The ability to be able to drive for a long time is one of the 5 powers of living. Independence. Self-esteem. Adventure. City driving can become a real problem particularly big cities like Sydney. Braidwood and the slower pace is ideal for maintaining your driving ability for as long as possible.
For those without a car there is excellent daily services by bus to Canberra and Batemans Bay, as well as the train to Sydney from Bungendore.