Historically, Mittagong was the first settled in the early 1800's, where it became the first settlement in the district.
Mittagong has been home to many varied industries, with Iron being first smelted in the area. The Joadja Kerosene Shale, Box Vale Coal Mine, and the first supply of fresh milk and butter to Sydney by the Fresh Food & Ice Co all operated out of Mittagong in bygone days.
The name Mittagong (Mirrikin, Marrakan, Mittigong and other variations) is said to mean "little mountain". Alternatives are "a companion" and "plenty of native dogs", as the Mittagong range was home to many dingos at one time. "Merrigang" (the place where the dingo puppies play) is said to be substantially the same word.
Today the town invites you to explore its history, scenery, small waterfalls, bushwalks and it's famed "Waratah" flowering in November. Enjoy a picnic at peaceful Lake Alexandra, feed the ducks, and take a peaceful stroll around the Lake - no more than 250 metres from Mittagong's main street.
There are roughly 6,299 people that consider Mittagong home. Approximately 46.80% of people in Mittagong are male, and 39.91% of them are married. The average age is very reasonable 41.
44% of eligible workers in Mittagong consider themselves employable. Of those that are capable of any sort of labour, 55% dedicate most of their existence to full-time work. The official unemployment rate for Mittagong is roughly 5.29%. The others probably work an hour or so a week for the dole. It's good to fudge those unemployment figures. Makes it appear as if we're a productive country! Anyways, the average wage of the people that live in Mittagong is $430 per week.
There are roughly 2,769 properties in Mittagong, where 89% of them are occupied. Of these, 34% are owned by the people that actually live there. A further 26% are currently on their way to own their home. In Mittagong, 7% of properties are units or apartments. This seems to be increasing slowly thanks to the local council. The average rent in Mittagong is about $180 per week.
Map of Mittagong
31 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong, 2575, Mittagong
Within short strolling distance to the main street and set in the quaint and historic town of Mittagong, Motel Melrose is a well appointed and budget friendly place to explore the Southern Highlands from.
77 Bowral Road Mittagong NSW 2575, Mittagong
Luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation for your complete pleasure in Mittagong. Located 3kms from the heart of Bowral in the peaceful and beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. We are only 1.5 hours from both Sydney and Canberra making us a wonderful half way point and tourist honey pot on your journey to rejuvenate and relax. The WISTERIA Room provides you with a four poster queen size bed, hand carved from Wales, luxury linens and towels, electric blanket, reverse cycle air conditioning, television with dvds, a CD player with inbuilt iPhone and USB dock, heated en suite, private verandah and guest entrance. Full pillow menu available. A 24 hour tea and coffee station with homemade treats dujour is located in the court yard room for your convenience. We offer our guests 2 tranquil garden view boutique bedrooms with private en suites, each accommodating 2 guests. The JASMINE Room provides you with a full King size bed, with luxury linens and towels, electric blanket, reverse cycle air conditioning, television with dvds, a CD player with inbuilt iPhone and USB dock, heated en suite, private verandah and guest entrance. Full pillow menu available. Our beautiful garden is set amongst established cherry and dogwood trees with entwined aged wisteria and jasmine vines that hug our bed and breakfast. It includes a private guest court yard with a koi pond feature and apple tree. Our garden also features towering elm trees and the most amazing canopy from the largest oak tree in the district, providing us with dappled shade, wind protection and abundant native wildlife. Or try one of our indulgent packages during your stay. SILVER SERVICE HIGH TEA PACKAGE Midweek $220 per night/ $270 per night Friday or Saturday. Upon arrival, you will sit down to enjoy a full traditional home made High tea for two including award winning hot scones fresh from the oven, fresh whipped cream and local jams, assorted handmade chocolates, finger sandwiches, tea and coffee of your choosing and a bottle of local cold climate wine. For breakfast the next day, you may choose from either the indulgent cooked breakfast or the delicious detox breakfast. CHEESE AND WINE PACKAGE Midweek $220 per night/ $270 per night Friday or Saturday. