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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BOUTIQUE TOURS

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About Us

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BOUTIQUE TOURS OFFER PRIVATE CHAUFFEURED DAY EXPERIENCES FOR SMALL GROUPS AND CORPORATE EVENTS.

We are two local ladies, diversely travelled, passionate about style, cuisine, culture and lifestyle.  We adore living in this region and want to share our love of all that it offers whilst supporting our community.
Located in the Southern Highlands NSW we focus on local bespoke businesses to showcase this area's high quality leisure experiences, culture, acclaimed dining, cool climate wineries and fine boutique shopping.
Our day trip packages are tailored around the local villages and towns and will ensure our guests come away with something special for themselves. We provide a chauffeured small group (up to 10 guests) all-inclusive day experiences, transporting you in a comfortable private vehicle through our idyllic region. Our private tours offer a safe and relaxing way to travel. Leave the crowds, and enjoy peace of mind, with our anti-microbial treated vehicle ensuring maximum hygiene standards. Enjoy one of our prepared itineraries, or allow us to create a bespoke experience for your perfect day out.  Let us arrange a spa, shopping, and High Tea day  out, or try a gourmet cooking class and complete your day with some wine or gin tasting.  Fully inclusive corporate events tailored to your group's tastes and family-friendly experiences can be organised. Let your imagination be the limit! 
No Southern Highland experience would be complete without popping into one of our award winning vineyards for some bubbles and a visit to one of the hatted restaurants to tantalise your taste buds. 
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. With every experience include that touch of luxury.
We can't wait to share this idyllic region with you.

See you soon!
Wendy Graham & Barbara Kirby

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge and respect the traditional lands of the Gundungurra and Tharawal people, and we respect the Elders past, present and future. There is a strong connection of culture, dreaming and songlines to the local Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Nattai rivers, and the surrounding landscape. 'Bowral' is thought to originate from an aboriginal word for 'high place'.

 

We ask all people that visit the Southern Highlands to be respectful of the indigenous culture and traditions, and be mindful to preserve this beautiful natural environment that we share with you. 

EXPERIENCES

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Vine Leaves

SILVER WINE EXPERIENCE

Bring your friends and enjoy a private, chauffeured tour off the beaten track. Spend your day like a local, visiting 2 excellent wineries for tastings and a local craft brewery for a beer tasting paddle and lunch. Your tour starts with a visit to one of the smaller boutique vineyards in the Southern Highlands, for a tasting of their excellent cool-climate wines. Then we head to a popular craft brewery for a tasting paddle of naturally brewed beers. Here you can enjoy the best burgers in NSW, at the Food Truck located on site. Or pop across the road to the award-winning Gumnut Patisserie for a gourmet pie or delicious treats to enjoy with your beer. Alternatively, we can stop for lunch among the vines, in the rolling green hills at one of the local charming vineyards. The final stop is a larger stunning cellar door, where you can enjoy friendly service and taste a large selection of excellent wines.

Tour includes pick-up and return to your local accommodation.

 

Your experience includes:

3 wine tastings or 2 wine tastings & 1 beer tasting paddle

Private chauffeured vehicle

Lunch stop at winery or brewery (at own expense)

Still & sparkling water
 

11am-3pm
from $263pp (4 guests), $140 pp (10 guests)

Start your wine experience with a tasting at a smaller boutique vineyard offering award-winning cool-climate wines. The next stop is a Southern Highlands 'must do' experience at least once. This is one of the larger estates in the area offering a contemporary country rustic atmosphere and a large selection of excellent wines to stock up on. Lastly, we head into the rolling hills, dairy and horse country, on the outer edges of the Southern Highlands. Enjoy a grazing board and a glass of wine as you relax in the beautiful scenery among the vines, at this local family-owned vineyard. 

Pick-up and drop-off at your local accommodation included.

