I'm a country girl at heart and love nothing more than to escape the city regularly and get out into nature. All around Australia there are many gorgeous country towns, some quite large and others just tiny hamlets.
What's your favourite Australian country town? Where is it, and what makes it so attractive to you? Do you live there, or have you visited there on your travels?
I have loads of favourites but a couple that I especially love are Dungog and Gloucester, two little towns in the foothills of the Barrington Tops, about an hour or two from Newcastle. They're off the main highways, which stops them getting too commercialised, and they still have all the charm of days gone by.
Other favourites are Denman (NSW), Cooktown in northern Qld and Balingup in WA.