Discover the unique history, culture and landscapes of the Southern Highlands in Burradoo. The affluent suburb is surrounded by beautiful parks, gardens and wineries. A mix of historic manor houses and contemporary, architect-designed homes give the suburb an upscale feel.
Things to do in Burradoo
Admire native Australian species and exotic plants at Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. The 15-hectare gardens are laid out by season and bloom throughout the year. Walk through the Birch Grove dotted with more than 20 types of silver birch trees and look for spinebills and blue fairy wrens in the Winter Garden. As you explore the gardens, you’ll see larger-than-life sculptures by local artists like John Olsen.
Walk, birdwatch and enjoy a picnic in Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. The tranquil reserve protects a lush wetland area and is a haven for local birdlife. Trails loop around the reserve and take you past the river and wetlands.
Learn more about Australia’s favourite sport at the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. It’s located in the hometown of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman and features interactive exhibits and a contemporary art gallery. The museum is set on the grounds of a historic cricket oval founded in the early 1900s. The site will charm you with emerald-green grass, white picket fences and an old-fashioned pavilion.
Burradoo is a great base to visit the boutique vineyards that pepper the Southern Highlands. You’ll love the chance to sip award-winning Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon in stylish tasting rooms. Some wineries feature chef-driven restaurants where you can enjoy modern Australian cuisine with vineyard views.
Getting around Burradoo
Burradoo is located in the Southern Highlands, a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney and two hours from Burradoo. A car is an easy and flexible way to visit Burradoo and explore the Southern Highlands at your own pace. Sydney Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.