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MID-MURRAY ROADTRIP

If you’re looking to find a place for a day road trip. Then try this out it’s an easy drive to the Mid-Murray via the Southeastern Freeway. Treat yourself to a family picnic and sweeping views of Australia’s longest river spanning 2,508 kilometres the river flows through Victoria and New South Wales. First stop, Mannum Visitor Information Centre at 6 Randell St Mannum SA 5238. It’ll be good to stop by the visitor centre to get maps, guides and some information about the various attractions of the place. Then proceed to Mary Ann reserve (located at River Ln) for a picnic or a barbecue at the park while sightseeing along the riverfront. The reserve has ample parking spaces, toilet and bbq facilities all for free. It’s a great place to relax with family or friends. You’ll most likely to spot the Murray Princess – paddle steamer as it cruises along...

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TOP 5 SPOTS TO VISIT IN THE FLEURIEU PENINSULA

South Australia is nature-rich in stunning places and spots. If you drive towards the South of Adelaide then the Fleurieu Peninsula region is one piece of paradise. Here’s my TOP 5 SPOTS TO VISIT IN THE FLEURIEU PENINSULA 1.) McLaren Vale – Home of World Class Wine producers. Only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide City. Be stunned with sweeping views of vineyards as far as your eyes can see. Maxwell Wines – a Cellar Door and a Restaurant d’ARENBERG CUBE – Wines plus a unique experience of this Rubik’s Cube inspired Architecture 2.) GOOLWA BEACH – For experienced 4WD drivers, At Goolwa Beach you can drive to the mouth of the Murray River. For the Foodies, the beach is alsp famous for people collecting Cockles for bait or food for the table . Do the “Cockle Shuffle”. 3.) VICTOR HARBOR – a seaside town and famous tourist destination. There are many ways you...

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A LONG WEEKEND IN VICTOR HARBOR

We love a long weekend for us it’s a perfect opportunity to go gallivanting somewhere. The question is where? Adelaide is on a Heatwave forecast over the weekend so we decide to go somewhere cooler. Victor Harbor fits the profile. Victor Harbor is a seaside town in South Australia, approximately 80 km from Adelaide City. Known for their horse-drawn tram that crosses the causeway to Granite Island – a penguin sanctuary. The drive to Victor Harbor will take around 1.5 hours via the South Expressway and then following Victor Harbor road for 45 kilometres. We had booked a 3D2N accommodation in one of the modern Breeze Beachfront Apartments through Unwind Holidays. It was an excellent choice, right in the heart of town, modern, well equipped, clean, comfortable with a secure parking plus ocean views. We left Adelaide around 12 noon on a Friday and stopped by McLaren Vale to see this newly opened...

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THE BLUFF LOOKOUT – ENCOUNTER BAY

Just an hour and a half drive from Adelaide, the Bluff lookout Encounter Bay offers amazing views of the coastline. A perfect spot for a walk!      

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THE ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW

The biggest Adelaide yearly event is here. The Show always starts every first Friday of September and this year runs from 1st to the 10th of September 2017. The Show features lots of entertainment, rides, exhibits, sideshows and the popular but expensive attraction – the showbags. Visit the show at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville. Wood Cutting is a popular free event to watch at the Royal Adelaide Show

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ROADTRIP TO THE DRIVE-IN CINEMA

One of the coolest outdoor and Aussie experience is simply to try the drive-in cinema. I love the movies and this has probably become one of my favorite fun things to do. In Adelaide, we have the Mainline Drive-in Cinema in Gepps Cross operated by Wallis Cinemas. It has a large outdoor movie screen and a huge car parking area. You can watch the movie inside your car or outdoor on camping chairs(if the weather is not too cold). Some people with van or SUV type of vehicles open the boot of their cars fold down the back seats and lay down comfortably. Where to find Mainline Drive-in Cinema? Mainline Drive-in Cinema is located north of Adelaide City. Just across a well-known intersection ‘Gepps Cross’ along main north road. Here’s their complete address: 588 Main North Road, Gepps Cross SA 5094.   How much? You have the option to buy...

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TOP FREE THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE CITY

Adelaide is a small city with a laid back lifestyle, you’ll find most of the shops close at 5 or 6pm on a weekday. Friday night is late night shopping in the CBD and most stores are open until 9pm while Thursday night is late night shopping in the suburbs. If you’re new in Adelaide, maybe a student or a migrant who have just moved in, or if you’re here visiting family and friends then here’s a few ideas on where you could explore some places and spots in Adelaide. 1.) Visit the State Library of SA – The State Library is the largest public reference library in SA, it’s open to the public and all for free. You can check their opening hours here. They also have some free guided tours at 11am and 2pm but you would need to register your interest at the information kiosk. This photo...

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WEEKEND ESCAPE TO NORMANVILLE AND CARRICKALINGA BEACH

LINKS LADY BAY RESORT IN NORMANVILLE, SA We needed a weekend escape but wanted it to be just a short drive from home. And it wasn’t hard enough to find Links Lady Bay Resort as we googled for a relaxing staycation place to stay here in South Australia. The Links Lady Bay Resort is situated in the Town of Normanville on the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula region. You can stay, pamper yourself in their Day Spa or play golf amidst the greens and the kangaroos in their natural habitat. CARRICKALINGA BEACH, SA While we were in Links Lady Bay resort, we heard about Carrickalinga Beach. The beach with white expansive sand, pristine waters and medium size waves perfect for body surfing was peacefully a magnificent sight.

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INNES NATIONAL PARK – YORKE PENINSULA

Innes National Park is located in the southwest tip of the Yorke Peninsula and is about 300 kilometres away from Adelaide. It is approximately a 3.5 hours drive from Adelaide City. The National Park is a popular destination for campers, bushwalkers and fishing enthusiasts. Here are photos of the breathtaking coastal views that we saw during a visit in 2015.

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THE PINK LAKE AT LAKE BUMBUNGA

Lake Bumbunga is a salt lake that turns to eye-catching pink especially when the weather is warm and sunny. It is located 131 kilometres Mid North of South Australia in the town of Lochiel. How to get there Set Google map to nearby café – Jitter Bean Oasis and not Lake Bumbunga. The drive is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. You can find parking in Lochiel Hall which is just adjacent to the café. A public toilet is available behind Lochiel Hall and a picnic area.