Bowral & Southern Highlands 'Drive Your Own' Experience

March 2024

A 2-day luxury adventure through the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands in your own car – hosted by Australia’s #1 luxury driving experience provider.

Indulge in a curated wine tasting, meet your fellow car enthusiasts, learn how to cook great Italian food with award winning chef Stefano Marvello, stay at the critically acclaimed Berida Hotel and much more.

Now taking individual and group bookings for March 2024, limited spots available.

“It was an epic weekend from start to finish, everything was taken care of and we can an absolute ball! We especially enjoyed not having to worry about road and traffic conditions, our lovely hosts in the lead car let us know about the road ahead giving us confidence and peace of mind. The accommodation, food and overall attention to detail was absolutely first class, we can’t wait for the next one!”

– Paul & Lara (Dodge Hellcat)

“If you want an amazing driving experience with even better people you have to try DYO. Great camaraderie between everyone involved and especially the wonderful hosts who go to great lengths to make it an amazing experience. Thank you 🙏”

– Fernando & Doris (1963 Volvo P1800)

“What a fantastic couple of days. The opportunity to mix cars, meeting new friends, stunning scenery, boutique accommodation and fine dining was awesome. Our hosts were so warm and attentive and really capped off the event.  Highly recommend it.”

– Dean & Glynis (BMW M4)

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Explore The Southern Highlands Like Never Before

The region is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including rolling hills, lush green countryside, and beautiful gardens. The picturesque scenery makes for a visually appealing and relaxing drive.

It is home to numerous vineyards and wineries and wine enthusiasts can explore the cool-climate wines produced in the area and enjoy tastings at various cellar doors.

The area is also dotted with charming historic towns and villages such as Bowral, Mittagong, and Berrima. These towns boast well-preserved architecture, boutique shops, art galleries, and cafes.

The Souther Highlands offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, outdoor activities, and culinary delights, making it an incredible driving destination.

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Berida Hotel, Bowral

Originally built as a home in 1925 and extended throughout the years, Berida is not your typical hotel, it is filled with history, charm and unique features at every turn.

With 46 restored and fully air-conditioned hotel rooms, their popular restaurant Bistro Sociale, stunning guest lounge with open fire place, games room, conference facilities, luxurious day spa, indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, and a local produce store, Berida Hotel is the perfect venue for our Bowral DYO experience.

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Chef Stefano Marvello

Stefano’s Italian Cooking Experiences focus on the tradition of the long Sunday family lunch, where everyone plays a role in making the meal and together eat – just as his family did. You will learn to make classic Italian dishes, and some with a modern twist.

Stefano Marvello, the celebrated and awarded owner of The Italian Cooking Experience in Bowral has collaborated with Centennial Vineyards to create a memorable dining experience.

Over 3 hours you will enjoy an expertly curated tasting of Centennial Vineyard’s finest wines, followed by an unforgettable Italian dining experience. Stefano will cook for you in the round, sharing his tips and tricks for cooking Italian food and sharing a few stories, with more delicious Centennial wines.

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Every DYO Experience Includes:

Carefully Selected Driving Route

Choosing the route for a driving experience is a lot more complex than people think. We select roads that are great to drive but also have zero or minimal potholes, hazards, traffic and so on. We personally drive the route to inspect it and speak to locals for tips on the best driving roads.

Lead Car For Your Safety

One of the most convenient parts of our events is having a lead car at the front of the pack. We’ll alert you via radio of any road hazards, potholes, cyclists in advance so you can have absolute peace of mind and just focus on driving!

Meet New People & Network

Our events attract true car lovers from all walks of life. By the end of the event you’ll have made new friends and often people make business connections.

Fully Hosted Event

Prancing Horse has hosted more luxury driving experience than literally any other business in the country – we know what makes a great experience and have done 1,000+ experiences. We’ll guide you through every part of your experience.

All Meals & Accommodation Included

The experience includes all of your meals and accommodation so you can relax knowing it’s all covered start to finish.

All Cars Welcome

Supercars, sports cars, muscle cars, classic cars are all welcome – in fact we prefer to have a eclectic mix of cars! These experiences are for car lovers of all types.

Just Show Up & Enjoy

All you need to do is arrive with your pride and joy, and we’ll literally handle everything else!

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March 2024

  • Two nights at Berida Hotel where history meets grandeur. with full breakfast and a dinner at The Bistro Sociale with Chef Nathan Jackson while he uses the best of the Southern Highlands with his modern contemporary french cuisine.

  • An exclusive interactive dinner with Chef Stefano Marvello, the celebrated and awarded owner of The Italian Cooking Experience in Bowral has collaborated with Centennial Vineyards to create a memorable dining experience.

  • A relaxed shared lunch at the historic Briars Inn with local beer and wine while you enjoy the rolling landscape of the idyllic Southern Highlands landscape.

  • A take home tote full of little memories of the Southern Highlands – Berida cotton Tote, Briars Caps x 2, Chef Stefano Gift Box, Centennial Raspberry Dessert Wine, Mrs Peacock Artisan Chocolates

  • A privately guided tour (3.5 hrs- 200kms) to explore the quaint villages and rolling landscapes of the Southern Highlands & South Coast

  • Personal instruction and support with a lead vehicle driven by your hosts, including secure two-way UHF radio communication



ENDS 31 JAN 2024

Have Questions?

Contact us below or call 1300 307 050