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Southern Highlands Weekend – Part 1

The end of winter (and our wedding anniversary) saw us heading once again to the Southern Highlands. I revisited Chinoiserie, the property with the beautiful peony gardens that I saw the previous spring. This time, we came to stay.

Chinoiserie

We stayed in the separate guest wing, and it was a lovely, cosy place to be.

Chinoiserie

Lots of whimsical touches inside, like this stained glass window.

Chinoiserie

Dominic, the co-owner and ‘head gardener’ loves his peonies, so there had to be some indoors too.

Chinoiserie

Bundanoon Fling – Part 6

On the way back home we visited Mount Gibraltar – a hill between Mittagong and Bowral. It had some great views west into the Greater Blue Mountains region.

Mt Gibraltar

I hadn’t noticed that there were so many significant peaks (and troughs) out there. The closest peak on the right is Mt Jellore, in the middle of a state forest of the same name. The plateau behind it, hubby thinks, is Yerranderie, all the way by Lake Burrangorang.

Mt Gibraltar

Even though it was overcast that day, it was clear enough to see all the way to the Upper Blue Mountains. Brilliant.

Mt Gibraltar