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Bowral
Travel Guide – New South Wales

Bowral Travel Guide

Bowral is a great destination for Australians who enjoy the cool conditions and fantastic views of the highland areas. This town is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The wilderness areas near Bowral are expansive, so you may explore the natural world to your heart’s content. This quaint town is located 115 kilometres southwest of Sydney. The entire journey from Sydney to Bowral can be completed within an hour.

Bowral is the regional centre of the Southern Highlands, but it is a fairly isolated town. With a population of about 12,500 people, Bowral is a quiet community that relies on tourism, retail, and boutique shops.

Things to do and see in Bowral

Between the months of September and May, admire the gorgeous gardens of Bowral. When you explore the city, you may encounter gorgeous private gardens that showcase colourful flowers. From September until October, you may visit Bowral to enjoy the Bowral Tulip Festival. This popular event attracts sightseers and gardeners from across the state and beyond, so you can be sure that you will encounter the wonders of spring. If you truly enjoy the sights and fragrances of tulips, visit the Corbett Gardens. This private place has impressively designed gardens of tulips, roses, and stone structures.

Venture into the great outdoors by climbing to Mount Jellore Lookout. Mount Jellore Lookout is situated in Mount Gibraltar Reserve, a lovely area of diverse flora and fauna. Mount Jellore Lookout will allow you to see marvellous views of the Blue Mountains, Bowral, and rural lands. Enjoy the charming views of this area while you eat some delectable local foods.

Travel to the Gibbergunyah Reserve to challenge your bush skills. Gibbergunyah Reserve is a protected area that shelters a variety of birds, mammals, and plants. If you tread carefully and quietly, you may witness kangaroos and echidnas. Walk along the Gibbergunyah Walking Track to discover some of the park’s most impressive views. This popular walking track is steep, and it has rough terrain. You should be prepared with plenty of water and durable bushwalking shoes.

Bowral weather this week

Now13ºCovercast clouds
MinMax
  • Fri 20/10light rain
    12ºC13ºC
  • Sat 21/10light rain
    10ºC18ºC
  • Sun 22/10heavy intensity rain
    10ºC18ºC
  • Mon 23/10scattered clouds
    10ºC17ºC
  • Tue 24/10light rain
    12ºC20ºC

Bowral receives weather conditions that are cooler than most areas in Australia. The Southern Highlands region has an oceanic climate, so you should expect warm summers and cold winters. While you may not experience a tropical paradise in Bowral, you will be rewarded with colourful wonders that are supported by the cool climate.