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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Be inspired by these local art galleries

Art culture—it speaks to people on different levels. There’s something primal about artwork, about pulling the deepest depths of the psyche and placing it onto a canvas for everyone to see. While some appreciate art more than others, sometimes it’s nice to just take a day trip a gallery to view the latest from local artists. If you’re a fan of art, or just want something different to do this week, we’ve found some amazing galleries to visit. Soak up some amazing art and grab something delicious after—we’ve thought of everything!

Whether you’re a fellow creative or enjoy being immersed in art, we’ve found some great galleries to visit, as well as some amazing Southern Highlands cafés to relax in once you’re done.

Love art galleries? Head to Bowral.

If you're not inspired by the art, you will be by the scenery - Bowral
If you’re not inspired by the art, you will be by the scenery – Bowral

The Bowral art scene is surprisingly lively. With a vast range of galleries and exhibits to visit, there’s sure to be something here to ignite your creative soul. Whether you’d like to view the local talent at the Milk Factory Gallery, or prefer to go a little further and pick up a gift or two from The Baytree Gallery in Berrima, you’ll be inspired by many interesting pieces.


Now you’ve inspired the mind, it’s time to fill the stomach.

Berrima General Store & Café

Gorgeous rustic-style exteriors, Berrima General Store & Cafe - Berrima
Gorgeous rustic-style exteriors, Berrima General Store & Cafe – Berrima

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from The Bay Tree Gallery you will find Berrima General Store and Café. Serving up high-quality fresh food and coffee including delicious wraps, moreish cupcakes, brekky dishes and much more! Stop by, order some amazing meals and sip on a perfectly brewed coffee while enjoying all the character this café has to offer! With a rustic-style exterior that looks like it could come straight from the early Colonial era, it’s easy to fall in love with the Berrima General Store & Café. Say hi to the lovely staff, who really make this such an amazing place to visit!
Where: 1/13 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577


Looking for something for the home? Head over to Robertson.

The beauty of the Southern Highlands can't be beat - Southern Highlands
The beauty of the Southern Highlands can’t be beat – Southern Highlands

Whether you’re passing through Robertson on your way to Berrima, or just want to explore the region, there’s a great little shop here that specialises in woodwork creations. If you’re in the area, stop by The Village Woodworks for hand-crafted ornaments and other amazing creations for the home. If you prefer crafts that you can take home with you, this is definitely the place to go.


Getting peckish? There’s a great diner close by!

Rockabellas Roadside Diner

Retro fun and great coffee, Rockabellas Roadside Diner - Robertson
Retro fun and great coffee, Rockabellas Roadside Diner – Robertson

Are you a lover of 1950s fun, fashion and vibes? You will absolutely adore this quaint little café and diner. Enjoy the amazing food and coffee, as well as the great music and overall atmosphere Rockabellas Roadside Diner! You’ll regularly see old-style retro cars and motorbikes parked out the front, and the stylish interiors will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the 1950s. A fully licensed café, they have something for everyone’s tastes whether you feel like a hot coffee, a cheeky cocktail or a refreshing smoothie. Choose from good old-fashioned burgers, Tex-Mex cuisine and sliders—even fresh berry pies! You’re sure to find the perfect meal to settle your stomach after your hectic day of chasing art this week.
Where: 1/74 Hoddle Ln, Robertson NSW 2577

Where do you like to go to get your creative fix in the Southern Highlands? Let us know by commenting below!

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