See & Do


Immerse yourself in the creative environment that is the Southern Highlands. Renowned for its strong community of artists, actors, musicians, writers, film makers, photographers and all round entertainers drawn to the area for the fresh air, natural beauty and life style which provide the perfect environment to inspire creativity. November is Arts Time when the annual Southern Highlands Arts Festival is in full swing with artisans opening their studio doors to show-off their creative habitats for the Arts Studio Trail.

Arthead Moss Vale

3/278 Argyle St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 02 4868 2000


Bay Tree Gallery

116 Old Hume Highway, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1333 /

Visit the Bay Tree Gallery and explore the six levels. Luxury products, leather goods, soaps, jewellery and more.
Visit The Bay Tree Gallery, take your time to explore the six levels of the gallery, featuring artwork from the local area and across NSW. Featuring a huge range of fashion and fashion accessories, an extensive range of leather bags, a large selection of jewellery, hats,

Berrima Art Space Gallery

PH. 0405 314 377

Berrima Nameplates/Stables Gift Shop

Shop 1 Mrs Oldbucks Corner, Old Hume Hwy Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1536

Berrima Patchwork and Crafts

Old Hume Highway and Wingecarribee street, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1382


Bowral Art Gallery (The)

1 Short Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 4093 /

The BDAS Gallery & workshop has been operating in the Southern Highlands for more than 60 years. We are committed to promoting & supporting the practice & appreciation of the arts in the Southern Highlands. The gallery & workshop is used continuously throughout the year


Gallery Opens Daily 10am - 4pm


Bowral Crafts Unlimited

22 Corbett Plaza, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 6771

Bundanoon Pottery

Railway Parade and Osborne Street, Bundanoon
PH. 02 4883 6453


Eclectica 2016

Frensham, Range Road, Mittagong
PH. 02 4860 2000 /

Saturday 5 November from 10am to 5pm AND Sunday 6 November 10am to 4pm.

Eclectica 2016, at Frensham in Mittagong, is once again set to showcase some of the country's top artists and exciting emerging art talent this November 5 & 6.

Set in the historic campus and beautiful gardens at Frensham, and held just once every five years, this will be the Art Show not to be missed. There will be something for everyone from the seasonal art collector to the casual art lover or first time buyer.

This highly anticipated art event, with over 200 works professionally displayed on the school campus, includes two of this year's Archibald Prize finalists, Lucy Culliton and Zoe Young.

Other well known and emerging painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans on show include: Tyrone Layne, Catherine Nelson, Lousje Skala, Dimity Kidston, Tobias Bennett, Annie Herron, Heidi McGeogh, Luke Storrier, Harrie Fasher, Richard Allen, David Ball, Martial Cosyn, Helen Gauchat, Harriet Goodall, Libby Hobbs, Joe Vinks and Shelly Willingham.

The catalogue can be viewed online at


Fingerprint Tree (The)

18 Jellore Street, Berrima
PH. 0488 133 232 /

A Fingerprint Tree Guest Book is the perfect way to preserve precious memories of your special occasions. Each one of the leaves are the actual fingerprints of the people dear to you, meaning a Fingerprint Tree is the most uniquely personalised memento your could ever have.

A wonderful thumbprint guest book memento as individual as a fingerprint!

You'll find our Fingerprint Tree is easy to create at our one-stop online shop. Select from our exclusive tree designs on archival quality paper and build your own guest book with the prints of your loved ones. Check our FAQ's section for full details, and our Optional Extras to view our beautiful frames.

Fingerprint personalised guest books are perfect for every memorable occasion:

Wedding guest books
Baby Showers
Milestone birthdays
Corporate events

With free delivering worldwide, buy your personalised guest books online today. For the best and most unique guest book options for any special event, choose The Fingerprint Tree and celebrate with those closest to you.


Gallery Sobrane

33 Station Street, Bowral
PH. 0438 023 394 /

Opened in 2015 in the Milk Factory Gallery.

