Having fun in June is as easy as pie!

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Did you know that the Ancient Romans are credited with publishing the first pie recipe? It featured rye-crusted goats’ cheese and honey – a far cry from our humble, yet delicious, meat pie. Today the easy lunch or dinner staple is as popular as ever, so it’s no surprise that there’s a whole month dedicated to it.

Enter Pie Time, one of the Southern Highlands’ most highly anticipated festivals. Now in its second year, the event is expecting 10,000 attendees, with one of its most popular activities being the Pie Trail. Close to 30 local pie makers open their doors so you can literally eat your way through the region.

Then there’s the battle for the crown of the ‘Best Pie’, which will see NSW go head to head with ACT in red meat, white meat, vegetarian, seafood and sweet categories. If you’re a boutique baker, head on over to Pie Bar, then shift across to Sauce Street for an array of tasty condiments.

While you’re in the region, here are a few other must-try experiences…

Pie in the sky

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wanted to see more? Macarthur Astronomical Society will guide you through the spectacular southern sky. They’ll bring the telescopes and pies, you bring the family, a picnic rug and warm layers.

Where: Cuttaway Hill Wines, 212 Sallys Corner Road, Exeter NSW 2579 View Map

Hours: 5.30pm to 9.30 pm, Saturday 15 June 2019

Cost: Adult $30, child (under 18) $25

More Info: Check the website for more info

Pies & Past Time Memories at Fairground Follies

Take a step back in time at Fairground Follies with exciting and unique collections of fairground amusements, mechanical music and a 100-year-old steam carousel. Enjoy a deliciously sweet fruit pie while taking in the sights and sounds of yesteryear.

Where: Fairground Follies, 93 Kirkham Road, Bowral NSW 2576

Hours: Between Saturday 1 June 2019 and Saturday 15 June 2019

Cost: $40 (ticket includes entry, tour, hot pie and hot drink)

More Info: Check the website for more info

Fly high with a pie

How does a 500-metre walk in the treetop canopy, some 20 to 30 metres above the ground, sound? It culminates inside a spiral tower that rises 45 metres above the forest floor, which opens to breathtaking views from the escarpment over the Illawarra, superbly uniting the mountains, farming land, bushland and sea. For those who love an adrenalin ride, the Fly Zipline Tour involves flying along a series of elevated cable spans and navigating suspension bridges from one tree platform to another, 35 metres above the forest floor. Whatever your choice, there’ll be a pie waiting for you at the end.

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Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill NSW 2577

Hours: 9am to 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Cost: General Admission tickets are $25, or $22.50 if you book online at www.illawarrafly.com

More Info: Check the website for more info

Plan your trip

There are several ways to quickly plan your next trip around New South Wales using public transport. These handy travel apps are available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. Each uses real-time data to give you up to the minute travel information at your fingertips.

Plus you can always use our Trip Planner tool below to see the different routes and services available to you.


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