The tiny NSW Southern Highlands village, Exeter, located in the Wingecarribee shire, is just two hours’ drive from Canberra, boasting an array of attractions. The village is also handy for anyone visiting the nearby towns of Bundanoon, Moss Vale, Robertson and Bowral. Exeter hosts the popular Exeter Village Market on the first Saturday of the month, where a vibrant mix of community producers and vendors sell many items, including art and craft, clothing, plants, jams and preserves, meat, a variety of foods, jewellery, knitwear, leathergoods and homewares. The Exeter General Store (open daily 7.30am-3.00pm) offers delicious morning teas and lunches, with great coffee, tea and other drinks, gourmet foods, cakes and sweets, and gives patrons the chance to browse an extensive “library”. Tucked away in the store’s corner, is a small post office. For patrons also wanting fashion items, the delightful boutique Quintessential Exeter, is set in a small cottage opposite the General Store, and offers a wide range of interesting and eclectic fashion designs.
Geri Bryant-Badham is a Canberra-based freelance researcher and journalist.
Geri has substantial experience in advocacy, policy and organising and managing projects, including handling budgets and finances. She has worked in various offices for a small business, a university and in the parliamentary, political, government and non-government sectors.