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Southern Highlands

Population: 48,028 (2015)

Location:     110km south-west of Sydney

                    140km North-east of Canberra

The Southern Highlands, also locally referred to as the Highlands, is a geographical region and district in New South Wales, Australia. The region is also considered a wine region.

In the Southern Highlands, enjoy green pastures and rolling hills, beautiful gardens, bushwalks in national parks, fine food, antique stores and sporting history.

The region specifically is the area centered on the commercial towns of Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale, as well as the historic town of Berrima. Smaller villages like Robertson, Burradoo, Sutton Forest, Colo Vale, Avoca, Yerrinbool, Exeter, Bundanoon, Welby and many more that make up the Wingecarribee Shire are spread in between and around these main centres and serve mostly as residential areas.

The Highlands geographically sits between 500m and 900m above sea level on the Great Dividing Range. Like other regions along this plateau, the Southern Highlands is known for its cool temperate climate.

Nature

Enjoy scenic walks, exhilarating bushwalks, picturesque lookouts and gorgeous gardens in the Southern Highlands. Take in the breathtaking view from the Bowral Lookout. Amble in lush forest and past sandstone cliffs to an ethereal waterfall on the Cave Creek Walking Track.

The Wingecarribee Shire

The following link shows you the demographics of the Wingecarribee Shire Area. The individual districts, their location and population. http://profile.id.com.au/wingecarribee/home