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THIS TOWN BUZZES WITH BUSY RETAIL
ACTIVITY, CAFÈS, RESTAURANTS, BUSINESS
MOST PEOPLE come to the Southern Highlands to get
away from it all -- and you can too by starting in Bowral.
Everything you need for your stay can be found in the
region's hub, where the bulk of the Southern Highlands
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago the area where Bowral
now stands was open pasture stocked with sheep and
cattle. Known as Wingecarribee, it was a property
belonging to the sons of John Oxley, a famous explorer of the
early colony of New South Wales.
Ten years later a road traversed the property and a few
rough huts huddled together in the valley proclaimed the birth
of the village of Wingecarribee.
The region is known for its very distinct seasons and many
tourists find the best time to visit Bowral would be during
either autumn or winter. The trees explode during this time
with bright reds and oranges and the winter air is crisp and
lively. Throughout the year the country roads are littered with
imported European cars or horse trailers on their way to the
next equestrian event.
Regal homes hide down wide streets behind established
gardens. There are coffee shops around every corner,
An extensive range of books, specialising
in Australian, military, history,
literature and the arts. The Bowral
Bookmen offer a free search ser vice for
that had to find book.Wireless internet
access available to the public.
The Bowral Bookmen
KNOWN AS BOWRAL'S BEST BROWSE
344 Bong Bong Street, Bowral.
Near the Traffic Lights
P/f: 02 48612199
Open 7 Days 9am to 5.30pm.
Supplying new, in print, used, out of print, fine and rare books,
maps and prints.
Photo: Mark Nealand
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