Region: Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands mark the northern extremities of the Southern Agricultural region of New South Wales. One of the many special things about the Southern Highlands is that you don't have to travel far to discover the many picturesque towns and villages, each with its own history and identity.

The Southern Highlands is a gourmet lover's delight - there is wine Tasting, Cellar Doors Sales, Berry Picking, Home Made Preserves, Sauces, Vinegars, Spices and Salad Dressings, Robertson Potatoes, Fresh Produce, Road Side Farm Produce Stalls, the list goes on.

The Hume Highway winds its way south from the Southern Highlands through rich, rolling countryside. Towns like Goulburn, Yass and Gundagai dot the countryside and are steeped in early colonial history. To their south of Goulburn and Yass is the Australian Capital Territory and Canberra, the nation's capital. Beyond the ACT is a treasure trove of former goldmining towns and mining camps in what is known as the Southern Goldfields of NSW.

How To Get There

By road south from Sydney on Hume Highway via Campbelltown, taking the Mittagong turn-off. By rail from Sydney to the Southern Highlands via Campbelltown. The Canberra Xplorer is a daily rail service to Canberra (stopping at Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Bundanoon, Goulburn, Tarago, Bungendore, Queanbeyan and Canberra)

Best Time To Go

The inland region of southern New South Wales is predominantly a year round destination. It enjoys a mild temperate climate. The highlands region can be much colder in winter, and is a popular destination for "Christmas In July" festivities.

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