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The picturesque Araluen Valley is home the historic gold mining town of Araluen, nestled amongst the Great Dividing Range. Just 26 kilometres from Braidwood, the road to Araluen meanders down the valley walls until you reach the village, peacefully nestled amongst endless greenery. The hotel is open for meals or a drink and the camping ground down by the river attracts nature lovers in the warmer months. Try your luck in gold panning or fishing. Enjoy a bush walk and reminisce of the days when there were 4,000 people in town and 26 hotels. The two cemeteries in town provide a glimpse of days gone by and the hardships that the residents endured. In its heyday, around 1852, Araluen had produced 2839 kilograms of gold.