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Lameroo Silo Art Project | Eastern Silo Reveal

The incredible Lameroo Silo Art Project was officially completed in April 2024 on the Eastern Viterra Silo, in Lameroo, South Australia.
The mural was completed in just 3 weeks, by the extraordinarily talented Sam ‘SMUG’ Bates, at the heels of art curators Juddy Roller.  This artwork beautifully reflects Lameroo’s rich farming routes, paying tribute to the […]

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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival | 7-10 Jun 2024

[ June 7, 2024 to June 10, 2024. ]
The Melrose Community invites you to Melrose for four days of mountain biking, food, music and family-friendly fun over the June long weekend at the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival.
The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is all about bringing the family to the gateway of the Flinders Ranges for the June long weekend for food, music, entertainment, […]

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Mushrooms | Walking Tours | Mount Gambier

When to see Ghost Mushrooms in Mount Gambier – Walking Tours.
UPDATE 2024: The Ghost Mushroom Lane event will not be opening this year, however you can book a guided tour. See below for more information.
Take your family on a walk into the forest at night and experience the glow of these intriguing fungi with a […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A family-friendly stay in a uniquely crafted, eco-friendly ‘tiny house’ – for up to four guests – in Lochiel, overlooking a ‘pink salt’ lake. With easy access to South Australia’s Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula!
Review by Carla Caruso
There couldn’t be more unique accommodation than staying by a pink salt lake, featuring a Loch Ness monster […]

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The Golden North Laura Fair | 13 & 14 Apr 2024

[ April 13, 2024 to April 14, 2024. ]
The award-winning Golden North Laura Fair is back in 2024.
This fun filled community event provides a wonderful country experience, with family friendly entertainment on offer over the whole weekend. With a fantastic lineup of entertainment and a wide array of vendors, the 2024 Laura Fair has something for everyone.
Highlights include a themed street parade by […]

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P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia | Review

Family-friendly P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about life on the water that continues to fascinate – as seen by the popularity of shows like The Love Boat and Below Deck!
To celebrate my dad’s 70th recently, I jumped aboard the P&O Pacific Explorer for a four-night […]

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Old Tailem Town | Tailem Bend | Review

Hidden behind the front gates just out of Tailem Bend is a surprisingly large pioneer village – Old Tailem Town, full of interesting history and plenty of old buildings to explore. 
Review by Claire Davill
South Australia’s Old Tailem Town has been run as a pioneer village for nearly 40 years now – and it’s all thanks […]

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Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the Wallaroo Foreshore.
Bring in the New Year in Wallaroo watching the Copper Coast New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.  Wallaroo will be holding two spectacular fireworks displays – the first at 9.30pm and then again at midnight on the corner of Chatfield Terrace and Jetty Road.

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Loxton Lights Festival | Christmas in Loxton | 25 Nov – 31 Dec 2023

[ November 25, 2023 to December 31, 2023. ]
Loxton is the home of Christmas in the Riverland.  Every year the Loxton Lights Festival gets bigger and better than the last and in 2023 they’re back once again.
Christmas is a magical time, full of enchantment, celebration and family. Now in its 32nd year, the Loxton Lights Festival will once again showcase the joyous festive […]

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Port Pirie Christmas Pageant | 2 Dec 2023

[ December 2, 2023; ]
The 62nd Port Pirie Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 2 December 2023.
Children and families of Port Pirie and surrounding districts are invited to attend this year’s Port Pirie Christmas Pageant on the first Saturday in December.  Join the crowds and see the streets of Port Pirie lined with happy faces as the colourful […]

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Tailem Bend Christmas Parade | 23 Dec 2023

[ December 23, 2023; ]
The Tailem Bend Christmas Parade will have free entertainment for the kids, plenty of market stalls and displays, food galore and music in the street on Saturday 23 December 2023.
Festivities will start at 4.30pm in Willow Street and Father Christmas will meet and greet the children after the Parade and you can take your own […]

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Pick Your Own Flowers | Shimmering Pines Farm | Sep & Oct 2023

Pick Your Own Flowers at Shimmering Pines Farm
Well known for their popular Sunflower Festival, Shimmering Pines Farm in Tarlee will be holding ‘Pick Your Own Flower Sessions’ this Spring.
You will need to register for updates via the Shimmering Pines Farm website as they will be releasing tickets to subscribers only.
Sessions will be spread out over […]

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Adelaide’s Outdoor Swimming Pools – Season Opening Dates

Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool
As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April.  Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming […]

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OTR Supersprint | The Bend Motorsport Park | 18-20 Aug 2023

[ August 18, 2023 to August 20, 2023. ]
OTR Supersprint – Repco Supercars Championship
Get ready for the first appearance of the GEN3 Supercars in a race setting in South Australia.
The Bend Motorsport Park will host the Repco Supercars Championship for the 7th time in 2023. Only an hour drive from Adelaide, the OTR SuperSprint is one of only two events on the calendar […]

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Quorn Silo Light Show | South Australia

[ July 22, 2023; ]
Quorn Silo Light Show
The Quorn Silo Light Show will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Australia’s most loved heritage railways.
Premiering on the Quorn Silo Light Show on the 22 July 2023 and then displaying throughout July and August, a brand-new story celebrating the volunteer run Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society and its accomplishments, […]

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SALA Festival | 1-31 Aug 2023

