Welcome to the Southern Highlands of NSW, a wonderland of green pastures, forests, waterfalls and rivers, and picturesque villages. From foodie delights to boutique shopping to cool climate wineries, there is something for everyone.
arts & culture
The Southern Highlands attracts artisans of all types including artists, actors, musicians, writers, film makers and photographers.
November is when the Southern Highlands comes alive with art! The annual Southern Highlands Arts Festival is in full swing, and the Arts Studio Trail allows the public to explore artists studios and purchase works directly from the makers.
Find out more here
festivals & events
The Southern Highlands has events of all types, celebrating everything from art to food to vintage cars!
Click here to explore the Southern Highlands event calendar
heritage & history
What do Sir Donald Bradman and Mary Poppins have in common? They were both Southern Highlands residents!
The region is rich with historical buildings, heritage walks and unique stories.
The Southern Highlands Heritage Trail is a great place to start exploring the history of the region.
nature & outdoors
There are bucketloads of natural adventures in the Southern Highlands!
Fitzroy Falls is a 35min drive from ARUNA Estate and is an absolute must do.
And the smaller but no less charming Fairy Bower Falls are a quick 17min drive from ARUNA Estate. This one hour walk is set amongst lush, green foliage and offers fantastic views from the escarpment.
Ask us for details of other nature adventures in the Southern Highlands.
wineries, distilleries & breweries
The Southern Highlands is known for producing first class cool-climate wines.
With over 15 cellar doors to visit, click
here for a wine map trail and enjoy exploring.
Handcrafted spirits, refreshing ciders made from freshly crushed Batlow apples and high quality locally brewed beers abound at the boutique distilleries and breweries across the region.
A small taste of the incredible array of food options close to ARUNA. We love these places!
eschalot in Berrima. Honest, modern australian food, in a historic, enchanting stone cottage.
Birch Restaurant in Moss Vale. A culinary star of the Highlands, Birch is both innovative and welcoming. Dine in, takeaway or buy and cook at home.
The Press Shop in Bowral. Lovely café with first class coffee and delicious food.
Little Jacks Style Thai in Bundanoon. Authentic Thai food in a warm, friendly setting.
Bottega B in Bundanoon. Husband and wife team, Antonio Mendes and Fiona Nicol, deliver a truly authentic Italian dining experience.