Gibraltar Hotel Bowral
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Centennial Rd & Boronia St
Bowral NSW 2576

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Local Attractions


Bowral used to be the place for Oldies to come for tea and scones. Not so much anymore. Sydney-siders are fast realizing it’s a short trip down the Freeway to a country escape.

The Southern Highlands region is becoming a food and wine haven with local cool climate wineries producing award winning red and white wines and local produce ranging from olives to beef to raspberries to poultry! Check out the regular farmers markets to sample some great local wares. If it’s antique’s you are into then you will be in heaven. There’s an antique trail that runs from Mittagong to Bundanoon and you’re sure to pick up something unique.

Boutiques, bookstores, coffee, food and great pubs; It’s all on offer in the Southern Highlands. 

Brigadoon is Bundanoon Scottish Festival

Bundanoon becomes the legendary town of Brigadoon in April every year – attracting a crowd of over 20,000 people it has become the biggest festival in the area. It's a celebration of Scottish culture in Australia, there are many pipe bands, Scottish dancing, highland games, agricultural and farm events, dog shows and haggis.

Cellar Doors

The Southern Highlands is becoming renowned as a cool climate wine region. There are at least a dozen wineries with Cellar Doors open to the public, indeed one of them, Centennial Vineyards is just up the road from the hotel.

Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

The award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is one of Australia’s premier treetop walk experiences. With stunning views over the escarpment out to the Coast; a Visitor Centre and a great Café, the Fly is a great day out for everyone.

Local Markets

Take a little something from the Highlands home with you. There’s a market on somewhere in the Highlands just about every weekend, most markets start around 8am and finish after lunch. Here’s a few to get you started:

Bundanoon Village Market  First and Third Sunday of the month
Bowral School Market  Second Saturday of the month
Berrima School Craft Market  Second Sunday of the month
Robertson Market  Second Sunday of the month
Mittagong Markets  Third and Fifth Saturday of the month
Moss Vale Farmers and Flea Market  Fourth Saturday of the month

Mount Gibraltar Lookouts

Bowral is overshadowed by Mount Gibraltar, which rises to 861 metres (2,820 ft) above sea level and has lookouts over Bowral and neighbouring villages and towns such as Mittagong, Moss Vale and the ranges near Bundanoon. Near some of the lookouts are picnic and barbecue areas. The mountain also serves as residential area and bushland reserve.

The International Cricket Hall of Fame

Whether you are a cricket tragic, or simply interested in learning more about one of the world’s most popular sports, the International Cricket Hall of Fame is a great place to visit. With cutting edge technology, interactive touch-screens and much more, The International Cricket Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the game of cricket not just to the keen followers of the game but to all who wonder, what is cricket and why is it so important to millions of people around the world?

Tulip Time

For the past fifty years of so over 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals are planted throughout the Southern Highlands for the annual Tulip Time Festival. More than a garden festival, Tulip Time now includes a program of events for the whole family including a street parade, concert in Corbett Gardens, Open Garden scheme, House and Garden Expo and market stalls.