An adventurer’s paradise
The historic village of Bungonia is the gateway to the the Bungonia National Park, celebrated for its beautiful views with effortlessly accessible lookouts and walking tracks to cater for all fitness levels.
Bungonia has an active Progress Association and Historical Society which run a number of village events throughout the year.
A Brief History
The Bungonia district was settled in the early 1820’s, with the Bungonia caves system (some of the deepest on the Australian mainland) being discovered in 1829.
In the early 19th century Bungonia was expected to become a major centre, with a plan for the village drawn up in September 1832 which included provision for a recreation area, schools and churches, a courthouse and other public facilities. However it subsequently proved unsuitable for intensive agriculture.
Most of the original population of the village was made up of convicts, ex-convicts or ticket of leave men and women working on four of five big properties.
While you’re here…
- Bushwalks, rock climbing and canyoning at Bungonia National Park.
- Fine Historical Buildings including St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church – the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia.
- Bungonia Village Park
- The Bungonia Lookdown