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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BOUTIQUE TOURS

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ABOUT US

LUXURY SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FOOD & WINE TOURS
We LOVE food, we LOVE wine and we LOVE the Southern Highlands! 
Located here in the Southern Highlands we understand our wine and food region and all it has to offer. We provide fully private chauffeured group tours (up to 20 guests) ensuring that you have a wine and food experience that’s perfect for your needs. Enjoy one of our prepared itineraries or allow us to create a bespoke experience for you perfect day out with us. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and will ensure your day is a special experience. We can’t wait to share this idyllic region with you. Read on to learn more about our tours. 
See you soon!
Wendy & Barbara

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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. 

OUR TOURS

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Wine and Cheese

Wine, Beer & Graze Tour

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. We 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

Grazing board lunch at winery 

Still & sparkling water
 

11am - 3pm
$154 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)

Whiskey

Wine, Whisky & Gin Tour

Relax as you are collected from your local accommodation at 11 am on your private, fully inclusive, chauffeured tour.  Start your day learning about the history of whisky and gin, how it is made on a distillery tour in the historic township of Joadja. Enjoy tasting a variety of spirits distilled here. You have the option of adding a 2-hour tour of the historic ruins as part of this experience.  Lunch at the Southern Highland's oldest vineyard and winery, after tasting their delicious wines. Here you have the option to enjoy a local produce grazing board or be tempted with Ms Pho's Vietnamese street food available on site.

Your experience includes:

Distillery Tour and spirits tasting

Wine tasting at a rustic local vineyard

Grazing platter lunch / Vietnamese cuisine on site

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

Optional historic ruins tour $35pp

11am - 3pm

$155pp (10 guests) 

 

Wine & Dine Tour

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, enjoying a tasting at a family owned vineyard. Enjoy a delicious 2-course 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.

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

Your experience includes:

3 wine tastings

2-course gourmet lunch & glass of wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

11am - 4pm
from $245pp (4 guests), $199pp (10 guests)

Salad and Wine
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Highlands High Tea & Wine Tour

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 tastings at 2 vineyards

Delicious High Tea lunch with a glass of sparkling wine

Private chauffeured vehicle

Still & sparkling water

10am - 3pm

$205pp (10 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)

 

Please enquire for options and tour pricing

*price will vary according to activities added

 
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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 IN THE HIGHLANDS

WINERIES

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ART

SPORTING CULTURE

Bike Race

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.

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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

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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HERITAGE / CULTURE

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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.

TESTIMONIALS

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"I booked SHBT to take 10 corporate colleagues & clients for a beer & wine tour followed by lunch. The feedback from everyone was what an amazing day hosted by Barb & Wendy"

— McN - Google review

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"Wendy and Barbara are so delightful and full of knowledge of the area. Very professional, friendly service and beautiful tours of the winery's. Highly recommend"

Adventure812195 - TripAdvisor

 

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