Mittagong is a city in New South Wales.
Located 110 km south-west of Sydney, NSW, you'll get there via the Hume Highway. Exits are clearly signposted from the road, and the trip should take around 90 minutes from the city centre.
Mittagong is a major stop on the Southern Highlands line, with 1-2 hour frequency. Mostly a change at Campbelltown is required.
The best way to see the local area is by car. Parking and traffic are not a problem, and the roads to most nearby attractions are paved.
The train service on the Southern Highlands Line will take you to the neighbouring Southern Highlands towns every couple of hours, so requires a bit of planning. The train service accepts the Opal card for trips, or you can buy single tickets from the station.
There is a very limited bus service on weekdays, and this mostly consists transport for school children. The bus network does not accept Opal, and you must buy a ticket from the driver.
The local taxi service, Southern Highlands Taxis, also run services 24/7 though have expensive rates, for example, travel to the next town across, Bowral, usually will cost $20(AUD) or more.
Located in the Nattai River Valley between two extinct volcanoes, Mt Gibraltar and Mt Alexandra, Mittagong boasts spectacular natural scenery. The view from Mr Gibraltar is pleasant.
The drive up to the lookouts at Mount Gilbraltar is signposted from the town centre, and from the Bowral road. The view is quite nice, and there are a couple of places to admire the view. There is a rim walk, as well as a walk all the way to the top. The picnic areas are somewhat run down and overgrown, but still worth a visit for the view.
- Lake Alexandra. A man made lake, with BBQs, walk around the lake, and other walks into bushland nearby. Very popular on a sunny weekend. free.
- Mittagong Hotel (Top Pub), 89-91 Main Street. Down to earth, historic pub in the centre of Mittagong. Very friendly to visitors and people passing through. Value food, drinks and accommodation. No glitz, but some glamour with old photographs hanging on the walls. May even find a craft beer or two next to the VB and Tooheys New on tap. Parmigana $17.
- The Poplars Motel, ☎ +61 2 4889 4239. On the Old Hume Highway Mittagong, NSW, 2575. Offers recently refurbished ground floor units which open via French doors onto wide verandahs. Our motel is set in beautiful English gardens. Mittagong is a lovely country setting now by-passed by the Old Hume Highway. The Poplars Motel is situated at the entrance to the Southern Highlands. Mittagong is a favorite haunt of Sydney-siders who come to browse the antique shops and second-hand stores, galleries and hobby stores and dine at a range of excellent restaurants.
- The Fitzroy Inn, ☎ +61 2 4872 3457. 26 Ferguson Crescent Mittagong, NSW, 2575. Opened in 1836 as a 'Traveller's Inn', the restored building - remaining intact after almost 170 years - gives visitors a unique window into Australia's colonial past. The original kitchen has been described by some historians as 'the finest example' of a convict-era kitchen remaining in Australia - one feature being the 'water-well' in the middle of the floor, hand cut into the shale below the building, a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship.
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