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

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Spotlight
Market season is alive and well in Adelaide, and there are plenty of options to choose from whether they be night or day... [more]
02/12/2017
Sleeping on a train is a challenge many of us put towards the bottom of our bucket lists. The choice of upright or recl... [more]
Stepping onto the pavement on the main street in Peterborough and the distinction is immediately striking. Perhaps not... [more]
The Flinders Ranges are one of South Australia's natural treats. Rolling hills, stunning gorges, aging geology and ... [more]
Dotted throughout our fair country, seemingly not very far apart, are buildings of community, buildings that once had li... [more]
Like many South Australian towns, Goolwa has been around for a long time with a European history dating back to the 1840... [more]
The phone vibrated. Probably another message with another request. Do this or do that. Amazing how busy we have becom... [more]
When one thinks of the word Pod, whales and dolphins spring to mind. Or perhaps peas and beans. Or in more recent times ... [more]
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]
15/10/2017
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 ritual begins. The boat docks. Bikes are lined up. Water bottles filled. Helmets on. And then we all gather ... [more]
Today Beulah Park is known as a popular suburb in Adelaide's eastern suburbs and foothills. Divided by Beulah Road, th... [more]
What do you get when you combine a rich river history, a low lying swamp, great arable lands and some stunning Australia... [more]
It was January 2015 when a devastating and destructive bushfire ripped through the northern Adelaide Hills bushlands in ... [more]
It's the first day of summer, and it can only mean one thing - Australia's favourite outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema, i... [more]
01/12/2017 - 01/04/2018
Sleepy towns, an abandoned railway, rich farmlands and a network of offroad road reserves feature strongly in one of Sou... [more]
Season 2017 was meant to be a trial. A few games of football between some of the glamour sides of the AFL. A chance for ... [more]
03/02/2018
Close, but not quite good enough has been the story of the last few years with the Adelaide Bite. Having learnt painful... [more]
14/12/2017 - 17/12/2017
Located around two hours north of Adelaide on the Spencer Gulf is the pretty seaside village of Port Broughton. Its pro... [more]
Most of us have only ever known Waterfall Gully as the start of that 4km climb to the loftiest point in Adelaide amongst... [more]
It's the middle of January, and you are looking for something different to do. Why not gather a few friends, play some ... [more]
14/01/2018
The weekly Farmers Market is an icon in the southern town of Willunga, and people come from near and far to attend. Af... [more]
First discovered in 1839 by Edward John Eyre, and named Chrystal Brook (original spelling) due to the running stream of ... [more]
Tucked away on the foothills of the Adelaide Plains is the small town known as Halbury. Halbury is a little known rail... [more]
Just over an hour out of Adelaide and at the end of the Freeway, Tailem Bend is one of those towns that most of us have ... [more]
The glossy brochure signifies something different. It could easily have been a photocopied page with a small map point... [more]
It's summer and the sliders are back in town. No, not those sliders that you get at your local tapas bar, but rather th... [more]
28/12/2017
For many of us, it has been a long winter where the morning caffeine, the exhilarating tram ride and the race across the... [more]
09/11/2017 - 01/12/2017
It was 1835 in London when George Fife Angas set up the South Australian Company, a company that would ultimately develo... [more]
Jump, run, dribble, throw, score, cheer and celebrate. Yes, i'ts that time again when Adelaide's own 36ers grace the A... [more]
24/12/2017
We all know that McLaren Vale is famous for its wines, with vineyards and brands that extend back years. But as life w... [more]
Re-invigorated and with a vision to make it easy to compete for drivers and crews, to get more cars on to the track, and... [more]
16/12/2017
With over 70km of beach, Adelaide is blessed with one of longest city based beaches and blue-est waters in the world. S... [more]
15/12/2017 - 19/12/2017
It's another Friday night, and the options are looking bleak. Summer is here and a trip to the beach sounds good, but ... [more]
