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Travel guide South Australia

Review - Tumby Bay is Eyre Peninsula's "must see" town!

Tumby Bay on lower Eyre Peninsula is an idyllic location, renown for the 10km white sandy beach and relaxed friendly lifestyle. With the synergy of a sea level elevation, temperate climate and long sunshine hours, your holiday experience will be a true reflection of the spectacular characteristics this region is renowned for. Read more

Review - Suite 68
By Angela Taylor

68 Fletcher Road Mt Barker SA   The house looks new, is divided into two apartments, and sits within landscaped gardens. There is a lovely sense of light and space within.   Overall rating? Great, with excellent ambience What makes Suite 68 different? The apartment was immaculately clean, comfortable and welcoming and we felt very much at home during our stay here. The house is in a residential housing estate, so it is quiet and peaceful.   Accommodation overview We stayed in ‘Apartment A’, which has one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an ensuite. The lounge room has a sofa bed, making room for an extra person. The bed is made up with quality linen and towels are provided.   Facilities overview Our suite had a small kitchenette/laundry w... Read more

Review - Pobblebonk B&B
By Lisa Monk

TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards 2009 National Winner Pet-friendly Accommodation: Pobblebonk B&B   The first thing you think of when you hear the name ‘Pobblebonk’ is probably frogs, not dogs – and the property is named after the Eastern Banjo Frog and the distinctive ‘bonking’ call it makes. However, it is four legged creatures of the furry persuasion who are the real winners at Pobblebonk – oh, and their owners, of course! This delightful B&B is the winner of the Pet-friendly category in the 2009 TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards for its outstanding dedication to ‘fur children’.   Pobblebonk B&B is a truly pet-friendly property… one that doesn’t just allow dogs, but welcomes them and caters t... Read more

Review - Blue Breeze
By Kylie Jane Degeling

TakeABreak Awards 2009 Winner, Family-friendly Accommodation: Blue Breeze  There was once a time when families were expected to share a hotel room when they went on vacation. Together, they would squeeze into the small room, with the children sleeping on a foldout couch, floor or sharing a bed. Mum and Dad would need to decide whether to go to sleep early themselves, or stay up and quietly watch television or read while worrying whether they were keeping the children awake. Sure – parents could have chosen to pay for two adjoining rooms or a suite, but the expense was often prohibitive. Today, the options for economical family-friendly accommodation are endless and parents can happily take their children on holidays knowing that they can have the privacy of separate rooms, th... 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

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

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 - Stonewell Cottages
By Quentin Long

Stonewell Road Tanunda Barossa Valley South Australia The cottages are in a gorgeous setting, surrounded by vines and overlooking a private lake…. the quintessential wine experience! Overall rating?    Excellent, with outstanding ambience What makes Stonewell Cottages different? The cottages are far enough out of town for a perfect romantic escape, ideal for us as we were on our honeymoon. Even with three other cottages nearby, there is plenty of privacy and the setting among the vines and the view of the lake make it a wonderful place to spend time with someone special. Accommodation overview Our Haven Spa Retreat had a ‘pillow top’ queen-size bed, with quality linen and towels, and also had a wool quilt and electric blanket. Facilities... 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

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

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