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Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Top Australian chefs to follow on Instagram in 2017

A lot has changed since we first published our pick of the best chefs to follow on Instagram (way back in the dark ages of 2013). Here’s who we’re double-tapping on the photo-sharing app right now.

Sleep in a Grampians olive grove this autumn

Under Sky are popping up with a luxe camping hotel experience at Mount Zero Olives this April.

Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Pork recipes

Lunch or dinner, salads or skewers, pork proves itself as a cut above and a versatile go-to. From soy-glazed pork-and-pineapple skewers and spicy bourbon pork to hand-cut pork sausages and a pork scratchings sandwich with apple and cabbage slaw, these recipes will appeal to any pork enthusiast.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Best beaches in Western Australia

Cable Beach

Cable Beach

Western Australia is home to some of Australia’s most charming stretches of coastline. Here are five of the finest spots to beach yourself year-round.

Little Beach, Albany
Should you find yourself in the small port city of Albany on WA's southern coast, you might be surprised to stumble upon what may be one of the world's loveliest beach hideaways. Little Beach may be diminutive in name and size, but certainly not in appeal. The stretch's powdery white sand, clear waters and distinct lack of tourists − all set against rugged coastline − make this a setting lifted straight from a postcard.

Cable Beach, Broome, WA
Stretching 22km against a backdrop of ochre cliffs and the aquamarine hues of the Indian Ocean, Cable Beach is where you go to tick off all those romantic bucket-list items. Your couple's getaway could consist of greeting the day upon camelback, spying dolphins from Gantheaume Point Lighthouse or sipping cocktails at a beachside bar whilst watching the sun set. Tourist clichés like this attract crowds for good reasons though, so avoid it if you're seeking solitude.

Turquoise Bay, Exmouth
Head to Turquoise Bay for a snorkelling experience like no other, where strong currents pull you past an array of marine life. You may encounter octopus, stingrays and green sea turtles, so pack your underwater camera. Turquoise Bay is part of the Ningaloo Marine Park, which means you're also drifting past parts of Australia's largest fringing coral reef. It's the stuff marine documentaries are made of.

Cottesloe Beach
'Cott' is that beach everyone − tourists and locals alike − meet up at, so the beach's foreshore is packed with pubs, cafés and restaurants. It's especially popular with families, thanks to its safe swimming conditions, surf lifesavers, and lots of room for family picnics and beach cricket. It's also easily accessible, being located midway between Perth's central business district and the port of Fremantle.

Boranup Beach, Margaret River
Margaret River is well known internationally for its wine and its surf, with ocean conditions that vary little throughout the year. There are multiple top surfing spots along Margaret River's coast, with conditions ranging from powerful reef breaks to gentle surf. Boranup stands out for its pristine, isolated beach and consistent surf conditions. It also offers some of the only beach access for 4WDs in the area. 

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