South Australia

The chicken schnitzel was thick and juicy...

Eating Out : Streaky Bay Hotel Motel, SA

February 13th 2013

We were hungry and exhausted and the idea of having another sandwich for dinner was murder to our appetites. So Juz said the magic words – “let’s go to the pub”.   It was Thursday night – Schnitzel Night – …

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Sunrise during our Yangie Island hike

Camping : Coffin Bay National Park

February 11th 2013

A great national park with a variety of landscapes, from high sand dunes and rocky cliffs to serene bays and limestone pavements.  A sealed road will take you as far as Avoid Bay and the Yangie Bay camping area, but …

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Port Lincoln Marina

City Profile : Port Lincoln

February 10th 2013

Port Lincoln is the Seafood Capital of Australia and has the largest commercial fishing fleet in Australia.  It is located on Boston Bay with Boston Island in the distance and is inhabited by 14000 people.  It has a great natural …

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Dave & Juz at the Big Galah

Big Things : The Big Galah, Kimba

February 9th 2013

The Big Galah is located at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula and was erected in 1993.  It’s made of fibreglass, steel and wire and stands 8 metres tall outside the Halfway Across Australia Gem Shop.     Kimba This small …

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A dolphin followed fishermen into the marina

City Profile : Australia Day in Whyalla

February 8th 2013

About 100km southwest of Port Augusta is Whyalla, a great city filled with friendly people, clean parks and a welcoming atmosphere. With a population of 22,500 people, it’s a growing city with a building boom in recent years and lots …

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Sunrise over the Flinders Ranges

Experience : The Flinders Ranges

February 6th 2013

The Flinders Ranges are located 450km north of Adelaide, at the northern end of the Heysen Trail.  Wilpena Pound is the major attraction, a huge amphitheatre surrounded by a ridge of mountains, including St Mary’s Peak.  The mountains continue into …

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The Sturt Desert Pea at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens

City Profile : Port Augusta

February 4th 2013

Port Augusta sits at the northern tip of the Spencer Gulf where ‘the Outback meets the ocean’.  It is a major tourism centre and is considered the crossroads of Australia because roads from Sydney, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide all pass …

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The underground cellar of Sevenhill Winery

Clare Valley Wine Region

February 3rd 2013

Right next door to the Barossa Valley is the home of Australia’s finest Riesling.  There are more than 40 cellar doors in this wine region, which stretches over a narrow corridor that’s about 40km long.  The area was first explored …

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Sugar Gum Lookout hike

Camping : Mount Remarkable National Park

February 2nd 2013

Located in the southern Flinders Ranges, this beautiful national park offers a few campgrounds and a selection of great hikes into gorges shaded by red river gums.   Mambray Creek Camground We stayed at Mambray Creek, shaded by big, twisted …

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Angove is the inventor of the goonbag

Towns in the Riverland

February 1st 2013

The Riverland is located right on the border of SA, NSW and VIC.  The Murray River weaves through it, creating creeks, lagoons and wetlands that are perfect for canoeists, bird watchers and water skiers.  The region has a population of …

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Big Things : The Big Orange, Berri

January 31st 2013

While we were in the Riverland, we went to go and see the Big Orange, a ‘closed’ Big Thing just north of Berri.  It is the biggest fruit in Australia, standing 15 metres high and 12 metres in diameter.   …

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Pink skies @ Loveday 4x4 Adventure Park

Camping in the Riverland

January 29th 2013

There are heaps of places to camp along the Murray River in the Riverland Region, whether it’s within a national park or a free site along the river.  Parks that require a permit include Murray River National Park, Danggali Conservation Reserve, Chowilla …

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YEEHAW!!!! @ Loveday 4x4 Adventure Park

Experience : Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park

January 28th 2013

Imagine a place where you can take your beloved 4WD and put it to the test on a variety of landscapes, from rocks and steep inclines to muddy pits and soft sand.  A 4×4 utopia where you can have a …

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