WAYS TO WIND DOWN WITH A SOUTHERN WEEKEND
Escape big-city stress and unwind in NSW’S Southern Highlands.
This cool-climate rural playground along the Great Dividing Range, only 90 minutes drive from Sydney, lulls visitors into turning back time. The old-school pleasures and country charm of historic villages like Berrima, Bundanoon and Mittagong are an invitation to meander down a country lane and take tea…
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OLD BANK HOTEL Luxury transforms this 1890s bank into your charming Mittagong country base; oldbank hotel.com.au. OLE COUNTRY COOKING Trade kale smoothies for Old Bank’s country brekkie, afternoon tea and three-course Sunday dinners. 1
BEST BUSH TRAILS The region’s old-world charm is set amid the raw beauty of the Belmore Falls and Illawarra Fly Treetop walks; southern-highlands.com.au. 5
VINTAGE SHOPPING Try Mittagong’s Twisting Vintage, 0407 923 018, and An Englishman Abroad in Bowral, (02) 4861 3231. MCVITTY GROVE WINERY Sample a classic Southern Highlands pinot gris at the region’s most lavish cellar-door restaurant; mcvittygrove.com.