TRAVEL

WAYS TO WIND DOWN WITH A SOUTH­ERN WEEK­END

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - edited by Cleo Glyde

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.

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