5 great places (from $ to $$) to stay at in the Southern Highlands

By 20 May 20202020 News
Lucaya House, Bowral
Lucaya House, Bowral

Perfectly named and perfectly located, it’s little wonder the Southern Highlands is one of the most popular short break destinations in New South Wales. 

Add to that the standout cycling, arguably some of the best roads, most challenging climbs and spectacular scenery in the entire state, and it’s no wonder the annual Bowral Classic draws in excess of 3000 riders.

With many of those participants – along with their families and friends – opting to stay in Bowral and make a weekend of it, it is important to get in early and secure your accommodation.

Finding accommodation that suits your needs can sometimes be a difficult chore, so we have outlined below 5 options from the more budget friendly to luxurious farm stays.

1. The Bowral Hotel: $

If you’re looking for a budget friendly place to stay, The Bowral Hotel is a great option. Not only is the hotel conveniently located near the Start Line, it is also host to a great restaurant and bar where you can grab a delicious meal and drink with your friends pre and post-ride. Bowral Hotel provides the option of budget twin or queen rooms, along with a slightly pricier option of selecting a garden room which includes a television, fridge and en-suite bathroom amongst other extras. This option is ideal for those wanting to have a relaxed, laid back Bowral Classic weekend with friends.

2. Berida Hotel: $$

Berida Hotel is situated within a countryside manor offering luxurious guest rooms, a heated pool and sauna, as well as an Endota Day spa to provide the most relaxing spa treatments that one might need after a big ride like the Bowral Classic. This venue provides the utmost luxury and comfort as a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


3. Boutique Country Cottages: $ – $$$

Truly experience the Southern Highlands and book yourself into a country cottage. AirBnB and Stayz have a range accommodation options starting from budget to boujee. Not only are you able to tailor your search to suit your specific needs, but these sites also host some special places with unique features that you won’t find in your average hotel.

4.Luxury Farm Stays $$$

Whether you want to stay in a house with a bunch of cycling mates, or seeking a nice weekend away with the family, there are some beautiful homes listed on AirBnb and Stayz that will give you that added bit of luxury on your Bowral classic weekend.

5. Hotel Peppers Craigieburn– $$$

If you are simply looking for a great hotel central to Bowral that is family friendly and will provide the utmost convenience of in-house dining, access to a games room to keep the kids entertained and room service, you cannot go past Hotel Peppers Craigieburn. Get in quick, Peppers Craigieburn is selling out fast!