THE HIT LIST

HIGH­LIGHTS FROM MITTAGONG IN­SID­ERS.

Country Style - - ON THE MOVE MITTAGONG NSW -

CROWD FAVOURITES

Lake Alexandra Re­serve Paved walk­ing tracks, bar­be­cue and pic­nic ar­eas, and a play­ground make this small lo­cal lake a pop­u­lar leisure spot. Queen Street. Mount Gi­bral­tar Re­serve The Mittagong end of this state her­itage-listed re­serve in­cludes a num­ber of walk­ing tracks and two look­out points. Ox­ley Drive. Sturt Craft Cen­tre One of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing con­tem­po­rary craft in­sti­tu­tions, Sturt is lo­cated in pretttty gar­dens next to Fren­sham School. Take a course, shop for home­wares or lunch at the café. Cnr Range Road and Waver­ley Pa­rade. (02) 4860 2083; sturt.nsw.edu.au

SHOP­PING

Cotswold Fur­ni­ture Although they’ve re­cently moved op­er­a­tions to Syd­ney, you can still shop at the ware­house show­room. 211 Old Hume High­way. 1800 677 047; cotswold­fur­ni­ture.com.au Ly­die du Bray An­tiques A treasure trove of an­tiques and col­lecta­bles, with themed rooms and plenty for the gar­den. 117 Old Hume High­way, Brae­mar. (02) 4872 2844; ly­diedubrayan­tiques.com.au Hunters and Col­lec­tors An­tiques This colour­ful and eclec­tic shop offf­fers a large ar­ray of an­tiques and quirky col­lecta­bles. 8 Bowral Road. (02) 4872 1661; hunter­sand­col­lec­tor­san­tiques.com.au

Pete’s Shed and Mrs Along with a good se­lec­tion of fashion, re­cy­cled fur­ni­ture and home­wares, this bou­tique offf­fers fur­ni­ture-paint­ing work­shops in a shed out the back. 16a Bowral Road. 0417 293 168; pe­tesshedandmrs.com Al­bertines of Mittagong You can’t miss the pink-painted fa­cade of this an­tique em­po­rium, which is an­other must-stop. 120 Main Street. 0474 592 413. AC­COM­MO­DA­TION The Old Bank Bou­tique Ho­tel Built in the 1880s to house a bank, this historic build­ing is now a re­cently ren­o­vated bou­tique ho­tel. 83 Main Street. (02) 4872 4496; old­bankho­tel.com.au

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