Tiny House, Big Views

After road tripping down the south coast in our camper, we headed to the small town of Braidwood for a few days at Bedervale Tiny house. Set in the middle of a 450-hectare property, needless to say, that the tiny house felt like spacious luxury after a week in our van.

With most of the national parks near Braidwood being closed because of the damage caused by the recent bushfires, we decided to hang up our hiking boots for a while and to really slow down to enjoy everything that Braidwood has to offer. We wandered around the shops, tried as many cafes as possible and spent a lot of time exploring around the beautiful property, befriending the cows (or at least trying to), catching up on reading, sitting by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoying the scenic views.

It was just so nice to enjoy each other’s company and to have some downtime together in such a quiet and relaxing setting.

We still managed to fit in a quick walk to the Big Hole in Deua National Park, which as the name states, is a very big sinkhole that is worth the detour and we can’t wait to go back when more parks open to fully explore this beautiful part of the world.

Things We Did

  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
  • Sunset
French it up at Provisions
I did not expect to find a genuine taste from home in Braidwood, yet it is what we found when we walked into Provisions, a deli and restaurant run by a lovely French family. While the restaurant/cafe is a traditional French “creperie”, the deli offers a range of Australian imported cheeses and antipasti, as well as groceries from international and local artisan producers. We had lunch there and were treated to delicious and authentic galettes.
A must stop to resupply for your perfect wine and cheese night around the fire!
Discover the Big Hole in Deua National Park
Located in Deua National park, which is around 40 minutes away from Braidwood, The Big Hole track is a short and fairly easy yet rewarding walk leading to an impressive 100 metre deep and 50-metre wide chasm. Starting at Berlang campground, we had to take our shoes off to cross the Shoalhaven river to continue on the track, which made for a refreshing stop on a hot day. Unfortunately, we didn’t bring our swimmers, but it would have been perfect for a swimming break. The track then continues through a gum forest and heathland, before reaching the platform looking out into the sinkhole. Once we got back, we had a picnic at the camping area and took the long way home via Araluen Road, which we would also recommend....
Coffee and Treats at Deadwood
Deadwood is a cafe but not quite in the sense that it also sells indoor plants, books, flowers and candles. The result is a quirky little haven, full of character and altogether gorgeous. It of course serves delicious Campos coffee but also sweet and savoury treats. We had a quiche there for lunch and could not resist getting some of their amazing cake to take away....
Bedervale walk and sunset
Bedervale is a huge property that is worth exploring. Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the views. And if you're lucky you may also be treated to a gorgeous sunset like we did!...

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