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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

You may even find yourself staying!

Whether you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, or you’re getting over the coastal scenery (Hey, we think that’s impossible too, but you never know!), why not make a tree-change? NSW’s Southern Highlands region is a mecca for all things green and tranquil, so isn’t it time you escaped?

1. The Pleasant Temperature

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Located between Sydney and Canberra and just over an hour from the South Coast, the Southern Highlands is home to low humidity levels and a cool, temperate climate. If you’re closer to the coast or travelling from up-north, this change in temperature will be all too welcome from the inescapable muggy heat!

2. The Natural Beauty


Get back to your roots and connect with nature in the Southern Highlands. There are a whole range of hiking trails, walks and national parks to visit. You can take a short drive from Bowral and discover the serenity of Bangadilly National Park, perfect for hikes and birdwatching. Nattai National Park and the stunning Blue Mountains aren’t too far away either.

3. The Time Travel Opportunity


The Southern Highlands is brimming with heritage villages and towns that haven’t changed for decades. Hidden villages and towns such as Exeter, Sutton Forest and Robertson are rich with historic buildings and stories, just waiting to be discovered. For those of you who are extra brave, enquire about Berrima’s fantastic ghost tours!

4. The Haven for Wine Lovers


Enjoy nature in all of its grapey glory with a tour of one of the Southern Highlands’ vineyard tours. Experience the taste of true Southern Highlands wine and discover a newfound love for the various reds and whites. Check out Visit NSW for all of the Southern Highlands’ food and wine highlights.

5. The Dining Options


When you combine nature, the perfect climate, historic buildings and sumptuous wine with exquisite Southern Highlands food, you’ll have created the perfect getaway. Luckily for you, we’ve done the restaurant hunting for you:

Fairy Meadow

Costa Azzurra Woodfire Restaurant

For an impeccable dining experience in the Southern Highlands’ Fairy Meadow, eat at Costa Azzurra Woodfire Restaurant. Their menu includes:

  • Traditional Italian & Australian pizzas & pastas
  • Specialty dishes & A là Carte meals
  • Contemporary Desserts

For authentic Italian dishes that’ll make you wish you had a bigger stomach, you can’t go past Costa Azzurra Woodfire Restaurant. You can find all of their details and browse their delicious menu options on their LocalSearch profile page.


Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria

When you want to enjoy the rich flavours of Italy in Balgownie, step in the Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria for an unforgettable dining experience. Il Nido’s dine in menu includes:

  • Imported cheeses, meats & antipasti
  • Seasonal mains & pastas
  • Pizzas & salads

No matter what you’re craving, the attentive team at Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria will serve you up an impeccable dish, every time. Check out their LocalSearch profile page to find out more.

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