The Hotel: Briars Country Lodge
Nestled in a serene valley midway between the charming towns of Bowral and Moss Vale, Briars Country Lodge makes for a perfect base for those who want to explore the National Parks around Sydney, recharge their batteries and breathe some fresh air in the tranquil landscapes of the Southern Highlands.
Wander down the meandering walking track next to the property, explore the nearby wineries, beautiful parks, the famous Bradman Museum and the unique Empire Cinema. Only a short drive away to some of the best restaurants and antique shopping in the Southern Highlands.
For the energetic or those with little ones, Briars has two tennis courts, a basketball court, walking tracks around the surrounding countryside and a play area for the children.
Overlooking beautiful lawns and a private lake, Briars is the perfect escape from city life.
- Bed size/type: One king bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- Air conditioning and heating, tea making facilities, small fridge, table and chairs, desk, ensuite, sofa bed, flat-screen TV, free Wifi, microwave, fridge views over lake and lawns
The Area: Southern Highlands
Located midway between Sydney and Canberra, The Southern Highlands is one of New South Wale’s most beautiful regions boasting country villages filled with antiques, galleries and historical sites, rural landscapes as well as national parks, winelands and waterfalls. Visitors are invited to meander the quaint streets, sample local produce at one of the many local restaurants or pick up an antique or original piece of art in towns like Berrima, Bowral and Mittagong or try their hand at trout fishing, walk the bush trails through the national parks or get to know Bowral’s most famous son at the Bradman Museum.
Wine lovers should take the time to visit some of the region’s flourishing vineyards and wineries including Maytree Vineyard and Southern Highlands Wine. Multiple festivals are held around the year to entertain young and old. In the cooler months, Winterfest and Siberian husky sled races put smiles on faces while spring brings the floral festival of Tulip Time as well as food, wine and music celebrations. The rugged, natural scenery of the Southern Highlands makes the perfect setting for plenty of adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking of simply photo-taking.