The Southern Highlands are bursting with natural attractions that are ripe for exploration. Enjoy bushwalking through national parks or take in the breathtaking view from the Bowral Lookout.
Nature getaways in the Southern Highlands
Lush countryside, pretty gardens and national parks make the Southern Highlands the perfect country getaway.
In Kangaroo Valley, kayaking along the upper reaches of the Kangaroo River is lots of fun - stop along the way for a riverside picnic.
From Bowral it's a short drive to the top of Mount Gibraltar where you can admire the local area from lookouts, picnic spots and short walking tracks.
0.75km (one way) - 0.5 hour
Connecting Echo Point picnic area with Bonnie View, this easy walking track offers a quiet 750m stroll through open forest, with scenic views as a reward at either...
A Southern Highlands wetland sounds unlikely, but it does exist. When Bong Bong weir was constructed in the 1920s to supply water to Moss Vale, a lagoon and swamp area formed at that part of Wingecarr...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cecil-hoskins-nature-reserve
History may not have remembered Nellie so well, but one thing's for sure: she knew a good picnic spot when she saw it. Soak up the oxygen laiden air while being soothed by the sounds of nearby waterfa...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/budderoo-national-park/nellies-glen-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
When you pull up at Fitzroy Falls picnic area, you'll hear the waterfalls before you see them. It's a short walk to the spectacular Fitzroy Falls, where water plummets over 80m to the deep rainforest ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/morton-national-park/fitzroy-falls-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
11km (one way) - 24 hour
Griffins walking track offers a peaceful hike through the Yarrunga Creek Valley and up Meryla Pass. At 11km one-way, it can be attempted in a single day, but is best ...
1.8km (one way) - 2.5 hour
Although not a bushwalk for the faint of heart, Bundanoon Creek walking track offers great rewards for those who are fit and don't mind a steep climb. The walking t...