Want a quick weekender? Tea and scones? Upscale luxury? Why not book a bed and breakfast in Bowral and take you partner or family on a taste of luxury in the Southern Highlands.
Think retreat and think autumn when you are planning your trip to the Bowral area. This little town is a slower pace than many of the areas of Australia and you will find that spring and autumn are more colorful and full of foliage than at any other time. Locals say that a climb to the summit of Mt Gibraltar can be stunning because of the views you can see of Mittagong and Bowral; when you hear locals talking about The Gib they are talking about this mountain.
Bowral is the Southern Highland’s commercial center and many locals come here to rest and unwind after a long work week. Bowral is the home of many summer mansions that were built for holidays and some are available for touring. The gardens around them are spectacular as well.
The accommodation in this area are quaint and comfortable. You will find many bed and breakfasts in Bowral to suit any need. Many are located in some of the mansions and there are guest houses that are charming and welcome tourists. Although you can go to motels, hotels or lodges, the bnbs in Bowral are worth a stay.
Strathburn Cottage is considered one of the luxury bed and breakfast in Bowral and they have won many awards because of their accommodation. Strathburn Cottage is centrally located and it is a period cottage that dates back to 1890. A short walk can take you to one of Bowrals’ coffee shops or you can go to golf courses or vineyards nearby. If you want to be encased in luxury, this is one way to go. Ask them about their VIP package if you are going in December.
Bowral Cottage is another New South Wales bed and breakfast in Bowral. This is a great place to stay if you like walking because it is located within walking distance to many activities in this area. They provide both a continental and a fully cooked breakfast for your enjoyment.
When you are looking for something to do after a peaceful time staying at a Bowral bed and breakfast, Kangaroo Valley may be just the place to go, especially if you are in Bowral on business. Located just two hours outside of Canberra or Sydney, Kangaroo valley promises to be an experience you will not forget.
The most important aspect of Kangaroo Valley is the fact that it is eco-friendly. There are a variety of programs that speak to the ecology and keep their carbon footprint neutral.
Fitzroy Falls National Park also located in the Southern Highlands and is one of the naturally beautiful waterfalls in the area. You can shop in the town and learn all about its history.
Between September 25 and October 8 you can experience the famous Bowral Tulip Festival. This is a spectacular event showing of over 25,000 annuals and 100,000 tulips at Corbett Gardens.
In the village of Berrima, you will not want to miss Australia day. It is an event that happens every year. This is the commemoration of the time when the first white settlement came to the area. Usually celebrated in January, there is a host of events including food, fresh produce, entertainment and a vintage car parade. There is fun for the entire family and many things to see.