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Family Garden

The Stamp Family Garden on a Permanent Waterway in Victoria’s North East

The Stamp family have created a beautiful family garden in a busy town, the location and oasis they’ve built make it feel far removed.

Farming Challenges

Diversify or Die: Farming Challenges

The Fawdon’s are experienced in the fruit industry and many farming challenges. As they secured their farm’s future by taking new direction

Detour Adventures

Guided Mushrooming Tours with Detour Adventures

Mushroom foraging is one of the many attractions of the NSW Central Tablelands. Detour Adventures, conducts guided mushrooming tours.

Steamed fish parcels with lemongrass

Steamed Fish Parcels with Lemongrass

In this Javanese recipe, the fish is flavoured with fresh spices and the leaf wrappings themselves, which impart a subtle herbaceous note.

pita stuffed with sumac spiced meat

Griddled Pita Stuffed with Sumac Spiced Meat

Indulge your taste buds with this contemporary Middle Eastern dish, Pita stuffed with sumac spiced meat.

Egg and Bacon Rougaille

Egg and Bacon Rougaille

A cornerstone of the home cooking is a gingery tomato sauce called rougaille. Dive into this traditional Mauritius egg and bacon rougaille.

Chongqing Hot Glass Noodle Broth

Chongqing Hot Glass Noodle Broth Recipe by Eleanor Ford

Dive into this Chongqing Hot Glass Noodle Broth Recipe. One can’t consider chillies without visiting Sichuan, China’s spiciest region.

Lambley Garden

Lambley Garden & Nursery, Victoria

Nurseryman David Glenn established a dry climate garden as he prefers not to battle with the Central Victoria’s climatic excesses.

Dunraven Station

Barcaldine Tours: Dunraven Station

Respect for tradition and forward thinking have equal emphasis at Dunraven station, which has belonged to the Doneley family for 110 years.

Turalla Truffles

Turalla Truffles: Buried Treasure of NSW

With a questionable aroma, truffles can still make everything better, as aficionados are prepared to pay big money for the delicacy.

Crystal Rain Gauge

Crystal Rain Gauge: Australian Designed and Family Owned

We wanted to make a product that lasts. With experience, you can tell the difference between quality and durability. Crystal Rain Gauge was […]

Kiama

Seduced by Simplicity: A Kiama Transformation

Michael and Michele Bell turned a Kiama beach house from the sixties into a stunning seaside home that’s too good to leave.

Gulaga

Gulaga: The Far South Coast of NSW

The far south coast of NSW entices visitors with its ethereal charm, stunning local produce and outdoor adventures.

Glenrock

Integrating an English-Style Parkland into an Iconic Australian Bush Setting

When Annie and Chris Jones bought Glenrock, they inherited a splendid garden. They’ve devoted considerable effort to improving the legacy. For […]

Crystal Rain Gauge

Crystal Rain Gauge: A Rain Gauge built for Australia

Necessity mothered invention when it came to the creation of the Crystal Rain Gauge.

Our Latest Issue

Australian Country 25.4

Our Latest Issue

This issue tells the real stories from the heartland. This is the season for a travelling as we explored Oberon in the NSW Central West and then we headed to Beechworth in north-eastern Victoria. At home with Helen Hopgood who has restored a former railway station master’s cottage, and another inspiring tale from Stanthorpe in Queensland’s Granite Belt where orchardists Ellen and Justin Fawdon have decided to use their stone fruit for a diversification into fruit-based vinegars and shrubs.

Real stories from the heartland you don’t want to miss.

Xavier College

Brothers in Cohort at Xavier College

The pandemic lockdowns revealed hidden reserves of resourcefulness in many communities, including the close-knit boarding cohort at Melbourne’s Xavier College.

Caulfield Grammar

Upholding an Inclusive School Community at Caulfield Grammar

Students at Melbourne’s Caulfield Grammar have outstanding opportunities to be involved in community and personal-development projects as part of their middle-school years.

Garden

The Bath Family’s Botanical Garden – A Shared Experience

European gardens have inspired the Bath family to create a space that celebrates their talents and welcomes enthusiasts. Two things precipitated […]

Curry Flats

This Garden Is 50 Years In The Making – Visiting the Gardens of Monaro

Sue and Jim Jardine may have inherited a grand garden, but they’ve devoted more than five decades to turning it into a […]

Bush Christmas

A Joyful Bush Christmas from a Small Southern Queensland Town

Longtime locals, visitors and newcomers to Goondiwindi all agree that there is much to celebrate in the small southern Queensland town, […]

Garlic Butter Prawns Recipe From Adam Liaw

Garlic Butter Prawns Recipe, from Adam Liaw

This simple stir-fried Garlic Butter Prawns dish uses fresh Australian garlic in a buttery sauce to coat delicious and tender prawns.

This Destination is an Idyllic South Coast Escape

Visitors to the Kiama region of NSW are spoilt for choice with a full menu of outdoor activities and indoor indulgences. […]

Tamara Simoneau's Family

A Tropical Paradise for the Simoneau’s

No matter how far and wide the Simoneau family travels, there will always be a pocket of paradise in Queensland they call […]

Corinda

After A Century, This Family Bought Back Their Ancestral Estate

After almost a century belonging to other owners, Julian Roberts and his wife, Chaxi, have bought back Corinda, his ancestral home, […]

Goondiwindi

The Perfect Creative Oasis in Goondiwindi For Artists, Angie and Sandie Wilson

Angus and Sandie Wilson have created a kaleidoscope of colour in their home and garden near Goondiwindi on the Queensland/NSW border.

contemporary art

Lawyer Turned Gallery Owner Brings Contemporary Australian Art To The World

Allison Bellinger cheerfully admits she knew nothing about running an art gallery when she opened her exhibition space in the centre of Inverell […]

Simone Jelley

Gorgeous Edible Art from Queensland Artist, Simone Jelley

Birds, bees, butterflies and refugees from the urban rat race all find sanctuary in Simone Jelley’s edible flower garden. By Kirsty McKenzie, […]

Olive Grove

The Couple That Restored a 150 Year Old Home to a Sanctuary

The Hay family has called Olive Grove home for more than 150 years. For the present custodians, it’s a haven for transitioning […]

Australian wildlife

Renewed hope for Australia’s Wildlife

A joint venture rewilding program between the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is providing renewed […]

Australian experience

The Perfect Australian Experience In Sydney

 The Perfect Australian Experience In Sydney Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens offers a smorgasbord of opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal heritage, […]