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Editor's Choice - La Viv
By Lisa Monk

Kangaroo Island is a wonderful environment rich in nature’s treasures and with more than its fair share of breathtaking views and things to see and do.  Vivonne Bay on the island’s south coast is one of the standouts in an island of standouts, with its long crescent shaped beach, picturesque old jetty and access to many of the main attractions, such as Seal Bay, Kelly Hill Caves and the Remarkable Rocks. Living lightly in this environment is a holiday home that truly qualifies as unique.  It is not just the rammed earth, handcrafted and earth-friendly aspects, nor is it that it La Viv is one of those rare things – a completely wheelchair accessible holiday home.  It is all these things, as well as the location and the soul of the house, which its owners ... Read more

Review - Allure Beach Retreat
By Hannah Kothe

Allure Beach Retreat - best eco-friendly holiday accommodation When you find a property that fully embraces the eco-friendly philosophy and still manages to provide charming and well-appointed holiday accommodation, it is no wonder it wins the best eco-friendly accommodation section of the TakeABreak Awards. Surrounded by 50 acres of bushland, Allure Beach Retreat minimises the mark it leaves on the environment while still allowing you to relax in luxury and comfort and leave with memories of an unforgettable holiday in a magnificent location, Pennington Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island (after Tasmania and Melville Island) and is seven times the size of Singapore, stretching 155 km from east to west, 55 km at its widest point. I... Read more

Review - Eve's Cottages
By Penny Parsons

Lot 301, Bethany Road Tanunda, Barossa Valley South Australia The cottages are in a beautiful setting overlooking vineyards, looking towards the hills in the distance … and with all the little indulgences to make you feel really special. Overall rating?    Excellent What makes Eve’s Cottages different? You are only a few steps from the vines, and the thoughtful touches such as real coffee, hot chocolate, rocky road and chocolates and fresh milk mean that you relax as soon as you step through the door. Accommodation overview There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a large adjoining bathroom with a deep claw-foot bath … the perfect place to unwind with a glass of local wine!  The open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area is very spaciou... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Editor's Choice - Amy's House
By Penny Parsons

A beautiful B&B in Auburn, South Australia Visit the beautiful Clare Valley Wine Region, and come and indulge your senses at Amy's House, where all your creature comforts are catered for. Nestled in the old part of Auburn, the gateway to the Clare Valley, beginning of the Riesling Trail and stop-over for the world heritage Flinders Ranges. Auburn and the Clare Valley Only 1 ¼ hours from Adelaide, Amy's House is a stunning early Australian, fully self-contained bed and breakfast set in a tranquil garden. It features the latest country decor and offers a beautiful blend of old-world charm and modern day comfort. Amy's House is walking distance to award winning "Rising Sun Hotel", Mt Horrocks cafe and winery, Tatehams Restaurant and Grossets winery. Spend your day... Read more

Riverland, South Australia
By Kylie Jane Degeling

It can seem like a contradiction in terms – a holiday destination that is perfect for families in search of fun yet also perfect for couples looking for a quiet, romantic break. However South Australia’s Riverland is just that – a place where couples can connect and relax, enjoying fine wine and food, strolls along the river bank, candlelight picnics and a quiet federation-style floating cottage built for two. Families, in contrast, can have fun at an adventure park, zip about in watercraft, try their luck at fishing, rent a paddle steamer, and frolic along the river in a manner normally reserved for nostalgic American movies. Riverland, the stretch of the Murray River between Renmark and Waikerie, is beautiful… with limestone cliffs, vineyards, art galleries, ... Read more

Flinders Ranges and South Australian outback
By Kylie Jane Degeling

At one point in time, Australia’s vast deserts were teeming with marine life and completely underwater. The Eromanga Sea that once covered Australia’s outback disappeared between 100-120 million years ago, leaving behind fossils and opals, as well as terrain that is both rugged and beautiful. It’s hard to imagine the deep flowing water of this sea however, as today South Australia is the driest state in the driest continent on earth. But this is a good thing – it’s unlikely to rain on your holiday, and the flora, fauna, and desert features that are the result of this change from sea to desert are utterly fascinating. Coober Pedy is at the northern end of the South Australian outback, and here you will find an underground town with some buildings bobbing abo... Read more

Murraylands – Mannum
By Kylie Jane Degeling

The mighty Murray River is the longest in Australia at 2520 km (longer still if you add its tributary, the Darling River, to make it a continuous 3370 km river system). But it is the stretch towards the end of its long run across the country that beckons the most visitors. With its lovely sandstone cliffs, historic towns, vineyards and picturesque nature parks, Murraylands is, quite simply, paradise. Here, you can enjoy a fine glass of local wine while you laze back on a paddle steamer, gently chugging along at a pace that allows you to absorb all the beauty. The idyllic setting is perfect for romantics. The fine food and wine of the region is heaven for connoisseurs. The family-friendly attractions are perfect for children of all ages. And friends can celebrate the good times together &nd... Read more

Clare Valley and surrounds
By Lisa Monk

The Clare Valley is a slice of heaven on earth and you don’t have to be a wine lover to fall in love with this beautiful remnant of the way Australia used to be. Yet it is thoroughly modern in the wealth it produces for South Australia and the number of tourists who travel to the region, be they day-trippers, interstate travellers or visitors from overseas. Around every bend in the road is another sight to take your breath away. From grand old properties to the stone cottages that are reminders of the days when bullocks transported the grapes, to the historic church (and winery) at Sevenhill - which is an amazing amalgam of living history and great wine. The valley lies around 130 kilometres north of Adelaide and enjoys the fertile soil and climate of the Mount Lofty Ranges in whic... Read more

Indigenous travel
Australia
By Lisa Monk

  Dreaming of dreamtime travel? One of the great attractions of outback travel is the contact with the rich and ancient history and culture of indigenous Australians.  But did you know that it is not just the outback that offers you the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? The establishment of Indigenous Tourism Australia (ITA) has seen a cohesive approach being applied to the 300 or so Indigenous Tourism operators that are working energetically towards making a sustainable indigenous tourism experience available around Australia.  ITA was founded as part of Tourism Australia and is funded by the Australian Government as part of its commitment to grow quality indigenous niche tourism businesses in Aus... Read more

 
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