What You'll Get
The lush, green hills of the Southern Highlands are less than two hours from Sydney, but feel like a different world. Rolling farmland is dotted with gardens full of colourful blooms and tall European trees, while historic towns like Bowral delight with great cafes, antique shops and a cool cosmopolitan vibe.
Experience the charm of Bowral with today’s Groupon for Bowraloon Gardens:
• $349 for a two-night midweek stay for two people ($748 value)
In a guest suite with daily continental breakfast, Devonshire tea with strawberries and cream for two, and late 12pm checkout
Bowraloon Gardens is a luxurious French-themed retreat set on 1.3 acres of mature, park-like gardens. With just two suites, guests enjoy an atmosphere of absolute privacy and relaxation. The suite features central heating, a private balcony overlooking the grounds, high speed WiFi, TV and DVD player; while the guest wing is complete with a roaring fireplace, large plasma TV with Foxtel, DVD library and huge windows with panoramic views. Breakfast is prepared fresh each morning by a qualified chef, and Groupies also indulge in a traditional Devonshire tea with strawberries and cream on one afternoon of their stay.
Start by wandering among the property’s beautiful gardens and perhaps feeding the colourful king parrots. Continue into Bowral to explore some of New South Wales’ best antique shops, with lots of Victorian oak and cedar furniture and fine porcelain to tempt collectors. Sporting buffs could get to know Bowral’s most famous son at the Bradman Museum which is dedicated to the cricketing great, or play a few holes on beautiful Bowral Golf Course. There are a number of great wineries in the area; alternatively, Groupies could commune with nature on a bushwalk through nearby Kangaroo Valley or Morton National Park, where waterfalls and lyrebirds can be found.
Bowraloon Gardens is located a short stroll from the town centre, directly opposite Bowral golf club. Bowral is a cosmopolitan town with plenty of restaurants and cafes, as well as ATMs, petrol stations and great shops. The property is an easy 90-minute drive from Sydney along the Hume Highway.