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Walk. Bike. Photo. Eat. Drink. Occasionally in a different order.

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For over 100 years, the seaside resort of Victor Harbor has been the place for Adelaideans to escape to and enjoy some o... [more]
The band of volunteers gather early in the morning. The weather is checked, instructions are issued, supplies loaded, u... [more]
09/04/2017
South Australia's Coorong National Park is one of Australia's great natural environments complete with various forms of ... [more]
Located just a short trip from Adelaide is South Australia's premier island destination, Kangaroo Island. Just 155km i... [more]
The call comes out from the rear of our group, "Does anyone know exactly where we are ?" A wry smile appears on the fac... [more]
Just over a couple of hours from Adelaide lies the picturesque seaside town of Port Vincent. Located on the eastern si... [more]
Many of us have taken the short walk from the Adelaide Airport Terminal to the long term car park, and we've probably se... [more]
In a state that is blessed with some of the best long distance trails in Australia, it made pre-eminent sense that anoth... [more]
The sheltered waters of Yangie Bay provide for a spectacular backdrop to the Yangie Bay Campground and the walking trail... [more]
Located just south of the tuna and shark capital of South Australia, the Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula com... [more]
The relaxed and peaceful town of Lyndoch at the traditional entrance to the Barossa Valley is renowned for some great ca... [more]
South Australia is unique in many ways, and Shell Hill Reserve is one of these. Believed to be the only shell deposit ... [more]
When one thinks of the Barossa Valley, one generally thinks of wine, vineyards and perhaps the German heritage and influ... [more]
The feeling of community within rural Australia is strong, and often promotes the gathering of people and families. Th... [more]
Walking to the top of a mountain is a challenge everyone loves, and when it is within 20 minutes of the City, then why n... [more]
Destinations come, and destinations go. In most cases. Except if they are a magnet for groups who meet together with ... [more]
I was confused and I was a local. It did leave me wandering how interstate tourists might cope. My confusion arose fr... [more]
Imagine a two hour drive one afternoon where you can smell the fresh airs of the sea and country, see historic streets a... [more]
Colin Thiele was a man whose life was told through his much loved books. Whether it was the Sun on the Stubble, The Va... [more]
Walking through the township of Wolseley it is difficult to find anyone who may have been responsible. In fact, at cer... [more]
Pirie Street in Adelaide is fast becoming known as the home for office workers during the day, and clubs and restaurants... [more]
It winds it way across 1200km of panoramic South Australian landscape, yet bypasses some of South Australia's most photo... [more]
It was yet another beautiful Adelaide morning, and we were out walking one of Adelaide's lesser known long distance walk... [more]
For many years, Adelaide icons like the Tollgate, Devils Elbow and Eagle on the Hill were off-limit to cyclists. With ... [more]
It is the 17th year of the new millennium, a leap year with 366 days to create some new history. But what about the ol... [more]
14/02/2016 - 31/12/2016
Founded by Colonel Light in 1836, Rapid Bay is a little gem. A white sandy beach, crystal clear water, predominantly o... [more]
Named in 1837 and settled by Europeans in 1840, the Peninsula to the northwest of Adelaide is known by most of us (inclu... [more]
When a local wine makes it on to the Qantas International wine list, it must be doing something good. Chain of Ponds' ... [more]
Moreton Bay fig trees, forest red gums, grand castles, Australia's famous dry river, and our most famous Antarctic Explo... [more]
There is something eerie about bushfires. Perhaps it is the speed of the devastation, or the reckless abandon by which... [more]
Pulteney Street, named after Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm in 1837 is the only one of the city centre's major north-south... [more]
Located just 90km from Adelaide and sheltered in a valley amongst farming lands is one of Adelaide's smallest yet most s... [more]
There is something about waterfalls that creates excitement and anticipation within people. Perhaps it is the unknown a... [more]
