The Southern Highlands is well known for its colourful gardens, leisurely pursuits, diverse landscape, shopping and welcoming accommodation. But there is another side to the area that offers a range of activities to pursue and enjoy.
Golfing is a favourite past time for locals and visitors. Whether you are a serious golfer or just want to release all that pent-up energy there is a selection of courses from which to choose. Golf Professionals are on hand to assist, advise and for lessons or there is even a golf driving range if you just want to practice your swing.
Fly Fishing is a great way to escape and at the same time test your skills against the elusive freshwater trout. Learn some basic 'streamcraft' and freshwater fishing techniques with an experienced guide. Explore the scenery and some of the remote wilderness areas within the region from the comfort of your own 4WD by joining with a tag-along tour. If you prefer natural pursuits of a slower pace then bushwalking is the perfect choice.
A truly spectacular drive takes in the route from Mittagong to Wombeyan Caves. The road is mountainous but for the adventurous it is worth the effort. The tortured road cover farmland, mountains, valleys and rivers. Points of interest along the way include a man made tunnel, spectacular views over the Burragorang Valley and a delightful picnic spot and swimming hole at Goodman's Ford. At the end of the drive you can discover the underground world of Wombeyan Caves. Discover some of the most beautiful and rugged countryside on horseback.
Journey into the past with a visit to local museums including The Court House and Historical Museums at Berrima. Discover a different history at Bradman Museum where you can relive the glories of Australian cricket and follow Sir Donald Bradman's footsteps as he grew up in Bowral and went on to become a cricketing legend.
Train enthusiasts can visit model railway displays and purchase that special piece to add to your own train set, or for a different day out take a trip on the Cockatoo Run. This heritage train travels four days a week from the coast to the Highlands and return. For something really different why not visit the Moss Vale saleyards. The yards are under cover and sales take place every Wednesday. Cattle sales offer a real country experience.
Throughout the year many events and festivals can be enjoyed. Agriculture Shows demonstrate and display the best of country life. Bowral Tulip Time festival with its wonderful gardens and beds of tulips, Bundanoon is Brigadoon and its many thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the Scottish dancing and bagpipes and the annual Jazz Festival for lovers of jazz. Fox hunting, dressage events, show jumping and much, much more.
Temperatures for Southern Highlands
Southern Highlands has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Southern Highlands is approximately 24 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 12 °c.
Southern Highlands has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Southern Highlands is approximately 12 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 2 °c.
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