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 Museum

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 1 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 $7.00
CHILDREN IN A FAMILY GROUP ARE FREE
STUDENTS IN A SCHOOL GROUP $5.00

ADULTS IN A GROUP $7.00 OR IF MORE THAN 20 $6.00 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

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


We offer 1 pristine bowling green plus a brand new synthetic green. 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, Bingo, Trivia and Australian Poker League.

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 bingo ? 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 7 days.

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

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

Bundaoon Highland Gathering on Saturday 6 April 2019 - SAVE THE DATE!
2019 DETAILS TBA AND TICKETS GENERALLY ON SALE JANUARY 2019. 2018 Details below:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you are looking for the perfect family fun day out then head to Australia's premier Scottish Highland Gathering, Bundanoon is Brigadoon. Scotland with a bit of Aussie Flavour.

2018 PROGRAM
Street Parade: Commences 9:00am
20 Pipe Bands, Marching Scottish Clans & Societies, decorated floats.
Opening Ceremony: Commences 10:00am
Bundanoon Stones of Manhood Event: 3:10pm
Closing Ceremony: 4:00pm
End Time: 5:00pm

2018 Featured Events are:

The Tartan Warriors will participate in the Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship, proudly sponsored by Highland Titles
The Tartan Warriors lifting the Bundanoon Stones of Manhood at 3.10pm
Mary Kiani "Scottish Songbird"
Scottish country and Highland dancing demonstrations
Fiddlers Tent featuring Bob McInnes and Jane Ellis, and the String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band
Southern Highlands Kennel and Obedience Club
Traditional and not so traditional games and activities include: hay toss, egg toss, water toss & kilted races, bonnie bairns Highland dress competition (up to 4 years of age).

2018 Admission Prices
Adult $20.00
Child $10.00
Family $50.00 (2A+2C)
Age Concession (card holders only) $18.00.

Contacts:
Publicity Officer: 02 4883 7471, E: publicity.brigadoon@gmail.com
Stalls Information 0427330904 E: stalls.brigadoon@gmail.com
Accommodation and Ticketing 1300 657 559 or 02 4871 2888.

Official Brigadoon Ceilidh (Scottish Knees-up) Bookings Ph: 02 4883 6033 or . E: helenejessep@hotmail.com

BRIGADOON FESTIVAL: CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR EVENTS BEING HELD PRIOR TO THE GATHERING AT http://www.brigadoon.org.au/festival/index.php

Awards

2005 Rhodium Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards 2005
"Commendation" for "Excellence in Events" Significant Festivals & Events Category.
Southern Highlands Business Awards 2005 "Excellence in Events"
2013 Winner- Southern Highlands Business Awards for Excellence..

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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Farm Club Australia - Farm Shop and Canteen

5 Werai Rd, Werai
PH. 02 4883 4664 / www.farmclubaustralia.com.au

Relaxed, comfortable Farm Shop and canteen with views to surrounding farms and Werai Valley. Set in a picturesque country setting, only minutes from Moss Vale.


Experience free-range country life, authentic country hospitality beyond the farm gate.

Located near Moss Vale in the scenic Southern Highlands, Farm Club is a unique family owned Agritourism destination featuring a range of farm stay experiences, farm shop and canteen as well as interactive farm and visitor adventures.
The Farm Shop and Canteen showcase local food. We source our products from local producers and provide an opportunity to taste them on our simple menu in the Canteen and then take them home with you from the Farm Shop.
We can also pack you a picnic hamper or provide you with a 'Farm box' full of all your supplies needed for the week - fruit and vegetables, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, pickles and preserves.
You are also most welcome to take the self guided Farm Walk to see where some of this food is produced. On site we have our own free range pork, pastured chickens, beef and honey bees.
Apple Cart Produce also collaborate with Farm Club and grow organic vegetables on site.

We hope you enjoy experiencing a working farm and amazing local produce.

Open Wednesday to Sunday.

Fitz Roy Iron Works

Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
PH. 4871 1355 / www.fitzroyironworks.com.au

You can visit this historic site. Located in the lower carpark at the Northern end of Highlands Market Place Big W on the Old Hume Highway in Mittagong.
The Fitz Roy Iron Works was the first iron works in Australia, which operated between 1848 to the 1890s and established the industry in this country. The enterprise struggled to be successful over the subsequent decades, but assisted in establishing the iron industry in Australia.

