April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Taste The Highlands
The Southern Highlands boasts some of Australia’s leading food, wine and dining experiences. Find out about some of the many tempting experiences on offer.

The cottage that grew
When the owners of a century-old cottage in Burrawang started renovations 15 years ago, they had no grand plan, but once started, it proved hard to stop. 

SHAC’s where it’s at
Robertson’s Old Potato Shed has a new life as home to The Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (The SHAC). We find out how the group got its start and meet the artists behind one of its new studios, Ink, Brush, Willow.

A family affair
Helena and Martyn Downs loved their first Highlands weekender so much that they upsized to another – and then bought two hotels. The owners of the Bundanoon Hotel and Bowral’s Royal Hotel show us their Bundanoon property.

Grand design
Fifth Chapter is one of the Highlands’ most stunning gardens, with outstanding features including French and Japanese gardens and bountiful flower beds, where 5000 tulips have been planted this year.

Wool power
Sheep farmer Vanessa Bell was so impressed by an heirloom merino baby blanket that she started a business employing local knitters. Vanessa and two other business owners, Andrew Ross and Kate Bell, discuss new ways of marketing merino.

Light at the museum
Harlan Hall has been a key player behind Berrima Museum’s new digital gallery and broadening program. He explains how building dog kennels led to his first job in museums, and how a love of sailing changed his life.

Chasing waterfalls
Adventurous bushwalker Hayden McLean was given his first camera at 19 and says waterfalls were the first landmarks he wanted to focus on. 

Paradise found
Alex Speed finds the perfect winter escape at a resort on Fiji’s Malolo Island.