Top 5 sights to see in the Southern Highlands

By 7 July 20202020 News

By Casey Bury

Bowral is known for its gorgeous landscapes and views so whilst you are staying here for the Bowral Classic weekend, we wanted to highlight some of the most outstanding places that you must take the time to visit!

Bowral Lookout

You will find this first lookout at 223 Oxley drive which hosts an accessible viewing area at Mount Gibraltar as well as a wide array of other trails and picnic areas. This is the perfect spot to bring the whole family for a picnic lunch and small hike with a beautiful lookout. Mt Gibraltar is also a featured location on the Bowral Classic course this year!

Jellore Lookout

Another lookout right nearby, just a short walk from the Bowral Lookout, is Jellore Lookout. This lookout is a short hike away but provides gorgeous panoramic views of Bowral that you just can’t beat. 

Mittagong Lookout

Just outside of Bowral in the town of Mittagong you will find this next beautiful lookout. The Bowral Classic passes nearby the town of Mittagong so be sure to explore it while here for the weekend. This lookout gives a great view of Mittagong with the option to drive up to the lookout or walk up from the base. There are also a few other lookouts located in this area, so this is a great option for those who want to spend the day out and about in nature hiking and taking in the views.

Wineries

The most known winery that Bowral has to offer is none other than Bendooley estate. This winery not only provides a stunning venue for weddings and events but is also a great place to stop in at and enjoy lunch, or even to indulge in some wine tasting, with the gorgeous view of the winery in the background.

Another winery to visit for a beautiful view and some great wine is Centennial Vineyards. This cosy venue also provides a great lunch option and is child friendly with something to interest the entire family.

There is a large array of wineries within and around Bowral so you will most certainly not be stuck for places to go.

Corbett Gardens

Finally, the last highlight we have listed today is Corbett Gardens. This gorgeous park sits in the heart of Bowral and is open all year round and provides a beautiful garden for you to stroll around in at your leisure. This landmark has been a part of the Bowral community for many years and is frequented by locals as the entry is free of charge, unless during the tulip time festival, which attracts over 40,000 attendees each year.

Images courtesy Visit Southern Highlands and Visit NSW.