A guide to what is happening in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Welcome to The Guide. Read about local people, places and businesses and you'll find a stack of handy info about life in the Southern Highlands. So much great stuff going on around here!


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May 10, 2021
THE FOLD LOVES A STICKY BEAK // Explorers Learning Academy at Mittagong West
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Take a sneak peek inside this fabulous new early learning centre in Mittagong.   Well, THIS is exciting. The fab team at Explorers Learning Academy have opened up a second early learning centre in Mittagong. They invited us along to have a sticky beak at the wonderful new spaces they’ve created for mini-Highland...

May 10, 2021
Gift Inspo With Angi From Sweet July

Find the perfect gift with these stunning ideas from local gift guru, Angi McLaurin of Sweet July.   Who’s heard of gift fatigue? It’s when you need to buy someone a gift for whatever reason – birthday, Christmas, wedding, just because – and you are absolutely stumped about what to get them so just go with an ol...

May 06, 2021
What To Expect at Couples Counselling

Why investing time into couples counselling is a positive step for both you and your relationship.   Relationships can be challenging at the best of times. When you add in a couple of years of uncertainty thanks to bushfires and the global pandemic, it might be the relationship with your significant other that m...

April 30, 2021
EXPLORE // Welby Mountain Biking Trails

An awesome local trail system with something for everyone Brought to you by The Fixed Wheel Bowral.   Okay, if you’re ready to upgrade from fire trails and are pumped to hit some single track on your mountain bike, Welby Mountain Bike Trails is one of the best spots to go in the Southern Highlands. There are ...

April 28, 2021
10 Reasons Why RAW & WILD Market & Café Should Be On Your Highlands Radar

Why Raw & Wild Is Becoming A Firm Foodie Fave With Locals   Bowral’s Raw & Wild Market & Café is certainly not what you’d call one-dimensional! These guys are all about healthy, eco-friendly living, and live and breathe it through everything they do. From the organic produce in the market to the huge range of...

April 25, 2021
SNEAK PEEK // What's this Berrima Vault House people are talking about?

The Fold got an exclusive sneak peek at this very cool, contemporary hospitality and event concept coming to Berrima in May.      There’s been a bit of buzz around Berrima Vault House in the Highlands. Anyone who has walked past the beautiful, double storey Georgian building on the main road that started life...

April 23, 2021
EXPLORE // 60 Foot Falls

Chase some waterfalls and burn off brekkie in Mittagong!   The Fold's Adventure Queen, Dimity has been chasing waterfalls! Here's her rundown on how to get yourself to the 60 Foot Falls.    There are a couple different ways to get to 60 Foot Falls. One of them is pretty easy and straightforward. The other,...

April 14, 2021
How To Reduce Your Home’s Energy Bills By Harnessing The Energy Of The Earth

It’s intuitive, technologically advanced, environmentally friendly and available in the Highlands.   Heating [and cooling!] solutions are an absolute must in the Highlands thanks to our delightful [and sometimes extreeeeme] weather, so when we met Richard Jefford from Highlands GeoExchange recently, we were pret...

April 13, 2021
BEHIND THE BIZ :: Highlands Grazing Co

Meet platter queen and stylist extraordinaire, Nadia Ribeiro of Highlands Grazing Co.   Is there anything better than a stunningly styled cheese platter? YES! A stunningly styled cheese platter that’s been put together by a super talented local, saving you all the hard work! Mittagong mum of two Nadia Ribeiro...

April 13, 2021
10 Reasons Why Locals Love The Mill In Bowral

It’s where the locals go – it’s funky, it’s fun and you can eat, drink, shop, play, work and party in one fabulous spot!   We’re big fans of The Mill Bowral – such a great place to head for some retail therapy, or to catch up with friends, grab a delicious bite to eat, taste test some local wines, hang out with ...

April 13, 2021
6 Places To Zen Out In The Southern Highlands

Escape the busyness of life and breeeeeeeathe.....   After the stresses and strains of 2020 and 2021 (so far), most of us need more ‘me’ time than usual, right? Time to just relax. Or meditate. Or reconnect with ourselves. Get back to nature. Or just do..... well, nothing! The gorgeous Highlands has a bounty ...

April 12, 2021
Why Puppy Pre School Is A Great Idea For Your Fur Baby (And You!)

Start life as a dog owner on the right foot (and paw!) with Puppy Preschool at Southern Highlands Veterinary Clinic.   Puppies are glorious! But hard work. That’s why they make them cute, so when they chew your favourite shoe, or wee from one end of the house to the other, you don’t get (too) cranky. Starting...

April 12, 2021
BEHIND THE BIZ // Beaumont Air and Electrical
BEHIND THE BIZ // Beaumont Air and Electrical

Meet Eric Guilly, owner of Beaumont Air and Electrical Southern Highlands.   How do you go from being the CEO of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilaton, Air Conditioning) business in Sydney to running an airconditioning, heat...

April 08, 2021
A COUNTRY PRACTICE // Dr Jessica Hines
A COUNTRY PRACTICE // Dr Jessica Hines

We chat with local GP and Bundanoon resident, Dr Hines about how she ended up in medicine and her work at Walker Street General Practice.   “I was always going to c...

April 08, 2021
BEHIND THE BIZ // Detailed by Ben
BEHIND THE BIZ // Detailed by Ben

Meet Ben Loydstrom, the local owner of a bespoke car detailing service for motoring enthusiasts.   You know those types of cars that turn heads? Beautifully polished vint...