October/November 2021

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Old house, new tricks
A stunning renovation is the latest chapter in the life of a Bundanoon home that has been loved by owners and guests for more than 150 years. 

Art returns to Retford Park
The generosity of the late philanthropist and art collector James Fairfax will be highlighted at two exhibitions at Bowral’s Retford Park estate in November.

Food for the future
Moonacres Farm’s organic produce has won many fans and a national award for best fruit and vegetables in Australia. We visit the farm and its new Robertson cafe, Moonacres Kitchen.

Peony paradise
Dominic Wong has been cultivating his peony collection for 20 years at Chinoiserie, a Mittagong garden that opens to the public every spring.

The secret life of cryptogams
Mosses and lichens can be quietly beautiful inclusions in a garden with shady areas. Frances Simons details their unusual traits and unique place in garden history.

View from the top
In 1984, Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer became the first Australians to climb Everest, and six years later, Tim did it again. The acclaimed mountaineer reflects on his adventurous life.

The Highlands 100
Our Classic Car columnist James Cockington details the best country drive in the Highlands, a 100 kilometre loop that offers exceptional views at the perfect pace.

A taste of the Borderlands
Francesca Beddie couldn’t wait to try the food in France’s Alsace and Germany’s Black Forest, particularly in Baiersbronn, a little town that has become the “Michelin-star capital of the world”.