SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE
Are you ready to fall in love? Immerse yourself in this idyllic and charming region.
With quaint and elegant towns dotted right throughout, the Southern Highlands is oh so enchanting.
For the antiques and homewares lover, prepare for your heart to melt. For the culinaire, there are so many non-negotiables and if you can’t decide, wine and cheese is absolutely a meal.
Prepare to be dazzled and delighted by the magic of the Southern Highlands.
For an epicurean, this is a playground of quality produce. Many a well-acclaimed chef has come to the highlands to share their passion for food and love of the land. So, take a breath as you work your way through this mouth-watering list.
Flour Water Salt Bakery
Perfect takeaway spot - coffee and a pastry.
Because Baklava cheesecake is epic.
Middle Ground Coffee
Specialty beans and Bowral made bagels.
Lose yourself in the elegance of this gem. Arch windows, an artisan mural and Double Roasters coffee.
Burrawang General Store
Est 1867... immerse yourself in ye olde world and order the steak sandwich.
Exeter General Store
Where the locals devour breakfast. Maple, vanilla and thyme pears on a bed of granola anyone?
Farm to table. “Hand Grown. Hade Made”.
A paddock to plate tasting experience that will warm the cockles of your heart. Farm stall every Sunday.
General Store and Cafe
A fab option in this historic town and the... best... melting moment... everrrr. @general_store_cafe_berrima
Your Vintage Occasion
Located in the Dirty Janes Emporium, this is a vintage lovers high tea fantasy. Note to self - scones are on the menu.
Bendooley Estate Larder
Lunch served direct from the fields and pantries of local providores. A good salad or soup takeaway option for a picnic at Bradman Oval.
This cafe is just one big giant hug, from the brother and sister team who run to the show to the homemade food. You can taste the love in every bite.
Harrys on Green Lane
Floor to ceiling book cases, antiques en masse - your senses will be on overdrive. This is one establishment you simply cannot miss.
The Press Shop
Heart flutters for this beautiful space. Dine amongst vintage letterpresses.
2Park Rd Corner Store
A little off the beaten track and a solid option if you crave a toastie.
The Mill Cafe
Pies are the hero here and, a goodie with kids.
Jumping Rock Cafe
Cute lil’ rustic cafe with homemade goodness.
Burrawang Village Hotel
Soak up the atmos in this gorgeous outdoor setting.
OMG an absolute Roam fave. From the pink coffee machine, to the intricately decorated donuts, and the milkshakes that the lil’ ones will coin as ‘the best’.
Big love for these guys.
The Whey Cafe and Dairy Store
Baked Potatoes are the speciality! Alternatively, create your own platter at the Dairy Store, and graze the
Sutton Forest Inn
'The Sutton' is definitely one of the best country pubs. With a beautiful outdoor area overlooking the highlands, this is a great family option.
Berrima Vault House
This place is the epitome of chic. With a Spotify playlist designed by internationally renowned 'Playlister', the newly designed Vault House is the place to start your day or end your night. Absolutely must book.
When I say Frites and Cafe De Paris, you say... Oui.
Harrys on Green Lane
If you missed it for lunch , dine in for dinner on Friday or Saturday nights. A romantic option with a fabulous wine list.
Traditional Thai with a world class chef and shmick set up.
Mod Oz in a stunning setting. A great option for the lazy Sunday lunch.
Americano diner dreams of deliciousness. This place is all about pastrami/corned beef on rye with a side of fries and extra pickles (homemade). Roll in...cause you will be happily rolling out...
The cool climate of the Highlands is the birth place of the perfect drop. Paired back with a platter and picnic blanket, sit back, relax and soak it all up.
A vineyard, olive grove and tasting room, all set in an idyllic location
A slice of heaven...when a winery incorporates accommodation, a book barn and a dining option you know you’re onto something.
Park yourself on the balcony. Eat. Sip. Repeat.
If whisky or gin is your tonic of choice, this joint is worth a visit.
A Sunday visit will get you pizza, wine and good times.
Boutique winery. Cellar door by appointment only.
Southern Highlands Brewery
Craft beer and tappy hour.
Mount Ashby Estate
Boutique vineyard coupled with an antique store and French cafe. Ooh la la
Crackling fires, exquisitely maintained properties and beautiful vistas are synonymous with Southern Highlands hospitality.
Berrima Vault House
The Residence at the newly re-furbished Berrima Vault House is a beautiful option. Get in while you can...this place is lavish.
Bendooley Estate Cottages
Ahh the serenity. Perfect weekender cottages scattered throughout this property. This is a really beautiful option.
A picture perfect, cosy cottage for two. Close to the epicentre.
Bunya House Bowral
Heart-warming historic home. Stunning and stylish.
Milton Park Country House
The Rift Estate
On this rambling country estate lies ‘The Coach House’ - a luxurious converted stable perfect for a group.
A restored homestead resting on 170 acres of 100% pure country.
A Winter retreat you won’t want to leave.
A big white barn door and a gawwwjus farmhouse.
Set amongst a lush garden, this one is next level.
An elegantly designed, teeny tiny cabin nestled amongst farmland.
If homewares are your vibe, then bring an extra suitcase. In all honesty, the shopping here is too good.
The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop
An ode to the sweet spread.
Six Impossible Things
A cute giftstore paying homage to socks.
Berrima Village Pottery
Keep cup anyone?
Mrs Old Bucks Pantry
Stock your pantry. Condiments ‘r us.
Because it’s just rude not to mention the lolly store.
Berkelouw Book Barn
Position yourself fire side, order the pizza, sip a red and scour through the amazing selection of new and vintage books.
Suzie Anderson Home
Interior design fanatics be prepared to fall truly madly deeply. Workshops and masterclasses are a must.
Also located in Moss Vale.
Few and Far
A curation of exquisite treasures for your abode.
The Press Shop
Where the letterpresses go tinker tinker and bespoke stationery is born.
Dirty Janes Bowral
The birth place of eclectic. Get lost in the maze that is a vintage nirvana.
The Bronte Tram
Ornate pieces and one-off finds.
The South Store
The one-stop-shop for our fave brands.
Lydie Du Bray Antiques
An enchanting antique store in a whimsical setting.
Made by Others
Everything everything. Gifts. Cards. Candles. Art. Accessories.
Bowerbird on Argyle
Another dose of interior joy.
Raw craft. By appointment only.
Hunter and Gatherer Collections
Global homewares that you need (as opposed to want).
The Robertson Cheese Factory
Because cheese platters all need a place to start.
The Everything Store
Never before as an antique store been so beautifully curated. If colour coding gets you excited this place is definitely worth dedicating a few hours to. @_the_everything_store_
Frolic through the highlands for there is so much to do.
Highlands Grazing Co
If luxe picnics are your thang, then these are your peeps.
Giddy-up! It’s time to go galloping.
Paddock to plate tour for the carnivores.
We’re going on a truffle hunt. Gonna spot a big one. (June - August)
A vibrant hub of artisanry. Exhibitions. Workshops. Artists at work.
An outdoor market place featuring food, exhibits and a monthly farmers market. Jump online to order a bespoke local food and produce box - perfect if you are planning to cook from your AirBNB.
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