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Discover the charms of Bowral, from vivid tulips and splendid gardens to vineyards, wineries, delicious restaurants and cricket legends. Only 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, this delightful Southern Highlands town is the perfect country escape. You can also travel by train to Bowral.
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More about Bowral and the Southern Highlands
Population: Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. In the 2016 Census, there were 10,335 people in Bowral.
Median house price: Houses in Bowral have a median house price of $940,000. Units in Bowral have a median price of $708,000.[Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Bowral is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Bowral residents is 49, with much of the population (54.5%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]
Lifestyle: Discover the charms of Bowral, from vivid tulips and splendid gardens to vineyards, wineries, delicious restaurants and cricket legends. Only 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, this delightful Southern Highlands town is the perfect country escape. You can also travel by train to Bowral.
Council: Wingecarribee Shire Council
Distance from Sydney: 1 hours 38 minutes (118 km) via Hume Motorway/M31 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 1 hours 55 minutes (170 km) via Federal Hwy and Hume HWY/M31 [Source: Google Maps]
Schools, Universities and Vocational Education:
- Bowral Public School
- St Thomas Aquinas School
- Bowral High School
- Pitter Patter Preschool
- Bowral Street Preschool
- Bambinos Kindergarten Bowral
- Little People’s Early Learning Centre
- Wingecarribee Family Day Care Scheme
Helpful hints for new residents
Local Bowral Attractions
Tulip Time, one of Australia’s oldest and best loved floral festivals continues to grow as the region’s largest event. Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of the Festival is mass-planted with over 75,000 tulips, 15,000 annuals and an additional 40,000 tulips planted across the Shire. Overall a celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events and premier private gardens, so essentially there’s something on offer for both young and the young at heart!
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A cricket experience like no other! This new attraction incorporates innovative and interactive displays that will engage, entertain and inform you. Recent cricket footage from around the world, touch screen kiosks, fascinating memorabilia and the ability to join the cricket commentary team are just a few of the exhibits that will keep you entertained for hours.
Come and try our wines with over 800+ medals and trophies, plus a range of local produce in the Cellar door. Centennial Vineyards is located just minutes from the historic township of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, just over an hour south of Sydney. This premium cool climate vineyard at over 760m in altitude (in winter snow is possible) ensures grapes ripen slowly with enhanced flavour and intensity. Slow ripening together with fastidious attention to viticulture and low cropping levels, results in premium quality fruit, creating wines of elegance and distinction.
The Best of Bowral and The Bong Bong Track is approximately 26 kms of on road and off road cycling and or shared walking track. The map will direct you along this fascinating and beautiful area of the Southern Highlands.
The BDAS Gallery & workshop has been operating in the Southern Highlands for more than 60 years. We are committed to promoting & supporting the practice & appreciation of the arts in the Southern Highlands. The gallery & workshop is used continuously throughout the year.
Green Lane is a unique destination for shopping, wining and dining. Green Lane is a shopping, wining and dining precinct just off the main street in Bowral. There you’ll find Harry’s Wine Bar, The Orangery for plants and gifts, Green Lane Street Kitchen for coffee and alfresco lunch in the Wine Garden, Dirty Janes Markets for vintage treasures, and Suzie Anderson Homewares.
2016 Census Bowral Stats
Average people per household: 2.3
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,950
Median weekly rent: $400
Bowral City – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 49.3% 49.3%
- Mortgage 26% 26%
- Renting 20.1% 20.1%
- Other tenure type 2.1% 2.1%
- Not stated 2.5% 2.5%