Lying on a plateau at the foot of Mount Gibraltar, Mt Jellore and High Range, Mittagong has long been the gateway to the Southern Highlands. This picturesque chain of mountains stretches across the northern end of the Highlands, with gaps between them offering the only natural roads through. The area is rich in wildlife and birdlife, with nature lovers spoilt for choice with walking trails and scenic lookouts. With so much to enjoy, Mittagong is the perfect place to simply get away from it all.
First settled in 1821 by William Chalker, the principal overseer of Government Stock at Cowpastures, Mittagong features numerous stately and historic buildings that recall the essence of a bygone era. In particular, The Poplars, Braemar Lodge and Fitzroy Inn remain as evidence of the many inns that once stood to serve travellers to this early mining settlement.
These days, the town boasts a blossoming art seen, with a number of fascinating art galleries antique stores and craft shops to explore. The surrounding countryside also offers a growing array of boutique cool climate vineyards and wineries, complementing the town’s dining scene that consists of numerous quality restaurants and cafes.
Accommodation is available in the form of motels, hotels and B&BS, with an historic inn and a caravan park also available. With so much to see and do and experience in this pocket of the Southern Highlands, Mittagong is the ideal destination for your next country getaway.