Destination guide

Country retreat in Bowral holiday homes to rent

With its colourful blooms, creative flair and unique culinary experiences, the charming town of Bowral in the Australian Southern Highlands is the ideal country escape. From bushwalking and fly fishing to museum tours and splendid gardens, Bowral has numerous activities and points of interest for travellers, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.


Sightseeing in and around Bowral

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Bowral a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bowral Golf Course (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Centennial Vineyards (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Artemis Wines (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Bou-saada Vineyard and Wines (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Moss Vale Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Joadja Vineyard (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Bowral

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bowral is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Corbett Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Mount Jellore Lookout (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Leighton Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Budderoo National Park (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Pioneer Museum Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Bowral

The nearest airport is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), located 21.5 mi (34.6 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Bowral Station.

How to get around

Transport to Bowral holiday rentals

Flights and trains are popular ways to get into Bowral and the Southern Highlands regions from cities in New South Wales. Many of the attractions and landmarks in Bowral are near the holiday rentals, making it easy and convenient to walk or bike to your destination. Bowral also offers taxis, coaches, cars and local trains to get around.

Food & drink

Cuisine and fine wine in Bowral

With its fresh produce and cool climate, Bowral is a gourmet paradise. Wineries, breweries, wine-tasting tours and excellent fine-dining restaurants are found throughout the area, offering such delicacies as whisky porridge, truffles, pork belly, quail and lamb. Whatever you’re craving, Bowral restaurants near your holiday accommodation offer a range of unique recipes and traditional favourites to satisfy.


Fun events in Bowral

Bowral has plenty of annual events throughout the season that celebrate its unique culture. Just outside your holiday accommodation, you’ll find such exciting events as the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival, a foodie destination to sample fine wines and gourmet recipes with regional flavours, and the Bundanoon Highland Gathering Festival, a family-friendly event with a Scottish theme. The Bowral Autumn Music Festival, which has international performers and diverse music programs, and Tulip Time Festival, a floral festival with a mass planting of thousands of tulips, are also interesting events to attend and celebrate with the locals.

Good for couples

Romance in Bowral holiday rentals

With its country charm and natural splendour, Bowral is perfect for a romantic getaway with your loved one. Holiday homes are available near intimate, beautiful locations like the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, a vast garden landscape with exotic and native plants and flowers, and the Gibbergunyah Reserve, a scenic nature reserve with bushland walking trails, picturesque waterfalls and lookout points with spectacular views. For a little adventure, you can explore the intricate cave system at the Wombeyan Caves or hike to the beautiful waterfalls at the Goanna Falls Reserve.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Bowral?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 251 holiday rentals around Bowral. From 53 cottages to 219 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bowral is on Stayz.

Can I rent Cottages in Bowral?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 53 Cottages in Bowral. Our other popular types of Bowral holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 219 holiday houses
  • Farmhouses: 11 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bowral?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 25 holiday homes with pool available in Bowral. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.