Wingecarribee St, Bowral NSW 2576
Corbett Gardens in Bowral is the show piece of the Tulip Time Festival and dates back to 1911 when, at the suggestion of Mrs Ada Corbett, the local tourist association purchased Deadmans Paddock for a public park. Corbett Gardens, located in the centre of town, boasts a huge array of tulips and colourful springtime bulbs, shrubs and trees.
Corbett Gardens in Bowral, one of the region's oldest and most beautiful parks, is the centre piece of the Spring Garden Festival with over 75,000 massed tulips on display and 20,000 annuals. The Festival attracts over 39,000 people each year and is held at the end of September over two This garden is a public garden and managed by the local council.
Entry to the garden is free of charge at most times, however, an entry fee applies during the Tulip Time Festival, which this year runs from Tuesday September 12 until Sunday September 24.
It should be noted the garden will be closed for Tulip Time set up on Monday September 11.
For more information: http://www.southern-highlands.com.au
223 Oxley Dr, Mittagong NSW 2575
The Bowral Lookout provides a scenic view overlooking Bowral, the Wingecarribee River Valley and Moss Vale. Mount Gingenbullen, and the Cuckbundoon Ranges (near Goulburn) can be seen in the distance. Several walking tracks radiate from here and there is car parking, toilets, tables, picnic areas and shelters available.
Dogs are permitted on a leash.
For more information: http://www.southern-highlands.com.a
Oxley Dr, Mittagong NSW 2575
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 wilderness areas and the Blue Mountains (Katoomba) can be seen.
To the north-west, farmland gives way to the bush of Mount Alexandra Reserve on the other side of the Old Hume Highway. In the middle distance Mount Jellore can be seen protruding above the dissected plateau.
Maps are available from the Visitors Information Centre, Mittagong.
Boronia St, Bowral NSW 2576
Gibbergunya took its name from Gibbergunya Creek. Gibbergunyah is a reserve for public recreation and for the preservation of native flora and fauna. There is a limited range of eucalypts; however there is a profusion of woody pear which resembles the waratah in foliage. The kangaroo, wombat and echidna have often been seen on the Gibbergunya Walking Track. The track is quite steep ascending from Howard's Lane, Welby but the easier approach is from Boronia Street in Bowral.
Track brochures are available at the Visitors Information Centre, Mittagong.
For more information: http://www.southern-highlands.com.au
St Jude St, Bowral NSW 2576
Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame
The Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame is located in the NSW Southern Highlands, in the town of Bowral. It is situated in an area known as Glebe Park, which includes Bradman Oval and parkland. The adjacent children's playground is cricket themed and has a gas barbecue for picnics.
The Bradman Museum houses state-of-the-art interactive experiences and a museum collection of national significance to suit everyone's interest. It begins with the Origins of Cricket and travels through all the significant eras through to the Big Bash League.
Visitors should allow at least 90 minutes to experience the extensive exhibits within the Bradman Museum. Their facilities include public and accessible toilets, car parking, cricket nets, and visitor information.
The Bradman Education Program has grown over the years to encompass the study of history, geography, English as well as science and sport. Pre and post activities are available.
For more information: http://www.bradman.com.au
Moss Vale Road Bowral NSW 2576
Illawarra Tourism Route
Take in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Morton National Park from the comfort of your car on the Illawarra tourism route.
After fuelling up with petrol and a cuppa in Bowral take Nowra Road to Fitzroy Falls, travelling through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. Stop to walk to the falls and collect maps from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, then continue on to Belmore Falls, absorbing striking views over the sandstone escarpment and deep valleys as you drive.
From Belmore Falls in Morton National Park, drive through lush rainforest to Robertson; be sure to stop and enjoy a range of cafés, restaurants and bakeries in Robertson.
Stopping for a family photo in front of the Big Potato is a must, and then continue down Jamberoo Mountain Road via Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park. Enjoy a picnic and the fantastic lookouts at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve before making your way to lovely Kiama. Check out the blowhole, go fishing or relax in one of the seaside cafes.