[ August 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023. ]
SALA Festival 2023
SALA runs for the entire month of August and is the largest community-based open-access visual arts festival in Australia.
SALA Festival is an open-access visual arts festival held annually which celebrates the work of living South Australian visual artists, regardless of age or experience. It involves exhibitions in venues like galleries, libraries, retail and […]

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Murray River Glows: A Celebration of Strength and Unity | 15-18 Jun 2023

[ June 15, 2023 to June 18, 2023. ]
Murray River Glows: A Celebration of Strength and Unity is a community-oriented event that is a combination of the deferred New Year’s Eve celebration, a proposed lighting event and a community recovery event.
The event will be held at Wharf Hill Reserve in Murray Bridge from 15 – 18 June 2023. The Rural City of Murray Bridge […]

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Nilpena Ediacara National Park | Flinders Rangers

Nilpena Ediacara National Park
It may have been 550 million years in the making, but South Australia’s newest national park was officially opened by Minister for Environment and Water Dr Susan Close in April 2023.
Nilpena Ediacara National Park is home to one of the world’s most significant fossil sites due to the unique state of preservation […]

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Go-Karting at The Bend Motorsport Park | Tailem Bend | Review

The Bend Kartdrome – South Australia’s Fastest Go-Karts.
Get a crew together for some action on the track, Mums and Dads included!
Just over an hour by car from Adelaide is the town of Tailem Bend, home to South Australia’s international award winning, state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, The Bend Motorsport Park.  As well as hosting […]

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Copper Coast Railway | Miniature Train Rides | Kadina

Copper Coast Railway – Miniature Train Rides in Kadina
Take a 1km journey around the grounds of the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre and Farm Shed Museum behind one of their scale model trains. Operates on the 1st and 3rd weekend each month (subject to change – check their Facebook page here for confirmation)
Copper Coast Rail […]

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Blue Lake/Warwar | Mount Gambier

The central attraction in Mount Gambier is the unique Blue Lake, and it’s worth checking out if you are visiting Mount Gambier or the Limestone Coast. And yes, it really is blue!
The colour of the lake is something you really have to see with your own eyes. Photos just don’t do it justice! The best […]

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Metro Bakery & Cafe | Mount Gambier

Metro Bakery & Cafe in Mount Gambier
Review by Claire Davill
The Metro Bakery & Cafe in central Mount Gambier is the perfect family-friendly spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch, or a quick coffee and cake.
Located on Commercial Street East, the Metro Bakery & Cafe is sprawling with plenty of booths and tables inside, out the front, […]

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Umpherston Sinkhole/Balambul | Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier’s Umpherston Sinkhole/Balambul
Mount Gambier is full of gardens, and the Umpherston Sinkhole is definitely a unique garden to visit. There is plenty to see here, possums to feed, and it’s well worth a visit when you are in the area.
Umpherston Sinkhole is free to enter, there is ample parking and there are picnic areas both […]

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South Australian Country Shows | Dates & Locations

South Australian Country Shows
There are over 45 country shows held each year in South Australia. Fabulous family fun for everyone, country shows not only focus on traditional show activities for agriculture and horticulture, they also feature other activities such as rides, sideshows, showbags, fireworks and plenty of free entertainment. 
Country shows are wonderful community events and […]

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Valley Lake Playground | Mt Gambier

Valley Lake Playground in Mt Gambier
Review by Claire Davill
This playground in the Valley Lakes recreation area in Mt Gambier has everything – fully fenced, shaded, toilets nearby, barbeques and picnic shelters, and a huge variety of play equipment including a lot of accessible features.
Valley Lake is a crater lake near the famous Blue Lake in […]

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Old Mt Gambier Gaol | Family-friendly Accommodation | Review

Old Mt Gambier Gaol
Review by Claire Davill
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is a fantastic family-friendly option for accommodation while exploring the South East region of South Australia. It’s low-cost, historical, flexible and caters to families and groups very well.
The Gaol is a unique accommodation option – it’s the only jail in Australia that you can […]

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Morgan River and Rail Adventure Park | Review

Morgan River and Rail Adventure Park Review
By Claire Davill
Morgan is a lovely township on the Murray River with plenty to see and do, and the playground here is a fantastic themed playground based on the paddle steamers and trains that frequented the town in days gone by.
The first thing that catches your eye is the […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park Playground Review
By Claire Davill
Whether you’re making a short stop during a Riverland road trip, or staying at Waikerie for longer, the riverfront playground ticks all the boxes for play. From fully-fenced, fully-shaded equipment, to water play and nature play, plus ample picnic facilities and nearby toilets, there’s a lot on offer […]

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Big Band Christmas Bash! | Renmark | 10 Dec 2022

[ December 10, 2022; ]
Big Band Christmas Bash!
Celebrate Renmark’s Christmas on the Murray Festival with the Big Band Christmas Bash.
Featuring crooner Bill Parton with the 18-piece Adelaide Big Band (South Australia’s premiere semi-professional jazz orchestra), enjoy luscious-sounding big band renditions of your favourite Christmas songs including ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’, ‘Jingle […]

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Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve Event | 31 Dec 2022 – CANCELLED

Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve Event – CANCELLED
NEW Year’s Eve celebrations in Murray Bridge have been cancelled this year out of respect for victims of flooding.
 
Read more here
Due to popular demand the Rural City of Murray Bridge will be hosting a family friendly, New Year’s Eve party at Sturt Reserve featuring local musicians, a kids’ […]

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