Your experience includes:

3 wine tastings

Grazing board lunch and glass of wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

11am - 3pm
from $282pp (4 guests), $160pp (10 guests)

Seafood Dish

PLATINUM WINE & DINE EXPERIENCE

Relax as you are collected from your local accommodation at 11am on your private, fully inclusive, chauffeured tour.  Start your wine appreciation with a smaller family owned vineyard producing award winning wines. Enjoy a grazing platter with your wine tasting. Our next winery stop is a Southern Highlands 'must do' experience at least once. It is one of the larger estates, with an excellent range of cool-climate wines on offer. Bask in the rustic atmosphere of this beautiful location. Lunch at an elegant cellar door, known as much for the excellent food as their wine, situated in one of the charming villages of the area, with a 2-course gourmet meal, glass of wine and wine tasting experience. The final stop is a rustic Australian family owned winery, offering wine and spirit tastings in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. You are returned to your accommodation at 5pm.

Your experience includes:

4 wine tastings

Grazing platter

2-course gourmet lunch & glass of wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

11am - 5pm

from $479pp (4 guests), $299pp (10 guests)

 

GOLD WINE EXPERIENCE

Start your wine experience with a tasting at a smaller boutique vineyard offering award-winning cool-climate wines. The next stop is a Southern Highlands 'must do' experience at least once. This is one of the larger estates in the area offering a contemporary country rustic atmosphere and a large selection of excellent wines to stock up on. Lastly, we head into the rolling hills, dairy and horse country, on the outer edges of the Southern Highlands. Enjoy a grazing board and a glass of wine as you relax in the beautiful scenery among the vines, at this local family-owned vineyard. 

Pick-up and drop-off at your local accommodation included.

Your experience includes:

3 wine tastings

Grazing board lunch and glass of wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

11am - 3pm
from $282pp (4 guests), $160pp (10 guests)

Wine and Cheese

ART & WINE EXPERIENCE

Let us guide you to experience a professionally curated selection of the best local galleries, artists and artisans. We visit a range of studios and galleries across the beautiful Southern Highlands. Refresh with a Devonshire Tea, and delicious 2-course gourmet lunch and a glass of wine, and wine-tasting, (full-day tour), or grazing board and a glass of wine, and a hosted wine tasting (half-day tours) at one of the areas award-winning dining venues or vineyards, before continuing your cultural explorations. Included is a private tour, hosted by featured artist Thomas Bucich, of Whitewall Art Projects gallery showcasing a contemporary selection of international artists works, including limited edition etchings by Australian Masters. 

Your experience includes:

Devonshire Tea (full-day tour)

Wine tasting (full-day tour & half-day tour)

2-course gourmet lunch & glass of wine (full-day tour)

Grazing board lunch & glass of wine (half-day tour)

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

Half-day 11am - 3pm  $213pp (6 guests)

Full-day 10am -  4pm  $375pp (6 guests)

artwork image kindly supplied by

@WhitewallArtProjects

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DIAMOND WINE & DINE EXPERIENCE

Indulge your senses in this ultimate luxury experience. Perfect for a special occasion, the Diamond Experience offers the very best of the Southern Highlands gourmet dining and wine experiences. Expect the best service and most beautiful settings to make your day out truly memorable. Your fully inclusive private chauffeured tour begins at 11am, when you are collected from your local accommodation in complete comfort in one of our premier vehicles. At your first stop, enjoy a Sensory Tasting Experience at an award-winning vineyard with a large range of wines, before heading to a charming rustic boutique cellar door for a tasting of their excellent cool-climate wines. Refresh with a 3-course gourmet lunch & wine, and wine tasting, at one of the Southern Highlands' most elegant cellar doors and restaurants nestled in the quaint historic village of Berrima. We will then return you to your local accommodation at 6pm.

Your experience includes:

Sensory tasting experience

Wine tastings at 2 local vineyards

3-course Gourmet lunch & wine

Cocktail / whisky at a 1920s art deco-inspired bar

​Sparkling and still water

Private chauffeured luxury vehicle

11am - 6pm 

$582pp (4 guests) $372pp (10 guests)

Table Setup
champagne

HIGHLANDS HIGH TEA EXPERIENCE

This is a quintessential Southern Highlands experience to share with your friends & family. Perfect for a celebration or day out in style. Relax as you are collected from your local accommodation on your fully inclusive, private tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the charming cellar doors prior to your Highlands High Tea lunch. Lunch on a sumptuous High Tea at one of the Highlands' most elegant venues. You will be surrounded by luxury, history and the beautiful green landscape of this region.  

