Bowral

Travel Guide
The largest town in the Southern Highlands has grand colonial manors, elegant English gardens, a piece of Australian cricket history and wild forest reserves.

Bowral is a historic town at the foot of stunning Mount Gibraltar, famous for its reputation as a holiday getaway for the wealthy during New South Wales’ early settlement. Today, Bowral features several grand old buildings, stunning manor estates and beautifully maintained gardens.

Stroll along historic Bendooley Street to see heritage architecture dating back to the late 1800s. Observe magnificent double-storey manors and charming 19th-century cottages. Visit Corbett Gardens, located in the town centre. This stunning park showcases myriad displays of flowers throughout the year. See pretty bulb flowers blooming in autumn and a breathtaking mass of tulips flowering in spring. Find out which grand manor is hosting an open garden session and visit some of the charming estates dotted throughout Bowral.

Sit down for a cup of coffee or a glass of regional wine at the heritage Grand Hotel, built in 1888, a traditional colonial establishment with wide awnings. Visit the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame, which illustrates the history of the game and honours famous cricketers throughout history. In the warmer months, watch a local match on Bradman Oval.

Grab a bike and ride from the town centre to a pretty trail running alongside the Wingecarribee River. Bushwalkers can explore the exciting trails around the Gibbergunyah Reserve or climb to vantage points at Bowral Lookout, Mount Jellore Lookout and the Mount Gibraltar peak. Bowral has two public golf courses.

Visit in September for the annual Wingecarribee Arts & Crafts Fair and Bowral’s famous Tulip Time Festival. In May, catch the Southern Highlands Antique Fair, the Autumn Garden Festival and the Classical Jazz & Ragtime Festival.

Bowral is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney and can be reached on the Southern Highlands Railway Line in 2.5 hours. Select from a wide variety of accommodation options, from a resort to casual private lodgings. With quaint open gardens to year-round sports and museums, Bowral has interesting attractions at any time of year.

Where to stay in Bowral

The Imperial Motel
The Imperial Motel
4 out of 5
Cnr Bong Bong & Bundaroo Sts, Bowral, NSW, 2576
The price is CA $133 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star motel in Bowral. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (682 reviews)
"Very basic but that was all I needed and it was very clean."

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2022

The Imperial Motel
Berida Hotel
Berida Hotel
4 out of 5
6 David Street, Bowral, NSW, 2576
The price is CA $161 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 4-star golf guesthouse in Bowral. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Gorgeous decor, lovely dining room and bar area with great food, plus dinner & drinks by the open fire - just gorgeous. Lovely breakfast in the morning. Will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Berida Hotel
Berrima Bakehouse Motel
Berrima Bakehouse Motel
3.5 out of 5
19 Old Hume Highway, (entrance via Wingecarribee St), Berrima, NSW, 2577
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Bowral. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (912 reviews)
"Beautiful surroundings and ideal for a quiet semi urban getaway."

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

Berrima Bakehouse Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
A unique Southern Highlands experience
A unique Southern Highlands experience
Bowral, NSW
The price is CA $155 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this cabin in Bowral. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Bowral Golf ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (124 reviews)
Very cozy and relaxing.
"Very clean, warm and very close to where all the shopping is."

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2022

A unique Southern Highlands experience
The Sebel Bowral Heritage Park
The Sebel Bowral Heritage Park
4 out of 5
9 Kangaloon Road, Heritage Park, Bowral, NSW, 2576
The price is CA $190 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
Stay at this 4-star golf apartment in Bowral. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (230 reviews)
"Comfortable apartment. People should be aware that it is an apartment block within a large complex of private townhouses."

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2022

The Sebel Bowral Heritage Park
Merrigang Views, Peaceful, Private & Walk to Town.
Merrigang Views, Peaceful, Private & Walk to Town.
Bowral, NSW
Stay at this property in Bowral. Enjoy 3 bedrooms. Popular attractions International Cricket Hall of Fame and Corbett Gardens are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
Merrigang Views, Peaceful, Private & Walk to Town.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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