Then, whenever you’re ready, return to Sydney via Wollongong or head up Macquarie Pass to Bowral and on to Canberra or Sydney.
1 Short Street Bowral NSW 2576
Bowral Art Gallery
Founded in 1950, The Berrima District Art Society is a very active centre for the arts and prides itself on being committed to promoting and supporting the practice and appreciation of the arts in the Southern Highlands.
A separate building on the grounds accommodates a variety of classes and workshops for adults and children. The workshops include painting in all mediums, general and life drawing, printmaking and many other subjects.
In 2010 a Sculpture Garden was developed to further enhance the BDAS experience.
For more information: http://www.bdasgallery.com
Off Oxley Drive Mittagong NSW 2575
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 eroded away by wind and water. Mount Gibraltar is the highest point between the Illawarra Coast and the Great Dividing Range. It offers a range of short walks, with duration times of between 10 and 25 minutes. Numerous lookouts are accessible from Mount Gibraltar. All native plants, animals, rocks and timber are protected.
Mount Gibraltar is located in Bowral and maps are available from the Visitors Information Centre, Mittagong.
327 Bong Bong Street Bowral NSW 2576
Empire Cinema is the oldest commercial cinema 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. In 2014 awarded best independent regional cinema. The cinema was the venue for the civic farewell to Sir Don Bradman on his first Ashes Tour in 1930. It was one of the first country cinemas to install sound in 1930.
In 2003 Awarded Best Independent Country cinema by the Independent Cinema Distributors.
Since 2009, the Empire has been presenting performances from the New York Met Opera and London's National Theatre.
Formation of one of Australia's most successful film societies - Films in the Southern Highlands (FISH) in 1994. Current membership 350.
For more information: http://www.empirecinema.com.au
13-15 Banyette Street Bowral NSW 2576
Dirty Janes Bowral
Bowral's only permanent antique market, offering the best in vintage. Dirty Janes Emporium is the latest retail venture from the team at Crowley and Grouch. Incorporating antique furniture, lighting, architectural, beautiful quality preloved home furnishings, and the fabulous Recycled Rags clothing salon, it is the one stop shop for style on a budget.
Next door to the Emporium, Dirty Janes Antique Market now has over 50 dealers offering some wonderful pieces including garden ware, furnishings, ornaments, paintings, jewellery decorator items. If you would like to join their team and become a stall holder please contact them. They have a range of spaces on offer including individual display cabinets through to large floor spaces.
The bi monthly markets are a great experience.
The new Tea Salon now offers shoppers a great places to relax during their shopping experience.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/dirtyjanes/
252 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
Multi Award Winning Wines
Centennial Vineyards is located just minutes from the historic township of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, just over an hour south of Sydney. This premium cool climate vineyard at over 760m in altitude (in winter snow is possible) ensures grapes ripen slowly with enhanced flavour and intensity. Slow ripening together with fastidious attention to viticulture and low cropping levels, results in premium quality fruit, creating wines of elegance and distinction.
Wines to Suit All Palates
Vines are planted over 80 acres consisting of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Albariño, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir & Tempranillo.
We export our wines to Singapore, Korea, China, Denmark & USA. Our success is due to our commitment to producing quality wines at all costs.
Shop 9/291-297 Bong Bong St, Bowral NSW 2576
Alan Walsh Gallery
This boutique art gallery in the heart of Bowral showcases work created by Southern Highlands-based artist Alan Walsh, who draws inspiration from vintage European poster art to create sophisticated, graphic illustrations for some of the world's most iconic brands including Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, London Fashion week, Grey Goose Vodka and the Royal Flying Doctors.
Elegant females juxtaposed against vibrant blocks of colour feature on large art deco style screen prints, taking you on an evocative journey to sun-kissed beaches on the French Rivera. Classic automobiles racing around luxury circuits such as Monaco and Le Mans will entertain the gentleman.
For more information: http://www.alan-walsh.com