Southern Highlands

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Considered a country region, the Southern Highlands is known for its abundance of heritage buildings, historic landmarks and natural wonders.

Adored by many for its ‘old world charm’, the main townships of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale have a variety of antiques stores, boutiques, country markets, open gardens and trendy cafes to explore. Bowral is also known for its landmark attractions Bradman Oval- home to famous cricketer Don Bradman and Corbett Gardens, the location of the annual Tulip Time Festival.

Or just 10kms from Bowral is the quaint town of Historic Berrima. Home to historical buildings such as the Berrima Gaol and Courthouse and Harpers Mansion, Berrima is a village that thrives with heritage.

The Southern Highlands is also known for its cool climate wines. So when in this region, a tour and taste of some of the region’s award winning blends is a must!

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  1. Visit a working farm
  2. Go on a winery tour
  3. Enjoy boutique shopping in historic Berrima

Getting There:

Drive By Car

  • From Sydney: 90 minutes via the M5 Motorway. Or the scenic route along the South Coast via Kiama and the Jamberoo Valley, travel time approximately 2 hours.
  • From Canberra: 90 minutes via the Federal and Hume Highways.
  • From Wollongong: 50 minutes via Macquarie Pass.

By Train/ Rail

  • From Sydney: 2 hours travel time from Central Station CBD.
  • From Canberra: 2 hours travel time.
  • From Wollongong There is no direct train line from Wollongong to the Southern Highlands. Instead a Countrylink Coach departs regularly from Wollongong Railway Station, travel time: 80 minutes. 

By Bus

  • From Sydney: 2 hours travel time.
  • From Canberra: 2 hours travel time.
  • From Wollongong: 80 minutes travel time.

Climate of Southern Highlands

Team Activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering, Wilderness rescue
  • Cooking classes
  • Working farm tours
  • Wine tasting and wine education
  • Abseiling or rock climbing
  • Aboriginal cultural tours
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Murder mysteries, live music game shows, super hero quests and other indoor activities. Contact a local team building company for more details (see Southern Highlands event suppliers).

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