NSW’s Southern Highlands is characterised by its cool climate and picturesque landscape of nature reserves and national parks. The fertile soils of the Southern Highlands are known for producing vibrant flora, resulting in a number of exquisite gardens, and the growth of quality grapes, which have been used to produce award-winning wines. The region is also rich with heritage villages, walking trails, scenic lookouts and old world charm.
The Southern Highlands are home to dozens of charming towns and villages. Bowral, situated at the base of Mount Gibraltar, is the largest town in the region and also host of Tulip Time, one of the leading floral festivals in Australia. Bowral accommodation options range from basic stays to the luxurious, with choices including hotels, motels, lodges, apartments, cottages and more. Self-contained accommodation options are handy for those who wish to self-cater during their stay, while Bowral’s bed and breakfasts are great for those who would prefer waking up to a freshly prepared meal and some friendly conversation.