Southern Highlands Travel Guide

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE

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INTRO

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.

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EAT

BREAKFAST

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.

BOWRAL

Flour Water Salt Bakery
Perfect takeaway spot - coffee and a pastry.
@flourwatersaltbakery

Allumer
Because Baklava cheesecake is epic.
@allumer_coffee_and_eatery

Middle Ground Coffee
Specialty beans and Bowral made bagels.
@middleground_coffee

Plantation
Lose yourself in the elegance of this gem. Arch windows, an artisan mural and Double Roasters coffee.
@plantationcafebowral

BURRAWANG

Burrawang General Store
Est 1867... immerse yourself in ye olde world and order the steak sandwich.
@burrawanggeneralstore

EXETER

Exeter General Store
Where the locals devour breakfast. Maple, vanilla and thyme pears on a bed of granola anyone?
@exetergeneralstore

ROBERTSON

Moonacres
Farm to table. “Hand Grown. Hade Made”.
@moonacreskitchen

 

EAT

LUNCH

BERRIMA

The Loch
A paddock to plate tasting experience that will warm the cockles of your heart. Farm stall every Sunday.
@theloch

General Store and Cafe
A fab option in this historic town and the... best... melting moment... everrrr. @general_store_cafe_berrima

BOWRAL

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.
@your_vintage_occasion

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.
@bendooleyestatelarder

Cafe Annesley
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.
@cafeannesley

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.
@harrysongreenlane

The Press Shop
Heart flutters for this beautiful space. Dine amongst vintage letterpresses.
@the_press_shop

2Park Rd Corner Store
A little off the beaten track and a solid option if you crave a toastie.
@2parkroad

The Mill Cafe
Pies are the hero here and, a goodie with kids.
@themillcafebowral

BUNDANOON

Jumping Rock Cafe
Cute lil’ rustic cafe with homemade goodness.
@jumpingrockcafe

 

SIP

LUNCH

BURRAWANG

Burrawang Village Hotel
Soak up the atmos in this gorgeous outdoor setting.
@burrawangvillagehotel

MOSSVALE

Highlands Merchant
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.
@highlandsmerchant

ROBERTSON

The Whey Cafe and Dairy Store
Baked Potatoes are the speciality! Alternatively, create your own platter at the Dairy Store, and graze the
day away.
@thewheycafe_robertson

SUTTON FORREST

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.
@suttonforestinn

 

EAT

DINNER

BERRIMA

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.
@berrimavaulthouse

BOWRAL

Grand Bistro
When I say Frites and Cafe De Paris, you say... Oui.
@grandbistro

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.
@harrysongreenlane

MITTAGONG

Paste Australia
Traditional Thai with a world class chef and shmick set up.
@pasteaustralia

MOSS VALE

Birch
Mod Oz in a stunning setting. A great option for the lazy Sunday lunch.
@birch_restaurant

Bernies Diner
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...
@badassbernies

SIP

SIP

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.

BERRIMA

Peppergreen Estate
A vineyard, olive grove and tasting room, all set in an idyllic location
@peppergreenestate

Bendooley Estate
A slice of heaven...when a winery incorporates accommodation, a book barn and a dining option you know you’re onto something.
@bendooleyestate

BOWRAL

Centennial Vineyards
Park yourself on the balcony. Eat. Sip. Repeat.
@centennialvineyards

JOADJA

Joadja Distillery
If whisky or gin is your tonic of choice, this joint is worth a visit.
@joadjadistiller

MITTAGONG

Artemis
A Sunday visit will get you pizza, wine and good times.
@artemiswines

Tertini
Boutique winery. Cellar door by appointment only.
@tertiniwines

Eden Brewery
Ale.
@eden_brew

MOSS VALE

Southern Highlands Brewery
Craft beer and tappy hour.
@taphouse_shbrewing

Mount Ashby Estate
Boutique vineyard coupled with an antique store and French cafe. Ooh la la
@mount_ashby_estate

SLEEP

SLEEP

Crackling fires, exquisitely maintained properties and beautiful vistas are synonymous with Southern Highlands hospitality.

