Sep
07
2018

Adelaide’s unmissable events in Spring

By Adelaide / Australia /

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  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 outside 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 to the Royal Adelaide Show every September. It’s one of the state’s biggest entertainment events of the year. There’s something for everyone at the show. Mystery show bags, live entertainments and thrilling rides are always popular. Every night there are fireworks to celebrate this iconic event on the city’s calendar. Adelaide Fashion Festival This fashion festival celebrates innovative design and style. The festival runs over…

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Aug
06
2018

Rooftop bars are all the rage in Adelaide

By Adelaide /

Some of the best rooftop bars can be found throughout one of Australia’s friendly capital cities, Adelaide. Scattered across bustling suburbs, in sneaky laneways, or even along the waterfront, you can find rooftop bars to match any vibe of the evening. With DriveNow, you can pick up a bargain car hire deal from Adelaide Airport, and start exploring the city. Make sure you end your day at one of these highly recommended rooftop bars. Gallery It’s one of the city’s largest rooftop gardens and it’s right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. You’re surrounded by towering buildngs, while modern art hangs on the walls, as designer furniture decorates the remaining space. Gallery is a great spot to relax with friends while enjoying some fine wine and admiring unique, creative artwork. 2KW Bar and Restaurant (pictured) On the eighth floor of a stunning historic building is a stylish rooftop bar that overlooks some of the city’s gorgeous old buildings. From here…

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Apr
06
2018

5 things to do between Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

By Adelaide / Australia /

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 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, the experience is also about the wine. Visitors often rave about the Shiraz, Rose and the Marsanne, to name a few favourites. Hot air balloon rides One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this region is by air. A hot air balloon ride gives you the opportunity to take in the marvellous sight of the sun casting its early…

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Mar
29
2018

The Chair’s Where? Arno Bay in South Australia

By Adelaide / South Australia /

Not too many of us haven’t heard of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. This peninsula has been tagged the ‘Seafood Frontier’ and for good reason. With iconic fishing industries based around Port Lincoln, with aquaculture developing kingfish, tuna and mulloway stocks, fishing charters abundant, an abundance of prawns and the world-renowned Coffin Bay Oysters, it is no wonder people flock to the many quaint and historical villages that front this coast line. Shaped like a triangle, the Eyre Peninsula has a sea coast on both the east and western sides ensuring a visitor can pick the ‘wind and weather’ to suit the occasion! Arno Bay So we have all heard of Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay and the like. All great and well known as feature places on the Eyre Peninsula. But have you entertained a visit to Arno Bay? Being some 530km from Adelaide, this venue makes for a good road trip by car or motorhome….

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Feb
17
2017

4 must-see events at the Adelaide Festival 2017

By Adelaide / Australia /

The Adelaide Festival runs from 3-19 March. Fascinating opera, theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts awaits. This festival features some of the world’s best. The Adelaide Festival is in its 32nd year. The 2017 line-up includes opera from England and drama from Germany. There’s also dance from Israel and a tribute to the late Judy Garland. Grab a cheap car hire deal from Adelaide and make sure you see these top four performances at the 2017 Adelaide Festival. Saul (pictured) George Frideric Handel’s Saul is the headline act for 2017. Directed by Barrie Kosky, this opera masterpiece treats you to dramatic and heart-breaking music. It tells the story of a Lear-like mad king and his family’s struggles. Critics across the world have praised the show after a performance at the Glyndebourne Festival two years ago. Now it comes exclusively to Adelaide for Australian opera lovers. Portraits in Motion Have you ever wanted to see the world through an artist’s eyes? “Intrepid traveller” Volker Gerling has…

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Feb
15
2017

Adelaide revs up for the hottest event in town, the Clipsal 500

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

PETROL heads, lovers of fast cars, those with a need for speed, and anyone in general heading to South Australia’s capital early in March, it’s time to rev up and start your engines as the Adelaide Clipsal 500 hits town over the weekend of March 2 to 5. So where does your loyalty lie? Ford or Holden? The streets of Adelaide will come alive with the growls, roars and screeches of some of the fastest vehicles in the world. Whether you’re car crazy or just looking for an awesome day out, you’d be mad to miss it, the team from Southaustralia.com tell us. Here are all the reasons to look forward to a few days in the “city of churches” when motorsport diehards worship their heroes behind the steering wheel. Virgin Australia Supercars Championship See iconic Australian Supercars unleash their adrenalin around the Adelaide street circuit in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Simona de Silvestro will join the grid as the…

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Oct
28
2016

5 great places to stay in the McLaren Vale region

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

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 lounge in the sunshine and enjoy some of the region’s best drops! 3 Divas Luxury Accommodation (pictured) This is a gorgeous place to base yourself for your stay in McLaren Vale. It’s located in the heart of McLaren Vale and within walking distance to restaurants and wineries. Your options include a self-contained log chalet, The Marlene, which spoils you with…

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Jun
22
2016

10 upcoming events in South Australia you can’t miss

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

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 support the very best of visual art in the state. www.salainc.com.au Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2–4 September, Barossa The Barossa is among the world’s great gastronomic playgrounds, renowned for its wine, fresh seasonal produce, beautiful landscapes and easy-going lifestyle. Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop always a big hit, as too a spate of cellar doors and beautiful eateries.  The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is…

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Aug
20
2015

Five Australian resorts for a girls weekend away

By Adelaide / Australia / Brisbane / Melbourne / New South Wales / South Australia / Sydney / Victoria /

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 located in the heart of Victoria’s spa country. The Mineral Spa retreat offers you an indulgent spa experience, with its two warm mineral spa pools and a cool plunge pool that overlooks beautiful gardens. There are exclusive packages on offer when you have six or more friends. These include a choice of facial, massage, exfoliation, pedicure and manicure options –…

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Jun
15
2015

Fly to Adelaide and drive to five great regions in South Australia  

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

Adelaide is home to so many great areas that offer a range of activities. Next time you fly to Adelaide, make sure you hire a car and drive to these amazing regions. Adelaide Hills, 25 km east of Adelaide The Adelaide Hills i only a short drive from the capital city. Here, you can explore German heritage at Hahndorf, or go strawberry picking at Beerenberg Farm. Head to the Mount Lofty summit to admire sunset views of Adelaide. Don’t be afraid to get in your car and get lost in the Adelaide Hills – you’ll be amazed at the gems you’ll discover off quiet roads. Drive along Onkaparinga Valley Rd for green scenery and historic towns. There’s also Melba’s chocolate factory waiting for you! Clare Valley, 100 km north of Adelaide The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. It’s the home of several great wineries, such as Sevenhill and Skillogalee, and the wonderful food being dished up at these wineries are equally superb. If you’re after…

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May
27
2015

Four great things to do in South Australia

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

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 security of a cage, hold on tight as Great White Sharks swimming around the waters off South Australia interact with other members of their species and search for food. And take a good look at the human zoo in the cage. Port Lincoln also one of the few places in the world – and the only location in Australia –…

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