Why the Southern Highlands is luring tree-changers


Food and wine trails, green paddocks and rolling hills. What’s not to love about Moss Vale?

It’s just one of the regional towns coming into focus for Sydneysiders who are searching for an idyllic escape after the upheavals of the pandemic.

Located 130 kilometres south-west of the capital city, Moss Vale is smack bang in the middle of the Southern Highlands region.


Taking in Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong, Bundanoon, Sutton Forest, Robertson and, of course, Moss Vale, the Southern Highlands is synonymous with get-away-from-it-all weekends.

The colonial architecture, boutique wineries and lush green landscape give visitors a breath of fresh air and a taste of village life.

Nature lovers flock to Fitzroy Falls, an 81-metre drop from the peak of a valley in the bush surrounding Morton National Park. Foodies head to eateries such as Birch and Bernie’s Diner in Moss Vale, and classic country pubs such as the General Surveyor Inn in Berrima and The Bundanoon Hotel.

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