South Australia

A view of the Barossa Valley amongst the rolling yellow hills

Barossa Valley Wine Region

January 27th 2013

The Barossa Valley Wine Region is located about 75km northeast of Adelaide, just outside of Gawler.  There are three towns that make up the valley – Nuriootpa in the north, Tanunda in the south and Angaston to the east.  The …

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Peter, Dave, Jo & Juz

Eating Out : Blond Coffee, Angaston SA

January 26th 2013

We had been communicating with an old friend who was on his way back to Melbourne with his beautiful lady after 6 months travelling around Australia.  Our meeting point was to be the Barossa and word around town said that …

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Dave & Juz outside Adelaide Central YHA

Adelaide Central YHA

January 24th 2013

  Located in the northwest quadrant of the city, the Adelaide Central YHA is a three story building that is bustling with young international travellers and tourists.  It’s a busy hostel with a youthful, vibrant atmosphere, where everyone is sociable …

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A souvenir shop selling funny aprons

Town Profile : Hahndorf

January 22nd 2013

This beautiful little town with its pretty, tree-lined streets is the oldest non-British settlement in South Australia.  Its history is heavily soaked in German spirit, which is evident in the old buildings, old street lamps and the businesses that start …

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Horseshoe Bay with Port Elliot Jetty

Town Profiles on the Fleurieu Peninsula

January 21st 2013

The Fleurieu Peninsula was named by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin, who dedicated his finding to another French explorer called Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu.  This beautiful region south east of Adelaide is the perfect getaway from the rush and …

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The sun sets over a vineyard

McLaren Vale Wine Region

January 20th 2013

McLaren Vale is a small down that is booming with food and wine culture.  The main street is lined with restaurants, cafes and gourmet stores with olives, nuts and other local delights available for sampling.  It is very commercial and …

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Beautiful Maslin Beach... one of the best beaches in SA!

Experience : Maslin Beach

January 18th 2013

Our first opportunity to get naked in public…   Just south of Adelaide is Maslin Beach, which is not only one of the prettiest beaches in SA, but also the first legal nudist beach in South Australia.  We followed the ‘UNCLAD …

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Dave spying distant beaches on the way to Deep Creek Cove

Camping : Deep Creek Conservation Park

January 17th 2013

When we arrived, it was dry and hot and we were surprised that the park wasn’t closed due to extreme fire danger.  The rangers at the park headquarters were extremely friendly and offered suggestions on where to camp and what …

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The beautiful Port Elliot Beach House YHA

The Port Elliot Beach House YHA

January 12th 2013

  Worn and weary, after a less than ideal Christmas day working on the Troopy to change the water pump, we rolled into Port Elliot.  We were to stay at the YHA here for about 10 days and we were …

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$100 front

$100 Day : Adelaide

January 6th 2013

  We were keen to see as much as we could of Adelaide but didn’t want to spend a fortune, so we set out on a mission to explore and experience as much as we could while still maintaining a …

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Happy snaps with the koala!

Urimbirra Wildlife Park

January 6th 2013

  Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located only 5 minutes north of Victor Harbor and is the home for over 400 Australian animals, like kangaroos, koalas, snakes, lizards and birds.  There are also farm animals like chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs …

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

New Years Eve in Port Elliot

January 3rd 2013

The Night Before NYE Juz cooked an experimental Bolognese sauce with Jim’s Jerky biltong and served it with sweet potato noodles, which resembled the tentacles of jelly fish.  We sat at one of the tables on the deck, beside two …

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The Front Bar

Eating Out : The Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham SA

January 1st 2013

Affectionately called The Ed, this was the closet pub to our caravan park and we were stoked that they were able to fit us in on their busiest night of the year!  The venue first opened in 1869 and was …

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