Wanderlust Wednesdays – The quaint little town of Bowral

July 17, 2014 2 min read

Hello there everyone!

Hope you've had a fantastic week so far.

Ready to know where you should take off on your next weekend trip?

Well then, let's get this week's edition of Wanderlust Wednesdays started.

Nestled deep in the Southern Highlands, resting at the foot of Mt. Gibraltar is the scenic town of Bowral, the largest in that area and also our Wanderlust Wednesday destination this week.


In earlier times, Bowral used to be the getaway of the Sydney's elite, which is probably why you will find huge castle-like houses scattered all over the town. Also referred to as the Double Bay of Australia, Bowral has abundant activities that you can take part in.

Bowral is ideal for book-lovers or people looking for a little peace and quiet, where you can sit, grab a coffee in one of the many cute little cafes that you'll find scattered on the sidewalks of the town. There are also a large number of antique and craft shops, bookstores and boutiques for those who would like to explore or maybe collect a little souvenir or two. Enjoy a glass of wine at a couple of popular wineries around town, just a short drive away. There is the Gibraltar Golf course for those who would like a quiet game of golf. The famous Bowral Tulip Festival in Corbett Garden takes place in the end of September and runs till early October, a great time to see pretty little flowers. There is also the Mount Jellore lookout which is located in the Mount Gibraltar Reserve, an enchanting sight to enjoy the Majestic mountains.


Visit this page to know more about Bowral and all the activities that you can do there, apart from relaxing of course :)

Packing for Bowral

The temperature in the town is mostly pleasant. It is warm in summers and varies from slightly cold to colder in winters, with an occasional snowfall. You do not really need to pack anything heavy. For summers, keep it cool and simple, with breezy clothes. In winters, a warm jacket with comfortable shoes would do. For a nice little trip to Bowral, all you need is a small bag/suitcase in which you can fit everything and just go for your 'me' time.

Until then, Happy Travelling! :)

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