore this areas and surrounding sights. Besides the main road of quaint little shops, pub and museum and of cause the historical Hampden Bridge, its great to stroll down to the river to explore the natural surrounds and its wildlife. You can hire kayaks or canoes to paddle down the river, this is an easy couple of hours down the river where the owners of the kayak shop with collect you from down the river and drive you back.
There is a free camping spot at Bendeela on the banks of Kangaroo river, a popular picnic and camping area. This area has non powered site, flushing toilets, tap water, open 24 hours with no reservations. Activities include fishing, swimming, non powered boats, bush walking. No fires permitted and no pets. it can be very relaxing at a quiet time of year, but on holidays and long weekends it can get very busy. Bendeela is a beautiful nature reserve, the river runs along the reserve and the wild life is always present. We were lucky to see a wombat wandering down the path last visit, and a couple of large water dragons, plus many native birds.
The drive in and around this area is beautiful the roads through the national park has many areas to pull over and explore. Its peaceful and quiet. We came across a amazing river crossing where we pulled over and had a swim in the clear fresh water. Beautiful rock formations and amazing lookouts. Its the place to just enjoy the drive and you will always come across something amazing around the next corner that will catch your attention.