The exposed remains of the protected site are located in the underground car park of Highlands Marketplace, 197 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW. These remains have been conserved, maintained and displayed with permanent public access provided as part of the interpretation, communication and celebration of the history of the significant place.

The NEW Historic Walk is a self guided walk focussing on the Ironworks that helped shape the town of Mittagong

CLICK HERE to download the NEW Fitz Roy Iron Works Walk

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Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

1301 Nowra Road Fitzroy Falls 2577
PH. 02 4887 7270 / www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Stunning waterfalls, bushwalks, picnic areas, cafe and Visitor Centre. Fitzroy Falls has it all.

Parking Fee $4.00 per vehicle.



Located in the northern section of Morton National Park, the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is a vibrant National Parks and Wildlife Service Centre designed on Eco-Tourism principles, providing information on walks, camping, educational tours, wildlife displays and much more. This award-winning visitor centre is the starting point for parks on the South Coast and in the Southern Highlands.

CLICK HERE FOR BUSHWALKING MAP

Timber boardwalks, spectacular lookouts over sandstone escarpment with waterfalls cascading into rainforest valleys below are the special features of this centre. There are 15 lookouts to view the falls, 6km of constructed walking tracks with interpretive signs and environmental and cultural heritage displays.
You'll find a shop with souvenirs, maps, postcards, brochures and local craft. An education room has interactive displays for children and an exhibition on plants and animals of the region.

NPWS Visitor Centre Picnic Area

General Information:
Located a short walking distance from the NPWS Visitor Information Centre.
Toilet
2 electric BBQ facilities.
10 Picnic Huts with tables and benches

The Falls Caf has an excellent menu all served inside or outside on the deck in a natural environment. There's disabled access, picnic and barbecue areas and walks ranging from 10 minutes to 3 hours.

Disable facilities and disable access.

Open Hours
9 am to 5.30 pm, seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day.

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Flavours Of The Valley

407D Bendeela Road, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
PH. 02 4465 2010 / www.flavoursofthevalley.com.au


Flavours of the Valley is not just a cooking school - but a whole food experience.

We offer a unique range of culinary activities in picturesque Kangaroo Valley, NSW.

Focusing on quality, locally grown produce, our programs include - HANDS ON COOKING CLASSES.

Find you inner foodie with our cooking classes, using seasonal produce and ingredients sourced from our on-site garden, local farmers, gardeners and artisanal producers, OR take a journey around the gorgeous country side on our FOODIES TRAIL, to taste, sample and purchase gourmet local produce and wines.

Bookings by appointment only.

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Forever Wagging Tails Pet Minding Service

30 Thomas Street Mittagong
PH. 0410 641 466

With 20 years of veterinary nurse experience. Let me assist you with caring for your pets while you are unable to. I can walk your dog, feed your cat, rug the horse and generally assist.

Live in option is available. Contact me for rates and availability.

Heart & Soul Healing

Suite 4, 366-368 Bong Bong Street, Bowral
PH. 0414 799 425


Host A Murder

487 Bunnerong Road, Matraville
PH. 0402 299 956


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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill
PH. 1300 362 881 / www.illawarrafly.com

Go to the Edge! The springboard cantilevers bounces gently, high over the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment.


Tree Top Walk & Cafe

The Treetop Walk will operate daily from 9am to 4pm
Cafe 106 is open daily
Check winter opening hours

Enjoy the unique views from the edge of the Illawarra Escarpement amongst the rainforest canopy, 25 metres above the ground. Walk out on the two springboard cantilevers and dare to climb the spiral stairs to the top of the 45 metre lookout tower - Knights Tower.

Back on solid ground, the Illawarra Fly's Cafe offers a range of food, refreshments and snacks, and the opportunity to browse our range of gifts and souvenirs or simply relax in our visitor centre.

The Treetop Walk
500m long Elevated Steel Canopy Walk, 25m -30m high above forest floor, 45m high spiraling lookout tower (Knight's Tower), Two cantilevered walkways 30m high that take you to the edge, 360 degree panoramic views of the forest & coastline and spectacular views from the Illawarra Escarpment.

The Illawarra Fly offers self guided 1.5km walk with interpretive signage, food & beverage with indoor seating for 110, outdoor seating for 100 and school excursion trips.

