Bowral makes for an easy day trip from Sydney, as it is located just 115 km from the city. However, if you want to make a weekend of it, there are plenty of options for Bowral accommodation, ranging from luxurious resorts, to chain hotels and cosy bed and breakfast inns. There is also a good selection of campsites, cottages and cabins and farmhouses offering accommodation. If you want to improve your health while visiting, Bowral and the surrounding Highlands area also have several spas offering a wide range of treatments.
There is certainly enough to do in the area to justify staying here for the weekend, or even longer. The town offers a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, plenty of one of a kind shops and boutiques, and is known as one of the best places to find antiques and Aboriginal artifacts. Bowral is also the home of the Donald Bradman Museum; the famous cricketer spent his childhood here, and cricket fans can follow the Bradman Trail. A wonderful time to visit is during September, when Bowral holds its annual Tulip Time festival.