April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands



Rediscovering Rotherwood
Frances Simons explores the beautiful grounds of Rotherwood at Sutton Forest, meticulously restored to rediscover the property’s 19th century elegance.

Nature and nuture
Kangaloon artist Penny Simons explains how she draws on her mother’s legacy of re-using and recycling, as well as her own interest in self-sufficiency, when she creates her foraged woven and sculptural works.

Winter wonderland
Highlife photographer Tony Sheffield has captured many postcard perfect snow scenes over the years and we’ve chosen some of the prettiest.

Off-road originals
Classic British Land Rovers or “Landies” began arriving in Australia more than
70 years ago. We look at why they’re so coveted, and visit a Land Rover “retirement village” outside Goulburn.

Home-grown goodness
With self-sufficiency top of mind, we’ve gathered a selection of vegetable gardens from around the Highlands ranging from small and practical to enviable chef’s gardens.

Classic collection
The Highlands is a haven for classic cars with its country roads and a climate well-suited to open-top touring. We take a trip down memory lane and review some of the best from our archives.

True north
Adventurer Huw Kingston recalls his first visit to the Northern Territory during a human-powered journey to each of Australia’s capital cities covering 25,000 kilometres in 543 days.

Love is in the air
In our annual weddings special, we meet seven couples who chose to celebrate their big day in true country style.


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