With an OUTBACK Calendar on your wall and an OUTBACK Diary on your desk, you can enjoy some of the peace and contentment found in regional Australia year-round, no matter where you live.

Photo Ben Goode

In 2021, more people than ever have found peace and contentment in the Australian bush. For those whose lives are inextricably linked to the land, good rainfall across much of the country has produced bumper crops and green paddocks. For those looking for holiday destinations while international borders have been shut, Australia’s regions have provided a rich range of nature-based options.

The 2022 OUTBACK Calendar and Diary celebrate both the rural and natural attributes of regional Australia. “The Australian landscape is rich and varied,” says Editor-in-Chief Mark Muller. “Part of the joy of working on OUTBACK is that we get to see and share so much that is beautiful and inspiring, and that celebrates the unique strength and character of the bush and the people who live, work and play here.”

The large-format wall calendar rekindles connections with nature and agriculture through a broad range of imagery from across the country. A vibrant palette is featured across the year, from the ochre sand of the desert to turquoise Top End seas. For the month of February, a shaft of sunlight momentarily lights up a red rock amphitheatre in WA’s Purnululu National Park, while March glows moss green with the intensity of Tasmania’s ancient Tarkine rainforest. 

For diehard agriculture buffs, there’s a dusty Kimberley cattle muster to accompany September, a mob of Merino lambs ambling across a carpet of pasture in SA’s South East in June and a combine harvester slices through a splendid wheat harvest in the north of NSW in November. 

The robust hardcover OUTBACK Diary features 64 photos of life outside our cities, with an image to accompany every week. There are portraits of gnarly trees and working dogs; animal tracks across the desert sand; and a wombat emerging from its burrow into a wintry landscape among the selection.  

This year’s OUTBACK Christmas Pack contains the OUTBACK 2022 Calendar, the OUTBACK 2022 Diary, our latest edition of OUTBACK Stations magazine and a one-year subscription to OUTBACK magazine for just $99 (total retail price $130). Click here to order.

This story excerpt is from Issue #139

Outback Magazine: October/November 2021