Are you looking for a lovely spring getaway? The Southern Highlands in NSW is a stunning weekend trip destination. Only a two-hour drive from Sydney or Canberra, the Southern Highlands offers busy people looking to escape their city for a short break with a perfect place to unwind and relax.
A popular holiday spot since the 1860’s, this district is renowned for its fresh, sweet air and cold climate gardens.
The Tulip Time Festival is a feature of spring in the Highlands. From 18th September to 1st October 2018 the charming town of Bowral will be the epicenter for the floral festival which features stunning tulip displays, a variety of entertainment, art exhibitions, farmers markets and the opportunity to visit premier private gardens.
If you’re a foodie, you will find endless delicious options in this region. With many restaurants only using local, seasonal ingredients, you are sure to have many marvelous meals. Be sure to indulge in some local honey, jams and pickled vegetables.
If you’re looking for an adventure on your long weekend, why not check out the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk? Offering incredible 360-degree views of the coast, mountains and farmland, this adventure will boost your adrenaline and connect you to nature.
If heights aren’t your thing, there are a plethora of other amazing hikes across the Southern Highlands. Whether you’re after a challenging trek, a powerwalk or an easy stroll, there is unspoiled bushland and quiet country lanes where you can find the serenity and peace often lacking in our busy lives.