2021 SHWF Cancelled

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The Venue

The Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival has a new home for 2019 - Hopewood House, Bowral.

The Festival will be held in The Pavillion. The Pavilion is located a short walk through the parterre gardens or by teardrop driveway from the original residence. The former stables now stand as the modern provincial addition to the estate. 

This year's Literary Lunch will be held in The Pavillion's Grand Dining Room, complete with hanging chandeliers & fireplaces.

Hopewood House, Bowral

Hopewood House, Bowral

Venue Address

Hopewood House
201 Centennial Rd
Bowral NSW 2576


Map reference

Location of Hopewood House

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Getting to Bowral

Bowral is a fantastic country escape from the city and is fast becoming a food and wine haven with a number of excellent, award winning wineries and hatted restaurants calling the region home. There are lots of great shops, galleries, bookshops, cafes and pubs scattered throughout the many delightful Highlands villages, so there’s always plenty of things to see and do.

Bowral is less than 2 hours from both Sydney and Canberra and only 1 hour from Wollongong. 

Several bus companies, City Rail and Countrylink operate to the Southern Highlands from Sydney. Contact Southern Highlands Tourism for transport details.

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