Definition of summer country in English:

summer country

(also the summer country)

noun

Australian, NZ
  • Fertile land with reliable rainfall in summer.

    ‘mustering out on to the summer country’
    • ‘During the great drought of 1902 thousands of travelling stock, in search of grass and summer country were permitted to camp near this water for a day or two.’
    • ‘It was 'excellent summer country', there was no lime deficiency; nor did he feel the property was overstocked.’
    • ‘There are immense quantities of cattle coming through here, and immense quantities of sheep travelling to summer country.’
    • ‘We used to shift the sheep from the summer country to this other.’
    • ‘This is also the direct route to the summer country.’