7.4 out of 10

Bundanoon

Ranked 23rd best suburb in Illawarra
-34.6530441930754 150.298085999319
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"Hated the place"

Full of stuck up old people and rich holidayer's... ewww
Recommended for
  • Retirees
countrychick
countrychick Glad you don't live here now!
2yrs+
bagz
bagz There are roughly 2,000 residents in Bundanoon. How many of those did you meet to base your judgment on?
2yrs+
Brigadoon1
Brigadoon1 We see in others what we dont like in ourselves... hmmmm
2yrs+
Lancer1
Lancer1 What a nasty lot you are. People are entitled to their opinions, just the same as you.
2yrs+
AngusJW
AngusJW If you like your westfield shopping centres and clogged up roads better then please don't come back here.
2yrs+
lotusgirl
lotusgirl I dont like traffic or westfields :S I love country towns as long as they havent been invaded by rich do gooders... lmao
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Bundanonn town of daffodils and blossoms"

Compared to Sydney, there is no traffic congestion, clean air, sweet country scenery, beautiful flowers in the streets, I feel very happy here. There is a lot of cultural and artistic events in the highlands. I have started to learn horseriding, got a part time job, made some new friends, and feel very pleased we made the decision to buy and settle here. Great value in real estate.
Pros
  • Country village life
  • Surrounded by natural beauty
  • Within reach of Sydney
Cons
  • Bowral Hospital is only half an hour away, it is very good.
  • Train service should be faster.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small enough to be quaint, big enough to not be small minded!"

Pros
  • Country village life
  • Surrounded by natural beauty
  • Within reach of Sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"A nice little village, spoiled by old rejects from Sydney and Wollongong."

You can hear the creaking of old bones! After Woy Woy, Bundanoon is the second "above-ground-graveyard" in Australia. Smarty-pants lesbians and lycra clad push bikers invade on the weekends. I have lived in Bundanoon for ten years.
Brigadoon1
Brigadoon1 Wow how sad for you, dont get out much?? If after 10 years its not your cup of tea feel free to leave.... Having lived and worked here now for almost 5 years and meeting moslty young families with young children living and loving it here in this village, Im suprised after your comment that I havent been mowed down by pensioners on miniscooters or a crazed homosexual on a bike!!!
PS Im straight, dont creak and love the bejesus out of our village, misery guts should move along!!!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice country town"

Bundanoon is an idyllic small country town, with a full four seasons climate. Great place for gardens and great national parks nearby.
Pros
  • Country village life
  • Surrounded by natural beauty
  • Within reach of Sydney
Cons
  • Limited range of medical services
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Peace & Quiet"

Lovely clean town,quiet,friendly ppl with good facilities for a small country town.

Beautiful state forests with loads of activities happening in and around the town,great climate very English.

Ppl are friendly and would suit retiree's,families,artists and nature lovers.
Pros
  • Country village life
  • Surrounded by natural beauty
  • Within reach of Sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic village life nestled on the edge of one of NSW's largest National Parks"

If you are after clean air, no traffic, and an abundance of nature at your doorstep, then this is it. A friendly, active community provides plenty of opportunity to assimilate and make friends. For the occasional city fix there is easy access to Sydney or Canberra by train or freeway, and for the occasional ocean fix there is easy access to the beach via the beautiful Kangaroo Valley or Jamberoo. This is how life was meant to be.
Pros
  • Country village life
  • Surrounded by natural beauty
  • Within reach of Sydney
Cons
  • Limited range of medical services
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Heaven"

I moved to Bundanoon from Sydney 4 years ago. I commute everyday. It is beautiful to get on the Hume and come home to a country town. I still get home quicker than colleagues who live on the other side of the city! My kids are happy and are able to just be kids, safe on the streets.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
cassieangelini
cassieangelini Really? we are looking at relocating from sydney and thought Moss Vale was the place to be.....then I found bundanoon...omg its divine...I have 3 kids 5,8 and 10...can your help with some advice on where to move to in the highlands...please....cassie xxx
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Best Community In The Highlands Bar None!!"

My wife and I have lived and worked in Bundanoon for over 22 years. Both of us born in Bowral we moved here to escape what Bowral was becoming (even back then) an overcrowded mecca for the rich and effluent.
Bundanoon offers the last real community in the highlands; the people are friendly and always willing to get involved with community activities, sporting organisations, charities etc.
Yes the demographic is mainly in the 35+ age group with a relaxed and refined outlook on life which adds to the depth of community spirit and makes this a fantastic place to raise children in a safe, nurturing environment.
Bundanoon adjoins the Morton National Park and offers spectacular views, walks and recreation areas.
Situated within 1.5hrs of Sydney or Canberra, 1hr to Wollongong, Shell Harbour, Kiama, Nowra, 45mins to Goulburn, 30mins to Mittagong, 20mins to Bowral, 10 Mins to Moss Vale.
I can highly recommend Bundanoon as a peaceful, friendly and beautiful place to live with everything else just far enough away to make you really appreciate coming home.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Gem"

A lovely small highlands village with a great community spirit. Four definite seasons so gardens are beautiful at any time of the year. Lots of birdlife. Plenty of walking trails for the hiking enthusiast. Spectacular scenery. A great place for both young families and retirees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
oscar1
oscar1 What a load of fluff.
2yrs+
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