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Farrell Flat silo art

Farrell Flat Silo Art | Clare Valley | South Australia

Farrell Flat Silo Art
South Australia’s latest silo art instalment has been completed. 
Artists Jarrod Soden and Matt Knights of Perplswet Designs have just completed the silo art masterpiece in Farrell Flat, in the Clare Valley (20 kilometres east of Clare and 22 kilometres southwest of Burra).
Before the lockdown, Jarrod and Matt spent 2 weeks and 140 […]

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Carrick Hill House Reopening | 28 Nov 2020

[ November 28, 2020; ]
Carrick Hill House Reopening to the Public Following Renovations
Following a $3.3 million renovation at Carrick Hill, the 1939 estate and former residence of Sir Edward and Lady Hayward in the Adelaide foothills will re-open to the public from Saturday 28 November 2020. The house has been closed since July 2019 for renovation work.
The renovation has […]

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Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | 6 Nov 2020 – 8 Mar 2021

[ November 6, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to March 8, 2021. ]
Giant Ferris Wheel Returns to Glenelg in 2020
The Giant Ferris Wheel is returning to Glenelg from November 2020 until March 2021 thanks to Mix102.3 and Lumo Energy SA. It provides spectacular views over the coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Standing 35 metres high, it’s the tallest portable wheel of its kind […]

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Pichi Richi Railway | Southern Flinders Ranges | Review

The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]

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Murphy’s Haystacks | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia

Take a wander through the amazing rock formations known as Murphy’s Haystacks.
by Katrina Gogel
Murphy’s Haystacks are a privately owned tourist attraction located approximately 40 kilometres from the seaside town of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Calling in for a visit while on holiday recently, we were wowed by the large wind worn rock formations which […]

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her majestys tour

Curtain Up: Her Majesty’s Theatre Tour | 20 Aug – 29 Dec 2020

[ August 20, 2020; August 25, 2020; September 1, 2020; September 8, 2020; September 15, 2020; September 22, 2020; September 29, 2020; October 6, 2020; October 13, 2020; October 20, 2020; October 27, 2020; November 3, 2020; November 10, 2020; November 17, 2020; November 24, 2020; December 1, 2020; December 8, 2020; December 15, 2020; December 22, 2020; ]
Curtain Up: Her Majesty’s Theatre Tour
Her Majesty’s Theatre, or The Maj as she’s fondly known, is truly a world class theatre, having just unveiled a $66million redevelopment in June 2020. Located on Grote Street in Adelaide’s Chinatown Precinct, The Maj is managed by Adelaide Festival Centre, making her a part of the family that is […]

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Carrick Hill Reopening | Springfield | 11 Jul 2020

[ July 11, 2020; ]
Carrick Hill is reopening the Gardens, Grounds and Cafe on Saturday 11th July at 10am.
After several months of closure due to COVID-19, Carrick Hill will be reopening to the public.
Carrick Hill is fortunate in being one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds […]

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RoofClimb | Adelaide Oval | Everything you need to know about doing a RoofClimb | Review

RoofClimb – Experience a birds eye 360° view over the beautiful city of Adelaide and beyond from the Adelaide Oval Rooftops 
The Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a unique experience both locals and visitors to Adelaide should all add to their bucket list.
If you’ve ever been to Adelaide Oval to watch an event you may have noticed groups […]

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City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Tour | Port Adelaide | Review

A self-guided tour of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship – Review
Do you have a Titanic fan among your crew? They’ll love experiencing being inside a genuine 1864 sailing ship, right here in Port Adelaide. 
by Carla Caruso
Port Adelaide is home to the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide. Yup, the world. And after […]

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National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | Review

Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one. 
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]

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Adelaide Zoo Childrens Zoo (19)

Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves National Park | Review

Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park
A nature based playground and South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site, get together for a great day of fun and digging into the treasures of our past.
by Natalie Thoo
As you walk up to the Naracoorte Caves Visitor Centre you can’t miss a newly curated playground just off […]

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SteamRanger Heritage Railway Journeys | Timetable & Station Locations | South Australia

[ September 1, 2019; September 8, 2019; September 15, 2019; September 22, 2019; September 29, 2019; October 6, 2019; October 20, 2019; October 27, 2019; November 3, 2019; November 10, 2019; November 17, 2019; ]
SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Tanunda

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley just outside of Tanunda, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call the wine region home.
There is something for everyone to enjoy, from watching chocolatiers making the artisan, handmade chocolate through the huge viewing windows in the retail area, to […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace | Review

 
Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city.  The Garden represents an important example of contemporary Japanese garden design and is meticulously maintained and beautifully presented.
Established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide’s sister city partnership with the ancient city of Himeji in […]

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Adelaide Riverbank Precinct | 15 Highlights for Families to Visit

Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza Creative Trail
The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct stretches from Gilberton through Bonython park and Bowden in the north west and is home to some of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings and recreational spaces. Adelaide is such a compact city, so you can easily wander the length of North Terrace and visit quite a […]

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Guido van Helten Coonalpyn silo artwork

Coonalpyn Silos Art – breathing life into a South Australian country town

Photo by Guido van Helten
Coonalpyn is now the home of a huge 30 metre artwork by internationally acclaimed street artist Guido van Helten.
The Viterra grain silos are fast becoming one of the most photographed artworks in Australia with many of the thousands of travellers on the Dukes Highway stopping their cars to take a look […]

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Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga | Play Space in the Heart of the City | Review 2014

Adelaide’s Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga – Play Space in the Heart of the City
On a grey winter’s day we decided to stop and take a look around to explore the changes that have taken place in the centre of the city.  Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga has been going through a major redevelopment and the results to […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

Whale Watching Season Victor Harbor May – October
Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about only metres from the shore each winter and […]

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Adelaide’s Own Popeye | Boat Ride Along the Torrens

Adelaide’s Own Popeye Boat Ride Along the Torrens
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons.  Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing and the boats have also […]

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Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens as a child.

It can be a fun little activity to do after seeing a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre; when you […]

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Mount Lofty Summit | Lookout, Restaurant, Cafe & Visitor Centre

Mount Lofty Summit Lookout, Restaurant, Cafe & Visitor Centre
There are so many places that I love to visit around Adelaide, but Mount Lofty Summit would have to be one of the most special.
Only 15km from the city and you’re well into the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive up the South Eastern Freeway.  Part of Cleland Conservation Park, […]

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The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park | Gumeracha

The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park at Gumeracha
Situated in the pretty town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and only 40 minutes from Adelaide you will find Australia’s number one ‘Big Aussie Icon’ The Big Rocking Horse, as judged by wotif.com.au.  Standing out for all to see in red and white, this is the World’s Biggest […]

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Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions for Families

Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions for Families
From the scenic hills down to the beaches below, South Australia offers an endless supply of things to do each and every day of the year. The list is always evolving, but there are firm favourites that keep both locals and visitors returning for more.
Our state’s tourist attractions are an […]

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