Your summer guide to the Highlands

CASCADES OF COOLNESS:  Enjoy a day at one of our many stunning waterfalls
CASCADES OF COOLNESS: Enjoy a day at one of our many stunning waterfalls

Staying cool during the warmer months in the Highlands is easy with a little insider knowledge.

Visit the Empire Cinema 

Our wonderful, 103-year old cinema keeps up with the changes and has modern, air-conditioned facilities and a kiosk that serves ice-cold drinks.  It’s the perfect place to hide out of the summer sun with the family and enjoy a range of up-to-the-minute movies across one of their many screening rooms.

Take a dip

A splash in a refreshing swimming pool offers a chance to cool off, burn off some energy and get refreshed.  Many villages and town boast top-notch swimming pools.  See page 9 for details.

Or go au naturale...

If you are lucky enough to be close to a natural swimming hole, then of course, this is where you will find icy cold and pristine water to take down the body temperature.  

Some of the local swim holes are mentioned on Page 9.

Remember sunscreen in all instances.

Ice, ice baby.

Iced coffees, smoothies and refreshing drinks are the norm at all of our cafes in the Highlands. .

Bowl away

Highlands Ten Pin Bowling alley is air-conditioned and also offers refreshment for the family to cool down.

Sprinkle, Sprinkle

Do it the old-fashioned way and put the sprinkler on in the garden and run through it like a crazy kid.  Let the rest of the family join you (plus the dog) for this tried-and-true way of cooling down and enjoying summer.

Glow little glow worm..

What is better on a hot night than to take everyone to the Glow Worm caves in Bundanoon.

Liquid refreshments for adults.

Head to you closest bottle shop and linger in the cool rooms while choosing a special bottle of bubbly.

Back in the pavilion.

Visit the Bradman Centre and be enthralled by the history of cricket.  It’s cool as the Don was in there and even non-enthusiasts will love the interactive games.

Springetts’ Arcade

A stroll through this iconic arcade will reap many rewards.  From retail to food and hospitality, Springetts’ Arcade has it all.


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