See & Do

activities

There is fun to be had by all ages, like a visit to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Trainworks and the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame. Garden lovers will be delighted by the open private gardens in season and shopaholics will enjoy the local boutique specialty shops. There are amazing art galleries, model railway exhibitions and even bargain priced movie tickets at the Empire Cinema.

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52 Shepherd Street - Sir Donald Bradman's Childhood Home

52 Shepherd Street, Bowral
PH. n/a / www.52shepherdstreet.com

Our award winning state-of-the-art technology will take you back to every-day life in the Bradman household in Bowral.


52 Shepherd Street is a treasure trove of Australian domestic history and everyday life, the house is a window into an almost forgotten world. Period furnishings, household appliances, and photographs tell a vivid story of the young Don Bradman and his family's early life in Bowral.

The Tour Package Includes:

A tour of the Bradman family home at 52 Shepherd Street.

Access to Don Bradman's famous tank stand as well as the house's heritage garden.

The house's extensive digital archives, which hold over 2,000 photographs, catalogues, periodicals and documents dating back to the mid 19th century.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
With each tour being limited to a maximum of six visitors. Note that groups can be accommodated for visits, by utilising different aspects of the property to ensure that house tours are still only for six persons at each time.

Personalised tours can be tailored to meet your individual or group needs. Please contact by email to arrange either a private, family or group tour or special event. Catering and transportation options available.

Hours - bookings are essential
Open: Thursday and Sunday
Tour Times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR YOUR TOUR OF 52 SHEPHERD STREET

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Ashton Park Moss Vale

Ashton Park, 6111 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale, NSW
PH. 0427 203 402 / www.ashtonparkmossvale.com.au


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Berrima Courthouse

Cnr Wilshire & Argyle Streets, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1505 / www.berrimacourthouse.org.au

The Berrima Courthouse can now truly lay claim to offer visitors a remarkable and extraordinary theatrical experience. A new sound and light show innovation brings together the very latest in audio visual technology. At the press of a button the visitor will find all their senses heightened to a level seldom experienced.

As a narrator suddenly appears from out of the darkened court room & gives his historical chronicle to events in Berrima all in 5.1 surround sound. This visual prelude also includes the trial of the infamous murderers of the 1840s. As you are encircled on all sides by jury, public gallery, clerks of the court, barristers, the judge, and the accused this all goes to enhance the occasion. The terrible and final judgment will astonish most as the judge suddenly appears and makes his final summation as to what happens after execution. We promise you a most memorable encounter at the Berrima Courthouse.

Open 7 days 10.00am - 4.00pm


What remains of the past is giving the Historic Village of Berrima its future as thousands of visitors continue to discover the charm of Australia?s best-preserved colonial Georgian village. Berrima was established in the 1830s during a time of great exploration and pastoral expansion. It was a time when Australia began its march towards nationhood.

Through Berrimas busy streets and country lanes paraded a raw and riotous collection of early nineteenth century inhabitants. When visiting historic Berrima a must see on your arrival is a visit to the Berrima courthouse.

To day visit to the courthouse is much more a unique theatrical experience rather than a foreboding one. The Berrima courthouse late last year completed a mammoth project in producing and installing a spectacular Son et Lumiere (sound & light show) titled "Treachery Treason & Murder" a dramatic and moving audio visual experience masterfully depicting the most infamous trial of the 1840s.
As you walk into the main courtroom you are surrounded on all sides by juror's public gallery, witnesses, and barrister's clerks of the court. As the preamble comes to a conclusion the judge appears out of the darkened courtroom to commence his sentencing of the two murderers. His final summation and orders will chill you. All in all in its latest incarnation the Berrima courthouse still provides those that enter a glimpse into our early 1830s justice system, albeit without the risk of a lengthy sentence to prison or even a more somber outcome the death sentence. The Berrima courthouse has become one of the "must see" attractions for those that visit the southern highlands & historic Berrima.

PRICES

Adults $10.00
Concession seniors $9.00
School children $6.00
High school students $9.00
Family pass two adults no limit on number of children $20.00

GHOST HUNTS

Join APPI for this 4 hour event, where we will take you to through this historic precinct, tell you some stories, and then we will search to see if we can make contact with any of the spirits who may still remain.
Using our technical equipment plus some spiritual methods, this is a great night out - and even better, a great weekend away!

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Berrima District Museum

Lot 1a Market Place, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1130 / www.berrimadistricthistoricalsociety.org.au

Be surprised, be amazed, be inspired when you visit this outstanding country museum.


