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  1. Berrima Heritage Walk

    Berrima was established in the 1830s during a time of great exploration and expansion in New South Wales. In 1829 surveyor general Major Thomas Mitchell camped near the site of the present bridge over the Wingecarribee River while surveying…

  2. Wollondilly lookout

    Suburbia and city life couldn’t feel further away when you’re gazing out from this lookout at the magnificent mountain and lake views of Nattai National Park. Take in the incredible sandstone cliff ridges and eucalypt forests of the park. …

  3. Mount Gibraltar

    Mount Gibraltar at 863 metres is a collapsed volcanic core composed of very hard rock called Mount Gibraltar Trachyte or micro-syenite. 150 million years ago it pushed through the Hawkesbury Sandstone to form a high mountain now largely ero…

  4. Eling Forest Cellar Door and Cafe

    Eling Forest is nestled in the rolling hills of the New South Wales Southern Highlands. The cool climate allows for a long and steady growing season in which the grapes can ripen and develop, resulting in wine that is unique to Eling Forest…

  5. Cheese etc.

    Cheese etc. offers the finest in Australian and imported farmhouse and artisan cheeses. They also carefully source and select accompaniments, including crackers and crispbreads, chutneys, relishes, pickles, charcuterie and more. Cheese ret…

  6. Bay Tree Gallery

    The Bay Tree Gallery provides an opportunity to promote local artists and their work, while at the same time providing a unique shopping experience. The Bay Tree Gallery has two gallery areas. The first exhibiting works by many local and f…

  7. Nellies Glen Picnic Area

    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 waterfalls. Here, you can relax under the shad…

  8. Berrima District Museum

    The Berrima District Historical Society Museum is housed in an historic weatherboard cottage. The museum's collection includes an array of artefacts from the Southern Highlands. See the remains of the German built canoe and the work of in…

  9. Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve

    Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve, in the NSW Southern Highlands, is a great place for walking, picnicking, birdwatching and enjoying the tranquillity of this wetland area. A Southern Highlands wetland sounds unlikely, but it does exist. When B…

  10. Fairy Bower Falls

    The walk to Fairy Bower Falls starts at Gambells Rest Picnic area or Fairy Bower car park, Morton National Park, Bundanoon. The walk offers a huge variety of walks, views to wonderful waterfalls and picnic areas. Fairy Bower Falls takes you…

  11. Lovers Walking Track

    Connecting Echo Point picnic area with Bonnie View, this easy walking track offers a quiet 750 metre stroll through open forest, with scenic views as a reward at either end. Beginning behind the Echo Point picnic shelter, the track blooms i…

  12. Mount Carnarvon Walking Track

    Mount Carnarvon walking track connects Echo Point picnic area with an isolated hilltop lookout, offering terrific birdwatching and a place to have lunch afterwards. The view from Echo Point picnic area is memorable in its own right, but fo…

  13. Bangadilly National Park

    Located 20km from Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW at Canyonleigh, Bangadilly National Park offers opportunities for remote wilderness hiking, wildlife photography and birdwatching. Although easily accessible from nearby Bowral, Ban…

  14. Empire Cinema

    Empire Cinema is the oldest commercial cinemas in the country operating from 15 September 1915. It celebrated its centenary on 15 September 2015. A four-screen digital cinema screening first-release films, national theatre and met opera. I…

  15. Imperial Hotel

    The Imperial Hotel is located in Bowral, in the heart of the Southern Highlands and just 90 minutes drive from the Sydney central business district. The Imperial Hotel was built on history and styled for the new millennium. It provides en…

  16. Yarrawa Estate

    Yarrawa Estate Vineyard is nestled in between the rugged escarpments of Upper Kangaroo Valley, offering unmatched scenic beauty. This vineyard enjoys a temperate climate with rich volcanic and alluvial soils, providing an ideal environment …

  17. Mount Jellore Lookout

    Mount Jellore Lookout is located in the Mount Gibraltar Reserve, Bowral. It is regarded as the finest view on the mountain with the Mittagong-Bowral Road and the Main Southern Railway. In the far distance, the Nattai and Kanangra wilderne…