PRICES
Adults From $22.50
Children From $13.50
Concession $21.00
Family $64.00 ( 2 adults and 2 children)
Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk) - Adults from $60 and Children from $36

We cater for all visitors with our walking trails and tracks and the main Treetop Walk all accessible for the disabled. A courtesy cart is also onsite to make getting around easier, and our carpark has four disabled parking spaces available. Disabled toilets are located at the Visitor Centre.

Special Event - Magic In The Treetops This Summer!
15 December 2018 to 31 January 2019

This summer, Illawarra Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be able to help our little fairy and elf friends find their treetop homes.

Upon entry all children will receive a magical fairy card to help them discover all 10 fairy and elf homes and unjumble the magic world.
Feel the sprinklings of magical fairy dust along the trail, where you will find a colouring station and the exquisite homes before receiving your reward - and enchanted sticker - at the end of your journey.
Book NOW to ensure you don't miss out! - www.illawarrafly.com

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Imaginarta - The Australian Puppet Centre Inc.

Sutton Forest Hall, Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest NSW
PH. 0438 218 217 / www.imaginarta.com.au

A puppet centre in the Southern Highlands.
Promoting the art of puppetry through performance workshops, exhibitions and discourse.

Family shows every Sunday at 11am.

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Joadja

1760 Joadja Road, Joadja NSW
PH. 02 4878 5129 / www.joadjatown.com.au

Joadja Creek is the historical site of the Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Company Ltd. Please email in regards to private tours or "tag along tours". Cost is $20 per person and includes guided tours of the ruins (90 minutes on the people mover) and guided tour of the Distillery (20-30 minute tour and includes tastings). You can also do a fully catered private tour ($39/person) and this includes BBQ lunch, morning tea on arrival and tasings at the distillery.


Once home to an expansive shale mine and township during the late 19th century. Today, you can tour the settlement and see the ruins of a long lost village with its shale retorts, miners cottages, School of Arts, refinery area and cemetery. The mining technology that remains in the valley is of national heritage significance, being the only model of its type left in the world. Joadja Creek, which cuts through the valley, is a beautiful spring-fed waterway that never runs dry. It is the life source of the diverse flora and fauna that has reclaimed this once busy industrial site.

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Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum

2029 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
PH. 02 4465 1306 / www.kangaroovalleymuseum.com

The Pioneer Museum Park at Kangaroo Valley is an enjoyable location for family and friends to have a picnic, take a bush walk and wander through the museum.


About 1 hectare is dedicated to the Pioneer Settlement Museum, barbeque, parking and toilet facilities. The buildings are built to the standards of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and stocked with artefacts from that era.

The museum has talking history and visual displays. Visit the dairy, forge, school house, settler?s cottage, Archie Chittick Museum, war remembrance room and much more.

Another 7 hectares of natural bushland is available for bushwalking along designated tracks.

Prices

Adults $10.00

Seniors $5.00

Families $20.00 2 adults 3 children

Children $5.00 under 5 are free

Groups $5.00 per person (12 or more)

Kids Art Quest

101A Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 243 640


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Lolly Swagman

Shop 1/116 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1137

"Sweets, treats & indulgences for kids of all ages, featuring Mrs Swag's yummy fudge"


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Maugers Paddock To Plate

5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson
PH. 02 4885 1385 / www.maugers.com.au

An authentic paddock to plate experience in picturesque Robertson, NSW.


Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' grassfed beef and lamb operation.

From the family farm, 'Laurel View' where John grew up, to the historical Maugers Meats Butcher Shop in Burrawang where John ran the family butchery business for over 40 years, you will have the opportunity to learn from the source about every step of where your meat comes form and how to produce the very best premium quality meat.

The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, far tour, meat tasting (slow cooked Maugers' meat on a soft bread roll with our house made chutney or relish - a local speciality!) and beef boning demonstration - "the Art of Butchery" - at the Burrawang shop.

It's a rare thing these days to find a butcher shop that controls what happens to your meat before it turns up at the shop in a cardboard box. With a focus on the ethical treatment and handling of our animals and using traditional methods, we're sure you'll enjoy finding out all about the Maugers Meats difference!

Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre

8 Kirkham Street, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 1967


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Mowbray Park FarmStay

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PH. 02 4680 9243 / www.farmstayholidays.com.au

Mowbray Park FarmStay is one of the most popular FarmStay's in Australia. A wonderful country holiday 90 mins from Sydney


For information on ACCOMMODATION and AVAILABILITY please CLICK HERE

Activities Include:

Horse Riding - Experienced riders or novices, it doesn't matter because Mowbray Park has a large number of horses and ponies suitable for people of all ages and riding abilities.
Even if you've never ridden a horse before, Mowbray Park's ride leaders will help you to discover the delights of a leisurely trail ride.
With the help of our experienced farmers, you can head out along the ridge across picturesque rolling hills exploring native bushland and wildlife, while taking in the magnificent views of the countryside.

A regular highlight is to join up with other guests around the campfire for an afternoon billy tea and damper.

Kids Club - Each weekend and during school holidays we run Kids Club sessions. This is where Mum & Dad can have a bit of a break while the kids have fun under supervision. During the morning session (11:00am - 12:30pm) we'll be outdoors with treasure hunts, painting, craft and games. At night (after Children's Dinner at 5:30pm) the kids will go upstairs to our Kids Club room to play games, do some craft and maybe watch a movie. This runs from 6:00 - 8:00pm, giving parents the opportunity to enjoy dinner together. Please note a minimum of 4 children is required to run a session.

Other Activities

Our other activities include Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Canoeing, Archery, Boomerang throwing, Sheep shearing, Whip cracking, Farmyard activities including hayride and feeding the cattle, collecting eggs and milking the cows. We also have regular Bush Dances and campfires.

Down At The Farmyard
Swimming Pool
Tractor Ride Milking Cows
Hen House Discoveries
Kids Play Area
Billiards By The Fireside
Feeding The Animals
Canoeing Kids Paradise

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NSW Rail Museum

10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere
PH. 02 4683 6800 / www.nswrailmuseum.com.au

Where rail heritage comes to life.


With Australia?s largest collection of heritage rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, interactive exhibits and so much more, you don?t want to miss a day out at the NSW Rail Museum.

Families, enthusiasts and children of all ages will find plenty to do at the NSW Rail Museum:
* Take a ride back in time on a heritage steam or diesel locomotive every Sunday
* Explore a mail van, prison van and dining carriage
* Climb into the cab of an old steam locomotive
* See an impressive collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons in the Great Train Hall
* View behind-the-scenes maintenance and conservation of the heritage fleet in the Roundhouse
* Watch the live action of a working turntable
* Enjoy the sound and light show telling the story of locomotive 1021
* Walk the timeline of rail development from the invention of the very first steam engine to today
* Learn about some of the most interesting jobs on the railways
* Marvel at elegant engineering and craftsmanship
* Rest in our picnic and barbeque area
* Grab a bite to eat in the café
* Browse through a range of souvenirs and merchandise in the shop

Visit www.nswrailmuseum.com.au to view the events schedule, learn more about school and group bookings, and purchase tickets.

Optimum Experiences Outdoor Adventures

71 Ryans Lane Fitzroy Falls
PH. 02 4886 4541 / http://optimumexperiences.com.au


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Past Times Tours

Bowral
PH. 02 9686 6861

Past Time Tours prides itself on through local knowledge and clear delivery. We can cater for large or small groups and wear off coach microphones for clarity. Components of Tours can be altered to suit timing, interest and budget. Judith is an experienced, double accredited Tour Guide with IATG and GOA.


Police Citizens Youth Club NSW

6 Hawkins Drive, Mittagong
PH. 02 4868 5200 / https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/southern-highlands/


RaceAway Track Time

Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn
PH. 0472 535 354 / www.raceawaytracktime.com.au


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Retford Park - National Trust of Australia (NSW)

1325 Old South Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1933 / www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/retford-park/

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property.


Retford Park is a place of great heritage significance. Its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821.

The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane nee Booth. The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman's residence.

Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wonder through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique.

Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of five emus.

Note: The gardens of Retford Park are managed sustainably. Herbicides and other chemicals have been phased out.

Open Gardens:
From March 2018, the gardens will be open to the public on the first weekend of each month (except January). Although food and refreshments will be available when the garden is open for public inspection, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.

Open Garden entry fees:

Adults - $15

Concession - $10

Children - $5

Family (2a, 2c) $35

National Trust members - Free

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Robertson Bowling Club

Yarranga St, Robertson
PH. 02 4885 1306

Robertson Bowling Club is your community and sporting heart of the town of Robertson, Southern Highlands NSW. Bistro now open seven days (not lunch Tues).


