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From wine tasting in tranquil vineyards to idyllic walks in fresh country air, picturesque Mittagong is the gateway to the beautiful Southern Highlands. Admire gorgeous gardens and parks, explore a fine collection of colonial sandstone buildings, visit wineries’ cellar doors, and browse specialty stores.
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Population: In the 2016 Census, there were 5,767 people in Mittagong. [Source: ABS]
Median house price: Houses in Mittagong have a median house price of $720k. [Source: Property Value]
Demographics: Mittagong is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Mittagong residents is 45, with much of the population (58.4%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Value]
Lifestyle: From wine tasting in tranquil vineyards to idyllic walks in fresh country air, picturesque Mittagong is the gateway to the beautiful Southern Highlands. Admire gorgeous gardens and parks, explore a fine collection of colonial sandstone buildings, visit wineries’ cellar doors, and browse specialty stores.
Rich soils and the high altitude are ideal for cool-climate wines. In the hills and valleys around Mittagong are wineries with cellars doors, including Artemis Wines and Tertini Wines. There are wine tours and restaurants such as the one at Fitzroy Inn, built in the 1830s, serving local wines.
The splendid landscape is great for walking and cycling. Enjoy a picnic in the pretty Lake Alexandra Reserve, where there’s a shared lakeside path. Walk to Nattai Gorge lookout via the Box Vale Mine walking track, which follows an old railway through a tunnel to spectacular views of Nattai Gorge.
Council: Wingecarribee Shire Council
Distance from Sydney: 1 hours 19 minutes (113 km) via Hume Motorway/M31 and M5 [Source: Google Maps]
Distance from Canberra: 1 hours 55 minutes (175 km) via M31 and Federal Hwy [Source: Google Maps]
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Local Bowral Attractions
Mittagong Antiques Centre houses quality antiques, collectables and vintage: furniture, estate jewellery, silver, rugs, oriental and tribal, books, cameras, retro clothing, art, porcelain, clocks and watches and all things Scottish. The Mittagong Antiques Centre is one of the largest antique centres outside metropolitan Sydney. It is located at the gateway to the beautiful and historic Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Main Street Mittagong. At the lights in Mittagong.
Nattai Gorge Lookout is located at the end of the Box Vale Walking Track, Mittagong. This very popular track follows the route of an historic railway line from Welby to the Nattai escarpment. There are no hills to climb and the walk is interesting, through cuttings and a railway tunnel 90 metre long. The lookout boasts stunning views of the Nattai Gorge and you can see in the direction of the Blue Mountains. Box Vale Walking Track maps are available from the Visitors Information Centre, Mittagong.
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Sturt maintains working studios in woodwork, ceramics, textiles, design and jewellery and offers classes and workshops throughout the year, an annual residential summer and winter school plus the world class Sturt School for Wood that teaches Australia’s future fine furniture makers and designers.
Victoria House Needlecraft stock a range of local and imported needlecraft supplies in Mittagong.Create your own masterpiece with Australia’s oldest speciality needlecraft store. They have ten rooms of beautiful needlecraft for you to escape to, enjoy and lose track of time.
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Tertini Wines is dedicated to producing premium, cool climate wines with a particular interest in alternative varieties. The wines are subtle and elegant, with excellent fruit characters arising from the long, slow ripening period and Tertini’s commitment to hand pruning, hand picking and low cropping. High natural acidity gives the wines a clean finish and good cellaring potential.
Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Township is a man made lake which started life as a dam supplying water for engines hauling coal to the Fitzroy iron mines almost 140 years ago. A park land reserve surrounds the lake and birdlife lives in profusion on the water and shores. Barbecue facilities and shelter sheds are available. The whole area has been revamped and renovated. Lake Alexandra has a fantastic picnic and children’s play area. There is also, a Liberty swing for the disabled – key required for access. There is a lovely 800 metre walk/cycleway around the lake. Why not stop and feed the local ducks, geese and turtles.
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2016 Census Bowral Stats
Average people per household: 2.3
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,733
Median weekly rent: $320
Mittagong – Households (Enumerated) 2016
- Fully owned 42.8% 42.8%
- Mortgage 26.3% 26.3%
- Renting 26.5% 26.5%
- Other tenure type 3.5% 3.5%
- Not stated 1.0% 1.0%