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Spotlight
Local music enthusiast Greg Button and his business partner, polished muso Dave Lloyd, have recently set up Goolwa's exe... [more]
Having already completed the 14km (return trip) walk from Milang to the former Nurragi train station, I recently seized ... [more]
With summer approaching I have charged myself with the task of finding the very best ice cream on the Fleurieu Peninsula... [more]
I'm a keen walker and love it when I have the opportunity to walk somewhere I haven't been before. I had heard about a w... [more]
Since we're 'holidaying at home' during 2020 I thought a houseboat holiday might be fun. I'm not a fan of winter (I've o... [more]
Everyone's favourite beach café, at Goolwa, has just reopened with a brand new name, fresh new menu and an exciting new... [more]
Bombora Beach Cafe has been a Goolwa icon for years. Nestled in the dunes at Goolwa Beach, the cafe offered excellent se... [more]
I have previously written about a lovely walk through sand dunes from Godfrey's Landing, in Coorong National Park, to th... [more]
I love discovering a brand new walk, especially if it's new to everyone else as well. It's an opportunity to channel my ... [more]
14/04/2019
Since 2012, Simon Dunstone and Kate Henning have been making, bottling and selling their range of excellent craft beers ... [more]
I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting walks, especially walks that are suitably safe for young children. Whe... [more]
Here's a sweet little 3km walk you can do on a sunny day. It's very easy, so it's ideal for the kids during the school h... [more]
 
My very first visit to Pearl was blessed by sunshine, blue skies and a shimmering sea. The location of this very special... [more]
I've been drawn to the idea of exploring historic Port Adelaide for some time and so, in keeping with the current COVID-... [more]
Coffee lovers rejoice; there's a new space to get a brew on The Strand in Port Elliot. Yeo Haus Coffee Hole is ad... [more]
Nestled in the sandhills between Port Elliot and Hayborough is a recently refurbished building that hosts the Chiton Roc... [more]
I have felt seriously daunted during 2020 by travel restrictions. As the year draws to a close, however, I have to admit... [more]
Perched on a hill overlooking the picturesque countryside of Hindmarsh Valley is a brand new restaurant worth driving ou... [more]
Having started its life as Chateau Tanunda, in 1914, the historic building on the corner of Renmark Avenue and Twenty Th... [more]
Just 20kms, by road, from Renmark is a must-visit treasure on your next trip to the Riverland. You can drive to Wilkaden... [more]
The current global crisis has been difficult for most of us in various ways, not least for those who have suffered from ... [more]
Being a grandparent, for me, is like being a member of a secret club. Grandparents have far more fun than parents and do... [more]
At the time of writing, Australians are hunkered down in 'hibernation'. There's a limit on having too much fun while we ... [more]
Are you, like me, compiling a list of magical places to discover or revisit once our world is a safer place? These times... [more]
Once upon a time a creative couple, with a passion for wine, bought a vineyard in McLaren Vale. Domenic and Elise, along... [more]
There's a great selection of tastes to enjoy at Darwin's Waterfront precinct, including the fresh and flavoursome Vietna... [more]
The Slow Movement is a philosophy or mindset shared globally by those who value quality of life. It's not about doing ev... [more]
08/03/2020
There seems to be an exciting new bar popping up, somewhere in Adelaide, every week. Hains & Co opened over a year ago a... [more]
I had been wondering, for some time, about the shabby chic signs on the Victor Harbor Road near the Goolwa turn off. The... [more]
Less than 50 minutes from Adelaide, and only 40 minutes from Goolwa, lies the tiny town of Macclesfield. It's a pretty t... [more]
Following many years of collaboration, Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), Surf Life Saving SA and Alexandrina Council ... [more]
The GT Fisher Playground opened just in time for the July school holidays and it's going down a treat with the locals an... [more]
An hour or so south of Adelaide, on the Victor Harbor Road, in an area known as the Southern Fleurieu Wine Region you'll... [more]
I recently wrote about a trail of twelve (and a half) Op Shops on the South Coast. Then yesterday I was walking along Go... [more]
If there's one thing better than an op shop, it's a whole trail of them. I can happily while away most of a day fossicki... [more]
Driving from Adelaide to Port Neill, on the Eyre Peninsula, will take up most of an entire day. It's about 575kms all up... [more]
