New Southern Highlands Visitor Panel calls on Businesses to jump on board

February 5, 2024Posted in: Community, Tourism

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking business owners within the local tourism industry to join a new Southern Highlands focused Visitor Economy Advisory Panel (VEAP). The panel will work with Council to further the region’s footprint within the NSW tourism economy. Apart from having a number of key decision-making opportunities, the VEAP will also provide a...

Highlighting hundreds of ways to experience 92 days of Winter in our Shire

June 9, 2023Posted in: Tourism

two people standing under an autumn tree

Winter’s Wonderful is a new campaign to inspire travellers to experience for themselves the spectacular landscapes, cherished heritage, thriving food and wine scene, and wonderful festivals and culture, that make Wingecarribee Shire such a special place to live and work. To encourage visitors to stay longer and experience more of our townships and villages, the...

Tulip Time delivers $1.8 million to Highlands economy

December 23, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Tourism

Tulip Time girl

This year’s Tulip Time celebrations have delivered an estimated $1.8 million to the Shire’s economy with a record number of guests visiting the floral festival. A report presented to Council in December revealed that 61,000 guests visited the Shire’s premier tourism event over the course of the 18-day celebrations. Council’s Coordinator Tourism and Events Libby...

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...