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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 can be few experiences more unsettling than wandering the empty echoing corridors of an abandoned hospital. Th... [more]
19/07/2018
South Australia once had a rail system to be proud of. A network of lines radiated out from Adelaide to every region... [more]
11/06/2018 - 30/09/2018
The stark beauty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia distracts the casual visitor from the realities of its ha... [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]
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]
Urrbrae House Historic Precinct at Urrbrae is a great place to spend a day, with a range of things to do which will ... [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]
The Adelaide Hills south of Adelaide attracted European settlers from the early days of the colony. Good water supplie... [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]
 
The old Royal Adelaide Hospital next to the Botanic Gardens has long been a feature of our lives. Every one of us kn... [more]
Watiparinga Reserve is 32 hectares of National Trust bushland reserve in the Adelaide Hills. Once owned by the Ashby... [more]
Architectural domes have long been seen as icons of grandeur, symbolising power and heavenly or celestial connection... [more]
The Adelaide City Council is over the moon about being able to pull down the hoardings from the former Le Cornu site... [more]
12/07/2018 - 20/07/2018
We can always do with more festivals in Adelaide - particularly in the middle of winter. This year, the National Tru... [more]
29/07/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in July The July school holidays can be a challenge for parents, finding fun th... [more]
28/06/2018 - 03/08/2018
With the new Royal Adelaide Hospital now fully operational, the government is keen to breathe new life into the dere... [more]
11/07/2018
The Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is very close to the heart of many South Australian families. Originally opened by ... [more]
27/06/2018 - 30/06/2019
With the July school holidays coming up, the History Trust of South Australia has gone all out to find fun things to... [more]
07/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
The National Railway Museum (NRM) in Port Adelaide is fun to visit anytime, but while Winterfest 2018 is winding dow... [more]
19/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
People in Adelaide are always on the lookout for a new cafe to do coffee or meet friends for brunch. Two Sparrows Co... [more]
The School of Hard Knock Knocks is Australia's biggest provider of stand-up comedy courses, with monthly classes held in... [more]
08/06/2018
The Adelaide Beer and BBQ Fest is back again in 2018 with the biggest ever showcase of South Australian, Australian ... [more]
06/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in June As chill winds in June announce the arrival of winter in Adelaide, it's... [more]
29/05/2018 - 03/07/2018
MOD at UniSA is South Australia's newest museum, located in the Health Innovation building on North Terrace in Adela... [more]
21/05/2018 - 31/10/2018
The Mega Toy Fair has been running every year for 25 years in Adelaide Showgrounds, bringing the best of vintage and... [more]
02/06/2018 - 03/06/2018
Winterfest 2017 at Hart's Mill in Port Adelaide was a huge success bringing crowds to the Port River wharf precinct,... [more]
06/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
Melrose is a small town in the mid north of South Australia, nestling in the shadows of Mount Remarkable and the Fli... [more]
08/06/2018 - 10/06/2018
The Pioneer Women's Trail honours the early Hahndorf settlers who supplied Adelaide with fresh produce at a time whe... [more]
20/05/2018
Belair National Park was the first national park in South Australia, proclaimed in 1891. Once part of the lands of t... [more]
14/08/2018
Sunday May 27 is the day to head for the hills - to Mount Barker railway station, the headquarters of SteamRanger He... [more]
27/05/2018
Everyone loves a street party, and the City of Charles Sturt has plenty of practice at organising them. As part of S... [more]
20/05/2018
The Adelaide parklands have a rich and often controversial history. There has long been a diversity of views about t... [more]
26/08/2018
South Australia has more than 2,000 State heritage listed places, many of them grand, inspiring or beautiful. Not al... [more]
04/05/2018 - 22/07/2018
King William Road is acknowledged as one of the premium shopping strips in Adelaide, attracting fashion, food and wi... [more]
03/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in May May is the month for South Australia's History Festival, with more than ... [more]