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a variety of delicious local cheeses for two, accompanied by fresh seasonal fruit and a bottle of locally grown cool climate wine from one of our Southern Highland Wineries. For breakfast the next day, you may choose from either the indulgent cooked breakfast or the delicious detox breakfast. CHOCOLATE FONDUE PACKAGE Midweek $220 per night/ $270 per night Friday or Saturday. Upon arrival, you will sit down and relax with our very decadent and rich Chocolate Foudue for two. This is the ultimate chocolate lovers delight for all ages! You will be treated to a chocolate fountain for two with delicious accompanying seasonal fruits and marshmallows with a bottle of locally grown cold climate wine for your absolute enjoyment. For breakfast the next day, you may choose from either the indulgent cooked breakfast or the delicious detox breakfast. All Indulgent Packages must be ordered a minimum of 24 hours before arrival. We are very close to Lake Alexandra, Bowral and Mittagong unique speciality shops, antique and craft stores. With easy accessibility to both public and private golf clubs, boutique wineries and picnic areas. Our surrounding bushwalks, awe inspiring waterfalls, National Parks and Australian bush wildlife, are excellent for any photographers. The local swimming pools, bike tracks and creative year round markets and festivals will keep everybody entertained. We also offer a full private concierge service, price upon application. We will do our best to pre-organise almost any activity or experience that your heart desires during your stay with us. This includes massage, hampers, cooking classes, restaurant reservations, taxis or chaffeur driven cars, wine tours, art classes, cycling, golf, personal training, art gallery tours, hair and beauty and many other activities. Tarriffs start at $150 Sunday to Thursday (midweek) inc continental breakfast and afternoon tea upon arrival. $200 Friday or Saturday. $360 for both Friday and Saturday night when booked together. Inc continental breakfast and afternoon tea upon arrival. 77 Bowral Road, Mittagong NSW to book our b and b, please go to www.southern-highlands.com.au
197 Oxley Drive, Mittagong
Come and discover Darnell Bed & Breakfast, the hidden spot. Nestled among the peaceful upper slopes of Mt Gibraltar, we are only 5 minutes drive from Bowral and Mittagong, in the heart of the Southern Highlands.
31 Webb Street, Mittagong
Oak Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Mittagong is set in a quiet beautiful garden setting. Oak Lodge offers guests well appointed accommodation with ensuite.
Shop 3 & 7, Pioneer St Mittagong Southern Highlands, Mittagong
classic thai restaurant in mittagong visit our eatout venues
185 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
The Country Tandoor in Mittagong specialises in classic Indian food.
95 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
We specialise in Chinese and Thai cuisine. Catering for all your function needs. Open 6 days/7 nights. Dine In or Take Away. Home Delivery Available.
79 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
Piasevoli's Restaurant in Mittagong specialises in Gourmet Wood Fired Pizza. Open 12noon till late. Licenced and BYO, Eat in or take away. Open on Public holidays.
Highlands Marketplace, 197 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
Gloria Jean's Coffees in Mittagong offers delicious coffee and cakes. We use Rainforest Alliance Certified beans in every cup, so you'll not only enjoy a great tasting coffee, but a cup that supports farmers, workers, their families, local communities and the environment!
112 Main Street, Mittagong
Come in and try our Dutch, German or Australian Bread & Pastries. Live music on weekends.
86-88 Main St, Mittagong
Gilbert's in Mittagong offers exquisite cuisine at affordable prices.
103 Main St, Mittagong
Kellie's Cafe (previously known as Charlie's Cafe) offers an Americana cafe type experience.
197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575, Mittagong
Michael Hill will help you find the perfect piece of jewellery from their superb product range.
77 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
For all your equestrian needs from saddles to rider/casual apparel. Over 30yrs of combined knowledge of dressage to pony club, our friendly staff are on hand to assist.
6/ 6-8 Cavendish Street, Mittagong
Everglades Tile & Stone Boutique is a family owned local business that offers its clients an exclusive range of bathroom wall and floor tiles, glass mosaic, mosaic art, phoenician cut glass, mirrors, travertine, bluestone, sandstone, limestone, granite, marble, terrazzo, wall cladding, cobble stone pavers, timber, decking, synthetic turf, glass fencing, indoor outdoor furniture, custom built swimming pools and in home designing. Come in and visit our showroom where you can see, touch and feel the products.
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