There is no place better than the Daylesford Macedon Region to witness the spectacle of autumn leaves. 

The rich European history has endowed our region with many beautiful deciduous trees. Bring your camera and check them out, start at the Wombat Botanic Gardens in Daylesford, or the Macedon’s Avenue of Honour and take it from there.

Autumn is also a wonderful harvest time for us. The world’s tastiest potatoes come out of the ground and on page 18 we have an article that tells you all about the humble spud and what to do with it.  If you love sustainably-produced, delicious meat, or craft beer, or fresh local produce there’s something here for you; and our friend Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, from Lake House, has written an article on our wonderful local produce and kindly shared with you one of her favourite recipes.

If you overdo it when you’re here, fear not; you can also learn about gut health and seasonal wellbeing. Read on! We’ve also featured an interview with Daylesford local and one of the fathers of permaculture in Australia, David Holmgren, about his new book RetroSuburbia. 

Congratulations to Ben Gardiner, who won our autumn photo competition, and along with a swag of prizes, had the pleasure of seeing his photograph on the cover of this magazine.  Well done also Beck Walker whose image on page 22 was a close runner up.  

There’s no better time to visit the Daylesford Macedon region. We look forward to seeing you. 

Cover Image: Photo competition winner - Ben Gardiner @ben_gardiner_photography