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Dave is Adelaide born but has travelled much of Australia and Europe. He enjoys travel and the outdoors, and loves good food and wine.
He is assisted in many of his reviews by two clever canines.

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There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting high, and I get a buzz from getting as high as I can occasionally.... [more]
At the start of World War 2 the war must have seemed quite remote to the people of South Australia. The conflict was... [more]
There are many awesome Adelaide places where you can find relics of South Australia's achievements in history. Many ... [more]
As we walk about Adelaide streets, there are plenty of things to attract our attention. Road and pedestrian traffic,... [more]
South Australia produces some of the best food and wine in Australia. Our organically grown fruit and vegetables... [more]
The State Library SA has an immense wealth of information about the history of South Australia in its collection. Im... [more]
Adelaide loves a good party, and wherever you find competition and racing you can usually find a party. Think Oa... [more]
Glenside Hospital in Adelaide's leafy eastern suburbs is outwardly a place of tranquility. Built in 1870 and ori... [more]
Ghost Towns in Australia are mostly found in the outback. Think old South Australian railway towns like Farina and B... [more]
In less than two hundred years of European settlement, South Australia has grown from a small colony of reed and... [more]
The Wild at Hart farmers market is the newest of Port Adelaide's Markets. It's located near historic Harts Mill, one o... [more]
Some people in Adelaide have an almost fanatical interest in underground tunnels, secret bunkers and hidden air raid... [more]
As you pass through the northern suburbs of Adelaide on Churchill Road, it's hard to miss a huge place in Kilburn with... [more]
Our readers always love to hear about free things to do in Adelaide, and we do our best to unearth the latest and best... [more]
South Australian defence As early as 1878 the prosperous colony of South Australia was feeling the need to defend i... [more]
Imagine a world without TV and mobile phones. A time when access to radio and newspapers was limited. The spread of ... [more]
The phrase Adelaide's Best Kept Secret gets bandied around far too often. And ironically, a place that trumpets this... [more]
The last fifty years have seen treatment of people with mental illness improve dramatically in Adelaide. No longer a... [more]
For nearly ten years until 2012 the Jade Monkey was an intimate live music venue in Adelaide, one of an increasingly... [more]
When my dog died two years ago I spent a lot of time checking the RSPCA and Animal Welfare websites for a suitable r... [more]
Mount George Conservation Park is perhaps one of the less accessible parks in Adelaide's metropolitan area, but it r... [more]
Port Adelaide is one of South Australia's oldest settled areas, and its unique architectural heritage reflects its... [more]
At the end of the Second World War Australia had a great fear of invasion, and a prominent politician of the time co... [more]
Dry Creek Linear Park is a secluded nature corridor running alongside the Dry Creek wetlands, between Walkleys Road ... [more]
The State heritage listed Glenthorne Farm is a huge open space south of Adelaide between Main South Road and the... [more]
Mutton Cove is an isolated and desolate area on the tip of the LeFevre Peninsula just 23 kilometres north west of Ad... [more]
Australia is currently being invaded by a small fleet of Dutch tall ships - large masted sailing vessels from bygone... [more]
31/07/2013 - 25/10/2013
Adelaide has a wide range of cafes and restaurants where you can find cuisines from all around the world, and so... [more]
As Adelaide's rivers and creeks meander from the hills down to the sea, they undergo a transformation along the ... [more]
Arthur's Seat is one of several historic properties built in the Mount Lofty and Stirling area of the Adelaide Hills... [more]
Bowden and Brompton were once counted among the least desirable suburbs in Adelaide. They are now undergoing mas... [more]
Few people walking about Adelaide city would be aware of the darker side of its past. The CBD today is largely saf... [more]
The Sir Thomas Playford ETSA Museum is all about the story of electricity in South Australia. The Electricity Tru... [more]
Glenside Hospital was once the main centre for treatment of mental illness and psychiatric disorders by SA Health. ... [more]
Puzzle Park was an extremely popular Adelaide amusement park in the later years of the last century. On its better d... [more]
Adelaide is an attractive city when compared to many others around the world. It is spacious, the road syste... [more]
Fort Glanville is a coastal fort built to defend South Australia from invasion in the 19th century. Rumours were... [more]
One hundred and thirty years ago the people of SA were rather concerned. Their new colony was just 50 years old,... [more]
Behind the colourful and welcoming facade of Le Cornu's Keswick showroom lies an interesting story. From the ... [more]
Getting there Writing an article for Weekend Notes takes me to some unusual places for my research, and so it was... [more]
If we are honest to ourselves, many of us would acknowledge that we have a prurient interest in prisons, psychia... [more]
Adelaide has a wealth of housing styles, from your bog standard post war austerity homes of the fifties through ... [more]
I think this question will bring quite a variety of responses. For many people a haunted location is the ult... [more]
Not long after South Australia was settled by Europeans it became clear that there was a need to segregate seriously... [more]
I have been an occasional visitor to Stirling over many years, popping in sometimes to graze on a gourmet pie bought... [more]
