Former teacher and engineer Katherine and Nic Emery moved to Australia from South Africa in 2006. With no farming experience, they quickly transformed a rundown orchard into something quite special – a beautiful 4,000-tree macadamia farm. Located in Wolvi, near Gympie in one of Australia’s main macadamia growing regions, the farm is surrounded by a picturesque dam and is a haven to local bird and wildlife. Katherine rises at 4am each day to make the lunches before hopping on the mower for two hours. She’s busy on-farm until about 1pm, when she helps her four young boys with their home schooling. The Emerys also lease a 6,000-tree macadamia farm on an adjoining property and assist other growers to harvest, sort and dry the precious nuts before sending to the local processor.