BERRIMA

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.
@berrimavaulthouse

Bendooley Estate Cottages
Ahh the serenity. Perfect weekender cottages scattered throughout this property. This is a really beautiful option.
@bendooleyestate

BOWRAL

Dunrana Bowral
A picture perfect, cosy cottage for two. Close to the epicentre.
@dunranabowral

Bunya House Bowral
Heart-warming historic home. Stunning and stylish.
@bunya_house_bowral

Milton Park Country House
Quintessential Bowral.
@miltonparkcountryhouse

The Rift Estate
On this rambling country estate lies ‘The Coach House’ - a luxurious converted stable perfect for a group.
@therift_bowral

BUNDANOON

Springfield Farm
A restored homestead resting on 170 acres of 100% pure country.
@contemporaryhotel

BURRADOO

Arafel Park
A Winter retreat you won’t want to leave.
@arafel_park

Stables
A big white barn door and a gawwwjus farmhouse.
@the_stables_at_long_paddock

EXETER

Aubisque
Set amongst a lush garden, this one is next level.
@aubisque_exeter

MOSS VALE

Hideout

An elegantly designed, teeny tiny cabin nestled amongst farmland.
@_hideout_

 

SHOP

SHOP

If homewares are your vibe, then bring an extra suitcase. In all honesty, the shopping here is too good.

BERRIMA

The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop
An ode to the sweet spread.
@handstirred

Six Impossible Things
A cute giftstore paying homage to socks.
@six_impossible_things_berrima

Berrima Village Pottery
Keep cup anyone?
@berrima_village_pottery

Mrs Old Bucks Pantry
Stock your pantry. Condiments ‘r us.
@mrsoldbuckspantry

Lolly Swagman
Because it’s just rude not to mention the lolly store.
@lollyswagman

Berkelouw Book Barn
Position yourself fire side, order the pizza, sip a red and scour through the amazing selection of new and vintage books.
@bendooleyestate

BOWRAL

Suzie Anderson Home
Interior design fanatics be prepared to fall truly madly deeply. Workshops and masterclasses are a must.
Also located in Moss Vale.
@suzieandersonhome

Few and Far
A curation of exquisite treasures for your abode.
@fewandfarhome

The Press Shop
Where the letterpresses go tinker tinker and bespoke stationery is born.
@the_press_shop

Dirty Janes Bowral
The birth place of eclectic. Get lost in the maze that is a vintage nirvana.
@dirtyjanes_bowral

The Bronte Tram
Ornate pieces and one-off finds.
@thebrontetram

The South Store
The one-stop-shop for our fave brands.
@the_south_store

 

SHOP

SHOP

BRAEMAR

Lydie Du Bray Antiques
An enchanting antique store in a whimsical setting.
@lydie_du_bray_antiques

MOSS VALE

Made by Others
Everything everything. Gifts. Cards. Candles. Art. Accessories.
@madebyothersmv

Bowerbird on Argyle
Another dose of interior joy.
@bowerbirdonargyle

Greenbridge Studios
Raw craft. By appointment only.
@green_bridge_studios

Hunter and Gatherer Collections
Global homewares that you need (as opposed to want).
@huntergatherercollection

ROBERTSON

The Robertson Cheese Factory
Because cheese platters all need a place to start.
@robertsoncheesefactory

SUTTON FOREST

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_

 

PLAY

PLAY

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.
@highlandsgrazingco

MOSS VALE

Rosthwaite Farm

Giddy-up! It’s time to go galloping.
@rosthwaitefarm

ROBERTSON

Maugers

Paddock to plate tour for the carnivores.
@maugerspaddocktoplate

Robertson Truffles

We’re going on a truffle hunt. Gonna spot a big one. (June - August)
@trufflesrobertson

The Shac

A vibrant hub of artisanry. Exhibitions. Workshops. Artists at work.
@shac_robertson

BOWRAL

The Mill

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.
@themillbowral

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