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

Historic Towns, Villages & Museums

Golf Courses

Hire Cars and Taxis

Art Galleries


Restaurants & Cafes

Pub Food


Cellar Doors

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