Meadows, that small town in the Adelaide Hills that is famous for its Easter fair, country markets and a great bakery, i... [more]
It was 1839 and Colonel William Light's vision for Gawler was slowly becoming apparent, the vision of a settlement that ... [more]
Fast becoming the place for new and upmarket office locations, Flinders Street is also developing a reputation for good ... [more]
The combination of majestic old buildings with the colour of modern art murals provides Nairne with a unique tourism ven... [more]
Varying temperatures, different climates and larger properties create special opportunities for creative country gardene... [more]
24/10/2015 - 25/10/2015
It was in 1842 that copper ore was discovered by the two main pastoralists in the region now known as Kapunda. A coupl... [more]
The historic settlements of Dutton and St Kitts were first founded in the 1850's by an odd combination of pastoralists f... [more]
October has arrived, and along comes daylight savings and greater warmth. For keen gardeners, plants and flowers, it no... [more]
24/10/2015 - 25/10/2015
Located in the Southern Flinders Ranges and spread over several pastoral properties, Bendleby Ranges Station is a dream ... [more]
Located approximately 100km north of Adelaide lies the township of Saddleworth formed alongside the banks of the Gilbert... [more]
Burra, in South Australia's mid-north, has a rich history stemming from pastoral origins in the early 1840's, followed b... [more]
We all know about the Royal Adelaide Show in September, and most of us have fond memories of having been there at least ... [more]
25/09/2015 - 27/09/2015
Situated at the combined doorsteps of the Flinders Ranges and the outback, the town of Orroroo has a long and varied his... [more]
Mildura, in the heart of Sunraysia, is a regional city built in the late 19th Century around innovative irrigation ideas... [more]
The Kokoda Track in PNG is a famous 96km walking track inspired by a series of military events involving Australians in ... [more]
We've all seen curries appear at pubs, with many making their annual appearance during winter. But now, in what may beco... [more]
14/06/2015 - 30/08/2015
In its glory days, Iloilo City was known as the Queen City of the South. With a long and distinguished Spanish heritage,... [more]
It was 150 years ago that George W Goyder, the then Surveyor General of South Australia headed north from Adelaide to so... [more]
Looking for relaxing, quiet, rural-like stay, yet wanting to be within 5 minutes of all the major conveniences ? If thi... [more]
The Philippines is a unique country which comprises some 7,100 islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. Most people when v... [more]
It was 1886 when a couple of young American engineers and irrigation planners were invited to Australia to view the Murr... [more]
Nestled between Hamley Bridge and Balaklava is the picturesque town of Owen on the Adelaide Plains. With a town populat... [more]
Located some 400km inland of any ocean waters, the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens is a rare oasis of design and beaut... [more]
The largest town on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula is Kadina - a town with a long history and almost 5,000 residents.... [more]
Looking for a day trip, or perhaps an extended holiday in South Australia's premier holiday town on the Yorke Peninsula,... [more]
Wallaroo, on South Australia's Copper Coast, is a town undergoing regeneration as tourism and a burgeoning fishing indus... [more]
"Ditto." A simple word that many of us had forgotten, until Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore reinvented it in the 1990 cl... [more]
"I shall return". MacArthur's most famous words were first echoed on the steps of the long-departed Terowie Railway Sta... [more]
Ayala Triangle Gardens is Makati's own version of Central Park, an urban oasis at the heart of the central financial and... [more]
Looking for the best way to see the historical and tourist sights of Moonta in one setting ? Then why not take a drive ... [more]
Nestled amongst the trees and the apples at Lenswood is the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard. Previously a small cellar door wi... [more]
The central location appealed to us. The combination of a B&B and a café was also an attraction. Being a former butche... [more]
The Barossa Valley is renowned for its vineyards, great wines and exciting people and what better way to experience thes... [more]
