The Southern Highlands are famous for being the weekend destination away from Sydney. In the Highlands are cute little towns like Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Bundanoon and Robertson, and you can't forget about the beautiful historic town of Berrima. This is where you experience luxury with a capital L: wineries, manors, upmarket accommodation punctuated, of course, by museum and gallery adventures. A trip to the Highlands has something for everyone.

Got a craving for a Japanese Garden and challenging art? Then start your escape with the Campbelltown Art Centre.

The garden experience doesn't stop there: Four hundred hectares of Australian plants and lakeside picnic areas await you at the Australian Botanical Gardens; home to the award-winning education and research facility, the Australian PlantBank.

Had enough of peace, nature  and contemplation. Then get on board for the trainrides of your life at Trainworks.

Everything from the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame, the tribute to cricketer Sir Donald Bradman who spent his early life in Bowral, to the Fitzroy Falls found in the Morton National Park, offers you a wealth of natural and cultural heritage. 

For accommodation suggestions you can't get any better than Visit NSW. For plenty more info then check out Southern Highlands online.


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