Whether hiking, dining, or shopping for antiques, Bowral has it all. Located in New South Wales, the charming town of Bowral is one of the top getaway places in the Southern Highlands. Think of coffee, delicious, mouth-watering food, endless cafes and shops, and of course beautiful sceneries.
Looking for ways on how to spend your time while in town? Here’s a perfect way to go about 24 hours in Bowral.
The best way to start the day is by having breakfast and the best place to get that is at Flour Water Salt. This café located in Bowral’s main street is known to serve the best coffee in town. Their house-made sourdough and pastries are so delectable that you’ll feel charged and ready for the enjoyable day ahead.
Bowral is known for its vintage items. If you want to reminisce, Bong Bong Street is filled with different boutiques to help you with that. Dirty Janes is the largest antique emporium housing over 75 stalls offering antiques, vintage pieces, collectibles, heirlooms, jewelry, clothing, furniture, and other aged miscellaneous items. With all the goods and treasures, you can’t help but take a leisurely pace to shop. Bargains are surely everywhere.
All that walking must have made your stomach growl. Head over to Raw and Wild Market and Café and enjoy a long and lazy lunch. A great place for vegans, the café focuses on organic produce with a menu that offers a wide variety of food.
If you are looking for an elegant yet charming place, why not check out Ludo? You’ll love the classy vibe brought about by the pale blue wooden housed restaurant. It’s also just a short walk away from the station.
With all that delicious food already giving you a lot of energy, you’ll want to spend it. Fancy a hike? The beautiful Mount Gibraltar, also known as “The Gib”, is known to be the highest point between Sydney and Canberra rising to over 863 meters. The walk takes about an hour and the view from the top is sure to take anyone’s breath away.
Get ready to pamper yourself with a relaxing time in the Endota Spa. Try their ‘Organic Relax’ message. It’s so soothing and calming, you’ll feel yourself feeling recharged after. If you are in no rush, why not go for the full package?
Biota Dining and Rooms isn’t just good, it’s a great place to have dinner. Dine out at this restaurant considered to be one of Australia’s best. Chef James Viles creates savory dishes with the fresh ingredients collected from the nearby garden. After having their five or seven-course tasting menu (both of which is highly recommended), have some of their bar’s next level cocktails as you warm by the fireside.
Food isn’t the only service that Biota has to offer. After a long and enjoyable day out, you’ll want to rest. Biota’s gorgeous rooms are just the place with their comfy beds and walls decorated with branches. It’s only a few steps away so you can gladly take advantage of their wines and tasteful matching dishes.