Sutton Forest

Travel Guide

This little village was one of New South Wales’ earliest settlements. It has stately manors, heritage churches and prizewinning wineries within its green meadows.

Set within rolling green hills between two rivers, Sutton Forest and its quaint historic manors evoke the English countryside in the Southern Highlands. Walk or drive through the small township’s streets and admire the grand architecture, some of it dating back to the 1830s. Sample the region’s fine cool-climate wines from the village’s surrounding vineyards and cellar doors.

Check out Sutton Forest’s magnificent manors on a drive along the country lanes. While many are not open to the public, you can see the stately architecture and beautiful gardens from the street. The grand Hillview is an elegant weatherboard manor used as the country residence of the New South Wales governors between 1882 and 1958.

See the Old Butcher Shop, with its traditional wide awnings, and the Old Post Office. The Everything Store is an antique and curio shop operating since the 1830s. Visit historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, which was established in 1880. See the headstones of troopers and bushrangers in the graveyard of the All Saints Anglican Church.

Visit the town’s Equestrian Centre and ride through the pretty countryside on horseback. Play golf at the stately country club resort. Pick your own berries or enjoy sumptuous sweet treats made from Sutton Forest’s delicious fresh produce at the local berry farm. Sutton Forest is a landmark on several wine trails through the Southern Highlands, so visit the township’s excellent wineries and cellar doors to experience some of the region’s fine cool-climate wines paired with a meal at a winery restaurant.

Arrive in December to see the Southern Highlands Christmas Fair, an extensive local market offering crafts, produce, specialty foods and regional wines.

Sutton Forest is located in a picturesque rural area of the Southern Highlands, 137 kilometres (85 miles) southwest of Sydney. Select from several self-contained cottages and private accommodation options. The historic township is a wonderful spot to stop by on your heritage, antiques or food and wine tour of the Southern Highlands.

Peppers Manor House
Peppers Manor House
5 out of 5
Kater Road, Sutton Forest, NSW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$309 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Southern Highland Wines and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moss Vale Golf Club and Leighton ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (407 reviews)
"slow wifi is the only problem"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Peppers Manor House
Hillview Heritage Farm Stay
Hillview Heritage Farm Stay
3 out of 5
7277 Illawarra Highway, Bowral, Sutton Forest, NSW
Situated in Sutton Forest, this lodge is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Southern Highland Wines and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moss Vale Golf Club and Leighton Gardens. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
"A beautiful rustic old farm house. Excellently appointed in a lovely location with its own sculpture park,"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2021

Hillview Heritage Farm Stay
Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Sutton Forest Retreat Jimmy's, Homestead, 350 Hanging Rock Road, Sutton, Sutton Forest, NSW
Set in Sutton Forest, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Eling Forest Vineyard and Winery, St Maur Wines and Morton National Park. Southern ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great stay at Jimmy’s
"We had a group of 16 staying here and everything went really smoothly. The property is great for big groups with lots of bathrooms and bedrooms and a lot of space for kids to run around. Lots of animals and kengurus around. We ordered woollies grocery delivery that got delivered hours before our ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2020

Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Sutton Forest Retreat Jimmy's, Homestead, 350 Hanging Rock Road, Sutton, Sutton Forest, NSW
Set in Sutton Forest, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Eling Forest Vineyard and Winery, St Maur Wines and Morton National Park. Southern ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great stay at Jimmy’s
"We had a group of 16 staying here and everything went really smoothly. The property is great for big groups with lots of bathrooms and bedrooms and a lot of space for kids to run around. Lots of animals and kengurus around. We ordered woollies grocery delivery that got delivered hours before our ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2020

Sutton Forest Retreat - Jimmy's Homestead
Hanging Rock: A True Southern Highlands Experience.
Hanging Rock: A True Southern Highlands Experience.
32 Hanging Rock Rd, Sutton Forest, NSW
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Eling Forest Vineyard and Winery, St Maur Wines and Morton National Park. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Couldn’t fault the place at all
"Simple, easy, and a beautiful stay"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

Hanging Rock: A True Southern Highlands Experience.
Sutton Forest Retreat - Sophie's Farmhouse
Sutton Forest Retreat - Sophie's Farmhouse
Sutton Forest Retreat, 350 Hanging Rock, Road, Sutton Forest, Sutton Forest, NSW
Set in Sutton Forest, this family-friendly holiday home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Eling Forest Vineyard and Winery, St Maur Wines and Morton National Park. Southern ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Fantastic property foe big groups or multiple families!
"The house was amazing, well equipped and great location! We went with a big group of 5 families and everyone had a blast! Plenty of space for everyone and soo much to do on the property but it’s also a great location, we explored the south coast beaches, national forests, waterfalls and swimming ..."

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2021

Sutton Forest Retreat - Sophie's Farmhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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