A Bowral Walk
This short stroll through an elegant country town is the basis of the heart of the Southern Highlands, and is brimming with cold climate flowers and features Mount Gibraltar as a prominent backdrop. This walk would make a great day out and is the childhood town of both Bowral's famous cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, and the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers.
- Begin at Bowral Swimming Centre. First, follow the signposted Cherry Tree Walk, following Mittagong Creek, where there has been a white cherry tree planted along the path for every member of Australia's armed forces who were killed in the Vietnam War. Follow this track, crossing several streets, until you reach signposted Venables Park.
- Continue the Cherry Tree Walk through Venables Park, still following the Mittagong Creek, and turn right onto Sheperd Street, then left onto Glebe Street. Take a right turn to Boolwey Street, Then left onto St Jude Street. As an optional sidetrack, you can go to the Bradman Museum or go to the cafe.
- Continue up Church street, and right onto Edward Street. At the bottom of Edward Street, turn left onto Boolwey street and continue until you reach the intersection of Boolwey Street and Bendooley Street.
- Walk down Bendooley Street and take a left turn onto Wingecarribee street, where you will see Corbett Gardens. Stop here and have a walk around, looking at the flowers and the views of Mount Gibraltar.
- Continue on your way down Wingecarribee Street to the railway station, where you walk of the bridge and turn right to walk down Kirkham Road. You should be able to see Bowral Swimming Centre through a small tunnel that a creek flows through. to the side of the tunnel, there is path that goes through the tunnel. Follow this track and cross the road, and you will find yourself at Bowral Swimming Centre.
NOTE: The best time to do this walk is in mid-late spring to see the Tulip Time festival in full bloom, and so it is warm enough to have a swim in the pool after finishing the walk.