Your experience includes:

Wine tasting

Delicious High Tea lunch

Moet Champagne or sparkling wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

11am - 3pm

$247pp (6 guests) for a Sparkling High Tea

$190pp (10 guests) for a Sparkling High Tea

$262pp (6 guests) for a Moet Champagne High Tea

$205pp (10 guests) for a Moet Champagne High Tea

Antique Store

TREASURE HUNTERS TRAIL

Join us on a tour of the finest antique traders in the Southern Highlands.  We travel to the charming villages of the Highlands, exploring vintage and fine antiques and collectables on offer. Visit a beautiful Art-Deco era Hotel for Devonshire Tea in style. Get lost in some of the larger antique stores in Mittagong and Bowral, and you are sure to find a treasure to take home.  We pause our explorations to refresh with lunch and wine at one of the Highlands best award-winning restaurants or vineyards.  Enjoy the beautiful landscape and learn about the historic villages along the way.  This is a tour for the serious treasure hunter, however, we can pace the journey to your individual taste. 

 

Your experience includes:

Devonshire Tea

Grazing Board Lunch & Wine

Sparkling & still water

Private chauffeured vehicle

 

10am - 5pm

$305pp (6 guests) 

Fancy Dinner Party

CORPORATE / TEAM DAY OUT

Celebrate your team with a fully-inclusive bespoke private day tour offering a range of interesting activities. Start your day at 10am, as you are collected from your local accommodation and head to the first activity. Suggestions for optional stops include:

Whisky Distillery Tour (2 hours)

Boutique Brewery Tour (1.5 hours) 

High Tea (2 hours)

Canoeing (3 hours)

International Cricket Hall of Fame (1.5 hours)

Golf (9-holes) (2-3 hours)

Lawn Bowls at the scenic Bowral Bowls Club (2 hours)

Illawarra Fly Tree Tops Walk (1 hour)

Wine Tasting / Winery visit (1 hour)

Gin Tasting (1 hour)

Candle / Soap / Bath Bomb Workshops (2 hours)

Italian Cooking Class (3 hours)

 

Tour inclusions:

Grazing Platter Morning Tea

Wine Tasting

2-Course Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

Fully chauffeured private vehicle

Sparkling & still water

10am -5pm

price from $300pp (10 guests)

*price will vary according to activities added

 
Image by Camille Brodard ~ Kmile Feminin

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Transport to/from Bowral or your local accommodation
Delicious 2/3 course lunch and glass of wine or grazing board lunch where indicated

Devonshire Tea / High Tea where indicated

Wine tasting fees where indicated
Cool still or sparkling water 

Chauffeured tour in a comfortable Zoono cleaned vehicle

Flexible itinerary - we tailor the day to your preferences

 

THINGS TO DO

WINERIES

ART

SPORTING CULTURE

The Southern Highlands  has over 60 vineyards and 17 cellar doors, and produces some of the finest cold climate wines on offer.  Famous for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon  Blanc, and Cabernet and Merlot.  The wine trail takes you to a range of family owned boutique vineyards and famous award winning cellar doors. The idyllic surrounds and first class dining, add to the charm of your tasting experience.

