Savour the Seasons

Each seasons offers a different lens through which to see the Southern Highlands. In autumn explore local villages, enjoy Wine Harvest Feast, see the changing amber and golden hues of our hiking trails, forage for mushrooms or attend Bundanoon is Brigadoon. Winter brings roaring fires, whisky tastings, truffle hunts, Feast of the Beast in the forest and Winterfest. By Spring we have major events like our Wild Harvest Feast,  Southern Highland Food & Wine Festival, and our very own Wild Nature Festival, Wildfest.  These quickly leads into Summer when swimming in waterfalls beckons, the Highlands Arts Trail entices or cycling through vast forests to feel the wind on your face is just the tonic for the heat.

Fungi | Vine | Dine

Your day starts as we embark on fresh Mushroom Hunt with Highland local ‘master forager’ Joanne. We learn, forage, cook and devour delicious pine mushrooms in he forest with a cool climate wine tasting. Then it’s on to Bowral to explore Dirty Janes & The MillBrowse the main street of Bowral taking in village life with all its small town charm and big city sophistication.  We then take in some wine tasting or perhaps just warm coffee by the fire as the cooler autumn weather sets in. Bendooley Estate is a magnificent 200 acre property owned by the Berkelouw family in Berrima that produces cool climate wines. Our visit includes taking in the iconic Berkelouw Book Barn and Rare Book Room as well as enjoying either a afternoon tea or charcuterie/cheese platter with your Wine Tasting. On demand bookings can be taken for 4-24 pax.


Truffle Hunts with Lunch 

During June, July & the first half of August, Wild Food Adventures offers the opportunity to visit a local Truffle farm for an exclusive experience. Upon arrival we start with light refreshments and an information session on these coveted French Black Perigold Truffles before we head into the Iles and Robur Oak trees to watch the truffle dogs follow the mystical aroma of these tubular delights and unearth them from the tree roots. We finish our visit with a 2 course lunch where you get to sample these treasures with matched local wines. On demand bookings can be taken for 10-24 pax.


Fire | Forge | Froth

An artisan experience that is truly unique! Learn the skills of a Blacksmith with a 3 hour fire and forge in his workshop and make your own fire poker, twisted skewer or drawn ‘S’ hook which you get to take away with you. Morning tea is provided as well as gloves, safety gear, and apron. After tending the forge its on to the Southern Highlands Brewing Taphouse where you can sit back and enjoy lunch with their locally brewed 4 beer sampler. Each beer is perfectly matched with a shared plate dish from their award-winning chef.  On demand bookings can be taken for 4-12 pax.


Hops | Harvest | Brew

During hops season we have arranged a very special micro brewery tour starting at the farm where all the ingredients are grown in Sutton Forest. At Southern Highlands Brewing Property everything is part of the cycle with the water overflow being used to irrigate and the excess grain feed to their hungry Angus Beef hoard. Be part of the process from paddock to pint with a tour of the brewing plant followed by hops harvesting in the field before enjoying some craft beer tasting from their award-winning local range. We then transfer to the Taphouse in Moss Vale to indulge in a beer matched lunch with time to explore the artisan precinct of this country town. On demand bookings can be taken for 2-20 pax.