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Mittagong

Lifestyle


As the gateway to the beautiful Southern Highlands, Mittagong is as picturesque as it is peaceful, home to tranquil vineyards and fine colonial sandstone buildings.

Less than an hour and a half south of Sydney, Mittagong is a standout for fresh country air, gorgeous gardens and parks. its culinary offering, boutique shopping, live local music, award winning wineries and historic landmarks.

You cannot deny that Mittagong is a lifestyle that locals and Sydneysiders find hard to resist.

People


Popular with the affluent and well-heeled, Mittagong and the Southern Highlands is home to a long list of influential Australians.

In addition, more and more young, established families have been moving in among the empty nesters and retirees. They are drawn to the slower pace and fine country living.

Homes


Leafy streets and picturesque gardens are the backdrop to this family-friendly neighbourhood. It is here you will find some pretty impressive homes which have been converted into luxury family retreats, quaint cottages on expansive blocks, and contemporary townhouse developments with all the mod-cons.

Transport

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+ Mittagong is only 80 minutes’ drive from Sydney and under two hours from Canberra. > Located within easy reach to the M5, accessing both the greater Southern Highlands region and Sydney’s International airport has never been easier.
+ Locally Mittagong is blessed with a reliable bus service and a lovely old railway station providing additional links to the Southern Highlands, Sydney and beyond.

Schools

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+ The schools in Mittagong foster a genuine sense of community. Founded in 1913, Fresham is one of Australia’s most respected independent schools for girls with both boarding and day school options.
+ St Michael’s Catholic Primary School has also enjoyed a long-standing history in the Mittagong area, with nearby Mittagong Public School offering outstanding opportunities for student learning.
+ Mittagong is also blessed with Tangara School, established specifically for students in the local area with complex disabilities.
+ The local high school can be found in nearby Bowral. Bowral High School has strong links to the Southern Highlands community and its partner primary schools.

Shopping/Restaurants

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+ Explore Victoria and Main Street for local gems in one of the many homeware stores that blend the new with the old, and fashion boutiques with the latest trends.
+ The Mittagong Antiques Centre is one of the largest antique centres outside metropolitan Sydney and houses quality antiques, collectables, vintage memorabilia and uniquely all things Scottish.
+ Mittagong has an incredible selection of gourmet bakeries, eateries and fine-dining options. The hardest choice is deciding where to start.
+ Brewsters is an institution in the Southern Highlands. It’s been in Mittagong for over 15 years and has recently morphed into a Live Music Venue which promotes local artists and coffee hot spot. You can chill out in the lounge area with a coffee which has been roasted in-house then browse through the Records and pick out a classic album to take home.
+ The Shaggy Cow is an award-winning modern country café locally known for consistent service, quality food and coffee with a great local wine list.
> Tertini Wines is recognised as a must-visit cellar door, thanks it it’s numerous award wins and Mittagong’s classic cool climate – ideal for producing fantastic wines.

Recreational Facilities

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+ The Mittagong landscape is great for walking and cycling.
+ Walk to the Nattai Gorge lookout via the Box Vale Mine walking track, which follows an old railway line through a tunnel to views of the Nattai Gorge.
+ Enjoy a picnic in the pretty Lake Alexandra Reserve, where there’s a shared lakeside path.
+ For any history buffs, Mittagong has a number of heritage-listed sites including Mittagong Railway Station, Hassall and Jefferis Cottages and the Old Mittagong Post Office.
+ Located in Mittagong, the Highlands Golf Club boasts a great course, and extensive Club House facilities. They proudly say they are the highlands friendliest club.
+ Set on the edge of Mittagong, The Fitzroy Inn is one of the oldest and finest examples of Early Australian Settler’s Establishments circa 1836. The historic inn is a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship which must be visited

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