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Local Attraction

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NSW

The Southern Highlands embracing the towns of Berrima, Bowral, Bundanoon, Fitzroy Falls, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Robertson and Suttons Forest is one and a half hours from Sydney, one and a half hours from Canberra and one hour from Wollongong.

The highlands has a country garden atmosphere, with wonderful flora for most of the year and offers public parks and numerous private gardens. Spring bursts into bloom, with new life and the colour of widlflowers and tulips. Summer days are long and warm and winter cool,crisp and invigorating. Autumn in the highlands is ablaze with orange, red and gold.

A most beautiful part of the country you can go for a brisk walk, enjoy the chill in the air and restful sleep. Just breath the fresh air; a most precious commodity.

Beautiful surroundings, harmonious blending of modern and colonial architecture. Antiques, craft, interesting and adventurous shopping abounds in the towns and villages linked by country roads and highway.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Historic town of Berrima with its old Court House and charming shops.
  • Many fine buildings include Throsby Park - Moss Vale, School House Museum - Bowral, Harpers Mansion - Berrima and Burrawang General Store.
  • Bundanoon and Fitzroy and Belmore Falls touch the northern tip of Morton National Park with its spectacular escarpment and walks.
  • Wombeyan Limestone Caves are a winding but spectacular 65klms drive from Mittagong.
  • Popular walks for bird lovers. Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve by the Wingecarribee Wetlands of Moss Vale Road.
  • Rainforest lovers enjoy strolling in the Robertson Nature Reserve.
  • Mount Gibraltar, home of some spectacular views over Bowral and beyond.
  • Festivals include Mittagong's Dahlia festival (February), Tulip Time (in late September/early October) and the Autumn Garden Festival (early May).
  • Bong Bong Picnic Races (November).
  • Bradman Museum, Bowral.
  • Golf clubs, tennis courts, horse riding and other sporting activities abound.