Bowral Hotel & Accommodation

Once a rural retreat for the elite high-class of Sydney, Dural today is still plentiful in historic estates and spectacular manor houses, but enjoys a far more relaxed and contemporary feel within a serene natural backdrop.

Less than a two hour drive from either capital city, Bowral is an ideal weekender or day trip from Sydney or Canberra, easily reached via the Hume Highway.

Bowral is renowned for its exquisite manors and old estate so naturally a number of immaculately furnished country bed and breakfasts and guest rooms are available for a luxury weekend away. However more modest and affordable options are also available, making Bowral accommodation suited to travellers with an array of tastes, preferences and budgets.

Known as the hometown of famous Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, the Bradman Oval and pavilion at Bowral are among Australia's most fascinating slices of Australian cricket history. The International Cricket Hall of Fame recently opened in Bowral paying tribute to the cricketing career of the great Australian batsman and Australia's national summer sport.

Spring is a fantastic time to be in the Southern Highlands of NSW, particularly in Bowral's Corbett Gardens. The park is the centrepiece of the Spring Garden Festival each year and becomes a kaleidoscope of colour with an incredible arrangement of over 100 000 tulips and colourful floral arrangements of springtime bulbs, shrubs and trees managed by the local council.

Bowral CBD, particularly main street Bong Bong Street, is home to many boutique and antique stores, cafes, restaurants and attractions. Sites such as the Bradman museum and Corbett Gardens are within walking distance of each other and the central district, making Bowral an incredibly easy town to navigate.

Outside of the city streets is national park wilderness set beside rolling green hills and dramatic waterfalls. Situated by the Mt Gibraltar Reserve, Bowral is surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty. The spectacular peak of Mount Gibraltar can be seen from any point in the town and is quite a sight from afar or up close.

For a retreat to a quaint village with profound sense of history, book yourself some Bowral accommodation and indulge yourself in one of NSW's most charming and historic towns.