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Bowral IN SPRING BOWRAL COMES ALIVE AS THE
ANNUAL TULIP TIME FESTIVAL BRIGHTENS UP
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
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. 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 is spring. Gardens
explode with colour and visitors trek through open gardens
taking in the intoxicating scent of spring. Regal homes hide
down wide streets behind established gardens. There are
coffee shops around every corner, each filled with locals and
visitors, sitting back and relaxing while doing some celebrity
spotting. Antique stores, art galleries, bookshops and the
region's only independent cinema are some of the drawcards
to Bowral town centre. Idyllic golf courses attract players
of all handicaps with the newly refurbished Gibraltar Hotel
overlooking an 18-hole course.
An extensive range of books, specialising
in Australian, military, history,
literature and the arts. The Bowral
Bookmen offer a free search service for
that hard 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.
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