April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands



Romancing the stone
The new owners of a meticulously renovated sandstone house and manicured garden planned to visit France this year, but now feel like they bought their own chateau instead.

Travels with my art
Artist Peter Hickey has returned to the Highlands after a decade in Sydney. On the eve of his next exhibition, he talks about the influences in his life and work.

Craig Reucassel Q&A
Craig Reucassel has turned his focus from waste to climate change for two ABC series, Fight for Planet A and Big Weather. He explains why he’s using his skills to encourage social change.

Writing her own script
Since moving from Bowral to the UK, Kendall Feaver has written an award- winning play that has led to work in London, New York and Sydney.

Picture perfect
Inspired by the gardens of England and Europe, Upper Woodlands has been planned around views and garden destinations as much as landscaping and plants.

Blossom magic
You don’t have to go out of your way to enjoy spring in the Southern Highlands – there are blossoms at every turn.

Call of the longhorns
The historic Bowral property Moidart is known for its rare and unusual plant nursery, but it’s also home to a rare and unusual breed of cattle: English longhorns.

How to save a donkey
When Kathryn Smith found her four donkeys stranded in the rising Wingecarribee River she had to call in the SES. But getting stressed donkeys to move to safety isn’t an easy task.

Take the high road
Having spent a year living in the Snowy Mountains, Huw Kingston details the perfect road trip for a scenic getaway.


ACCOMMODATION Redleaf Carriage

EAT & DRINK Sutton Forest Pub

EXPERIENCE Berrima Court House Ghost Tour


WEDDING STORY Hot to trot at Bendooley Estate, Berrima

INSTAGRAM STAR Cyclist & coach Brad McGee

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