Bowning is a small town in the Southern Tablelands, 14 kilometres west of Yass on the Hume Highway in Yass Valley Shire. Bowning Hill is 796 metres above sea level and was mentioned by Hume and Hovell in their 1824 journal. The town is one of the earliest settlements in the district. The Big Sky Gallery at Bowning sells unique and eclectic arts and crafts including jewellery, leather work, sculpture, glass art and more. Historic buildings include the Troopers Cottage on the Binalong Road, the Commercial Hotel and the old Cobb and Co Coaching Station in Bogolong Street.