Moss Vale and surrounding districts are spectacularly beautiful and endowed with a multitude of parks, walks and gardens that will delight any lover of the outdoors.
Enjoy the wonderful parks and reserves on offer throughout the Southern Highlands.
Scenic Views and Reserves
Kangaroo Valley Scenic Drive From Moss Vale the South Coast is only a 45 minute drive via the lush tropical rainforests of Kangaroo Valley – it is an absolute “Must Do”.
Leighton Gardens in the Centre of Moss Vale is the ideal spot for an al fresco picnic.
Red Cow Farm is a superb cool climate garden set in 2.5 hectares at Sutton Forest and has been described as one of the best in the world. www.redcowfarm.com.au
Glow Worm Glen Walk is located Morton National Park near Bundanoon. From the top of William Street this is an easy one hour return walk that is simply delightful. Set off at sunset for a real treat – the ideal time to go is December to February.
Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is a 1.5 km return walk in mature rainforest takes you to a steel walkway 50 metres above the forest floor with panoramic views over the Escarpment to the Coast. Incredible! Go to www.illawarrafly.com.au for details.
Cecil Hoskins Reserve at the northern entrance to Moss Vale is a wetland wildlife sanctuary with over 90 species of birds with a riverside walking track, weir view walking track as well as a picnic area.
Child-Friendly Parks and Playgrounds
Lake Alexandra Reserve situated 15 minutes from Moss Vale at Mittagong is a man made lake surrounded by parkland with a profusion of bird life. It features a picnic area and children’s playground.
Fitzroy Falls only 20 minutes from Moss Vale in the beautiful Morton National Park, these stunning 81 metre falls provide a great setting for exploring the East Rim Wildflower Walking Track which runs from the Visitor Centre to the spectacular Warrawong lookout.
Aylmerton Reserve is set at Aylmerton Reserve, located on Park Avenue, Aylmerton. It is unfenced and has nice trees giving some shade. The play equipment is basic, has a fort with tunnel, slide, ladder, shop front, see saw and spring rider. There is a bench for parents to sit and chill.
Acacia park is located on Banksia Street. It is unfenced and unshaded. As toy equipment you can find a set of swings, a merry go round, a slide and a see-saw.
Berrima Market Place has toilets, is suitable for toddlers, has seats, has tables, has a BBQ, has car parking, has a Castle theme, and has the following special equipment “25m flying fox”.
David Woods Playing Fields is located on Boardman Road, East Bowral. The playground is fenced and unsheltered. There is a playhouse, spring riders, stand on spinner, climbing tower and slide. Picnic tables and public toilets are available. There are sports fields and half netball court and huge grassy areas. Car parking, too.
Edward Street is an unfenced off leash dog area in Edward Street, Mittagong.
Seymour Park is a very nice park for bringing your pet for a run. As it is so big you can get some exercise also by walking the perimeter with your dog while playing and throwing a ball or chasing. Nice and quiet area too, away from busy traffic.
For more details of these attractions and much more go to:
www.southern-highlands.com.au or visit the Highlands Welcome Centre.