The beautiful inland haven of the Southern Highlands in New South Wales is only a short 1 hour drive from Sydney and 2 hours from the nation's capital Canberra. This means it is the perfect spot for quick getaways as well as longer holidays or even business conferences. A world of natural beauty, colonial history and modern shopping and accommodation, the Southern Highlands will suit travellers of all tastes and needs. Luxury hotels and resorts are available for you to explore the area while enjoying a lavish stay, while the business accommodation is first class. Whatever the reason for your visit, you will find yourself not wanting to leave the Southern Highlands.
Start at Robertson and stop off at the Robertson Nature Reserve. Here you will discover 5 hectares of temperate rainforest. There are numerous beautiful nature walks within the reserve and in surrounding areas, each with varying difficulty to suit your level. If your feet get weary, then trek through the beautiful countryside on horseback instead. After Robertson, make your way to Bowral. Wineries surround Bowral, so for some of the finest food and drink in the area, Bowral is the place to stay. Enjoy the scenic countryside on one of the many driving tours starting from Bowral. Take the route through Moss Vale and to Sutton Forest and enjoy the beautiful drive through the country. Wherever you rest your head for the evening, you will find some great hotels and motels for a great nights sleep. Budget hotels and motels are plentiful, as are more elegant accommodation choices.
Continue wondering around the Highlands for a flavour of Australian history. Learn about Australia's colonial beginnings, and the history of the district. The Bradman Museum resides in Bowral and traces the history of cricket in this country. For some longer journeys, the Southern Highlands are only an hour from Wollongong, the gateway to the Southern New South Wales coast. The short journey to the coast means staying at Southern Highlands gives you the best of country and beach life, which the kids will love. For an even bigger adventure, the beautiful Blue Mountains lie only 1.5 hours away. With so many great day trip opportunities, families will be crazy not to stay in the Southern Highlands at some of the great self contained apartments and cottages for their accommodation needs, before trekking off in any direction for some adventure.