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.


Nature’s way of showing off the Southern Highlands


Nature has put on a spectacular display over Mittagong and Bowral in the past week – naturally I had to share.

First up was the most amazing double rainbow. I have since learned that the second rainbow in a double rainbow has the colours in reverse – amazing!



This double rainbow was followed a few days later by the most amazing clouds I have ever seen. As my five year old son put it, “Mummy it looks like a gigantic spine!”

Enjoy a little bushwalk to Carrington Falls


With the winter weather so stunning at the moment, it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sun and sights at Carrington Falls over the weekend.

Carrington Falls are located just outside Robertson, where the Kangaroo River crosses the western escarpment of the Budderoo Plateau to descend 50 metres into a gorge in the Kangaroo Valley.

There are a number of viewing platforms along the walk, which then leads to the top of the falls where you can sit and enjoy the sights and I believe you can swim here as well – a little too cold in the middle of winter though!

From the car park and picnic area, there is only a short bushwalk down to the first viewing platform, so is an easy walk with the kids. There are some steeper stairs along the walk, but still manageable with kids. Toilets, a BBQ and a few picnic tables can be found near the car park.

Well worth a visit.

Expressions of Inner Feelings to showcase at Robertson’s Light Horse Gallery in February


Talented local artist Elizabeth Young will showcase her stunning range of works in Expressions of Inner Feelings, opening on Saturday, 5 February 2011 at Light Horse Gallery in Robertson.

Elizabeth’s solo exhibition will showcase her amazingly versatile range of watercolours, life drawings, mixed media and abstracts, which will be on display until Sunday, 27 February.

To see Elizabeth’s works, visit Light Horse Gallery – 45 Hoddle Street, Robertson. The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Expressions of Inner Feelings will be officially opened at 2pm on 5 February by well renowned Jane Cush, who has led the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery as director since early 2008. The opening is an open event so any interested parties are welcome.

To find out more about Elizabeth, visit her website www.elizabethyoung.com.au.

To contact Light Horse Gallery call 02 4885 1171 or follow on Twitter: @LightHorseGlry

Robertson’s Light Horse Gallery shows off local talent


A gorgeous little gallery opened recently in Robertson by local Amanda Louth, showcasing the fine works of local Southern Highlands artists including Elizabeth Young, Elaine Musgrave, Kit Bullivant, Steven McGilvray, among many others.

Located on the main street through Robertson, the Light Horse Gallery is a must visit for those interested in a new investment piece or for those simply wanting to stop in and browse on their way through.

Location: 45 Hoddle Street, Robertson

Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Contact: 02 4885 1171

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.

Autumn is in full glory!


For anyone wondering when is a good time to visit the Southern Highlands, the answer is now with autumn in its full glory!

Shades of red, orange and yellow everywhere is simply stunning …… mix it with beautiful warm days and the Highlands is the place to be! OK so the mornings and evenings are getting a tad cooler hinting winter is on its way, but don’t let that stop you!

It just reminds me of why we moved down here – it doesn’t get much better than this. Well there is spring, which is also amazing, but time to focus on autumn!

So what are you waiting for – come and visit!