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One of the earliest settlements, this village is home to a renewed and growing community. It lies at the foot of the 796 metre Bowning Hill which gives a good idea of how early explorers and settlers saw the area, and the town echoes a colourful past with its old Troopers Cottage, Cobb & Co Coaching Station and two beautiful churches, the Anglican and Catholic.

The spirit of old Bowning and this relaxed artistic community can be shared today at the quirky and welcoming Rollonin Cafe, packed with fascinating memorabilia. This lovingly reproduced slab hut is winning fans the world over. Outside diners can soak up the countryside and watch draught horses in the fields. Bowning Pub has an atmospheric dining room and intimate country bar.

A tasteful blend of old and new is Mayfield Mews, a wonderful collection of plants, local arts and garden decor in a lovingly preserved old stable with a real story to it. Call in and pick up a gift or unwind over a relaxed coffee. Alongside is Mayfield House (a private residence) that once played a role in “The Bulletin Debate” a famous dispute between Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson and their differing opinions on the Australian bush.

The Bowning Antique Centre is a treasure trove of finds, perhaps the finest antique shop in our region. Travellers can visit Bowning’s beautiful Clearview Alpaca Farm, with particular attractions its endearing baby alpacas, shop and showcase of sustainable landcare, farming practices and wildlife preservation.

Nearby on the Hume Highway, the glass artist Peter Crisp’s magnificent pieces are displayed in a studio surrounded by a nursery, gardens and collection of historic coaches that once transported princes and maharajahs.

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  • Clearview Alpaca Farm
  • Bowning Antique Centre
  • Mayfield Mews
  • Rollonin Cafe
  • Bowning Hotel

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