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Exploring NSW: things to see & do Bowral

Exploring NSW: Things to see and do in Bowral, NSW

It’s safe to say we’re all a little in love with Bowral.

And if you havent heard of this delightful town before, let us introduce you.

 

Just an easy two hour drive from Sydney, Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands, boasting a wide range of accomodation, entertainment and dining options.

A popular spot with locals and visitors alike, it’s great for a getaway, but we daresay you’ll be tempted to stay forever!

 

Whether you go for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime, here’s our recommendations for where to stay and what to do, eat and see in Bowral.   

 

EAT

Where to eat in Bowral, NSW

Biota Dining, Bowral

A two-hatted restaurant, Biota Dining has brought high-quality food and service to the Southern Highlands, with a menu that’s as modern as its Scandinavian-inspired decor.
Meals are created using produce from the property, with menus that will tantalise tastebuds and ignite imaginations. 
It’s easy to see why Biota has been included in Gourmet’s Top 100 more than once.
 
 
Biota Dining | Where to eat in Bowral NSW

Biota Dining | Where to eat in Bowral NSW

 

 
Onesta Cucina
For lovers of classic italian food, family-owned Onesta Cucina is your destination. 
With a name meaning ‘honest kitchen’, a promise of ‘exceptional food in an ambient environment’ and a new menu everyday, there’s always something delicious to discover here. 

 

Enjoy Fine Italian Food at Onesta Cucina in Bowral NSW

Enjoy Fine Italian Food at Onesta Cucina in Bowral NSW

 

Flour Water Salt

Carb lovers unite! (and get your collective selves into FlourWaterSalt at Bowral pronto!)

This delightful bakery offers everything from croissants and cakes, to pies and pastries, all produced with ‘Quality ingredients, skilled producers and passion from start to finish.’

flourwatersalt.com.au

 

mouth-watering wares from Flour Water Salt Bakery in Bowral NSW

mouth-watering wares from Flour Water Salt Bakery in Bowral NSW

 

Gumnut Patisserie

Last but not least, we couldn’t describe ‘Where to eat in Bowral’ without including Gumnut Patisserie!

An absolute favourite with locals and visitors of all ages, Gumnut is a must-visit for our team whenever we’re in the area! (In fact, it’s not acceptable to go to an appointment in the Southern Highlands, and return to our office without a gumnut box.) 😂

gumnutpatisserie.com.au

Gumnut Patisserie - a must-see in Bowral

Gumnut Patisserie – a must-see in Bowral

 

EXPERIENCE

What to do in Bowral, NSW

 

 Gather & Cook Adventures

Step into the wild on an adventure with the chefs from renowned Bowral restaurant ‘Biota’. 

“Experience a hands one approach, discover new ingredients, how they grow and where, followed by a campfire cooking session”

biotadining.com/workshops

Gather & Cook Adventures | Biota Dining | Bowral NSW

Gather & Cook Adventures | Biota Dining | Bowral NSW

 

 

Artemis Wines

Just 8 minutes from Bowral is the cellardoor of family-owned Artemis wines.

With an ambience of rustic Australian elegance, it’s the perfect place to experience a tasting of finely crafted wines, ciders and beer.

Warm and welcoming in winter, laid back and casual on the lawn by the vines in summer.

artemiswines.com.au

Family-owned winery Artemis Wines | Bowral NSW

Family-owned winery Artemis Wines | Bowral NSW

 

EXPLORE

Treasures to discover in Bowral, NSW

Bendooley Estate Book Barn 

Just 5km from Bowral, in the town of Berrima, you’ll find the sprawling Bendooley’s Estate. 

Home to rolling hills, picturesque driveways, vineyards, accomodation cottages. A gastronomically exquisite restaurant houses a crackling fire set in sandstone, sweeping views of the property, and tables for casual dining.  Tucked in behind all of this wonderment, Bendooley’s has yet another surprise: the Book Barn. A fascinating bookstore, home to hundreds of books from all corners of the globe.

It’s safe to say Bendooleys is a must-visit when in the Southern Highlands area. 

bendooleyestate.com.au

The Book Barn at Bendooley Estate South Berrima | Things to do in Bowral NSW

The Book Barn at Bendooley Estate South Berrima | Things to do in Bowral NSW

Dirty Janes Bowral

Offering ‘the best in Vintage’, Dirty Janes Bowral is a large antique warehouse where you can explore the hundreds of unique items on offer. 

With 75+ dealers spread across 3 large warehouse spaces, you will find a impressive range of antique and vintage furniture, lighting, architectural elements, vintage clothing, jewellery and more.

dirtyjanes.com

Peruse Fascinating Antiques at Dirty Janes Bowral | Things to do in BOwral NSW

Peruse Fascinating Antiques at Dirty Janes Bowral | Things to do in Bowral NSW

 

 

STAY

Where to stay in Bowral, NSW

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

“Set apart in its own secluded hilltop woodland just east of Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa is a five star hotel offering luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and impeccable yet discreet service in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.”

miltonpark.com.au

Milton Park accomodation Bowral NSW

Milton Park : an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication, a service of 5 stars.

 

 

The Coach House at The Rift

“The luxurious, self-contained Coach House is situated within The Rift Bowral estate. It maintains a separate entrance, secluded living spaces and sweeping garden vistas.

The fully renovated, elegant, residence maintains it’s character as the original nineteenth century stables and foundry of the estate.”

theriftbowral.com.au/bowral-accommodation/

The Coach House at Bowral | Bowral NSW Accomodation | Where to Stay

The Coach House at The Rift, Bowral

 

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Exploring NSW: Things to see and do in Bowral, NSW

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