The Area

Situated halfway between Canberra and Sydney and a stone's throw to the Illawarra and South Coast, the Southern Highlands is the ideal location for get away holidays, family celebrations, corporate events and conferences.

The climate offers four distinct seasons of springtime open gardens and an abundance of fragrant spring blooms of lilac, lily of the valley and bulbs, then warmer summer days and balmy nights, followed by magical autumn colours to winter open log fires in the cooler months. Restaurants specialise in fare prepared with produce from the area matched with local cool climate wines.

For the latest information visit Destination Southern Highlands for an up to date list of events in the Southern Highlands. Following are some recommendations for attractions, eateries, wineries and abundant festivals.

Tourist Attractions

Bradman Museum and the International Cricket Hall of Fame
Tulip Time in Corbett Gardens, annually October
Bong Bong Picnic Races, annually November
Brigadoon in Bundanoon, annually April
Winterfest at Bundanoon, annually July
Wombeyan Caves
Li-Sun Mushroom Tunnel Tours, bookings required
Fitzroy Falls
Berkelouw Book Barn, Berrima
Thirlmere Train Museum
Robertson - The Pie Shop, The Cheese Shop
Kangaroo Valley & Berry

Historic Towns, Villages & Museums

Berrima - Museum, Harpers Mansion & Courthouse
Burrawang - General Store, Pub
Sutton Forest - The Everything Store
Exeter - General Store
Bundanoon - Antique Shop, Glow Worm Glen, Bicycle Shoppe

Golf Courses

Mt Broughton
Gibraltar Country Club
Moss Vale Golf Club
Highlands Golf Club, Mittagong
Bowral Golf Club

Hire Cars and Taxis

Southern Highlands Taxis
Highlands Chauffered Hire Cars

Art Galleries

Sturt Gallery
Milk Factory Gallery
Berrima District Art Society
Gallery Ecosse Exeter
Southern Highlands Arts Festival & Studio Trail


Empire Cinema, Bowral
Mt Gibraltar Lookout and Trail

Cellar Doors

Centennial Vineyard
Howards Lane
Cherry Tree Hill
Cuttaway Hill

Local Markets

Bowral Public School - 2nd Saturday
Mittagong Markets - 3rd & 5th Saturday
Berrima Schoolyard Market - 4th Sunday
Burrawang Easter Market - Easter Saturday
Moss Vale Farmers Market - 4th Saturday
Bundanoon - 1st & 3rd Sunday

Antique & Homewares

Antique Centre, Mittagong
Superb Design, Mittagong
Hunters & Collectors, Mittagong
Lydie du Bray, Braemar
Dirty Janes, Bowral
Bronte Tram, Bowral
Sally Beresford, Moss Vale