For sport fanatics, The Bradman Museum is a must-visit in Bowral, established in the small town from which Don Bradman hailed. The Museum takes visitors on a fantastic cricketing journey, reliving great moments with rare film footage, photos and memorabilia. Tours of his childhood house at nearby 52 Shepherd Street are also available by prior arrangement.
Vineyards and Wine Tasting
The Southern Highlands cool climate is ideal for grape growing and the region produces some exceptional wines and is known for varieties such as Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. With over 60 vineyards in the Southern Highlands region, the most picturesque cellar doors where you can indulge in some local tastings and also grab a bite are Bendooley Estate in Berrima and Mount Ashby Estate in Moss Vale. Explore more of the best wineries in the Southern Highlands here.
Southern Highlands Festivals and Events
Southern Highlands has a packed calendar of festivals events including the annual Tulip Time where the town of Bowral bursts into bloom with tulips in Corbett Gardens and private gardens across the region. The quirky PieFest is a celebration of all things ‘Pies’ in the Southern Highlands including pie competitions, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more.
Shopping and Antiques
Each village within the Southern Highlands has its own unique street appeal and style when it comes to shopping and boutiques. Bowral is the region’s hub, with a thriving main street, plus two developments that top and tail the street filled with creatives. The Mill with its artisan food stalls and Ms Peacock Fine Chocolates is at one end and The Acre including Dirty Jane’s for vintage and antiques and the ultra-pretty Bespoke Letterpress at the other. Nearby, Moss Vale is the mecca for homewares including renowned Suzi Anderson Home for a curated collection of country chic homewares and gifts.