Mittagong is located in the Southern Highlands, one of the first townships when driving south from Sydney. It is a small village that is part of the larger Highlands area, and is a popular weekend destination for many Sydney residents looking for a country escape.
The areas shopping is oriented towards boutique stores and antique dealers. The environment is typical of the English countryside – with large established trees and a relaxed atmosphere. During the Spring time many of the private gardens in the area are open to the public.
Hotels and apartments here are limited and mostly boutique hotels. There are some budget hotels up top 4 star quality, with both single, couple and family accommodation available. The main commercial area in Mittagong is around the Old Hume Highway and Bowral road intersections, where you will find the Southern Highlands tourist centre and the main street of cafes, antique stores and attractions.