Bowral is in the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands. With its cool climate and rich soil, this area is known for and exquisitely manicured gardens and producing award-winning wines.
The population of Bowral is more than 8,000 people, the median age is 49 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1% of the population.
Only one hour and a half south of Sydney, one hour from Wollongong and two hours north of Canberra, the Southern Highlands are renowned for its heritage villages and old world charm.
The closest airport to the Southern Highlands is Sydney Airport (70 mins to the north east).
Sydney trains and NSW Trainlink services stop at various Southern Highlands towns daily.
Express coaches depart Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and the South Coast daily.
The main industries people from Bowral work in are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
- Professional, scientific and technical services
Bowral and District Hospital is an acute care public hospital servicing the Southern Highlands Region. The hospital is centrally located in the town of Bowral and is the only hospital operated outside the Sydney metropolitan area by the South Western Sydney Local Health District. It has 94 beds and an emergency department.
Wintergarden Family Practice
There is one public and four private primary schools as well as one public and two private secondary schools in Bowral.
Bowral Public School
St Thomas Aquinas Primary School
Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School
Bowral High School
Southern Highlands Christian School (K-12)
Bowral offers young families long day care, out of school hours care, family day care and preschool services. For more information on child care options click here.
Take time to browse and fill your treasure chest whilst hunting through boutique and specialty retail precincts scattered throughout the Southern Highlands quirky towns and villages.
There are a number of places of worship in Southern Highlands including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Methodist and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (one hour from Bowral) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (one hour from Bowral).
Tulip Time Festival
Points of Interest
Bowral, Bundanoon, Berrima, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Robertson, Kangaroo Valley or one of the region͛s many small villages offer rustic local eateries and eclectic boutiques in a quiet country setting.