As the autumn leaves start to fall and winter approaches you can smell the wood fires burning as your drive into the Southern Highlands via Braemar. We fall in love every time we visit Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale & Historic Berrima villages.
Just two hour’s drive south of Sydney, the highway gives way to elegant villages, cafe s & restaurants, boutiques, art galleries , cool climate vineyards with cellar doors and family activities.
Whether you are escaping the city for a day, a long weekend or for the school holidays there is accommodation, dining and activities for all occasions.
Bendooley Cottages – Individually designed, each cottage combines elegant harmony, glamour, upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork. Choose from studios, two and three bedroom cottages for your stay in these luxurious cottages.
Exeter Farm Stay
This beautiful farm stay is set on a 140 acre of cattle grazing property just outside of Exeter. This elegant farmhouse, provides the perfect getaway for couples, friends and families with 2 bedroom self-contained apartment. Enjoy country hospitality and opportunity to meet the animals.
This historic lodge was built in the 1890’s and is filled with character and charm. The estate consists of the traditional main residence with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, plus a guesthouse with loft style bedroom and ensuite.
Glamping in the Southern Highlands with Experience Nature
Your Glamping tent can be set up on your private property, campgrounds or one of their many locations in the Southern Highlands, Kangaroo Valley and the Canberra region. Your thick canvas bell tent is built for all weather conditions with ample ventilation through the twin doors with flyscreens. Set with high quality commercial grade sheets, you will enjoy the little luxuries such as real inner spring mattresses on raised bed bases, soft touch rugs underneath your feet, warm doonas and blankets with luxury throws, sleek marble side tables and battery operated bedside lantern. Now all you need to do is pick a date to sleep under the stars!
Exeter General Store – this working post office, gourmet foodstore, second-hand books and cafe is full of delicious homemade cakes, scones and regularly changing contemporary menu is a destination when visiting the Southern Highlands.
Bernie’s Diner – this art deco style diner opened in 2013 and has been serving old fashioned milk shakes, whole kit & kabooble burgers, pastrami sandwich and pulled pork burger with fries to both locals and regulars travelling from Sydney and Canberra.
Grand Bistro – in the heart of Bowral, this talented team focus on locally sourced produce to design a delicious menu of rustic country style Australian cuisine with international flavours.
The Press Shop – housed within the world famous and locally owned Bespoke Letterpress the cafe has gained a reputation for the vest coffee in The Highlands.
Bendooley Estate Restaurant – Located on on the Highway to Berrima, you can’t go past this spectacular dining experience and Cellar Door. Enjoy a coffee, lunch and glass of wine by the open fire before leisurely browsing through the Berkelouw Book Barn.
Birch Restaurant – Located at the Railway in Moss Vale, the team at Birch host an innovative dining experience and award-winning wine list.
Burrawang General Store – enjoy brunch of hearty food, coffee and good old fashioned hospitality
Robertson Pub – steeped in history, the “Robbo Pub” will warm your soul while you enjoy a hearty pub menu filled with pub style favourites.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in the Southern Highlands from art galleries, sporting museum, hikes and walks, garden tours, food & wine trails, shopping and adventure.
Truffle Hunting and Mushroom Foraging workshops, canoeing and food & wine trails can be arranged by our friends at the Experience Nature Group.
Our Casual Solutions are designed for you to have your dedicated Lifestyle Manager take care of all your South Coast exploring from booking your accommodation, mapping out your itinerary for for eating, playing and exploring. Join our community today to kick start your next adventure!