OPEN: Wed to Sun 10am till 4pm. During NSW Public School Holidays we are open every day.
Open for Public Holidays.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

ENTRY FEES ADULT $10.00
CONCESSION/SENIORS $8
CHILDREN IN A FAMILY GROUP ARE FREE
STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL GROUP $6.00

ADULT GROUPS WITH 20 OR MORE $8.00 Coaches and Groups welcome by appointment. Ph: 02 4877 1130 or email.

Berrima Marketplace Park

Berrima Marketplace, Old Hume Highway, Berrima

Family friendly park, easy access, terrific facilities in a central location. Walking distance to the attractions of Berrima.


General Information:
Toilet
Picnic Tables
Large Shelter Shed
Children's Playground
Electric BBQ's

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Bowral Bowling Club

40 Shepherd Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1320 / www.bowralbowlingclub.com.au

Lawn Bowls and club facilities in the heart of Bowral.


Established in 1914, our Club is graced by picturesque views of Mount Gibraltar.

We offer two pristine bowling greens . Members and guests are always welcome to come along and enjoy a game of bowls with friends, family or colleagues and if you have a business or social event, barefoot bowlers are always welcome too.

Club Members and Members of BowlsNSW or similar State Associations may roll-up when the greens are not in use for Club or Zone events.

Visitors are welcome to join social bowls, green fees are $12 for these games.

The Club offers Foxtel, Club Keno, TAB, a family friendly bistro, regular live shows, Trivia, Australian Poker League and Bare Foot Bowls.

The Club is a small friendly community oriented organization and we sponsor a number of local sporting groups and we support a range of local charities and community organisations.

If you have a party or a function or whether you?re looking for a roll-up on the greens, a cold beer and a great meal, or perhaps even a game of trivia or poker? Bowral Bowling Club is the place to be.

The Club is open from 11am till late Monday to Friday and 10am till late Saturday and Sunday.

Jack High Bistro is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.

Budderoo National Park

Budderoo National Park
PH. 02 4871 2888

Including Minnamurra Rainforest, Carrington Falls & Gerringong Creek.


The national park covers most of a sandstone plateau isolated by steep cliffs of the Kangaroo Valley and coastal escarpment.

Covering an area of 5 700ha, the park is located 110km south of Sydney, 25km south-east of Mittagong, on the eastern edge of the Southern Highlands Escarpment.

For more information, download the National Park document.

Bundanoon Cycling Routes

Gullies Road, Bundanoon
PH. 02 4871 2888

Easy to moderate rides around this cyclist village on the edge of the stunning National Park and State Forests.
The routes shown here a just a sample of the wealth of cycling opportunities available close to Bundanoon. Link these routes to make your own!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MAPS AND INFORMATION

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering - Brigadoon

62 Erith Street, Bundanoon
PH. 02 4883 7471 / www.brigadoon.org.au

If you are looking for the perfect family day out then head to Australia's premiere Scottish Highland Gathering.


Saturday 6 April 2019.

In the mists of the New South Wales Southern Highlands lies the village of Bundanoon, home to the traditional Scottish Highland Games. For the past 41 years, Bundanoon has gained the envious reputation throughout Australia for hosting ?Bundanoon is Brigadoon?, the gathering held ?Always in April? with a following of 12000 visitors come along and enjoy and participate in the day.

Brigadoon begins at first light with the haunting sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village in anticipation of a day of traditional Scottish celebrations.
While locals and guest?s alike lie safe and snug in their beds they awake to the sound of the bagpipes echoing hauntingly, while the village of Bundanoon is magically transformed into the mystical ?Brigadoon?.

This annual event began on 21 October 1978, its principle aim to raise funds for local charities and bring tourists to Bundanoon in particular and the Southern Highlands in general thereby benefiting local businesses, guesthouses and hotels. Continuing to this day, ?Bundanoon is Brigadoon? has become one of the most successful events staged in the area. From its humble beginnings of a handful of pipe bands and spectators, and is recognised worldwide and has grown to into one of the finest Highland Gatherings in Australia.

Bundanoon is a comfortable 2 hour drive from Sydney and Canberra and the South Coast, which makes it the ideal location for travellers who just want to pop in for the day or for others who wish to stay and enjoy ?Brigadoon? and the hospitality and culture of the Southern Highlands. With such an influx of people coming into the area, local businesses and the hospitality trade in particular have thrived to the point where there is hardly a room available anywhere and in most cases all accommodation is booked a year in advance.

?Bundanoon is Brigadoon? is a non-profit making, registered charity event that readily distributes the funds from the day to local charities and volunteer groups that assist the organisers in the administration of the gathering. The committee of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering ensures that it recognises the commitment of those local charities and groups who give countless hours of labour to the gathering by disbursing monies raised on the day on a proportional basis to each organisation.

