15 February 2016
Eating out: My favourite spot for a picnic is in the middle of either Penrose State Forest or Meryla State Forest at Fitzroy Falls.
Best brekkie: My favourite breakfast spot is at The Hospital Shop in Bowral for their haloumi burger.
Shopping tips: So many great shops around Bowral.. my two favourites are Rabbit Trap Timber and Berrima Village Pottery.
I love Bowral because: it’s so diverse, it’s around 700m above sea level, it’s only 40 minutes’ drive to the ocean and 1 hour from Sydney. I also love seeing all the great small businesses setting up shop here now – it’s the best it’s ever been.
What I love most about the Southern Highlands: The region as a whole has so many different producers growing everything from berries to dairy, meat, vegetables, nuts and even truffles!!! It’s unreal.
Romantic dinner: Biota of course.
Just for kids: Somewhere to take the kids in mushroom season is out to one of the forests to collect pine mushrooms.
Where to splurge: Stay the night at Milton Park in a beautiful old hotel with a lot of stories.
More to discover: There’s a lot I still don’t know about the region but that’s the best part – it’s undiscovered.