April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Think big
Owners Sally and Michael didn’t set out to build a barnhouse in Mittagong, but they placed faith in their architect and ran with his design. They have loved their bold yet rustic home since day one.

Golf in the Southern Highlands
The Highlands is a heavenly destination for golfers, having eight beautiful and varied courses.

Hearth and soul
Everyone loves an open fire in winter, but some people really know how to frame them with a beautiful fireplace.

A clean sweep
Meet two chimney sweeps who help keep fires burning at their best – and discover how to get the most out of your fire. 

Gibraltar Park’s next chapter
Built as a Sydney City Mission girls’ home, Gibraltar Park became a beautiful private home in the early 1990s. Find out about its latest renovation.

The pursuit of perfection
Elaine Musgrave’s botanical art has won fans around the world. She explains how she creates her detailed paintings.

A foliage affair
Les and Elaine Musgrave’s stunning Wildes Meadow garden features varied texture and year-round coloured foliage.

Chords & effect
You haven’t heard of Neil Sutherland, but his music has made you feel tense, elated and intrigued. Neil composes television series, including MythBusters.

Stella winner, stellar writers
This year’s Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival will host Stella Prize winner Emily Bitto, among acclaimed writers such as Geraldine Doogue, David Marr, Don Watson and Robert Dessaix.

Highlands Drive
Tony Sheffield travels from the idyllic village of Exeter, through historic Sutton Forest and Berrima, to the surprising hand excavated Bullio Tunnel.

Changing lives in Fiji
A regular visitor to Fiji, Bowral’s Heather Tait was saddened to realise how little help breast cancer sufferers received. She is now preparing to leave the Highlands on her fifth trip to help Fijian women.