Tulip Time hits Bowral


With Tulip Time well underway in Bowral, spring fever is in the air. The famous Tulip Time Parade is on today through the main street in Bowral at 3pm. Get along to see it – it really is special. It is when Southern Highlands community spirit is in full bloom as well!

In keeping with the the spring theme, my garden is also getting into the spirit, so I thought I’d share some of the colour with you.


Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Rockin’ Christmas at Mittagong RSL


One of the things that I love sharing with my kids in the Southern Highlands is the great kids shows that come to Mittagong RSL. It also means they can also enjoy the concerts with all their friends too!

It seems that each year now Play School and Dorothy the Dinosaur pay us a visit.

So time to get excited – Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Rockin’ Christmas Show is coming to Mittagong RSL on 13 December 2011.

Dorothy and friends will meet Santa Claus in this festive show with all our favourite Christmas songs.

But get your tickets now as they’re selling like Hot Potatoes! Tickets $20 each, available from Mittagong RSL’s reception. Contact: 02 4872 6700

No Easter Harvest hunt in the Southern Highlands this year


Sadly there will be no Harvest Hunt at Easter this year in the Southern Highlands.

We had so much fun at the past two years’ events at Centennial Vineyard and Southern Highland Wines. Apparently they couldn’t find a venue to take it on this year.

I hope it will come back again – a great way to spend Easter with the family!

Southern Highlands springtime is almost here


Well I am happy to report that there is only one more week of winter and spring is already beginning to show an early arrival with gorgeous blossoms and tulips blooming everywhere throughout the Southern Highlands. It really is such a beautiful sight!

It also means that Tulip Time is not too far away, kicking off on Tuesday, 21 September and finishing on Monday, 4 October. 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Tulip Time, so there are lots of celebrations planned – for more details refer to the 2010 Festival Program.

The annual Tulip Time street parade will be held at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September along Bong Bong St in Bowral, with marching bands, vintage and classic cars, fire trucks and much more. The parade is lots of fun for the kiddies …….. big and small!

Also coming up, Centennial Vineyard will play host to another Day on the Green for any fans of Simply Red out there. Marcia Hines and Ross Wilson will be the supporting acts. The event will be on 4 October during the October long weekend.

Lots of exciting festivities coming up to herald the start of spring and to say good riddance to yet another cold winter. Why not come and visit the Southern Highlands …… and while you’re here, be sure to check out some of the great restaurants, cafes and vineyards the region has to offer.

Fun-filled Harvest Hunt adventures at Southern Highland Wines


Harvest Hunt put on another fabulous day out for the family on Easter Sunday, with kids in chocolate induced comas and big kids wishing they were little kids again for a day! 

Southern Highland Wines hosted the event this year, with 20,000 Cadbury chocolate eggs for the taking, egg & spoon races, rides for the kiddies, as well as food and entertainment.

Of course, a trip to a vineyard would not be complete without some tasting thrown in for the big kid fun.

With the sun shining in fully glory, it was a fabulous day out with the kids. Looking forward to next year!

The Easter Harvest Hunt is at Southern Highland Wines this year!


Never fear, the big Easter Harvest Hunt is still here …………. this year it is at Southern Highland Wines!

I was so disappointed when I found out Centennial Vineyard wasn’t doing it again this year, as big and small kids all had so much fun last year. But thankfully it has found a new home.

Sponsored by Cadbury’s, thousands and thousands of chocolate eggs will be for the taking on the day! Farm animals, egg painting, egg & spoon races, rides and the all important wine will also add to the festivities for the day.

Further details can be found at Harvest Hunt

No Easter celebrations at Centennial Vineyard this year


For those of you who enjoyed last years’ Easter festivities at Centennial Vineyard like us, unfortunately they are not holding again this year. They have had quite a few Day on the Greens this year with another coming up this weekend and I think they have done their quota for the year!

Such a shame as it was such a great day for adults and kids last year – we were really looking forward to it again. Maybe next year!