Highlands cooking experience serves up gold

November 22, 2022Posted in: Delivering, Tourism

Bowral-based food entrepreneur Stefano Marvello has put the Southern Highlands atop of every food lover’s must-visit list after snaring gold at this year’s NSW Tourism Awards. Italian Cooking Experience with Stefano Marvello entered and won the coveted top spot in the New Tourism Business category after receiving business mentoring advice from Destination Sydney Surrounds South....

Bowral Classic boosts Highlands economy

October 31, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Events

Organisers of the 2022 Bowral Classic have hailed this year’s cycling event as the most successful to date. Held across the Southern Highlands over the 15 and 16 October the two-day cycling extravaganza attracted 3,000 cyclists and 4,000 visitors to the Shire over the participating weekend. Event Organiser James Yaffa said the 2022 event exceeded...

Tulip Time 2021 goes virtual!

August 26, 2021Posted in: Tourism

The Southern Highlands annual Tulip Time festival in Corbett Gardens is to be transformed into an online virtual tour following uncertainty around public health orders relating to physical distancing and public gatherings. Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble explained the decision. “After much deliberation Council has decided to re-focus this year’s celebrations,” she said. “We considered...

Applications now open for 2021 Arts Trail

June 4, 2021Posted in: Events

Arts trail logo and portrait by Ric Abel

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for applications from artists, studios and galleries for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. “The Arts Trail gives the public a rare opportunity to meet the makers, to see their work in the environment within which it was created and to buy direct from the studio door,” said Council’s Acting...

Changes to LEP to support tourism and hospitality operators

December 14, 2020Posted in: Community

Robertson revegetation tour

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this month received confirmation that its amendment to the Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan (LEP), that will provide greater flexibility for the Shire’s tourism and hospitality industries, has been finalised. The amendments to the LEP include: Increasing the maximum number of bedrooms in Bed & Breakfast Accommodation establishments to five, Increasing the...