Southern Highlands Guide: Who to follow on Instagram

I always get asked so many questions (plus it’s the biggest search item on the blog on the weekends) about where to eat, drink, shop etc in the Highlands and recently I have found myself tagging friends in various Instagram accounts so that people know where to eat and drink and shop. There’s no hiding my love of Instagram, especially when travelling to find the best places to go. It’s always a tip of mine before I get to a destination is to look at a location or hashtag for a location and then search shops through accounts on Insta…you instantly get an idea whether you like the look of something and it creates an itinerary before you leave. We did this in NY and I’ve started looking for an upcoming trip to Victoria these holidays. Most businesses use Instagram these days as a way to extend their brands and social media, so it’s a great way to keep in touch with your favourites or discover new gems.

So, here’s my comprehensive list of accounts I follow on Insta here in the Highlands where I keep in touch and do my new discovering. So many places I still haven’t been to yet…but until then I can follow on Insta!


There are SO many great shopping options down here in the Highlands but here are a few of my favourite accounts to follow and where they are located.

Suzie Anderson Home (Moss Vale)
Potting Shed (Bowral)
The Green House (Moss Vale)
Lydie du Bray Antiques (Mittagong)
Made by Others (Moss Vale)
The Mossy Store (Moss Vale)
GreenBridge studios (Moss Vale)
Dirty Janes (Bowral)
The Summerhouse Store (Exeter)
Nest & Burrow (Bundanoon)
Barbara’s Storehouse (Mittagong & Bowral)
Yorkshire Kitchen (Robertson)
Three Wise Monkeys (Bowral)
Peacock Chocolates (Bowral)
Iris Skin & Beauty (Moss Vale)
The Book Shop (Bowral)
Baskerville & Brown (Bowral)
Babilonia (Bowral)
Flower Flower (Mittagong)
Cloth & General (Bowral)
Lemon Zebra Kids (Bowral)
Prairie Lane Kids (Bowral)
Masuki Store (Bowral)
Berrima Village Pottery (Berrima)
Quirkee Birds (Bowral)
Rabbit Trap Timber (Moss Vale)
Bespoke Press (Bowral)
Winton House
Flowers on Argyle (Moss Vale)
Southern Highlands on a Plate (catering)
Pete’s Shed & Mrs (Mittagong)
Bowral Sweets & Treats (Bowral)
Restaurants, Cafes & Wineries

The food scene down in the Highlands is really taking off – especially in the past 18 months or so. It’s impossible to keep up with all the places but here are some of the restaurants and cafes that I follow.

Bistro Officina (Bowral)
Biota (Bowral)
The Mill Cafe (Bowral)
Bendooley Estate (Berrima)
Josh’s Cafe (Berrima)
Escahalot (Berrima)
Pecora Dairy
Redleaf Farm (Fitzroy Falls)
Rustic Table Catering
Harry’s on Green Lane (Bowral)
The Hospital Shop (Bowral)
2 Park Rd (Bowral)
Grand Bistro (Bowral)
Press Shop (Bowral)
Ludo Cafe (Bowral)
Elephant Boy Cafe (Bowral)
Janeks Cafe (Bowral)
Flour Water Salt (Bowral)
Pizzas in the Mist (Robertson)
Highlands Merchant (Moss Vale)
Bernies Diner (Moss Vale)
Burrawang General Store (Burrawang)
Burrawang Village Hotel (Burrawang)
Farm Club Australia (Werai)
Milton Park Country House (Bowral)
Exeter General Store (Exeter)
Rockabellas Diner (Robertson)
The Loch (Berrima)
Gardens & People

And then there are the people who live down here that I love to follow along with – whether they are gardeners, or have an amazing home, cute kids or interesting businesses to follow they are all worth a look.

BabyMac (that’s me!)
Mrs Munro (weaving and farm life)
My Mum (gardening & cooking)
Jenny Rose-Innes (Home & Garden)
Cotton Wood Interiors (Home Style)
Natalie Miller (textile magician)
Wombat Hollow (Kangaloon)
Harriett Goodall (weaving)
Melissa Penfold (Home & Garden style)
Highlands Private Concierge (all things Southern Highlands)
Arafel Park (Acccomodation & home/garden style)
The Rift Bowral (Accommodation & Home/garden Style)
Sophie Carroll (farm life & cute kids)
Tartine e Tartuffe (amazing food & cooking & farm life)
Escape Southern Highlands (Magazine)
Luci D (Interior designer)
Typically Red (Greer amazing knitting)
Louisa Rose (amazing Jewellery)
Nina De Borde (wedding celebrant)

I’m sure there are so many more that I have forgotten but for now there is my brain dump and most definitely a place for you to start when visiting the Highlands. Or if you are a local, somewhere to start on social media and a great way to keep in touch with some our amazing businesses we have here.

Who do you love to follow on Instagram from the Highlands?
Leave a comment and I will add them in and follow along!


  1. Thanks for the comprehensive list. There’s also petesshed_and_mrs which is a great little store in mittagong 🙂

  2. Beth!! I was at your 10 year long lunch and I loved meeting you.
    My beautiful friend (old next door neighbour in Sydders) owns Bowral Sweets and Treats. Love her a million and she is on Insta!
    Love your work, stay gold.

  3. This is so excellent. I’ve always admired the area on road trips to Sydney from Melbourne and it will now become the destination rather than a drive through. Thanks!

  4. Don’t forget where to find great brows and a world of relaxation!! Iris Skin & Beauty

  5. thanks beth!
    lots of interesting stuff to peruse hun!
    I just pinned some of these photos!
    love m:)X

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