If someone had told me I'd be spending the evening of a rather significant birthday in Kanmantoo, I'd have told them not... [more]
A recent visit to Middleton Arts and Crafts reminded me of days gone by when I'd visit the CWA shop with Nana. I loved t... [more]
I hold treasured memories of visiting the CWA shop, on O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, with Nana years ago. The air of... [more]
Summer has arrived and our beautiful Fleurieu Coast is alive with a host of exciting events for locals and visitors to e... [more]
13/01/2019
The annual Goolwa Christmas Pageant will take place on Sunday 16 December from 6pm. This wonderful community pageant is ... [more]
16/12/2018
We encountered many surprised reactions when we announced our plan to travel by train from Fort Lauderdale (near Miami) ... [more]
Just off the east coast of Bali, there are three small islands. The largest is Nusa Penida and the most well known is Nu... [more]
As the tourist sprawl heads further up the west coast of Bali, it's dead easy to find a hipster Cafe with Kombucha tea, ... [more]
Normanville is a small coastal town on the west coast of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It takes around an hour a... [more]
Leonards Mill is located at Second Valley in a sturdy stone building that was once a flour mill. The restaurant has alwa... [more]
Slow Food is generally defined as "food that has been prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredie... [more]
The Olive Leaf Cafe in Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, combines locally sourced produce, fresh, house-made cakes and slices... [more]
Thunderbird is a new restaurant and bar located on The Strand at Port Elliot. Managed by motivated Foodie, Campbell Haig... [more]
Hill Street, in Port Elliot's industrial estate, doesn't stop surprising us with its funky shops and cafes. There's Bar ... [more]
The Village Foodie is a welcoming cafe in Port Elliot with the best home-style pies on the entire South Coast. They have... [more]
There's a squillion things to do in gorgeous Goolwa in the summer and this list is just the start. There's more than eno... [more]
Two old pianos have dodged a bullet (or rather the local dump) recently, and been given a new lease of life in Goolwa. ... [more]
The much anticipated d'Arenberg Cube is now open to the public and definitely worth a visit. The vision of d'Arenberg wi... [more]
Once upon a time the humble Goolwa Cockle, or Pipi, was used only as bait. Cocklers would gather at the water's edge alo... [more]
Wine tasting is always fun but I recently discovered something excitingly different in McLaren Vale; a Cheese and Wine T... [more]
There's a certain street in Port Elliot's industrial estate that doesn't stop surprising us with its funky shops and caf... [more]
Op Shopping features as one of my favourite things to do, along with eating, walking and having tea parties with women f... [more]
The riverport of Goolwa is famous for many things, including modes of transport. There's not too many places in the worl... [more]
The skies over Goolwa will be lit up by a magnificent fireworks display once again this coming New Year's Eve. Locals an... [more]
31/12/2018
Martigues is a small town in the south of France about an hour by train from Marseille. It's known as 'The Venice of Pro... [more]
Sausset-Les-Pins is a delightful seaside town in the southern French region of Provence, just under 40kms from Marseill... [more]
While researching wine tours near Cape Town, I began to realise that most are quite pricey. Having heard about the beaut... [more]
There's a well-kept secret on the platform at Port Elliot Railway Station. It's only open when the Cockle Train is sched... [more]
I love op-shops, don't you? I'm always finding things I didn't even know I needed in op-shops for a fraction of the pric... [more]
I have been Cozy's hugest fan for almost ten years but having to battle with traffic along Jalan Sunset each time I visi... [more]
Having lived on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula now for over six years, I keep thinking I will soon run out of new plac... [more]
I start to feel all sparky and cheerful when I hear of somewhere new to eat. The anticipation of an untried menu, unseen... [more]
South Australia's Eyre Peninsula is famous for its outstanding seafood. If you're lucky enough to go there you'll be tem... [more]
Goolwa became Australia's first Cittaslow town in 2007 and the organisation now has it's very own 'headquarters', known ... [more]
There's no shortage of art galleries to visit in Goolwa with an enticing array of art on show. South Coast Regional A... [more]
15/02/2017 - 15/03/2017
I spent a blissful three months in a rented villa in Bali a couple of years ago and watched, with increasing interest, a... [more]
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