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Berrima River Walk Kramer Photography
OUT & ABOUT | Winter time
DAYTRIPPING IN THE HIGHLANDS
WHETHER YOU’RE VISITING THE HIGHLANDS OVER WINTER OR WANT SOMETHING SPECIAL TO DO WITH FRIENDS WHO ARE, THESE HEARTWARMING PURSUITS HAVE THE TICK OF APPROVAL FROM ESCAPE ON A CHILLY DAY.
* TAKE A TOURIST DRIVE
If you prefer to see the Highlands on four wheels, look at online at past editions of Escape’s flipbooks or pick up one of Destination Southern Highlands great maps for Tourist Routes 14, 15, 16 and 17. Spend a day or two driving our winding country roads and enjoying scenic lookouts, rural vistas and picture book villages steeped in history. Stop at famed tourist attractions, pick up a few bottles to take home at our local wineries (see our map on page 66), dine in hatted restaurants and happening cafes, and pick up some stylish homewares and edible goodies at our eclectic shops and markets. You can also find suggested day and overnight stays in online issues of Escape Southern Highlands escapesouthernhighlands.com.au
Must make tourist stops
+ Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame, Bowral
+ Donald Bradman’s boyhood home: 52 Shepherd Street, Bowral
+ Sturt, Mittagong: contemporary craft, arts and design centre
+ Retford Park, Bowral: mansion and gardens newly gifted to the National Trust
+ Harpers Mansion, Berrima: historically restored Georgian home with huge maze
+ Mittagong Antiques Centre: treasure trove of antiques to uncover
+ Hillview, Sutton Forest: permanent sculpture park recently opened
+ Fitzroy Falls: spectacular 80 metre waterfall with lovely walks and views
+ General Stores at Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Berrima, Burrawang, Wingello, Penrose
and Marulan: great food, local produce and the pulse of their communities
+ Illawarra Fly, Robertson: take to the trees and zipline through the rainforest
+ Berrima District Historical Society, Berrima: museum and archive of local history,
+ Dirty Janes and Green Lane, Bowral: vintage and antique shopping at its best,
plus food and drinks
+ Argyle Street, Moss Vale: artisan shops, eclectic cafes, funky fabulous vibe
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Bong Bong Walking Track
* WINTRY HIGHLANDS WALKS
Rugging up and stepping out is a great way to enjoy our definite seasons. For an excellent starting point go to the Destination Southern Highlands website (southernhighlands.com.au) for an extensive list and maps of walks, or call in at the Welcome Centre on the Hume Highway in Mittagong for advice and maps. While you’re there, pick up a copy of Gillian and John Souter’s Best Walks of the Southern Highlands, a little gem of a book that gives detailed information on 45 local walks. Keep in mind, though, that our national parks such as Morton National Park don’t allow your four-legged family members to walk with you, so look at the many state forests in the Southern Highlands that do welcome dogs. If you would like to stride out where the more experienced walkers go, Southern Highlands Bushwalkers (bushwalkingnsw.org.au) welcomes non members to treks that are sure to get the blood pumping and the soul singing.
    + Bong Bong Track, Moss Vale
+ Gibbergunyah Reserve, Bowral + Berrima River Walk
+ Wingello State Forest
+ Forty Foot Falls, Mittagong
+ Fairy Bower Falls, Bundanoon + Glow Worm Glen, Bundanoon + Box Vale Track, Mittagong
+ Cherry Tree Walk, Bowral
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