Robertson Heritage Railway Station & Garden

Yarranga Street, Robertson
PH. 02 4885 1256


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Selby & Friends

St Jude's Church, 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 1300 511 099 / www.selbyandfriends.com.au

"Chamber music at its finest" - SMH


The Selby & Friends national touring season has earned an enviable reputation for the highest quality performances and an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity where relaxing with an extended 'family' leads to the true pleasure of chamber music. With media reviews that include the phrases "performances to be treasured", "the series is full of gems", "these musicians set a high, consistent and thoroughly professional benchmark", and audience feedback such as "I so look forward to each concert as they are the highlight of my musical year", Selby & Friends announces the 2017 Concert Season.

Concerts will be held in the Southern Highlands:
Youth & The Dance - Saturday 11 March - Venue - Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong
By Arrangement - Saturday 27 May - Venue - Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong
Proud Folk - Saturday 8 July - Venue - Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main Street, Mittagong
Basically Beethoven #4 - Saturday 16 September - St. Jude's Church, 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral
Quattro - Saturday 4 December - St. Jude's Church, 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral

2017 Tour Times and Dates can be found on our website. For bookings please see the website
www.selbyandfriends.com.au or
phone 1300 511 099

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Skydive Australia

Stuart Park, George Hanley Dr, Wollongong
PH. 1300 663 634 / www.skydive.com.au

Our Sydney drop zone is just one hour south of Sydney CBD and we provide free return bus transfers every day of the week. Skydive Sydney and jump from Australia's highest altitude of up to 14,000 feet, directly over North Wollongong beach.

Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, and then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up spectacular views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches. Skydiving Sydney just doesn?t get any better.


Skydive Australia provides tandem skydives over some of Australia?s most spectacular beach, city and bushland panoramas, from beach jumps at Sydney?s only beach skydive, to action packed city jumps into the heart of Melbourne and everything in between! This adventure tourism attraction offers tandem skydiving from Australia's highest altitude of up to 14,000ft. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 200km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, and then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up the spectacular views from above.

Southern Highlands Sailing Club

Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls, New South Wales 2577
PH. 0412 334 102 / www.highlandsailing.com.au

The Southern Highlands Sailing Club meets every Sunday from October to April from 9.30am - 4.30pm, on Fitzroy Falls Dam on the Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls. Sailing and rowing boats welcome. BBQ facilities, toilets and playground adjacent to the club area. A membership fee for a day or a season is applicable.

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St Judes Music Association

St Judes, 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral, NSW
PH. 02 4862 4383 / www.stjudesmusicassociation.com

The aims of the association are to promote classical music in the St Jude Anglican Church and to maintain and develop the pipe organ in the Church.
To assist in its goals, the association conducts concerts and recitals (including Midweek Lunchtime Recitals) and holds a chamber music festival once a year over the last weekend in March (or if that is the Easter weekend, then over the preceding weekend). This is known as the Bowral Autumn Music Festival and is one of the Association's main events.

TICKETS SALES FROM THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS WELCOME CENTRE IN MITTAGONG PHONE 1300 657 559 AND THE BROWN BOOKSHOP IN BOWRAL

Details of the Concert programs are available at www.stjudesmusicassociation.com

Storybook Alpacas

471 Woodlands Road, Mittagong
PH. 0407 407 763


Sutton Farm Equestrian Centre

7530 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest NSW
PH. 02 4869 2600


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The Big Event Group

34 Victoria Street, Bowral NSW 2579
PH. 02 4861 7100 / www.thebigeventgroup.com.au

The Big Event Group specialize in large outdoor public events - ranging from Home and Garden Shows, Field Days and Food and Wine events. With over 60 years combined experience in the event industry we know what works.
The team is made up of like-minded passionate and creative people who focus on giving the best experience to exhibitors and visitors alike.

Their events are always award-winning, with every event at some point claiming on honour, either locally, state-wide or nationally.

So who are the people behind these Big Events?

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The Bradman Centre

St Jude Street , Bowral, NSW 2576, Australia
PH. 02 4862 1247 / www.internationalcrickethall.com

Fun and entertainment for the whole.

A cricket experience like no other.

This new attraction incorporates innovative and interactive displays that will engage, entertain and inform you. Recent cricket footage from around the world, touch screen kiosks, fascinating memorabilia and the ability to join the cricket commentary team are just a few of the exhibits that will keep you entertained for hours.

