Check in is at 3.00pm.
Take the Mittagong turn off and continue to Bowral, the largest town in the Highlands with its boutique shops and eclectic eateries The Mill and Harry’s on Green Lane. Leaving Bowral, continue through Moss Vale and the overpass on the highway which brings you onto the start of Canyonleigh Road. This scenic road will take you to Dairy Road - it’s partly unpaved, but it’s fine for a two wheel drive. It's a beautiful drive which takes you past grazing properties and significant bushland environments, like the Paddy's River. There's three gates to go through just to add to the country experience.
Check out is at 11.00 am.
In summer when it’s hot, take a right from Dairy Road onto Canyonleigh Road (dirt road). You’ll have to go through three property gates, it's a public road thru private property. After about 10 minutes of scenic driving you will see a swimming hole, which is Paddys River. It's clear, deep and cold. Continue on Canyonleigh Road; get back onto the Hume highway and a very short distance stop at Cherry Hill Tree Winery (cellar door open Thurs – Sun). Then continue to the town of Berrima, for lunch at Josh’s Café, The Surveyor General Inn or Eschalot for fine cuisine.
Closest to Tea Tree Hollow you will find the little township of Marulan dates back to the 1820s. It’s only a 15 minute drive away. You will find three antique stores (open on weekends), a butcher, General Store, Chemist (closed Sunday), a bakery, a pub and the award winning Meridian Café (closed Tue/Wed). Other towns and villages in the Southern Highlands besides, Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Berrima, are on the way to or from Tea Tree Hollow. Take a slight detour to visit historic Bundanoon (founded 1830s), the villages of Exeter and Wingello. Dirty Jane’s Emporium and Antique Market in Bowral is a must to visit with over 70 store holders.
Every day, you will see eastern grey kangaroos, red necked wallabies graze at Tea Tree Hollow. Our property has an abundance of other wildlife, such as echidnas, forest bats, tree-hugging lace goannas, nocturnal wombats, eastern bearded dragons, lizards, blue-tongued lizards, striped skinks, long-neck turtles, rabbits, foxes and frogs, just to name a few. There was a sighting of an emu too.
There are over 60 vineyards and 12 cellar doors in the Southern Highlands, where you can sample variety of cool climate wines. You can stop at some of the following vineyards on your drive either to or from Tea Tree Hollow: Cherry Tree Hill Wines, Cutaway Hills Wines, Sutton Forest Estate Wines, Artemis Wines, Bendooley Estate, Cutaway Hill Wines, Tertini Wines, Artemis Wines.
Award winning Meridien Café in Marulan, Southern Highlands Brewing & Taphouse in Moss Vale in historic Tooses’ Building, cuisine by two-hatted chef. The Vale Café/Restaurant in Moss Vale. Don’t miss Harry’s Wine Bar & Bistro in Green Lane Bowral. There is no shortage of cafes and restaurants in Bowral. Shaggy Cow, an award-winning café in Mittagong. In Berrima, Josh’s Café, The Surveyor General Inn or Eschalot for fine cuisine.
You can’t miss the gang gang cockatoos and yellow tailed black cockatoos as they noisily swoop over our property. More than 240 species of birds can be found in the Southern Highlands - Nirvana for birdwatchers. We mention just a few here: Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Wedge-tailed eagle, Grey strike-thrush, Rufous Whistler, Superb Fairy-wren, Yellow-faced Honey Eater, Superb fairy-wren, Galah, Grey Butcherbird, Varied Sittela, Crimson Rosellas, Eastern Rosella, Tawny Frog Mouth (often mistaken for owl), Brush Bronzewing, Diamond Firetail, Rufous Whistler, and Sacred Kingfisher.