Woorabinda is a scenic nature reserve and wetlands located in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills. The area is rich with ... [more]
Most Adelaide residents would be completely unaware that Adelaide had a huge and well developed public transport sys... [more]
When it comes to lunch it can be a struggle deciding where to eat in Adelaide. A food truck craze has hit to... [more]
On my recent trip to the little known Gilbert Valley of South Australia I visited disused railway stations at Riverton a... [more]
Ask someone where tourists should go in SA and the usual responses would almost certainly include the Barossa Va... [more]
The Semaphore area is one of the oldest in Adelaide, being settled in the early 1850's. It was originally calle... [more]
Coffee drinking as a social pastime has become extraordinarily popular in recent years. It is a catalyst for communicati... [more]
The Pancake Kitchen Most people in Adelaide would only have heard of Gilbert Place through the well known Pancake... [more]
The Waite Precinct at Urrbrae is a great place to spend a day, with a range of things to do which will appeal to mos... [more]
I've become increasingly supportive of street art recently. Not the self indulgent monochromatic tags that ap... [more]
Few people in Adelaide have ever heard of the City Steam Biscuit Factory. But if it had never been built, Adelai... [more]
Urban Exploration (UE) is an activity where people explore unusual or interesting places in the city. Traditiona... [more]
Tennyson Dunes at West Lakes are the largest surviving natural dune system remaining in metropolitan Adelaide. T... [more]
Few people in Adelaide would be aware that Adelaide has had a public transport network for around 130 years, and tha... [more]
London is an exciting place, but at times it can be a drag. Sprinting through crowded tube stations when you're late... [more]
There are few places near London where a quick one hour train trip can take you to two castles, a 500 year old fort,... [more]
There can never be enough free things to do, and school holidays brings its own challenges of how to keep kids happi... [more]
The Mars Bar is not only Adelaide's only gay and lesbian nightclub, it's an Adelaide icon! It has been operating co... [more]
Backpackers and other budget conscious travellers to London have long complained that London is expensive. There seems... [more]
Adelaide's South West corner has long been a popular residential area, with its attractive row houses and fewer large ... [more]
So you have the burning urge to spend? You know what you want, but the price isn't quite right. Or you just want to ... [more]
Is your dog digging holes all over your back yard? Is it uncontrollable when you take it for a walk? Have you recent... [more]
If you're in the CBD with a few minutes to spare, you can make some surprising discoveries only a short distan... [more]
Not far from Mackereth Cottage in the Scott Creek Conservation Park is an abandoned silver mine which dates back to 1850... [more]
Cemeteries in Adelaide may be unusual places to take a walk, but the West Terrace cemetery is a tranquil haven to escape... [more]
City workers and students have debated long and hotly about where to go for a cheap meal in the Adelaide square mile. ... [more]
About thirty minutes south of Adelaide is a hidden piece of South Australia's history with a touching story - one of SA'... [more]
 
Last year saw the very first Heirloom Weekend at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, when thousands of people discovered t... [more]
08/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
The Wonderwalls Street Art Festival is returning to brighten Port Adelaide again in 2017, with an army of artists fr... [more]
21/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
Square MILE is a community focused music festival in Adelaide with appeal for all ages. Now in its fifth year, the e... [more]
18/03/2017
With Coca Cola shutting down their bottling plant in Adelaide after 80 years, South Australians are losing another 1... [more]
The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) in South Australia is holding a new public seminar, and all are welcome. Th... [more]
12/04/2017
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in March 2017 The Fringe Festival 2017 has swept into the city of Adelaide, tak... [more]
28/02/2017 - 03/04/2017
The Food Truck Movement is the name of a new food truck hub at Adelaide showgrounds. Every weekend - Friday evening,... [more]
For nearly a hundred years Z Ward Glenside Hospital was a high-security prison for criminals and dangerous mentally ... [more]
02/04/2017
Toys aren't just for kids. Let's face it, have you ever watched a parent playing with a child's new toy? Whether it'... [more]
22/02/2017 - 28/05/2017
Water is an essential part of life, and we all need lots of drinking water every day to stay healthy. SA Water's Hap... [more]
04/04/2017
The imposing classical architecture of the South Australian Institute building on North Terrace is well known to mos... [more]
20/02/2017 - 19/03/2017
The city really comes alive during the Adelaide Fringe, and on a Friday night many people are ready to party from th... [more]
10/03/2017
The number of drones in Australia has risen dramatically in the last year or so, and it's now common to see people f... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in February 2017 Despite the "mad March" epithet that is misused by so many, ... [more]
01/02/2017 - 03/03/2017
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is back again with a packed month of fun things to do - in Adelaide and across the regi... [more]
17/02/2017 - 19/03/2017
Panorama TAFE is one of a few colleges of technical and further education south of Adelaide which were closed by the... [more]
During the early history of South Australia there was a widespread need for explosives. Dynamite was used extensivel... [more]
The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is an independent community legal centre specialising in public interest en... [more]