Why not tour Bowral with the Bradman Walk?


The International Cricket Hall of Fame is a one-of-a-kind cricket experience!

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?

Cricket is Australia's national summer sport and has become one of the most popular sports, for players and spectators, in the world. After your visit to The International Cricket Hall of Fame, you will have a deep appreciation of cricket, the game Sir Donald Bradman described as "the greatest character builder of all our sports".

Visit our website for more information: www.internationalcrickethall.com

Prices

Adults - $20
Children (5 - 15 years) - $11
Family (2 adults & 3 children) - $55
Senior/Concession and Groups over 15 people - $15


Disable facilities.

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The Cooks Cooking School

17/15 Kirkham Road, Bowral
PH. 0418 251 523 / www.thecookscookingschool.com.au

A unique hands-on cooking class experience, enjoying the food prepared.


We are delighted to tell the world that The Cook?s Cooking School is a Your Angel initiative established to help generate funds for the delivery of community cooking classes (for those living with disability and others in need of support), also held in The Kazcare Community Kitchen.

Led by Anna Phillips, local in-house cook / manager / presenter and food stylist, The Cook?s Cooking School is bringing Australia?s leading cooks, food editors and local producers to the Southern Highlands for a home cooking experience that is second-to-none!

All of The Cook?s Cooking School classes will be hands-on, unless otherwise stated. From Mexican Street Food, BBQ Surf and Turf, Inside the Greek Kitchen are just a few of our classes on offer.

There will be 12 places per class and we offer evening, daytime and weekend classes so that everyone can have a taste of our cooking experiences. We also offer corporate classes and group bookings for friends and families who want to have some cooking / eating fun together.

Remember, proceeds raised from our classes support a good cause? Your Angel charitable community programs. ?The passion and knowledge our guest presenters bring is exceptional. So many of us have been inspired by a recipe in any one of their magazines or cookbooks. I can?t wait to introduce them to our school.? Anna

The Vale Studio

100-118 Grevillea Place, Colo Vale
PH. 0400 374 383 / www.thevalestudio.com

Specialist Venue & Day Retreat

TRAIN IN THE ELEMENTS

wellbeing Yoga, Tai-Chi and Martial Arts

We create custom experiences for Instructors, Corporate Teams and Private Groups

Corporate and private Wellbeing Programs a speciality


Set on over forty acres of pristine sandstone woodland and undulating paddocks with spectacular 360 degree views

Health & Wellbeing Retreat

Purpose-built training studio with specialist laid sprung bamboo floors

Huge Woodland Training Deck

Yoga / Meditation gazebo with Indian daybed

Highly appointed change and shower rooms with therapeutic Infrared Sauna

Spa style massage rooms with the best therapists

The Sandstone Flats entertainment area with BBQ and fire-pit

Spectacular views from every facility

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

Highest quality local and Australian produce will be provided in accordance with your requirements. These can include picnic backpacks, hot and cold buffets and excellent vegetarian options

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The Yarn Shop

35b Station Street, Bowral NSW
PH. 0422 231 607

Our beautiful and relaxed wool shop is located in Bowral.
We stock a wide range of fabulous yarns, fibers, patterns and accessories to suit every taste and budget.
We also offer a variety of classes and workshops for the beginner to the more advanced, so come along and check us out, we look forward to seeing you.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Closed Thursday 10.00 - 5.00 Friday 10.00 - 5.00 Saturday 10.00 - 4.30 Sunday 10.00 - 4.40

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Trees Adventure Nowra

23 Rock Hill Road, North Nowra
PH. 02 4421 4830 / www.treesadventure.com.au

Experience climbing through the trees and Australia's first cliff face climb with the chance to spot some of the animals from Shoalhaven Zoo.


Trees Adventure is Australias premier tree top adventure ropes experience. Nowra Park is 1 of our 5 parks in Australia where you'll get to experience exciting and challenging obstacles high up in the tree canopy, that will have all the family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest, allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before!

Our course sessions run for 2 hours (includes training). Early arrival of around 30 minutes beforehand is important for gearing up so we can get you started on time. You will then get to choose which of the tree top courses you'd like to experience at Trees Adventure. Bookings are essential!

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Two Country Cooks


PH. n/a / www.twocountrycooks.com.au

Our love for the Southern Highlands region as a wine and food basket is what drives us.


