Gundaroo is a small historic village, an example of a typical 19th century Australian village. Its unique character, constructed in the period 1860-1890, is special because it does not suffer from urban sprawl. Situated in the Yass River valley, Gundaroo is a typical century-old township surrounded by a gently rolling countryside and distant wooded hills. The main street is mostly preserved in its original character, with building styles and materials including slab huts, wattle and daub, stone and locally fired brick. The National Trust has defined the village as being of historic significance and it has been classified as an Urban Conservation Area.