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Review - Castle Keep B&B at Thorngrove Manor
By Quentin Long

Glenside Lane Stirling, Adelaide Hills South Australia This amazing castle-like gothic building stands majestically on a leafy street. It feels grand, whimsical and straight out of a fairytale. Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding ambience What makes Castle Keep B&B different? Located in a relatively quiet lane in Stirling, Thorngrove Manor is surrounded by green and towering trees. The gardens and the greenery of the Adelaide Hills make you feel as though you are in your own private and compact castle in Europe. Accommodation overview An amazing experience! Climb the spiral staircase, marvel at the stone flagged floors and the Angaston white marble and arrive at the sleeping/living sitting area, with nine sides and a vaulted ceiling. The 19t... Read more

Review - Dumas House
By Greg Barton

11 Druids Avenue Mt Barker SA The large and beautiful front gardens are a welcome surprise and the house is set well back, seeming to nestle within its leafy surrounds. It is a beautiful heritage-listed building, which makes you feel as though you are stepping back in time. Overall rating?    Outstanding What makes Dumas House different? The house was originally the home of the Dumas family (Charles Dumas founded the local newspaper) and there are many interesting mementos and historic touches that reflect the house’s history. The rear garden is a stand out feature of the property, not least because of the heritage-listed and majestic English oak but also thanks to the glorious gardens that provide an explosion of colour. Accommodation overview There... 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

Travelling with Teens
Australia
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... 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

 
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