Bredbo is a quaint rural village located in the Monaro, the heart of Merino Country, and has retained its old world charm and the true nature of Australian rural life. The village began to support squatters’ runs established as Bredbow and Bridbot between 1848 to 1850. The Bredbo area prospered and was proclaimed a village in 1888. Bredbo became a bustling village with several shops servicing local residents and graziers.Bredbo boasts a number of historic buildings one of which is the Bredbo Inn. This was one of the main stagecoach stops on the way to the South Coast or Snowy Mountains and later as a stop for railway travellers. You can take a stroll for just a few minutes down to the Bredbo and Murrumbidgee Rivers where you’ll find some perfect spots for fishing or picnicking. Gold was discovered in the area in the late 1800s.