You don’t have to travel far out of Sydney to feel a million miles away. Just a two-hour drive and you can be exploring the Southern Highlands – an area that’s packed with breathtaking natural scenery, food and wine, unique accommodation, and a great range of places to dine.
Since 1972, Maugers Meats have been producing fine quality meat from their own green grassy hills in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Known for their pasture raised beef and lamb, their livestock is raised free from added hormones or antibiotics to ensure the highest possible quality product. If you want to learn more about how their farm operates, you can jump on a Paddock to Plate tour with John Mauger. You’ll learn everything you need to know about this family business, meet his cows and lambs, and understand all about their production methods.
Eden Brewery is another great place to visit when you’re in the Southern Highlands. They’re a small, hand-crafted, independent brewery with a cellar door, so you can stop by and have a taste of some of their creations. There are roughly nine unique flavours to try, inspired by some of the produce in the area, and they’re all made on site.
If you’re looking for some unique accommodation, Redleaf Carriages at Redleaf Farm is an amazing place to stay. The accommodation consists of two train carriages from the late 1800s and early 1900s that have been beautifully renovated to become fully self-contained accommodation. Plus it’s a working farm, so you can meet their friendly cows, sheep and pigs. The kids will love it here!