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Indoor Lounge & Sofa Collections by Vincent Sheppard

Cotswold Furniture: Indoor Lounge & Sofa Collections by Vincent Sheppard

Timeless design classics: soft lines, amazing seating comfort and a focus on the elegant Lloyd Loom material. Lloyd Loom pieces made […]

Bobbie the Bridestowe Lavender Bear

“Bobbie”, the iconic microwaveable bear from Bridestowe Estate, was created in 2009 in response to market research which showed there was […]

Return to Roots with Janelle Marsden

When Janelle Marsden graduated from high school in Wangaratta and high-tailed it to Melbourne to study architecture, she never imagined she’d […]

Nectre's Australian Made Wood Fire Heaters

Nectre’s Australian Made Wood Fire Heaters

Nectre’s Australian Made Form 2 wood fire has been designed to suit the modern Australian. It is not only clean and […]

Selecting the Right Rose for your garden

Roses – How to select the perfect one for your garden

Roses are a beautiful addition to your garden, easy to grow and remarkably tolerant. However, with a little extra care and attention […]

Creative Central: Writing and making music are the keys to fulfilment according to author Siobhan O'Brien

Creative Central: Writing and making music are the keys to fulfilment according to author Siobhan O’Brien

While most people would have found home schooling three teenagers enough of a challenge during the COVID lockdowns, journalist and author […]

A Pleasing Prospect: Gayle and Dennis Scott have created a showpiece garden in Victoria

A Pleasing Prospect: Gayle and Dennis Scott have created a showpiece garden in Victoria

Appearances can be deceptive, so you’d never know from the lush oasis Gayle and Dennis Scott have built around their home […]

Victoria's Great Ocean Road Delivers Dramatic Landscapes and History

Coasting Along: Victoria’s Great Ocean Road Delivers Dramatic Landscapes and History

Stand close to almost any cliff on the Great Ocean Road, and you appreciate the perils of the shipwreck coast, serrated […]

Coming up Roses: Flowers, Fragrance and Flavours

Coming up Roses: Flowers, Fragrance and Flavours

As a child growing up on farm in northern Tasmania, restaurateur Hayley Self was notorious for stealing her mother’s Chanel perfume […]

Embrace Winter Comfort: Introducing OZ Design's 24 Collection

Embrace Winter Comfort: Introducing OZ Design’s 24 Collection

OZ Design’s Winter 24 collection has arrived, bringing with it a sense of comfort and relaxation that is sure to enhance […]

The Great Ocean Road’s Greatest Stays

The Great Ocean Road’s Greatest Stays

The Great Ocean Road is famous for the 12 Apostles and iconic rugged coastline, but there’s a whole lot more to […]

The Blooming Legacy of Treloar Roses

The Blooming Legacy of Treloar Roses in Portland Victoria

Just outside Portland Victoria, at the edge of the great ocean road, sits approx. 50 hectares of paddocks that are quilted […]

A Rising Phoenix: Rae and Guy spent 15 years developing their garden in the NSW Mid-West

The spectre of the bushfires of summer 2019 looms large over the garden at Keewaydin, the home of Rae and Guy […]

What Goes Around: Susan Duncan has learnt that the secret to life is as simple as surrounding yourself with good people

If the accepted wisdom about adversity revealing a person’s true colours is correct, Susan Duncan’s bushfire plan delivers the full rainbow. […]

A drive through the seaside town of Victor Harbor

A Sunday Drive: A drive through the seaside town of Victor Harbour, SA

This house has been waiting for me,” Tania Norman says as she recalls a conversation she recently had with a tradesperson. […]

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.

Farm house

Embracing Opportunity: Erika Marsh took a bold leap when she moved to the bush

Erika Marsh took a bold leap when she moved to the bush, say yes to every invitation. That was the sage […]

On the bright side: Find a work-life balance in Victoria's high country

On the bright side: Find a work-life balance in Victoria’s high country

Find a work-life balance in Victoria’s high country: when Matt and Britt White decided to return to Australia after years living […]

Pilbara Progression: A road-trip along the Pilbara Coast reveals surprises at every turn

Pilbara Progression: A road-trip along the Pilbara Coast reveals surprises at every turn

A road-trip along the Pilbara Coast reveals surprises at every turn. It is dawn on ANZAC Day in Onslow, Western Australia […]

A bed and breakfast with warm tones and wooden features, Hospitality Haven: Creating a home away from home for visitors to India

Hospitality Haven: Creating a home away from home for visitors to India

Creating a home away from home for visitors to India, as Caroline Gabriel recalls returning to India at the end of […]

Light and airy contemporary living space in Victoria's picturesque Hepburn Springs.

A New Stage: Aussie actor transformed a cabin in Victoria

Aussie actor transformed a cabin in Victoria Hepburn Springs, Hannah Fredericksen is not normally one to sit still. She chases her […]

Douglas Blain

The Extraordinary Journey of Douglas Blain: Preserving the Past with Passion

Douglas Blain’s remarkable life has been devoted to rescuing old buildings and turning them into boutique hotels.

Outback Aussie Tours

Exploring Queensland’s Heartland with Outback Aussie Tours

Alan and Sue Smith, owners of Outback Aussie Tours have been showing Australian Country around the paddocks of Rosebank station.

Montville Mist Springwater

The Collins’ Montville Mist Springwater Success

Alli and Peter Collins juggle raising a family and running, Montville Mist Springwater from their home in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Paper Pocket Australiana

Our Top 10 Favourite Calendars and Diaries to Kick Start Your 2024

Discover Australia’s favourite range of 2024 Calendars and Diaries from Paper Pocket. Keep track of your year, organise your appointments, plan your […]

Date & Ginger Bundt Cake

Date & Ginger Bundt Cake Recipe

This date and ginger bundt cake is an adaptation of my mum’s much-loved sticky date pudding recipe.

Lemon Cake Recipe

Weekday Lemon Cake Recipe

A (very) simple melt-and-mix number, perfect for when a lemon cake is in order, but fuss is not. A while ago, […]

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake recipe

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake recipe

On sunny winter days, it’s always a good idea to drag a little table and a large chocolate buttermilk cake into the garden for tea.

Bonnie Porter Greene

The Artistic Evolution of Bonnie Porter Greene: A Journey in Colour

Shoalhaven artist Bonnie Porter Greene encourages her audience not only to touch her work, but also to make their own marks on it.

Restoration and Hospitality

From New York to Bathurst: A Remarkable Journey of Restoration and Hospitality

After living in New York, Hamish and Mez Keith have returned for restoration and hospitality to give Bathurst its rightful place on the map.

Historic Home Renovation

A Historic Home Renovation Journey by Miranda Hodge

Miranda Hodge has travelled the world taking everything in. Her historic home renovation in Adelaide is an expression of her experiences.

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