Fitzroy Iron Works, Southern Highlands – The Fitzroy Iron Works was the first iron works in Australia, which operated between 1848 to the 1890’s and established the industry in the country. The exposed remains of the protected site are located in the underground car park of Highlands Marketplace. These remains have been conserved, maintained and [...]
Lake Alexandra, Southern Highlands - Lake Alexandra is a man-made lake which started life as a dam supplying water for engines hauling coal to the Fitzroy iron mines almost 140 years ago. A park land reserve surrounds the lake and birdlife lives in profusion on the water and shores. Barbecue facilities and shelter sheds are [...]
Mittagong Antique Centre, Southern Highlands – is the largest antique and vintage marketplace in the Southern Highlands. There are 45 dealers under one roof and you are sure to find a unique gift or special piece for your home.
Bou-saada, Southern Highlands - is home to a 13 acre vineyard which began with plantings of Sauvignon Blanc vines in 1997 followed by Merlot, Chardonnay & Riesling in 1998. ‘Bou’ meaning father and ‘saada’ meaning peace and happiness, it is a place where visitors find spiritual refreshment, goodness and a sense of well-being. The vineyards [...]
The Box Vale Mine, Southern Highlands - This track follows the formation of an historic railway line and passes through cuttings, along embankments and through a tunnel 84 metres in length. Although much of the surrounding terrain is steep and rocky, the four point four kilometre walking track has easy grades and the return walk [...]
Marist Brothers Wines & The Hermitage, Southern Highlands – this property extends for 155 hectares. It supports 80-100 head of cattle, 20 head of sheep and 13 hectares of grape vines. Guests can enjoy retreat and accommodation facilities, the orchard, olive grove, citrus grove and poultry farm of chickens, ducks and geese.
Nattai Gorge Lookout, Southern Highlands – is located at the end of the Box Vale Walking Track in Mittagong. This very popular track follows the route of a historic railway line from Welby to the Nattai escarpment. There are no hills to climb and the walk is interesting, through cuttings and a railway tunnel 90 [...]
Sturt Gallery and Craft Centre was established in 1941 and is Australia's oldest craft centre. Located close to the Fitzroy Inn, is a great place to explore. Sturt Gallery in Mittagong is a centre of excellence for the promotion & teaching of Australian contemporary craft and design. Situated just one hour south of Sydney, ten minutes [...]