The long and short of escape? The Southern Highlands is a destination that covers both. Home to the charming, historic towns of Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Exeter, Robertson, Burrawang and Bundanoon, it’s a breezy 90 minute drive from Sydney. Roughly the same viewing time of a B grade film on Netflix and infinitely more enjoyable
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. Several walking tracks radiate from here and there is car parking, toilets, tables, picnic areas and shelters available.
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 track can be easily accessed from Boronia Street adjacent to the Hotel.
Bowral and the greater Southern Highlands are home to scenic walking trails of all degrees of difficulty, from a gentle countryside stroll through to a challenging hike up the mountainside to panoramic Bowral Lookout.
Bowral’s Largest Vintage Market offering the best in collectibles, antiques, vintage, industrial & gardenware.Dirty Janes Bowral is the largest Vintage, Antique & Collectibles Market in the Southern Highlands and is renowned as one of the most popular shopping destinations in the Highlands for locals and tourists, offering something for everyone. With over 75 dealers spread across 3 large warehouses. You will be amazed to find a impressive selection of items including furniture, garden ware, 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, edible and topiary plants, as well as garden ware & fire pits.
Suzie Anderson Home offers a beautiful range of French, Belgian & Hamptons inspired homewares including furniture, linens, candles, lighting and is an exclusive stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.
We are also home to the finest Tea Salon in the Highlands ‘Your Vintage Occasion’. Renowned for the best High Tea in town, serving freshly baked cakes and slices, soups, sandwiches and a selection of teas and coffee.
Be sure to put Dirty Janes Bowral on your list of places to visit when you’re heading to the Southern Highlands, it’s the talk of the town! dirtyjanes.com
Fun and entertainment for the whole.
A cricket experience like no other.
This new attraction incorporates innovative and interactive displays that will engage, entertain and inform you. 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.
Why not tour Bowral with the Bradman Walk?
The International Cricket Hall of Fame is a one-of-a-kind cricket experience!
With cutting edge technology, interactive touch-screens and much more, The International Cricket Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the game of cricket not just to the keen followers of the game but to all who wonder, what is cricket and why is it so important to millions of people around the world?
Cricket is Australia’s national summer sport and has become one of the most popular sports, for players and spectators, in the world. After your visit to The International Cricket Hall of Fame, you will have a deep appreciation of cricket, the game Sir Donald Bradman described as “the greatest character builder of all our sports”.
Visit our website for more information: www.internationalcrickethall.com
Adults – $20
Children (5 – 15 years) – $11
Family of 4 – $50
Senior/Concession and Groups over 15 people – $15
Come and try our wines with over 800+ medals and trophies, plus a range of local produce in the Cellar door.
Centennial Vineyards is located just minutes from the historic township of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, just over an hour south of Sydney. 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. Our wine has been acknowledged at wine shows, internationally and nationally, with over 330 medals won from trophy to bronze, all in our first 3 years.
Our vines are planted over 80 acres consisting of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdalho, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Currently we export our wines to Singapore, Korea, China, & USA. Our success is due to our commitment to producing quality wines at all costs.
Cellar Door Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm 7 Days.
Following please find a link for group bookings – a minimum of 72 hours advance notice is required for all group bookings.
We are also open to ‘out of hours’ options for group tasting experiences and ask that you contact us directly to discuss on 02 4861 8722.
"Group Wine Tasting"
This boutique art gallery in the heart of Bowral showcases work created by Southern Highlands-based artist Alan Walsh, who draws inspiration from vintage European poster art to create sophisticated, graphic illustrations for some of the world’s most iconic brands including Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, London Fashion week, Grey Goose Vodka and the Royal Flying Doctors. Elegant females juxtaposed against vibrant blocks of colour feature on large art deco style screen prints, taking you on an evocative journey to sun-kissed beaches on the French Rivera. Classic automobiles racing around luxury circuits such as Monaco and Le Mans will entertain the gentleman.
Founded in 1950, The Berrima District Art Society is a very active centre for the arts and prides itself on being committed to promoting and supporting the practice and appreciation of the arts in the Southern Highlands. A separate building on the grounds accommodates a variety of classes and workshops for adults and children. The workshops include painting in all mediums, general and life drawing, printmaking and many other subjects.
In 2010 a Sculpture Garden was developed to further enhance the BDAS experience.