04/02/2017
South Road is one of Adelaide's busiest transport routes, carrying around 50,000 vehicles every day between Cross Ro... [more]
Secreted in a secluded corner of a supermarket south of Adelaide you can find a rare treat - a dedicated Indonesian ... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in January 2017 The highlights of what's on in Adelaide in January must surely ... [more]
02/01/2017 - 02/02/2017
Australia Day 2017 on the 26th of January is our national day, a day of celebration of our national identity and cul... [more]
26/01/2017
Emerging from obscurity as a narrow and somewhat unpretentious lane, Featherstone Place has suddenly leapt into a pl... [more]
27/01/2017
Deciding what to do in Adelaide on New Year's Eve is your last big decision for 2016. It may also be your most impor... [more]
31/12/2016
After living in Blackwood as a teenager, I thought that I knew my way around the area quite well. It turned out that... [more]
The Semaphore attractions bring many visitors throughout the year to this small seaside town. Fresh fish and chips o... [more]
16/12/2016 - 29/01/2017
South Australia has built light railways to support our economy since European settlement, but most have been behind... [more]
The Port Milang Historic Railway Museum is one of the major Milang attractions, showcasing the original South Austra... [more]
If you're looking for fun things to do on New Year's Eve then come to Normanville and enjoy the amazing Normanville New ... [more]
31/12/2016
Superfish is starting a new Christmas tradition and you're invited. Come throw a shrimp on the barbie with your best pal... [more]
24/12/2016
Nature Play SA is holding a Christmas pop-up shop in the beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood for one day only... [more]
14/12/2016
Come to the official opening of the South Australian Light Railway Centre at 10:30am on Wednesday, 14 December at the Po... [more]
14/12/2016
The long summer school holidays are something that most families look forward to, an opportunity to relax and do thi... [more]
20/12/2016 - 30/01/2017
I am constantly agog at how many readers and subscribers I have acquired in Adelaide, so here is something to whittl... [more]
08/01/2017
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in December Christmas Events You've survived the Christmas Pageant without l... [more]
29/11/2016 - 02/01/2017
Cycle Salisbury Social Rides are organised by the City of Salisbury and BikeSA to encourage people to ride their bik... [more]
31/12/2016
Prospect Eco Market is a new community market with an environmental focus held bi-monthly in Prospect. Organised by ... [more]
29/04/2017
The City of Unley has seen some turbulent times since it was founded 176 years ago. Fire and flood, plague and pesti... [more]
22/11/2016 - 30/11/2017
South Australia has a plethora of parks, reserves and recreational green spaces that we can enjoy, from the Adelaide... [more]
You thought the Feast Festival was over for 2016? It's not quite - the City of Charles Sturt and the Elizabeth Street T... [more]
18/11/2016
The Yankalilla Cruise is a car drive from Adelaide to Yankalilla on Sunday November 20, but the town of Yankalilla is pa... [more]
18/11/2016 - 20/11/2016
Come to the Environmental Law Update Seminar hosted by South Australia's Environmental Defenders Office on November 29 f... [more]
29/11/2016
Superfish is a new pop-up bar and eatery in Adelaide, the latest in a procession of stylish and alternative offering... [more]
Christmas is coming, and it's a time of excitement and fun for kids all around South Australia. The Twilight Christm... [more]
19/11/2016
Unley Museum is a local history museum operated by the City of Unley, one of few municipal museums in Adelaide. With... [more]
The Bowden housing development is bringing new life to an old industrial area in Adelaide's north west. Once an area... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in November November is the time to take a deep breath and relax. Luxuriate in... [more]
28/10/2016 - 03/12/2016
Wayville Market is a new under cover weekly market in Adelaide, held every Sunday and public holiday Monday at the A... [more]
Summer in Adelaide brings long lazy evenings in the cooler part of the day, the perfect time to enjoy free outdoor c... [more]
31/03/2017
Beachport is a small coastal town on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. It's a popular holiday destination and ... [more]
30/10/2016 - 30/10/2017
Manoora is a small country town on the Barrier Highway in the Mid North region of South Australia. The town was sett... [more]
04/11/2016
Bonjour Adelaide French Market celebrates the fantastic food and culture of France in a colourful event with free en... [more]
18/11/2016 - 19/11/2016
This amazing event is no longer a baby, it has grown up - Maker Faire Adelaide 2016 is now the first Maker Faire in ... [more]
06/11/2016
The Red Umbrella Market is a popular craft market held regularly at the Goodwood Community Centre south of Adelaide. The... [more]
20/11/2016
The Feast Festival is the highlight of the year for gay and lesbian (LGBTIQ) people in Adelaide, with a packed progr... [more]
21/10/2016 - 18/11/2016
When it comes to undercover markets in Adelaide, there aren't many that are held every week. For around 15 years the... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in October Despite unseasonal spring storms Adelaide is coming rapidly out of i... [more]
29/09/2016 - 03/11/2016
The Festival Of Vintage Boats, Planes and Trains is returning to historic Port Adelaide for another fabulous weekend... [more]
15/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
Every year huge flocks of shorebirds migrate thousands of kilometres to the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary to... [more]
30/10/2016
South Australia has a wonderful collection of natural and built heritage. From the Great Australian Bight to the Mou... [more]
26/09/2016
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