Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Mittagong & Bowral

International Cricket Hall of Fame

Bowral is where the late, great cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, Australia’s most legendary sporting hero, spent his boyhood. Incorporating the Bradman Museum of Cricket (www.bradman.com.au), which has an engrossing co…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Mittagong & Bowral

Biota Dining

Innovative seasonal menus include dishes such as salted cucumber with oysters and beach plants, and the wine list is as good as the weekend brunch. Try the crab and creamed egg sliders with a restorative pepperberry…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Mittagong & Bowral

Eschalot

This heritage sandstone cottage showcases superb modern Australian cooking. Flavours could include sesame-crusted alpaca tataki (thinly sliced, seared meat) with watermelon, kaffir cream and wild rice. Desserts are …
Top Choice Books in Mittagong & Bowral

Berkelouw's Book Barn & Café

Three kilometres north of Berrima, Berkelouw’s stocks secondhand and antiquated tomes.
Top Choice Cultural in Mittagong & Bowral

Bowral Tulip Time Festival

Bowral explodes with colour during the beautiful spring flower festival.
National Park in Bundanoon

Morton National Park

Morton National Park, one of NSW's largest, features the deep gorges and high sandstone plateaus of the Budawang Range. It's easily accessible from Bundanoon, its northern gateway. Follow the well-marked bushwalking…
Cafe in Mittagong & Bowral

Raw & Wild

Enter through the health-food shop to reach Bowral's best cafe, with a focus on all things organic, local, wild and sustainable. It's all very tasty too, and quality beers and wines mean you don't need to be too vir…
Bistro in Mittagong & Bowral

Bendooley Bar & Grill

Just north of Berrima, this is a top spot for a leisurely lunch showcasing local and seasonal produce. Try the prawn-and-chilli pizza with an Aussie craft beer. Attached to Berkelouw's Book Barn & Café.
Winery in Mittagong & Bowral

McVitty Grove Estate

McVitty Grove Estate has cellar-door sales of its Cuttaway Hill and Tractorless Vineyard labels, as well as a farm shop and a licensed cafe (tapas $18 to $20, mains $28 to $34). It scores bonus points for its stunni…
Park in Mittagong & Bowral

Mt Gibraltar Reserve

A drive up to this fabulous reserve (at 863m) with picnic areas and no fewer than three lookouts, offering stunning views of the valley below, is a must.