Exeter, 7 km north of Bundanoon and 720 m above sea-level, is a quiet highlands settlement which is known as ‘Little England’ because of its trees, private gardens and climate. The first European settler in the area was James Badgery in 1821 and the town was established in 1889. This thriving village is home to a large number of English style estates, a picture postcard historic stone church and country railway station, both of which could have been lifted straight from the pages of an Agatha Christie novel. Today it is a pleasant spot for a stroll. St Aidan’s Church of England (1895, enlarged 1903) has some fine stained-glass windows is a MUST SEE. There are also a couple of very gracious houses set well back from the road and approached by gravel drives which reach back from handsome entrance gates.
Exeter’s cafe destination. – Exeter General Store
Friendly service, great coffee, wholesome country-style menu, indulgent cakes and fresh scones. Cafe combines with a gourmet food store and local post office in the rustic ambiance of an old general store. Browse a large selection of second-hand books and local gourmet products, newspapers, milk, bread and other essentials. it’s worth making the time to visit what’s become a worthy local institution.
Cnr Bundanoon Road & Exeter Road
OPEN 7 DAYS
Cafe: 7:30am to 4:30pm weekdays & 8am to 4.30pm weekends
(lunch served daily, full breakfast from 8.30am weekends)
Exeter Village Markets
A country market with a vibrant community of over 40 sellers, producers and makers in one of the most beautiful settings in the Southern Highlands. This indoor and outdoor market has something for everyone from plants, pates, preserves and pastries to handcrafted homewares, fashion, jewellery and pre-loved wares. There is ample parking, plus a children’s playground for young ones to get active.
Sally Corner Wines
Sallys Corner, a boutique vineyard with award winning Southern Highlands wines, the newest and most modern in the Southern Highlands. This wine is named after Sally who is an historical figure well known for her colourful business adventures in Exeter. Experience the taste of southern hospitality.
St Maur Southern Highlands Estate
The charming converted old dairy, now cellar door of St Maur Wines estate, nestled in among the vineyards off Old Argyle Road. St Maur is comprised of a total of 180 acres of which 16 acres are planted to classic grape varieties. St Maur has a selection of classic vinifera grapes ranging from traditional Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to Chardonnay. At the cellar door, you get a taste of St Maurs premium LOT 41 collection along with the Saint Series range, a nod to the treasured animals at St Maur.
Outside of the main towns of the Southern Highlands, no other town or village has such a wide range of shops and services as Bundanoon offering locals and visitors alike the convenience of shopping without needing to leave town.
Take a leisurely stroll down the picturesque tree lined main street, popping into unique and exciting gift and craft shops where you can while away hours searching for that special something or that ”one of kind” gift you’ll find nowhere else.
Perhaps a coffee and cake in one of our country style cafes before purchasing local meats and treats for dinner? While you’re here, be sure to sample one or more of our superb cool climate wines available in town.