Braidwood Country House and Garden Weekend


May 4 – 5 2024
Once Only
Braidwood NSW 2622
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Visit an array of spectacular country gardens and historic houses in charming Braidwood, hosted by the National Trust Women’s Committee.

Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, midway between Bateman’s Bay and Canberra, historic Braidwood is listed on the Register of the National Estate and was the very first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.

Located within the Yuin Nation, on Walbanga Country, Europeans arrived in the 1820s and the town was surveyed in 1839, taking its name from a major landholder, Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Gold was discovered in 1851, tripling the population and transforming the town. Many goldrush buildings survive to this day, making the town an ideal base for exploring the region.

Now, the region is renowned for the production of fine wool, beef cattle and fat lambs. Mining has recommenced and the town’s colonial charm has attracted a wave of new residents.

Experience this charming town for yourself as you explore historic houses that will transport you back in time and stunning gardens bursting with autumnal colour.



  • Sat 4 May 2024
  • Sun 5 May 2024

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Terms & Conditions – Caroloke Competition

  • Entry is free.
  • Only one entry per person whether you are an individual or in a group.
  • Categories are: Primary School, High School, Adults – Individual, Duet or Group.
  • There will be amazing prizes from local businesses for the winner in each category.
  • Your performance must be a Christmas Carol that is no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Your performance must not contain any explicit language.
  • Please note, this is not a religious event.
  • Entrants must also not be professional singers. If you are a professional singer, please contact the events team on 0481 007 012 to book your performance.
  • Registrations close Friday 8th July 2022 at midday.


  • All entries can be dropped off at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday 7th July 2023 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • You can only enter once in each category. i.e. 1 x Christmas Cake & 1 x Gingerbread House in your age group.
  • Cakes and gingerbread houses must not exceed 30cm in height, width and length.
  • All care will be taken while on display but we will not be responsible for any damages.
  • Cakes & gingerbread houses will be judged on decoration only.
  • All entries will be judged on Friday evening 7th July 2023 and winners will be announced at midday on the main stage on Saturday 8th July 2023.
  • All entries will be on display at the event in the building behind the Grand Stand.
  • A photo will be taken of the winners and their creations for promotional material.
  • Collection of yours entry can be done from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 8th July unless previously organised with the QPRC events team.