Ultimate Max Mega Australian Xperience (The)

Eling Forest Winery, Hume Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 0472 760 048 / www.theultimatemax.com.au


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Wild Food Adventures

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

Wild Food Adventures operates day tours of the Southern Highlands and Kangaroo Valley offering local pick ups or Sydney and Canberra transfers.


We have created a range of signature experiences to highlight the diverse natural beauty of the region as well as showcasing local award-winning food and wine producers in the area. Our premium vehicles collect guests from their hotel and return them back at the end of your chosen adventure.

More than just day trips, these are immersive, hand-ons and creative experiences connecting with people, place and produce. Experience pristine wilderness, meet boutique award winning cool climate wine makers, explore historical villages, hiking trails, taste bush foods, swim in waterfalls, cycle through vast forests, be part of the paddock to plate process, unearth truffles, learn artisan crafts, harvest hops and taste fresh local produce crafted into culinary moments.

We have something for everyone, all designed to connect you with nature in your own way and showcase the thriving agri-tourism businesses and village life in the Southern Highlands. We have a range of signature tours such as Waterfalls | Wander | Wine or Fire | Forge | Froth offer unique interactions with our region as well as seasonal hops harvest, mushroom foraging and truffle hunts.

FACEBOOK - WILD FOOD ADVENTURES

INSTAGRAM - WILD FOOD ADVENTURES

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Wildfest - Canoes, Champagne & Canapes

Kangaroo Valley
PH. 0418 262 282 / www.wildfest.com.au/product/canoes

Our Canoes, Champagne & Canapes experience is the perfect combination of food, wine and wilderness.


It's wine tasting exploration of award-winning cool climate varietals, boutique craft beers from the Southern Highlands matched with locally sourced produce on the waterways of Lake Yarrunga.

There are some places in the wilderness where nature over delivers. Gliding downstream on the Kangaroo River from Beehive Point to the mouth of Yarrunga Creek with the backdrop of the Morton National Park in Kangaroo Valley is one such place. Take a seat in one of our custom-built double-canoe rigs and immerse your senses in its sheer beauty. Explore the sunken forest and see wildlife in action in this pristine location.

Due to the high level of enquiries we have decided to release all our dates for 2019 so you can plan your Kangaroo Valley adventure. Our Autumn trip will run on Sat 27 April and Spring trips on Sun 6 Oct , Sat 19 Oct and Sun 20 Oct during the festival. We run two sessions per day ? 11.30am arrival for briefing with noon departure and 2.30pm arrival with briefing for a 3pm departure. You are on the water for about 2 hours.

$195 per person - Book via: http://www.wildfest.com.au/product/canoes/

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Wildfest - Remote Glamping Experience

Bowral
PH. 02 4877 1742 / www.wildfest.com.au/annualfestival/wildernessretreat

Discover the WILDer side of the Southern Highlands from Saturday 29 Sept to Sunday 7 Oct 2018 at WILDfest

Australia?s First Wilderness Festival is back.
Choose from immersive, hands on foodie experiences like Wilderness Fire Cooking Classes and Canoes, Champagne & Canapés or an adrenalin rush with our Wild Spirit Challenge and Guided Wilderness Hikes. Perhaps you prefer a slower, calmer, pace so why not come along to Forest Bathing, Wildly Creative or Tales from the Wild events?

Maybe transporting yourself with your family to WILDfest Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for our overnight glamping experience is more your flavour?
Whatever your passion from heart racing adventures, soul fuelled explorations, the joy of storytelling or the calm quiet of sleeping under the stars, WILDfest is about seeing nature in a whole new light - Set Your Own Pace.

Please visit our website for more information.

www.wildfest.com.au/annualfestival/wildernessretreat

Wingello Mountain Bike Trail Information

wingello state forest, wingello
PH. 02 4871 2888

Take on one of the Trails in the Wingello State Forest.


7km, 18km or 22km Mountain Bike Trails.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORESTRY MAP OF THE TRAILS.

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Wombeyan Caves

Wombeyan Caves
PH. 02 48435976 / www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0352

Wombeyan Caves is an extensive series of beautiful limestone caves, situated in a 417 hectare reserve. Accommodation ranges from unpowered camping sites to cabins and self-contained cottages.
Prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime, exploring one or more of the caves located at Wombeyan. Either guided or self guided tours are available between 1 to 1.5 hours duration.