Experience Bowral, NSW

Bowral is a quaint town nestled in the shadows of Mount Gibraltar in the Southern Highlands located 115 kilometres south-west of Sydney.

Bowral has long been a fashionable destination Sydneysiders escape to, to enjoy its combination of rural charm and comfortable facilities.

Home to stunning private gardens and grand old estates settled in the early days, you can find almost everything you need at Bowral including boutique stores showcasing jewellery, arts and crafts, various restaurants and cafes and weekend markets, every weekend at Bowral is filled with fun things to see and do.

The best time to travel to Bowral is during autumn and spring due to its very distinct seasons. In Autumn you will see Bowral's trees explode with bright reds and oranges and enjoy crisp air as a result of the town's high altitude.

Spring sees Bowral bloom with vibrant spring time annuals such as tulips and between September and October every year is host to Tulip Time, one of Australia's leading floral festivals and the largest annual attraction in the Southern Highlands region.

During the event displays can be viewed local gardens that have been opened to the public, Corbett gardens and the world famous Milton Park.

In and around Bowral are numerous attractions including the Sir Donald Bradman Oval, one of the sacred sites of cricket, Mount Gambier's lookouts and easy walks and the stately Milton Park Country House.

Activities on offer include various outdoor sports including horse riding, fly fishing and golf played on Bowral's excellent golf courses. 

Other annual events not to missed include the Autumn Garden festival in May and the Bong Bong Picnic Races in November.