Taste cool-climate wines in rolling green vineyards, explore spectacular rainforest trails and marvel at cascading waterfalls. Only a short drive south of Sydney, the beautiful Southern Highlands region is the perfect escape. Relax in one of the region’s historic villages and find out why this area has been attracting visitors for more than 140 years.
A short drive southwest is the historic Georgian village of Berrima. Refresh yourself at the convict-built Surveyor General Inn. Nearby Mittagong is a picturesque town with fine colonial buildings and specialty stores. The picture-postcard village of Robertson was the setting for Australia’s hit film Babe. Stop for a delicious pie at the famous bakery.
From magical waterfalls in magnificent national parks to boutique wineries and cellar doors, there’s plenty to explore. For jaw-dropping views visit the stunning Fitzroy Falls in the Morton National Park or explore peaceful bushwalks, such as the Lovers walking track, connecting Echo Point picnic area with Bonnie View. Try one of these suggested road trips to make the most of your Southern Highlands experience.
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