Art and craft is a vibrant industry in the Southern Highlands. Home to the Art Trail every year, where visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists and makers in their working studios. The Sturt Gallery  in Mittagong, the oldest craft centre and studios in Australia, is host to resident artists and crafters. The sophisticated Whitewall Art Projects gallery in Berrima, showcases a curated selection of international art and Australian Masters. Sculptures in the Garden is a spectacular outdoor sculpture display at the historic old Governors Residence Hill View Estate that attracts over 3500 visitors each October. Gallery Tetu and the SHAC in Robertson showcase a diverse range of local talent.

artwork image kindly supplied by 

Louisa de Haas, @louisadehaas_art

Bowral is home to the famous Bradman Museum, showcasing the finest curated exhibition of cricket memorabilia and historical information, in a picturesque setting of the Heritage Cricket Oval and Clubhouse. A golfers paradise, there are stunning courses for all levels, and some with onsite accommodation. The Southern Highlands also boasts the annual Bong Bong Picnic Races, a popular horse racing event that retains the charm of regional racing carnivals. Cycling is a serious pursuit here, with our rolling hills offering challenging courses and long paved tracks popular for families. The Bowral Classic attracts over 3000 cyclists and is Australia's premier Gran Fondo event.

EAT DRINK

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

HERITAGE / CULTURE

The Southern Highlands boast a range of world class restaurants, delightful cafes and sophisticated wine and craft beer locales. A recent newcomer is Paste restaurant, which features Thai cuisine prepared by Michelin starred chef Bee Statongun. Joadja Distillery, set amongst early township remains of a kerosene shale mine, produces  a range of spirits including whiskey, gin, rum and brandy. Alongside their excellent wines, Artemis Wines also make gin and sugar cane spirits, ciders. Eden Brewery is a favourite with locals with an excellent variety of craft beers. Southern Highlands  Brewing & Taphouse showcases Southern Highlands Brewing craft beers in their sophisticated Moss Vale locale. Tractorless Vineyard also make delicious craft beer. Bowral Brewing's Pigs Fly is popular. And the Highlander is a local Robertson brew worth a try.

A bushwalkers', treasure hunters', and cyclists' haven, the picturesque natural surrounds offer a range of outdoor activities for all ages and levels. With regular local food, art and craft markets in most villages, and an abundance of fine antique shops, the Southern Highlands is the perfect place to stay for a long-weekend of exploration. The area also offers luxurious wellness and day spa retreats. With a rich produce and farming industry, paddock to plate tours and farm stays are popular with families. Theatre and music are vibrant in the Southern Highlands, with world class performers and local talent showcasing throughout the year at picturesque venues.

Rich in Indigenous culture and early colonial heritage, the beautiful landscape, national parks and picturesque villages offer something for everyone. The Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers enlightening tours by knowledgeable Indigenous guides.

Heritage listed mansions and village buildings are preserved for visitors to enjoy. Retford Park is a historic Estate in Bowral which showcases a great selection of art works, as well as the beautifully preserved building and gardens.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 
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DUE TO COVID 19 WE REQUEST THAT GUESTS ADVISE OF ANY ILLNESS AND CANCEL OR RE-SCHEDULE THEIR TOUR. 

RE-SCHEDULING OF TOUR AT ANY TIME, TO A DATE WITHIN 8 WEEKS OF ORIGINAL TOUR BOOKING, WILL  RESULT IN  NO LOSS OF DEPOSIT OR CANCELLATION FEE. ORIGINAL DEPOSITS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO NEW TOUR DATE.

 

UPON BOOKING A TOUR, A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED ONCE DATE IS CONFIRMED, WITH FULL PAYMENT DUE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE.

CANCELLATION BETWEEN 2-4 WEEKS PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF 25% DEPOSIT.

CANCELLATION WITHIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE WILL RESULT IN 75% OF TOUR COST AS CANCELLATION FEE.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BOUTIQUE TOURS OPERATES WITHIN COVID SAFE BEST PRACTICES. VEHICLE IS CLEANED PRIOR TO EACH TOUR AND TREATED WITH ZOONO ANTI-MICROBIAL SHIELD.

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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BOUTIQUE TOURS WANTS TO ASSIST YOU HOWEVER WE CAN. WHETHER YOU WANT TO BOOK ONE OF OUR LOVELY EXPERIENCES OR PROVIDE US WITH YOUR VERY VALUABLE FEEDBACK, SUGGESTIONS OR QUESTIONS SO THAT WE CAN DESIGN THE PERFECT DAY OUT, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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PO Box 1057 Mittagong NSW 2575

M: 0492 817 565

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