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5 things to do between Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

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The beautiful Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region, famous for its Shiraz. Just northeast of Adelaide you’ll discover rolling green hills, historic towns and high profile vineyards regarded as some of the best in the world.
Hire a car from Adelaide Airport and start ticking these items off your bucket list.
Murray Street Vineyards
Murray Street Vineyards was established in 2001, with the vision of creating unique artisan wines. The Tasting Room and cellars were inspired by early Barossa architecture, making you feel as if you’re entering another era when you step inside. Apart from its lovely interior, […]

5 great places to stay in the McLaren Vale region

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The McLaren Vale region is one of the most beautiful areas of South Australia. The region features superb wineries, beaches, trails and charming places to stay.
Hire a car from Adelaide Airport, drive 35km south of the city and stay at one of these great places.
Bellevue Bed and Breakfast
Relax and indulge at Bellevue B&B. Wake up in the morning for a delicious three course homemade breakfast. It’s just what you need before heading out to explore Mclaren Vale’s famous wineries. Your charming accommodation also has free WiFi, a dining area and an outdoor entertaining spot where you can […]

Adelaide’s unmissable events in Spring

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Adelaide is known for its amazing food, wine and culture. Spring is the best time of year to visit Adelaide, as the city comes alive to celebrate those things.
Hire a car from the Airport and get ready for these spring events.
OzAsia Festival (pictured)
The OzAsia Festival has been touted as Australia’s premier Asia-focused arts festival. It runs between September and early October. It offers the latest in dance, music, film, theatre and visual arts out of Asia. Its flagship event is the Moon Lantern Festival, where thousands of people will gather to watch Australia’s largest lantern parade.
Royal Adelaide Show
South Australians will flock […]

10 upcoming events in South Australia you can’t miss

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Who’s up for some fun in South Australia in coming months? Start planning your holiday with these great upcoming events, book your Adelaide car rental and prepare for a blast in late Winter and Spring.
SALA Festival
1-31 August, statewide
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists. Don’t miss your chance to journey through some of this year’s best collections, held in various places and spaces to […]

Five Australian resorts for a girls weekend away

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Looking for a girls’ weekend away? Here are five resorts, which are absolutely perfect for a some relaxing time with the ladies.
Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River, WA
Experience the ultimate beachfront lifestyle at Smiths Beach Resort, which is nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia. It’s heaven for beach lovers who are looking for a sunny weekend away with the girls. Spoil yourself with self-contained accommodation that boasts ocean views. In the resort you also have a cellar door, bar and restaurant at your disposal. Not to mention the many spa treatments available.
The Mineral Spa, Daylesford, VIC
This retreat is […]

Four great things to do in South Australia

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From dives with Great White sharks, cave and opal mine explorations to some of the most exquisite and beautiful wine regions on the planet. Hands up who wants to visit South Australia?
Swim with the Great Whites
(Port Lincoln, 340km south west of Port Augusta)
IT’S often said that Great White sharks are the most misunderstood creatures of the ocean – yet that still doesn’t change the fact that you wouldn’t want to be stranded in open water with one nearby!
In Port Lincoln, however, you can safely get close to these apex predators in their natural habitat.
From […]

The hills are alive – five great ways to holiday in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia

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LOOKING for somewhere to sweep your loved one of his or her feet? Then head for the Hills. Adelaide Hills, to be precise, just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD in South Australia.
It’s a land of the long lunch, with nature’s eye candy at every turn, delicious locally grown food and wine, and accommodation to match the country’s best when it comes to small luxury.
Here are five ways to enjoy your time in this little gem of a region tucked away in South Australia.
No.1: Sticky Rice Villas and Cooking School.
Now here’s a place you can […]

5 great Aussie caravan parks in wine regions

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Where there’s a wine there’s a way, so jot down these five holiday parks close to vineyards throughout Australia.
1. BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, SA
SOME travellers say Australia’s greenest wine region is the McLaren Vale, a must-see destination when in the South where the wine regions are some of the world’s best. Only 10 minutes from the wineries, BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park is considered the hot ticket venue for caravanners and campers to set up camp before experiencing the delicious home grown food and wine, popular beaches and nearby art galleries.
Famous for producing great reds and […]

7 ways to escape to Adelaide for a weekend away

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Adelaide’s a gorgeous city, with a blend of historic and modern architecture, sandy beaches and scenic trails. Explore them all in a weekend away in Adelaide.
Mt Lofty
Just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, the Mt Lofty Summit attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year. The peak offers panoramic views of Adelaide’s coast and city skyline and is the perfect stop on a clear, sunny day. The summit also has a gift shop and interactive touch screens which tell you more about the summit and nearby tourist attractions.
Glenelg
Only 10km from Adelaide’s CBD, Glenelg is famous for it’s white […]

Seven South Australia events you cannot miss in Adelaide and surrounds

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From arts festivals to music celebrations, food and wine, and sports events, there’s something for everyone in Adelaide and surrounds in coming months. Try these six …
1. Adelaide Festival
The Adelaide festival is a multi-arts event with great diversity and a big tradition of innovation with a program including opera, dance, theatre, music, cabaret and visual arts. In addition, there’s the Adelaide Writers’ Week. The party has already started, but continues to March 15. Visit www.adelaidefestival.com.au
2. Fork and Cork
With a name like Fork and Cork, there can only be two things at the forefront of everyone’s mind […]

 
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