A dreamer, an adventurer and an artist, Sobrane takes us on an exciting journey with a visual narrative. A Gypsy artist of free spirited adventure....

From nature to canvas, Sobrane magically transforms pigments of ink, pastel and charcoal into grand life-like pieces. The biggest challenge of putting together this exhibition was recreating those memories and translating her adventure onto a one-dimensional canvas. The use of these mediums encourages the fluidity of movement, allowing Sobrane to articulate her expression onto canvas in an uninhibited manner. From countless hours of bird watching, observing the details of the slightest moves they made and how they reacted, she appreciated each bird for its individualism in its expressions and movements. Identifying with their energy and freedom, similar principles she lives by, she felt an instant connection to them. She has embarked on a quest to share the inspiration and earnest happiness that these majestic creatures have brought her through her art.

State Art Award 1987
West Australian Art Award 1988
Rob McNamara Exhibition 2010
Emerging Art Fund 2010


Highlands Handmade

374 Argyle Street Moss Vale
PH. 02 4869 3698 /

OPEN Mon - Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sat 10:00am to 2:00pm

Locally made gifts, arts and crafts.

Indoor Market

Highlands Handmade is a must see destination located in Moss Vale.

Featuring locally made arts and crafts from a community of over 200 individual makers and some 6000 + items.

With woodwork, leather work, metalwork, jams, chutneys, chocolates, knitted items, crocheted, woven, sewn, ceramics, pottery, glassware, jewellery, creams, candles, soaps, scents and much more. Highlands Handmade is an Aladdin's Cave of unique hand made treasures and gift ideas and is well worth visiting.

Highlands Handmade works a little like a cooperative with around 200 local "Makers" all who live a one hour drive of the shop.

Each person has their own space within the shop and decide
what they will make and how much they will sell it for.

As a customer it's great to be able to support local small businesses and know your purchases go to helping families in the area.

With everything being handmade and unique, if you see something you like then grab it because it might not be there the next day.

As we like to say - our products are made with love, for the people you love.

Come and visit and bring your friends.

Highlands Scrapbooking

1 Kirkham St, Moss Vale
PH. 02 4868 2966


Imaginarta - The Australian Puppet Centre Inc.

Sutton Forest Hall, Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest NSW
PH. 0438 218 217 /

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

Family shows every Sunday at 11am.


JP Photography - Southern Highlands

Mittagong, Southern Highlands, NSW
PH. 0418 444 604 /

The Highland's only tourism and event photographers.

JP Photography are local photographers specialising in tourism, events and business imagery for local business operators.

They offer friendly, professional service with the emphasis on tailoring packages to suit each client's needs.

Checkout their website galleries and social media pages.

Open 7 days a week.

Kids Art Quest

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


KLA Sculpture Classes

2-4 Flora Street, Colo Vale
PH. 0417 242 756

Experience the meditative process of carving soapstone, quiet the mind and discover your creative side.

An introduction to sculpture, carving organic shapes and forms. Using hand tools such as rasps and files, you will be guided to work with this soft stone. Reveal the beautiful colours through hand polishing.

Workshop Includes: Dust mask, small soapstone, morning tea & light lunch.

10am - 3.30pm

COST: $230 pp or $420 for two

2nd Saturday of the Month

INSTAGRAM - klasculpture


Lydie du Bray Antiques

117 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 2844 /

This exquisite property has the most delightful original French antiques and more.

Formally known as "Antiques on Consignment"
All for sale at the most reasonable prices.

Antiques On Consignment started with the restoration of the historic home 'Kamilaroi'. The house was built at the turn of the century on land that was one of the first grants in the area. Now it, along with the old Cottage, attached Barn and Parterre Garden, house an extensive range of quality and fine antiques.

Open: Wednesday- Monday 10am - 5pm.
Closed Tuesday.


