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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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City walks (83|10)
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Gardening (90|15)
Gay and Lesbian (39|4)
History (322|30)
Interesting things to do (639|62)
Just for fun (418|25)
Kids and family (718|55)
London Day Trips (6)
London Walks (6|4)
Pubs (33|6)
Rail (88|9)
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South Adelaide Hills (106|13)
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You and your dog (108|19)
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My WeekendNotes - 889
The Peterborough to Quorn railway line opened in 1882 as a narrow gauge connection through the upper Mid North of So... [more]
South Australia's Yorke Peninsula is a popular holiday destination and rightly so. Its pristine waters are perfect f... [more]
People seem to have a consuming interest in ghost towns in Australia. I'm not sure whether it's the stark images of ... [more]
Prospect Hill is a small village in the Battunga country, about 5km from Meadows in South Australia. Historically Pr... [more]
Kapunda is a South Australian town on the fringe of the Barossa Valley with a rich history of mining and agriculture... [more]
Cuba is an exotic destination and there are many conflicting stories of the do's and don'ts of visiting Cuba. After ... [more]
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 the city has had a public transport network for around 130 years. The fir... [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]
Pekina is a small town in the Mid North region of South Australia near the Flinders Ranges. It was carved out of lan... [more]
DD's Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Melrose is in a former bank building, centrally located in the heart of Melr... [more]
Melrose is an attractive small town that nestles at the foot of Mount Remarkable in the Flinders Ranges of South Aus... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in September The city of Adelaide blossoms as we come into spring, and we're su... [more]
01/09/2017 - 03/10/2017
Finding fun for kids in the school holidays can be hard work, especially if the children vary in ages. Even taking ... [more]
30/09/2017 - 15/10/2017
The St Kilda Tramway Museum is a much loved Adelaide attraction showcasing the electric vehicles in our public trans... [more]
01/10/2017 - 02/10/2017
The Open State Festival is your chance to explore SA's future, a captivating, fun and thought-provoking event for al... [more]
28/09/2017 - 08/10/2017
Raj House in Adelaide CBD is the home of the Feast Festival and a drop-in space for LGBTIQ people and their friends.... [more]
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is a local treasure - a South Australian attraction developed by Dr John Walmsley from ... [more]
A dragon boat is essentially a long boat, a canoe powered by lots of people with paddles. Originally found in the Pe... [more]
World War 2 brought a period of enormous change to South Australia. As Australia allied with the United Kingdom and ... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in August August is the month to celebrate art in Adelaide, and throughout the ... [more]
31/07/2017 - 03/09/2017
The Nelcebee is one of the jewels of the South Australian Maritime Museum collection. Built in Scotland in 1883 as a... [more]
27/07/2017 - 31/10/2017
The SALA Festival 2017 is an annual celebration of art in South Australia. It's open to visual artists living in Sou... [more]
18/07/2017 - 31/08/2017
The Adelaide parklands are an important part of our city. Born from Colonel William Light's vision more than 150 yea... [more]
21/07/2017 - 29/09/2017
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in July While we haven't seen much rain yet, it's going to be easy to beat the ... [more]
02/07/2017 - 04/08/2017
It's a very rare event to find snow or ice at Port Adelaide, but Winterfest in the Hart's Mill precinct is going to ... [more]
14/07/2017 - 23/07/2017
Andrew Baines is an internationally recognised Adelaide artist who is renown for his surreal paintings and quirky ph... [more]
South Australians have a close connection with the French people, their culture, and their stunning food and wines. The ... [more]
Oxfam is one of Australia's largest charities, resulting from a merger between Community Aid Abroad and the Australi... [more]
The Adelaide Parklands are one of the treasures of South Australia, and have been recognised by the Australian gover... [more]
Come to the Camellias South Australia Annual Show in the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill, which is also the Australian... [more]
12/08/2017 - 13/08/2017
The South Coast Wine Train is a new way to experience the delights of South Australian wines on an exciting new tour... [more]
Fungi have been in the news quite a lot lately, with glowing ghost mushrooms attracting tourists by the hundreds to ... [more]
The free Centre of Democracy is South Australia's newest museum, housed in the Institute building on North Terrace a... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in June I can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from history fans, as we ... [more]
30/05/2017 - 02/07/2017
The Australian Light Horse were mounted troops of the Australian Army who served with distinction in World War I. As... [more]
25/05/2017 - 25/09/2017
Energy in South Australia has been in the news for months now. It's an issue that won't go away - and rightly so. Au... [more]
The McLaren Vale is one of my favourite wine growing areas, and I particularly enjoy their fabulous reds. The McLare... [more]
10/06/2017 - 12/06/2017
National Reconciliation Week celebrates the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... [more]
When driving along Shepherds Hill Road at Eden Hills, few people give a second glance to bush land near Karinya Rese... [more]
Wittunga Botanic Garden is 13 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens in Blackwood, south of Adelaide. Originally... [more]
Adelaide artist Andrew Baines is known for his surreal art, and particularly for his photography installations on So... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in May In the past, people have often referred to South Australia's 'mad March'... [more]
07/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
Thousands of motorists pass along Main South Road and Majors road at O'Halloran Hill every day. Many are doing their... [more]
Riding a mountain bike has become one of the most popular ways to stay fit on a weekend, bringing lots of health ben... [more]
Some people think that South Australia's History Festival is mainly for older people. But they're wrong. Dig down in... [more]
01/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
Pint of Science is an annual festival that brings science to the people all around the world. Many of us feel intimi... [more]
15/05/2017 - 17/05/2017
The Friends of Belair National Park are offering free guided walks in Belair National Park this year - a wonderful o... [more]
May is a month to look forward to, when it's time for South Australia's History Festival again. In South Australia w... [more]
01/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
Anzac Day is a day of remembrance for all Australians, and in 2017 we remember the centenary of World War 1 and the ... [more]
24/04/2017 - 25/04/2017
I enjoy keeping fit and exploring new places, and a fun way to exercise is to visit off-leash dog parks where there ... [more]
South Australia has long prided itself on its free origins, being an Australian state which was not founded by convi... [more]
I love to escape the city to the Adelaide Hills, leaving the rumble of traffic and acrid smells behind me. But somet... [more]
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in April The madness of March and Fringe Festival fever is finally finished, an... [more]
31/03/2017 - 03/05/2017
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
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