A guide to what is happening in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Welcome to The Guide. Read about local people, places and businesses and you'll find a stack of handy info about life in the Southern Highlands. So much great stuff going on around here!


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June 03, 2020
BEHIND THE BIZ // Bowerbird on Argyle

Meet Karen and Nancy, the creative retailers and style mavens behind this gorgeous Moss Vale store.     The Bowerbird experience literally starts at the front door when you push the shiny circular handles of the striking bright blue and black double doors and leave your busy life behind. When you s...

June 01, 2020
MEET THE MUSO // Angus Murray

Angus Murray, a regular on the Southern Highlands music scene, has been keeping locals entertained for years with gigs at local venues and sharing the stage at FireAid2020 with John Waters and Leo Sayer, to the launch of his album Beauty & Grace.  We caught up with Angus to find out what life as a local muso is r...

June 01, 2020
Bundanoon's Awesome New Skate Park Now Open

    After local teenager Tyson Robb led the charge and petitioned to build a skate park for Bundanoon, this awesome new facility is now open for the kids (and young at heart) of Bundanoon to kickflip all day long.  Officially opened by Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman and Wingecarribee Shire Mayor D...

June 01, 2020
Gravel Riding In The Southern Highlands

We got the lowdown from the team at The Fixed Wheel about the latest trend in the cycling world.  We’ve been hearing a bit about gravel riding lately and wanted to find out more about it. So we caught up with Col Wooderson at The Fixed Wheel Bowral to understand what it is and why it’s becoming super popular over...

May 29, 2020
14 Instagrammable Places To Eat & Drink In The Highlands

Is it on portrait mode??   Who else is slightly addicted to scrolling your Instagram feed? We can’t get enough of all the oh-so-pretty plates of delicious food, sparkly drinks and super-stylin’ décor popping up on the Insta profiles of cafes, restaurants, bars, breweries and pubs in the Highlands. So we've pi...

May 28, 2020
What To Do In The Southern Highlands This June Long Weekend

Who doesn’t love a long weekend??   While this long weekend will look a little different to what we’re used to, there’s still plenty to do, see, eat and experience. And of course, we have to make sure we stay safe and healthy, so don’t head out if you’re feeling unwell, and be sure to practice social distancing ...

May 28, 2020
ISO BOUNCE BACK // Beauty Salons of the Southern Highlands

Wax on. Wax off.   The beauty salons and day spas of the Southern Highlands are opening back up again! So, if you’re like us and in some serious need of de-fuzzing, here’s some salons to hit up for your post-iso repair and maintenance regime.     Sculptress This dreamy space in the even dreamie...

May 27, 2020
5 Things To Do In The Southern Highlands This Week

01 June 2020 Looking for some inspo on how to spend your week? Whilst businesses must follow strict distancing and hygiene practices; as of today, beauty salons can reopen for up to 10 clients, 50 people are allowed in cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs, regional travel is allowed and museums, galleries and libra...

May 26, 2020
FLIGHT OF A LIFETIME // From the Highlands to Antarctica

  We’re all missing travel at the moment, especially the sort of travel that creates amazing memories and experiences, right?  So while planes are grounded and borders are closed, we can live vicariously through other people!  We caught up with local Lachlan Souter about a very cool opportunity he had to fly ...

May 25, 2020

Highlanders Share Their Life In Lockdown With Us   “I’ve found lots of time to do things I’ve been putting off for ages. There’s been lots of planning for the future.” Dimity Hamilton     1 // How long have you lived in the Highlands? I’ve been happily living in Bundanoon for five years.    2...

May 21, 2020
Finally! Poke Bowls In The Highlands

Who else has been on the hunt for Poke Bowls in the Southern Highlands? Look no further. The local couple behind new biz Genki Poke are on a mission to provide Highlanders with the same fresh, healthy food they fell in love with in Japan, and have become the Southern Highlands' first biz dedicated to bringing us ...

May 21, 2020
KID STUFF // Southern Highlands Playgrounds Opening Again!

Exciting news for little Highlanders (and their parents with iso cabin fever!), Wingecarribee Shire Council is reopening public playgrounds across the Southern Highlands as COVID-19 restrictions are eased in NSW. Woohooo!  And good news for local skaters too – skate parks are reopening.  Oh, and outdoor exerci...

May 21, 2020

Where to get your brunch fix in the Highlands   Have you been missing the deliciously wonderful experience of catching up with friends for a lazy brunch? Or having a leisurely late brekkie with the...

May 19, 2020
EAT & DRINK // Open For Business
EAT & DRINK // Open For Business

As restrictions are easing for the food & bevvie industry, we are all eager to find out who is open, who is shut, and who can serve us a meal on a plate. Well, it's still ...

May 18, 2020
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY // An update from Wingecarribee Shire Council
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY // An update from Wingecarribee Shire Council

  Oh wow, how time flies when you’re recovering from drought, bushfires, floods and dealing with a global pandemic, right? Sheesh!  Last summer seems like i...

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