Milk Factory Gallery

33 Station Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4862 1077 /

Contemporary Art

Open seven days from 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Milk Factory Gallery

The Art & Design Centre is situated adjacent to the main gallery and features original artworks, handmade jewellery, sculpture, glass, fine woodwork, ceramics and textiles.
The Art & Design Centre also retails art related gifts including books , gift cards, and a selection of art materials.
Three separate areas of this ninety year old building have been sympathetically restored to maintain its heritage while providing a unique space to showcase art , design.

Tapas is available all day in the fully licenced cafe which is open from 10am weekdays and 9am weekends.

The Milk Factory Gallery encompasses a floor area of over 90 square metres and with over 7 metre high ceilings this impressive space is ideal for exhibiting large works of art as well as sculpture and installations. Solo exhibitions are organised for invited artists from all areas throughout the year as well as mixed and group shows. This includes all mediums from original works to printmaking, ceramics, photography and sculpture. The Art Gallery and Exhibition Space is also available for short-term hire for exhibitions.


Mittagong Playhouse

Cnr Main Street and Bowral Road Mittagong
PH. 02 4871 1086

A theatre for music, drama, meetings, lectures and film.175 tiered seats, with grand piano, theatre lighting and sound, screen and projector.

Also a Supper Room for functions and dance classes and 2 smaller rooms for meetings or classes.


Nelly Menzies Photography

280 Tourist Road Glenquarry 2567
PH. 0428 609 485 /

A collection of images taken in the beautiful Southern Highlands and surrounding areas of NSW.


Sturt Gallery & Studios

Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde, Mittagong
PH. 02 4860 2083 /

Established in 1941, Sturt is now the oldest craft centre in Australia. Stop in to visit the Gallery, Garden or drop in for a coffee.
Sturt is recognized nationally as a centre of excellence for the promotion and teaching of Australian craft.
Sturt is also one of the premier cultural tourist attractions of the Southern Highlands region welcoming over 50,000 visitors each year and features a multi award-winning craft and design shop, gallery, caf craft studios, courses and workshops, a collection of Australian craft and historic buildings and gardens.

Sturt is the ideal place to source a special gift, an artwork to collect, or designed textiles and scarves. All products are made in Australia, and are of the highest quality and materials. Sturt proudly promotes the work of Australias craftspeople and is a favourite destination for over thirty thousand visitors each year. Of special interest is the ceramics, wood and textiles made on site by Sturt's resident craftspeople. Sturt also presents exhibitions of fine craft and art by some of Australians finest artists each year.

Visitors can also wander through Sturt's garden all year around.

Sturt Gallery is open 7 days 10am ? 5pm. Sturt Café is open Wednesday ? Friday 10-3pm Weekends 10-4pm

The Good Yarn

Railway Parade, Bundanoon
PH. 02 4883 6542

The Old Cheese Factory - Robertson

Hoddle Street, Robertson
PH. 02 4885 1133


Victoria House Needlecraft

49 Main St, Mittagong
PH. 02 4871 1682 /

Victoria House Needlecraft stock Australia's Best Range of Local and Imported Needlecraft supplies.

Beautiful needlecraft to wear and decorate your home. Let us help you create a work of hand crafted needle art.
Create your own masterpiece with Australia's oldest speciality needlecraft store. We have ten rooms of beautiful needlecraft for you to escape to, enjoy and lose track of time.

We specialise in Knitting and Crochet, Needlepoint and Tapestry, Cross Stitch, Crewel and Embroidery. We supply all the threads, fabric, books, accessories and advice you need to start a new hobby, develop existing skills, indulge a passion and make something beautiful.

Don't stitch and want to learn? We will be beginning classes again this year.

Can't think of a gift? Buy someone you love, something they love from Australia's best range of local and imported needlecraft.

The latest designs and favourite classics are available now. If you can't see something you like today, call us or visit our site next week as we are loading our website with our products every day.

Village Quilt Shop (The)

5 Station Street Mittagong
PH. 02 4871 1929

Village Woodworks

Illawarra Hwy, Robertson
PH. 02 4885 1328

Virginia Ransom Jewellery

8 Station Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4862 2569