All roads lead to Bundanoon or so it would seem as the village waits in anticipation as cars, coaches, bikes bring the thriving throng of spectators prepared for a day of highland festivities.

The Street Parade starts at 9.00am and features 25 Pipe Bands from all over the state and inter state accompanied by a large variety of decorated floats and marching Clan Societies.

The Opening Ceremony begins at 10.00am. The Gathering is officially opened by the Chieftain of the Day. Spectators are then treated to a spectacular Massed Pipes and Drums display. The sheer pageantry of the display has to be seen to be appreciated; the magic of the occasion leaves one breathless. The swirling of a myriad of coloured tartans and music stirs the heart and makes you proud to wear the Kilt of your ancestors.

At the Oval there are over 100 specialist stalls, selling everything Scottish, from pies & shortbread to Clan memorabilia & souvenirs, with copious amounts of food promoting every nationality, even the Scots favourite ?Haggis?.

All are made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the ?Traditional? and not so ?traditional? games. This as ?The Ideal Family Friendly Day Outing? and you don?t even have to be Scottish to enjoy the day.

It is with great pleasure that the Bundanoon Highland Gathering Committee announce for the ongoing entertainment of the public they have continued with the heavy weight event to be performed by selected members of the Tartan Warriors: "Australian Highland Heavy Weight Events Championship".

This heavy event has 5 separate individual challenges, Shot Putt, Weight for Distance, Weight for Height, Heavy Caber, and Hammer Throw. This event is proudly sponsored by Highland Titles.

The committee recognises and encourages mass participation by spectators and especially the children. Spectators can try their luck at, Kilted Races?, ?Egg Throwing? and Water Toss. There is also a Bonnie Bairns highland dress competition for all the proud parents.

Throughout the day one can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations, and for those who like to try something new you are cordially invited to join in. There are 30 Scottish Clans and Societies tents that have their own area where many make their way to enquire about their Scottish heritage and ancestry.

During the day at irregular intervals the Pipe Bands entertain the crowds with their own individual styles of music and display marching. This being a non-competitive gathering the bands can relax and really enjoy themselves without the added pressure of being held under the spotlight of judges. One of the main events of the day is the display of strength by The Tartan Warriors. These men compete in a competition to lift the ?Bundanoon Stones of Manhood?; Sponsored by Bundanoon Sandstone, there are 5 stones of incredible weight ranging from 100 to 165 kilograms. This really is a wonderful contest of speed, agility and strength.

As the day of festivities comes to an end and the closing ceremony approaches, the crowd are once again treated to the spectacle of the Massed Pipes and Drums display which is followed by the lone piper and a closing address by the Chieftain.

Those diehard fanatics who wish to continue on in the Scottish mood can join in the ?Official? Brigadoon Ceilidh (Scottish Knees-up) held at the Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall. Bookings are essential and can be made on (02) 2443 6033. or Email: ceilidh.brigadoon@gmail.com.

For further information contact the Publicity Officer on Phone/Answer (02) 4883 7471

Email at: publicity.brigadoon@gmail.com

This is Australia? with a wee bit of Scottish Flavour.

ADMISSION
Adult $20pp
Child $10pp
Family (2A + 2C) $50
Age Concession (card holders only) $18pp

Contacts:
Publicity Officer - phone 02 4883 7471 and email publicity.brigadoon@gmail.com
Stalls Information - phone 0427 330 904 and email stalls.brigadoon@gmail.com
Accommodation and Ticketing - 1300 657 559 or 02 4871 2888

DINGO SANCTUARY

3105A Remembrance Drive, Bargo
PH. 0419 488 680


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Eden Brewery

19 Cavendish Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4855 2696 / www.edenbrewery.beer

Local and Independent Brewery


We are a small, hand crafted, independent brewery with cellar door, creating a wide range of fresh and unique beers.

We believe in doing things right, from using 100% green energy, sourcing only the highest quality ingredients for all our beers, and donating 10% of our profits to Oxfam.

So come and join us and cheers to change!

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 8pm

Empire Cinema

327 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 4676


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Equestrian Connection

Ashton Park, 6111 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale, NSW
PH. 0437 718 583

Qualified horse riding instructor, specialising in private horse riding lessons, pony rides, show and sell preparation, horse education, agistment, group lessons and camps.


Teaching at all levels, developing relationships with clients and creating strategies to utilise and improve individual's riding and horse management skills.

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Experience Nature Group

38 Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1742 / www.experiencenature.com.au

Being in nature is essential for our mind, body and spirit.


The Experience Nature Group places you in the natural world by crafting engaging experiences that connect you with nature.

Experience Nature Group is made up of several unique brands all with one common goal, to connect you with nature in unique and compelling ways.,br> * Wildfest