Strange name. Great food, great coffee, quality service. I guess that means the name becomes irrelevant. The Fl... [more]
It was 1988, Australia's Bicentennial year, when the Barossa Valley hosted the first Barossa International Sculpture Sym... [more]
We had some time to spare in between events, and we'd seen signage suggesting that there was a "cheese factory", so popp... [more]
Some cakes are iconic and fall in to a category that can only be described as "must haves". One such cake that falls in... [more]
Up early was the call to see one of the most majestic sunrises in Australia from atop a mountain. Only an 8km walk. Uph... [more]
A short detour from the Port Wakefield Road onto the Middle Beach Road leads visitors to the start of the Samphire Disco... [more]
Open every Sunday from 6am to 1pm, the Torrens Island Market has fresh fruit, vegetables and fish for sale. The market ... [more]
The People's Choice Classic is the opening event of the Santos Tour Down Under program (TDU), and this year it retur... [more]
18/01/2015 - 26/01/2015
It is time to rejoice - the cherries have arrived in the Adelaide Hills. And with perfect winter and spring weather, ch... [more]
Sports and the Arts don't usually mix together well, so when I saw the Adelaide City Council's new public art project - ... [more]
Imagine the challenge of being locked in Australia's largest family owned brewery for 90 minutes and not being able to t... [more]
When driving down the road recently I noticed that Adelaide's largest burger outlet is now advertising that "Barista... [more]
One of Adelaide's newest food trucks was at Fork on the Road last night, so this presented a great opportunity to try th... [more]
 
The Causeway runs between Victor Harbor and Granite Island and provides easy access to South Australia's most popular is... [more]
Looking for some action or adventure, or perhaps some inspiration or aspiration? Or maybe you are just wanting to see s... [more]
03/04/2017 - 24/06/2017
Located in the Southwest of Victoria, and home to the lower reaches of the perennial Glenelg River, the 27,000 hectare L... [more]
This small but historic town at the top of the St Vincent Gulf is much more than just a petrol or convenience stop. It... [more]
The first bay discovered on the Fleurieu by Matthew Flinders, Rapid Bay is home to a campground, an old incomplete jetty... [more]
One of only a few towns in South Australia, Burra has a rotunda in the main market square in the centre of town. Surrou... [more]
The World's largest Cornish Festival outside of England is on again in South Australia's own Copper Triangle. A restru... [more]
15/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
The Coorong National Park is one our most beautiful parks, yet one of the more difficult to get access to. This thin sl... [more]
21/04/2017
2016 saw the State Theatre Company soar to new heights with a record-breaking production of the West-End version of Hitc... [more]
31/03/2017 - 08/04/2017
Victor Harbor was named by Captain Richard Crozier, Commander of the HMS Victor in April 1837, and was declared a legal ... [more]
Autumn is one of the busiest periods at the Adelaide Showgrounds with over 21 (including 2 from late Summer) events, exh... [more]
01/04/2017 - 02/04/2017
Fancy a cruise on the River Murray aboard an old Paddle Steamer? Well, you are in luck as the generous friends and volu... [more]
15/04/2017 - 16/04/2017
After a couple of disappointing seasons, the Adelaide Thunderbirds are looking to make amends in 2017 and to move up the... [more]
08/04/2017
Situated part way along the Great Ocean Road, and sheltered from the predominant southwesterly winds, the township of Ap... [more]
It has been a labour of love since 2010 for the National Trust (Victor Harbor Branch) and the City of Victor Harbor but ... [more]
It is an early morning adventure, but well worth it when there are 2 or 3 balloons in the sky, and the skies are clear. ... [more]
The Story Bridge opened in 1940 and has been carrying vehicles across the Brisbane River ever since. Designed by John Br... [more]
Located on the edge of the City, the City Botanic Gardens are a perfect spot for lunch for office workers, an early morn... [more]
What do you get when you combine a piece of South Australian history with some of the best coastline in Australia – one ... [more]
Whether it is the thrill of the flutter, the sounds of the hooves, the smell of the stalls, the spread of a picnic, or j... [more]
15/04/2017 - 17/04/2017
