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Travel guide South Australia for Whale Watching


Penneshaw
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Ride a ferry to a beautiful natural landscape populated by fairy penguins, koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, and wallabies. Penneshaw, known as the 'gateway to Kangaroo Island', is the place where you first disembark a ferry from the mainland and open your eyes to see a wonderland of beauty. Kangaroo Island is a magical place to holiday, offering stunning vistas, tranquil waters, friendly locals and a place to truly appreciate the uniqueness of Australia’s animals.    Things to do: Fairy Penguin tour: This is certainly a highlight of Penneshaw. The fairy penguin tour leaves from Penneshaw Penguin Centre, and allows visitors to see these adorable creatures waddle up to their burrows from the beach after sunset. Tours last around 45 minutes and include entry into the interpreti... Read more

Review - Yondah Beach House
By Lisa Monk

Tucked into the sand dunes of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘shipwreck coast’ is an absolute jewel – Yondah Beach House. This architect-designed home is set in 300 private acres and offers spectacular sea views across rugged limestone cliffs to Kangaroo Island. The winner of the ‘Self-contained’ category in the 2009 TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards, this property offers everything you need for a wonderful holiday experience in a glorious location and is only 25 kms from Marion Bay and the stunning Innes National Park. Stroll from the front steps along the cliff tops and you may see whales or sea lions playing in the surf, or make your way down the cliffs and bask on a perfect sandy beach of your very own. Wander through the pristine mallee scrub and marvel a... Read more

Life’s a Beach!
Australia
By Kylie Jane Degeling

The bronzed Aussie with a nose covered in zinc cream, a surfboard, and big happy grin is a stereotype held by many people throughout the world. The bronzed part is easy enough – even with sunblock, t-shirts, and hats, lovely tans are hard to avoid given our abundance of sunshine. The zinc cream is our way of saying, “Hey – it’s cool to be sun-safe – protect yourself!” The surfboard (or fishing rods, scuba gear etc) is because there are so many adventures to be had at each of our beaches. And the big happy grin? Hey – when you have thousands of kilometres of coastline, you just can’t stop smiling. For this reason, Australia welcomes millions of visitors to our shores, all hoping to catch a taste of the Aussie life, even if only for a week. ... 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

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

 
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