Local Attractions – Bowral & Southern Highlands guy@thevisualtype.com.au June 7, 2022

Gateway to the beautiful Southern Highlands

Hiking pack, stilettos & a mahogany armchair

The Southern Highlands is a popular tourist destination offering holidaymakers and weekend visitors an abundance of attractions and things to do. Home to the magnificent Fitzroy Falls in the Morton National Park, the local area features numerous hiking trails through pristine wilderness. Head out for the day to explore the historic townships of Berrima, Bundanoon and Sutton Forest or cosy in and acquaint yourself with the vibrant cafe and local food scene. Pack the stilettos and sports jacket – the Southern Highland is celerbrated for its award-winning restaurants, bars and wineries.


Step into the wonders of our backyard

Centrally located in the township of Bowral, Gibraltar Hotel is your stepping stone to exploring the wonders and attractions of the beautiful Southern Highlands.


Boutique retail, antiques, markets & more...

Scenic views overlooking Bowral

The Bowral Lookout provides a scenic view overlooking Bowral, the Wingecarribee River Valley and Moss Vale. Mount Gingenbullen and the Cuckbundoon Ranges (near Goulburn) can be seen in the distance. 

Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Ninety Acre Hill Summit

Gibbergunyah is a reserve for public recreation and for the preservation of native flora and fauna including eucalypts, woody pear (which resembles the waratah in foliage), kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. The Gibbergunyah Walking Track can be easily accessed from Boronia Street adjacent to the Hotel and includes a steep climb up the Gang Gang Track and sublime views from Ninety Acre Hill summit.

Trove of treasures, antiques & collectables

Dirty Janes Bowral is the largest vintage, antique and collectables market in the Southern Highlands, with over 75 dealers spread across three large warehouses. You will find an impressive selection of items including furniture, antiques, ornaments, paintings, collectibles, jewellery, vintage clothing and decorator items. The Potting Shed located in the courtyard will inspire green thumbs with a fabulous selection of espalier, topiary and edible plants, as well as garden ware and fire pits.

Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Our home to cricket

Fun and entertainment for the young and old. A cricket experience like no other. This new attraction incorporates innovative and interactive displays that engage, entertain and inform. Recent cricket footage from around the world, touch screen kiosks, fascinating memorabilia and the ability to join the cricket commentary team are just a few of the exhibits that will keep you entertained for hours.

Award-wining winery, restaurant & cellar door

Centennial Vineyards is located just minutes from the historic township of Bowral. This premium cool climate vineyard at over 760m in altitude (in winter snow is possible) ensures grapes ripen slowly with enhanced flavour and intensity. Slow ripening together with fastidious attention to viticulture and low cropping levels, results in premium quality fruit, creating wines of elegance and distinction.

Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Photo courtesy Destination Southern Highlands
Art, exhibitions & artists studio

Located in the Southern Highlands township of Bowral, the Bowral Art Gallery hosts weekly and fortnightly exhibitions of local, emerging and established artists. “The Gallery is incorporated under the Bowral & District Art Society, which has grown from small beginnings to become a thriving centre for the arts. Along with a lively exhibition calendar, the property also houses purpose-built working studios with professionally tutored day and evening classes supporting all genres of artmaking including painting, drawing and print-making.”

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