Fresh pasta is irresistible at the best of times. But when it is you that has prepared the complete Italian meal includ... [more]
25/03/2017
After disappointing performances and a failing to make the finals in 2016, the Port Adelaide Football Group has regroupe... [more]
02/04/2017
2016 was a big year for the Adelaide Crows with plenty of attacking football, lots of goals and big crowds at South Aust... [more]
08/04/2017
Airports around the world are great attractors for young kids. The chance to see a big plane, to hear the noise, to wa... [more]
The National Pleasure Resorts Act was proclaimed in 1914, and one of the earliest areas to be declared as a National Ple... [more]
It's the first day of summer, and it can only mean one thing - Australia's favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, i... [more]
03/12/2016 - 19/02/2017
In today's busy lives it is often difficult to find a chance to retreat from it all and head to the country for a campin... [more]
Gum tree lined roads, gently flowing creeks, wildflowers and views to die for are synonymous with long distance travel a... [more]
Located on the exposed side of the Eyre Peninsula and some 50km west of the seafood capital of Port Lincoln, it is often... [more]
Starting on the mild hills around Melrose at an elevation of 411m, it is hard to believe the gentle creek running throug... [more]
Sheltered in the small country town of Hawker is a South Australian icon that many people, myself included, drive past o... [more]
The heart rate was leaping, the adrenaline flowing, the eyes wavering and the mind racing, and yet I was still firmly an... [more]
It was in February 1802 when Captain Matthew Flinders in The Investigator turned a corner, which he subsequently named C... [more]
Frederick Dutton arrived in SA in 1841 and soon thereafter acquired a merino stud sheep station spread over 160,000 acre... [more]
08/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
South Australia is blessed with some great Hills walking trails with the iconic long distance Heysen Trail holding the m... [more]
Since the closure of the Junction Markets a few years back, an undercover outlet that nurtures small sellers of various ... [more]
In the northern suburbs and looking for fresh produce from Australian farmers, then look no further - the Old Spot Hotel... [more]
It is hard to find a more popular and anticipated pop-up market than the Wattle Street Market. Now in its 4th year, th... [more]
11/02/2017
Events win awards for good reason, and for the Stansbury Seaside Markets the reason is quite evident. The markets are g... [more]
15/04/2017
We've been waiting all winter, and now, after what seems like an eternity, the much loved and hugely popular Stirling La... [more]
23/04/2017
What do you get if you match Australia's best and youngest Rieslings with some of the freshest and tastiest seafood from... [more]
01/10/2016 - 31/10/2016
McLeod's Daughters was a popular Australian television drama series that ran from 2001 to 2009 featuring two half sister... [more]
In terms of market venues, there can be nothing better than a twilight summer market on one of Adelaide's most scenic an... [more]
10/02/2017
At a time when water supply in country towns was a huge issue, innovative thinking became the order of the day. And w... [more]
We are all aware of the mighty and majestic Murray River, and we probably all have our own favourite spots and activitie... [more]
In a near flat region of the Adelaide Plains where hay and wheat are the staple crops, it is hard to believe that enough... [more]
It seems that great events just keep getting better and better, and the Moonlight Markets is one of these. Back again... [more]
03/03/2017
No-one is quite sure when the township of Tanunda was first founded. History suggests it was in the early 1840's but l... [more]
Without a doubt, Spring is the busiest time of the year at the Adelaide Showgrounds, and this year is no exception with ... [more]
25/11/2016 - 27/11/2016
Cracking sunrises, sunny days, smooth seas, majestic islands and stunning sunsets are all part of the glossy tourist bro... [more]
31/03/2017 - 04/04/2017
It has been over 12 months since I last visited the Sunrise Markets on Montacute Road, so I thought it was time to pay a... [more]
09/04/2017
For many years now, South Australian country gardeners have opened their gardens for the public to view, enjoy, apprecia... [more]
19/11/2016 - 20/11/2016
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