01/05/2018 - 02/06/2018
The Heritage Fleurieu Coast Festival is a celebration of life on the Fleurieu Peninsula, focusing mainly on the coas... [more]
30/04/2018 - 31/05/2018
South Australia has a relatively brief but impressive Medical Heritage, one that is cherished by members of the Sout... [more]
12/05/2018
Wedge Island is a small island of about 10 square kilometres near the entrance to Spencer Gulf in South Australia. N... [more]
08/05/2018
Mother's Day is the time to treat her in a special way because she deserves some extra special recognition. Whether ... [more]
Scott Creek Conservation Park is a beautiful green space south of Adelaide, located between Cherry Gardens and Mount... [more]
06/05/2018
Until this century photography was not a common or everyday thing. People with film cameras took photos on special o... [more]
06/05/2018
Gilles Street Markets are one of the most popular markets in Adelaide, trading for around ten years from the Gilles ... [more]
12/08/2018
An Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) was established in 2013 to enhance confidence in the integrit... [more]
26/04/2018
May is the month for South Australia's History Festival, a smorgasbord of fun things to do celebrating our history. ... [more]
28/04/2018 - 31/05/2018
For a number of years Open House Adelaide was a hugely successful part of South Australia's History Festival, allowi... [more]
28/04/2018 - 29/04/2018
The Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum is operated by the Tea Tree Gully branch of the National Trust of South Australia... [more]
15/04/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in April If you're not too drained after the festivities of Mad March, you'll f... [more]
28/03/2018 - 03/05/2018
People in Victorian times were associated with some very curious habits. Women consumed arsenic pills to appear more... [more]
29/03/2018 - 29/07/2018
Australia generates an enormous amount of waste every day, some of which gets recycled. However there's a large rang... [more]
28/07/2018
Articles about markets in Adelaide are one of the most popular categories on Weekend Notes. Whether you're talking a... [more]
14/04/2018
It's fifty years since American consumer advocate Ralph Nader railed against built-in obsolescence of products, and ... [more]
21/07/2018
Houndwave is a free music festival in Adelaide exclusively for you and your dog(s). Held in Light Square, Houndwave ... [more]
07/04/2018
Concert at the Cove celebrates the completion of the upgrade of Grand Central Reserve at Hallett Cove, bringing a ne... [more]
25/03/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in March When you see what's on in Adelaide during March, the only dilemma tha... [more]
02/03/2018 - 04/04/2018
In the days before breathalysers and pokies, pubs in Adelaide were social places. People who were bored, new in town... [more]
08/07/2018
In the middle of winter snails and slugs are everywhere. Gardeners hate them and many people think that they are sli... [more]
18/03/2018
Finding Your Feet is a newly released romantic comedy-drama film starring Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, and Imelda S... [more]
27/02/2018
Valentine's Day is a very special occasion for many of us, especially the young and romantic. It's a day to spend ... [more]
14/02/2018
The Shannons Adelaide Chrysler Festival is of course all about Chrysler cars, which were made in Adelaide until 1980... [more]
23/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in February February is full of fun things to do in Adelaide as the Adelaide Fr... [more]
02/02/2018 - 04/03/2018
The National Trust of South Australia works to conserve and promote our state's heritage and culture, particularly i... [more]
15/02/2018
While most of us studied science at school, it was some time ago for many people. With lots more exciting things com... [more]
16/04/2018
The Adelaide Festival Centre was Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre when built in 1973. Built during the co... [more]
11/02/2018
New York tech company, Shared Studios, has set up its first Australian portal at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. T... [more]
17/03/2018
Films Under the Vines is back for just one night in Adelaide just in time for the 2018 Fringe Festival, after it mad... [more]
02/02/2018
The Pontoon was a highlight of the 2017 Festival of Arts, bringing the River Torrens alive with a re-imagining of th... [more]
04/02/2018
People in Adelaide and the suburbs love outdoor cinema in summer. It's a chance to relax with the kids after work, t... [more]
25/01/2018
The City of Adelaide has three libraries which are open to everyone. Adelaide City Library is centrally located in R... [more]
03/02/2018
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