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HOLIDAYING at local destinations within Australia, spending quality time on the coast, touring exotic locations and rewarding family members who supported harvest operations were some of the key themes of the winners and entrants into Grain Producers Australia’s holiday competition.

The competition reinforced the key theme and message of GPA’s successful Farmer Mates Mental Health partnership, about the importance of taking a holiday and break away from the farm, to help stay mentally and physically fit, fresh and healthy.

Entrants were asked to describe their ideal holiday destination, in 25 words or less, with a chance to win $5000 in holiday prizes. HERE

GPA Chair and WA grain producer, Barry Large, said he was extremely grateful for the support of Nufarm, GrainGrowers, Rural Aid and Lifeline, to run the competition and successful partnership, featuring Australian cricketing legend Brad Hogg, as the National Ambassador.

“We’re looking forward to seeing some of the holiday snaps from our winners and sharing those good vibes that you get on holidays,” Mr Large said.

“My personal favourite getaway destination is Rottnest Island off the WA coast with family and friends – that’s why we keep returning each year.”

The overall winner of the $2500 prize was Elisabeth Vogt from a cropping operation at Kapunda, in South Australia. The following were judged to be winners of the different competition categories, along with some honourable mentions:


SA: Elisabeth Vogt, Kapunda.

“Today’s our 21st wedding anniversary. I dream to revisit our honeymoon destination snorkelling at EspirituSanto Vanuatu with the kids (1st overseas trip) relaxing, recharging, inspiring.”



NSW – Robyn Buerckner, Ariah Park.

“Golf course for husband, pool/beach for kids and day spa and cocktails for me! No decision making would be nice too!”

Victoria: Christine and Allan Coatsworth, Wycheproof.

“Anywhere within Australia to discover new pockets and reward my wife for her incredible support in harvest!”

“Entering for my mum who has again provided incredible support to her husband and son during harvest. Cooking, cleaning, moving machinery to new paddocks, you name it!”

Queensland: Kylie Fourie, Tara.

“Camping by the beach with good friends, good food, clean beach air and long walks. Clear the mind and come home with a new attitude!”

WA: Daniel Gardiner, Moora.

“We'd love to rent a house on the Perth Coast for 2 weeks. Beach days, cricket with the kids, catching up with friends. Slow pace.”

SA: James Venning, Bute.

“Camping off the grid. In such a co connected world it’s so refreshing being able to switch off.”


Victoria: Summer and Cassidy Dehnert, Ballan.

“Along the coast. Quiet somewhere that would be nice to finally have our honeymoon.”

“A honeymoon destination. Take my wife on a road trip through the centre of Australia.”

WA: Damian Harris, Binnu.

“Would love to go to Kununurra to experience the wet season storms. To see the agricultural, soil types, crops grown and the local scenery.”

Victoria: Chris Delahunty, Murtoa.

“I would love to take the family up to NT. Exploring Kakadu has always been on my bucket list!”

Victoria: Denise McLellan, Riverside

“We love the Murray River at Renmark in SA. Amazing weather, beautiful landscapes and delicious local food makes for relaxing and special family time together.”

SA: Kristin Murdock, Warooka SA.

“New Zealand - I can relax and take in the sights while my partner still gets his sheep fix!”

WA: Aidan Sinnott, Esperance.

“Driving trip to Cape York with my wife and two boys, full camp out!!”




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