Tagged: South Australia

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BLOWHOLE BEACH: DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK

Deep Creek Conservation Park is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia approximately 107 kilometres from Adelaide City. It is home to an array of native wildlife such as the western grey kangaroos, short beaked echidnas and 100 species of birds that can be heard and seen while hiking in the park.

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3-DAY YORKE PENINSULA SOUTH AUSTRALIA ROAD TRIP

We had a wonderful road trip around the Yorke Peninsula here in South Australia. It wasn’t my first time though we’ve been in the same places sometime in 2015. This time we were a big group with nine cars in convoy total of 30 in headcount. This is a three-day road trip following the itinerary below. DAY 1: 1st stop: Adelaide to Maitland Information Centre, SA Distance 160km, Approximately 2 hours of driving from Adelaide We stopped by Maitland SA for a quick breakie at the Kids Playground before heading to Maitland Info Centre for kids and the kids-at-heart to enjoy the Dinosaur display. 2nd stop: Maitland Info Centre to Hardwicke Bay Beach (location: follow Southshore Rd. Hardwicke Bay) Distance 65.5 km (from Maitland SA), Approximately 45 minutes drive Swimming time at the prestine beach of Hardwicke Bay, South Australia 3rd and final stop: Hardwicke Bay to Marion Bay, SA...

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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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WOOL BAY LONG WEEKEND ROADTRIP

The locality of Wool Bay is approximately 220 kilometres from Adelaide. This small seaside town is located on the east coast of southern Yorke Peninsula. A perfect place to relax and enjoy a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. The Wool bay Jetty is best known as a great fishing spot. We spent the Australia day long weekend with friends at Wool Bay and visited neighbouring towns such as Stansbury, Edithburgh and Port Hughes. ACCOMMODATIONWe booked our accommodation at Pickering Cottages through their online booking system. It was very convenient and the owner almost immediately confirmed our booking. This place is highly recommendable. Cabins have two bedrooms in it, with complete amenities such as fridge, kitchen and utensils, a dining area, TV, barbeque area, an outdoor area where kids can ran around. For more information on tariffs visit their website. THINGS TO DO Fishing at Wool bay JettyOne of South Australia’s best...

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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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RIVERLAND ROAD TRIP – 3 AUSSIE STATES ALL IN A DAY

Driving towards northeast of Adelaide City, passing through Blancetown, Barmera and Renmark and you’ll find yourself getting closer to the Victorian Border. We spent a weekend on a Riverland road trip driving towards Renmark, South Australia. It sounds crazy but we wanted to set a record of stepping into 3 Aussie States all in a day. And we did it! From South Australia into Mildura in Victoria then standing one foot in Victoria and the other foot at Buronga NSW along The George Chaffey Bridge. Here’s our road trip itinerary. 1: Adelaide to Blanchetown Bridge (Griffens Marina Blanchetown) Distance: 144 km Drive Duration: 2 hours 2: Blanchetown Bridge to Lake Bonney Jetty, Barmera SA Distance: 84 km Drive Duration: 1 hour 3: Lake Bonney Jetty to Heading’s Cliffs Lookout, 93 heading road Murtho, Renmark Paringa Distance: 57 km Drive Duration: 45 mins 4: Heading’s Cliff Lookout to Mildura, Victoria (checked-in: Econo...

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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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ROADTRIP CHASING WATERFALLS

Let’s go on a roadtrip chasing waterfalls this time. ROADTRIP ROUTE First stop: WATERFALL GULLY FALLS FIRST FALLS @ WATERFALL GULLY Waterfall Gully Falls is only a short drive away from Adelaide CBD. It is conveniently located in the eastern suburb of Adelaide City and is a part of the Cleland Conservation Park. Waterfall Gully falls is a lovely and very refreshing nature spot. Surrounded by lush greens this Waterfall Gully is also a popular place for health buffs. It features walking trails all the way up to Mount Lofty Summit at approximately 3.7 km. Plus, you’ll get a chance to see koalas and other wildlife along the way. Follow the trail to reach the Top of the first falls  Walk all the way up to Mount Lofty Summit  Second Falls @Waterfall Gully AMENITIES AVAILABLE IN THE AREA: Ample free car parking Public Toilets Drinking water station Café and Restaurant For...

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BAROSSA VALLEY ROADTRIP

Spending a day at the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s best wine regions. Here’s a roadtrip itinerary picking up few of the best spots when in Barossa. 1. The Barossa Reservoir’s Whispering Wall A whisper can be heard clearly from both sides – approximately 140 metres away. Incredibly awesome, the wall really does whisper! A must try: Say a whisper from 140 metres away! Location: Whispering Wall Rd, Williamstown SA 5351 Distance from Adelaide: 67 km via National Highway M20 Drive Duration: 1 hour 2. Lyndoch Lavender Farm Extensive product shop of lavender varieties. Creative lavender baked goods, jams and ice cream served in a quaint venue with a vast outdoor area. A must try: Their Lavender ice cream Location: Hoffnungsthal Rd & Tweedies Gully Road, Lyndoch SA 5351 Distance from Whispering Wall: 12 km Drive Duration: 15 minutes 3. Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre Most popular stop while in...

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4-DAYS ROADTRIP SIGHTSEEING ITINERARY FROM ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE

A 4-days roadtrip itinerary from Adelaide to Melbourne and vice versa. Spring and Summer are the best season to go on a road trip with DST in place, the days are longer and you can take advantage of the daylight. If you’re planning on a road trip to our neighboring state Victoria, here’s an itinerary which lets you maximise most of the places of interest in both SA and Victoria. Route #1 – Adelaide to Mt Gambier Distance: 430km Drive Duration: 5 hours Places of interest: Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole The Blue Lake is an extinct volcanic crater which turns into a brilliant azure blue colour especially during the warmer months like summer. It is best to visit from December to end of March as it turns into winter grey from May to November. The Umpherston Sinkhole now a grandioce setting of a Sunken Garden was actually a limestone...