The Southern Highlands is a region with a population of approximately 44,000. The region is distinct in its geography and is about 110 kilometres south-west of Sydney.
The largest towns in the area include Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Bundanoon and Robertson.
Smaller villages include Burradoo, Colo Vale, Yerrinbool, Exeter, Welby and the historical town of Berrima.
There are many other towns and villages throughout the region, which make up the Wingecarribeee Shire.
The Highlands is known for many local attractions including its wineries, national parks and Fitzroy Falls.
Fitzroy Falls is a waterfall in Morton National Park. The reserve offers a view of the waterfall and gives panoramic views of the park as well. It is a popular tourist attraction and includes bushwalking trails, picnic areas and lookouts.
Some of the famous wineries in the region include Centennial Winery, Cuttaway Hill Estate Winery, Southern Highland Wines, Eling Forest Winery, Bou-saada Winery and Blue Metal Winery.
The region has a cool, temperate climate and high amounts of annual rain which experts believe make the soil perfect for wine-growing.