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Travel guide South Australia for Luxury


Destination wedding etiquette
By Kylie Jane Degeling

If the idea of running along the beach barefoot with your wedding gown streaming behind you sounds more tempting than walking down the aisle of a church or registry for your big day, you’re not alone. More and more couples are opting to seek out exciting destinations for their ceremonies rather than have their weddings closer to home. Australia is one of the most spectacular and diverse countries in the world to hold a destination wedding. You could choose to tie the knot on top of a hill in the Snowy Mountains. You might decide to say your vows on a sailboat while drifting around the Whitsunday Islands. Perhaps your dream wedding is out in the Red Desert on top of Kings Canyon or in a remote part of the Daintree Rainforest. There are countless breathtaking destinations in our vast ... Read more

Review - A Rainbow’s End Bed & Breakfast
By Kylie Jane Degeling

TakeABreak Awards 2009 Winner, Hosted accommodation: A Rainbow’s End Bed & Breakfast The winner of TakeABreak’s 2009 Hosted Accommodation Award was difficult to choose because Australia is home to thousands of quaint, unique, warm, and friendly B&Bs. With so many outstanding hosted accommodation options vying for the title, the winner needed to stand out with exceptional service. A Rainbow’s End in the Adelaide Hills did just that, with many extras and special touches leaving guests feeling truly cherished. Upon arrival at A Rainbow’s End, visitors are treated to a charming afternoon tea on the patio, where they can enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. Hosts Pam and Dave go out of their way to make guests feel welcome in their home, and many rave... Read more

Spotlight on- Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges
By Lisa Monk

Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges Imagine a region the size of Tasmania, one that stretches from Whyalla to the Nullarbor, from the Gawler Ranges to Port Lincoln - with nearly 2000kms of unspoilt coastline, it is home to sheltered bays, surfing beaches, fabulous sailing and fishing. Imagine exploring from the limestone cliffs to the national parks, watching whales and dolphins and enjoying the birdlife that abounds… well don’t imagine it – visit the Eyre Peninsula and see it all. Another treasure tucked away into this magical region is Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges. Its aboriginal name means ‘sweet water’ and refers to the permanent springs and billabong on the creek, which runs through the historic 200-hectare property.  This is purpose-built luxury accommod... Read more

Editor's Choice - Sea & Vines
By Lisa Monk

The McLaren Vale wine region has more than its fair share of treasures, and this picturesque 1850s stone cottage is just one of them.  Nestled in the foothills on 3 secluded acres on the glorious Fleurieu Peninsula, Sea & Vines Cottage is your perfect escape away from the scramble of everyday life. It is hard to believe that such complete peace and serenity can be found only 45 kms from Adelaide.  This is truly a rural idyll that is not only convenient to the city, but also close to the many wonders of the region.  McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is described as being “where the vines meet the sea”, which is why this lovely cottage is so well named. Sea & Vines is a renovated stone cottage, with two bedrooms, a fully equipped k... Read more

Review - Barossa Bluestone B&B
By Nicole Corson

This gorgeous bed & breakfast, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, is so welcoming that as you walk down the hallway towards the warmth and light you have the sense of returning home. Overall rating?           Outstanding   What makes Barossa Bluestone B&B different? The place is so welcoming when you arrive with the lights on in the bedrooms and warmth just radiating from the house. It is perfect for a couple wanting a weekend away, for families or even for business people looking to stay somewhere with soul.   Barossa Bluestone is only a short walk from the main street although you wouldn’t know it as it’s so quiet and relaxing. In the morning it was lovely just to take a walk down t... Read more

Touring Routes Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
By Tourism Australia

Some of Australia’s finest wine valleys and wildlife wonderlands are just a stone’s throw from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Historic architecture, fine food and a friendly welcome just add to the mood. Among the first travellers to cruise South Australia’s coast was explorers Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin. Although their respective nations, England and France, were at war at the time of their encounter in 1802, the pair swapped notes before peacefully going about their business to map the southern coast of Australia. It’s thanks to Baudin that today we have the Fleurieu Peninsula (honouring French politician, Comte de Fleurieu). This route takes you from Adelaide down through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula and across to Kangaroo Island, a haven for wildl... Read more

Travellers have their say on the best romantic accommodation in Australia
By Penny Parsons

TakeABreak.com.au Inaugural Winners announced The 2007 votes are in for the leading accommodation sites across Australia with guests rating their favourite hotels, motels, hostels, B&Bs and accommodation parks. TakeABreak.com.au, Australia’s only independent boutique accommodation website, has initiated a first time “Best Places to Stay” award for the tourism industry which recognises outstanding service in specialist segment categories. Winners were selected via an exhaustive process from over 11,000 properties in 1400 localities and 39 accommodation types. 16 categories were judged in total with winners awarded in segments such as Beach, Budget, Eco, Gay and Lesbian-friendly, Romantic and Self-contained accommodation. TakeABreak Romantic Accommodati... 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

The Barossa Valley
By Kylie Jane Degeling

To many throughout the world, it must seem unfair that – in addition to having beautiful beaches and scenery, a warm hospitable climate and adorable fuzzy animals with pouches, Australia also has the best wines. In any country where reds or whites are appreciated, you are bound to encounter Aussie wines proudly adorning the shelves of the best shops, or prominently listed on the menus in fine restaurants. The reason – our wines are truly special. And many of the best Australian wines call The Barossa Valley home. The Barossa Valley is made up of several small towns, villages, and hamlets, each with their own unique character and historical significance. A short drive from Adelaide, the region is approximately 40km long by 40km wide and consists of such historic towns as Betha... Read more

Plan the perfect honeymoon
By Penny Parsons

Location, Location, Location Just as location is important for your big day, for both the ceremony and your reception, choosing the right honeymoon destination is key to your enjoyment once all the hard work is over.   Whether it is the bride or the groom planning your honeymoon, there are a range of things you should consider. Selecting the right place to stay Finding the perfect place for your honeymoon is a big decision, but don’t let it overwhelm you. The following outlines some key areas that you and your partner should decide on well in advance: - One of the first things to decide is whether you want to go overseas, or stay somewhere local and simply hide away. - How long can you afford to take off (how long will your boss give you and how much will it cost). - ... Read more

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