12/01/2018
Adelaide, a city blessed with the annual Tour Down Under cycling event and an active recreational cyclist group, is also... [more]
With a new coach, several new international signings and a torrent of young talent pressing for spots in the weekly line... [more]
26/12/2017
Many of us have never heard of the township of Yackamoorundie so perhaps we'd be excused for knowing little of its histo... [more]
It has been a long and wet winter, but that has done little to stop the team behind Open Gardens Canberra who are back a... [more]
25/11/2017 - 26/11/2017
There are probably larger cathedrals across the world, and no doubt some that are older, more beautiful or refreshed. B... [more]
After a very successful inaugural season in 2016, the team behind Open Gardens West Coast are back again for their secon... [more]
18/11/2017 - 19/11/2017
We've had the Royal Show, football season has finished for another year, the Barmy Army have come to town and the kids a... [more]
08/12/2017 - 24/12/2017
As an avid walker and a moderate explorer, I am always on the lookout for something new, and every so often one does stu... [more]
Spring has crept up on us again, and so has another great 21 shows, expos and events at the Adelaide Showgrounds, specia... [more]
08/12/2017 - 18/12/2017
Passing blue gums and a surprised wallaby, natural bush heritage and a slow moving lizard, the slow turning windmill and... [more]
Once again the near-mandatory stop in the Southern Flinders Ranges is my calling, one that been so for many years and on... [more]
Perhaps you are looking for inspiration for a future holiday, or perhaps you've booked and you want to see the size of t... [more]
17/12/2017 - 20/12/2017
The McLaren Vale region is known by many as one of the premier wine growing districts in Australia and with good reason ... [more]
The summer sun is high, daylight savings has arrived and the nights are balmy and that can only mean one thing – it is t... [more]
02/02/2018
Departing his home county of Essex, John Hallett ventured towards South Australia in 1836 in search of an alternative li... [more]
It was with some trepidation that I began my trip towards one of the smaller towns in SA's mid-north. A town developing... [more]
Located in Horseshoe Bay, the Port Elliot Jetty was a busy little jetty from 1854 to 1864 as ships would arrive with pas... [more]
A campfire and sleeping in a tent alongside one of South Australia's natural wonders is the dream for many. Yet too of... [more]
It doesn't take long as you wander down the main street of Wilmington to form an impression, an impression built upon im... [more]
The Obelisk stands tall. Instantly recognisable by South Australians. An integral part of our history, and culture. ... [more]
If seasonal produce at its very best is something that you are looking for, then it is time to make a beeline to the Lim... [more]
31/12/2017
Looking for something to do in winter on one of those rainy days when nothing appeals? Then why not pack the brolly, an... [more]
05/08/2017
With timing and perfection that would put many public transport systems to shame, the songbook opens to the chant of "We... [more]
23/11/2017 - 21/02/2018
It was 1967 when a fresh-faced young nineteen-year-old British singer-songwriter released his first album known simply a... [more]
22/11/2017 - 09/12/2017
At various points in time we've probably all had a hole in our backyard. Whether it is caused by birds or dogs or your ... [more]
For the last four years a bunch of iconic Australian musicians has gathered during May and June in various cities around... [more]
17/05/2017 - 17/06/2017
In a break from the traditional weekday hustle and bustle, Bunnings Warehouse, that home away from home for big kids, an... [more]
15/04/2017 - 28/04/2017
You may have seen the big tent in Hindmarsh Square, and missed out, You may have heard about it from friends, and misse... [more]
18/04/2017 - 27/05/2017
Tucked away in the sidestreets of Tanunda is yet another of those secrets that Barossa locals try to keep themselves. T... [more]
11/12/2017
Summer has come to an end, the towels are washed, the bucket and the spade is packed away, and the rain umbrella swaps s... [more]
18/04/2017 - 28/04/2017
Most dictionaries define a mural as a painting, usually large, and usually directly painted on a wall. This descriptio... [more]
The Causeway runs between Victor Harbor and Granite Island and provides easy access to South Australia's most popular is... [more]
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