Towns & Villages

The major towns of Bowral, Mittagong & Moss Vale are all within an easy drive of the many villages which give the Southern Highlands its unique appeal.

Some say that these villages are the Highlands "best kept secret". These villages are special, really special each with its own personality, and each brimming with personalities who make these villages so unique.

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Population 600

Berrima

It's time to delve into the past and Berrima is just the village to visit. Home to Australia's oldest continually licensed Inn - the Surveyor General, amazing colonial sandstone buildings, (one of which houses Eschalot, …

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Population 8,022

Bowral

Bowral in the Southern Highlands NSW is a great town to stay or visit for shopping, cricket and dining & attractions. Visit the Bradman Museum the international cricket hall of fame, or choose to see antiques and artwork …

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Population 2,419

Bundanoon

It's time to dust off the bagpipes, oil the bicycle chain and put your walking shoes on. The town is a step back into the 1930's, home to Brigadoon, but these days it's also a Mecca for cyclists of all ages and bushwalk …

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Population 238

Burrawang

Burrawang in the Southern Highlands NSW is a lovely village to stay for the weekends or visit with a heritage listed Burrawang hotel and local beer. The old Burrawang General Store is a great spot to take a photo.

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Population 193

Canyonleigh

Canyonleigh in the Southern Highlands NSW is a wonderful place to visit for alpaca tours and farm stays.

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Population 532

Exeter

It's time to experience our English heritage. This thriving village of Exeter is home to a large number of English style estates, a picture postcard historic stone church and country railway station, both of which could …

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Population 208

Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls in the Southern Highlands NSW is home to the beautiful National Park including the famous Fitzroy Falls waterfall.

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Population 2,506

Hill Top

It's time to take a different route into or out of the Highlands and be rewarded by the Shire's northern village, Hill Top, with a rich history as a former railway town and now gateway to Australia's largest rail museum …

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Population 5,722

Mittagong

It's time to explore this historic town of Mittagong, the northern gateway to the Southern Highlands and home to Australia's first iron works. It is an excellent example of a country town which has managed to retain its …

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Population 7,792

Moss Vale

It's time to explore the hub of the Southern Highlands town of Moss Vale, a town with strong ties to the birthplace of the Southern Highlands and the region's rural centre. It is home to livestock saleyards, farms marke …

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Population 1,355

Robertson

It's time to taste a real potato and 'the Green Heart of the Southern Highlands' is just the place to find locally grown Robertson spuds. Its rich red fertile soil provides an abundance of rural farmland and a green hue …

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Population 579

Sutton Forest

It's time to uncover one of the most historic of all the Southern Highlands' towns and villages, location of our former NSW Governor's summer residence, Hillview, now with open days and accommodation for visitors. Today …

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