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Style and luxury in the prefect location: Mayfair Hotel Adelaide. Photo: David Mariuz Our rating 4.5 out of 5 THE PLACE When it opened more than three years ago, this luxurious 170-room, 13-storey CBD digs filled a gaping gap in a somewhat anaemic Adelaide hotel scene desperate for the sort of five-star glamour rarely seen since […]
A touch Midsomer: Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills. Our rating 4.5 out of 5 THE PLACE What a relief to escape the city and head for the hills. Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills, that is. After a regrettable two night stay at a brand new though seriously service-challenged city establishment (hint: it’s attached to a […]
Stepping into Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. Photo: Mount Lofty House Our rating 4.5 out of 5 The Place There is a small issue with saying this is one of the oldest buildings in Adelaide, as technically it burned to the ground in 1983’s terrible Ash Wednesday bushfires. The property was originally owned by Arthur Hardy, a joint […]
Aerial view of Lake Eyre National Park, South Australia. Photo: Peter Rowe SPONSORED CONTENT With 300 or so national parks covering an incredible 20 per cent of the state, you’re never far away from wild nature in South Australia. Find them 20 minutes from the CBD in the mountains, an hour away on the coast, or […]
CRFT Wines sources fruit from small producers across the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Photo: Meg Hansen Photography Did you know that sparkling burgundy – Australia’s unique gift to the world of wine – was invented in the Adelaide Hills? Or that the first case of Australian wine ever sent to a British monarch came from […]
Stencil art and wine barrels at Lost in a Forest. Photo: supplied Wine is the new cult religion in the verdant Adelaide Hills, and its place of worship is here in the appropriately named ex-church Lost in a Forest, a name which is spot on for my current state of mind because, despite growing up […]
Afghan style rice, palaw (top right). The best places to eat out in Adelaide according to South African restaurant Africola chef and owner Duncan Welgemoed. OXTAIL BROTH, SAIGON GATE It might not look like much from the outside but Saigon Gate in Kilburn serves a lip-smackingly delicious oxtail broth made with fresh fennel, celery and […]
LOST IN A FOREST, URAIDLA: Taking its name from the Cure song, a tiny church in lush surrounds of Uraidla has been transformed into a smash-hit pizza restaurant; its walls a canvas for stunning, modern artwork. This is partly the brainchild of Taras Ochota, the rock-and-roll wine producer from Basket Range whose wines dominate the […]
The grand Mount Lofty House. “I felt like I was in an Agatha Christie novel when I stayed there,” a friend offered, as I prepared to travel to Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills. “Which novel?” I asked in return. “You’ll see,” she replied. Retire for the evening into one of the hotel’s 32 […]
Lost in a Forest is a self-proclaimed ‘wood oven wine lounge.’ Photo: Lost in a Forest SPONSORED CONTENT There’s been a quiet revolution in the Adelaide Hills, led by young producers, growers and artists in love with the region’s providence. They’ve forged a new food and wine scene that, though local and boutique, is getting […]
The Ghan. Photo: Anthony Dennis The Ghan’s chef de partie Chetan Suri. Photo: Anthony Dennis The Serbian Orthodox Church – one of five underground churches in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, South Australia. Photo: Alamy Coober Pedy resident and opal hunter Mila Kovacik. Photo: Anthony Dennis Red Centre tour guide Ceidleigh Bryce. Photo: […]
The island continent is blessed with a wealth of critters and creatures that can’t be found anywhere else.
Want to grab a selfie with a koala, kangaroo, Tasmanian devil or quokka? Have you always wanted to spot an elusive platypus? Maybe an echidna? It’s easy to meet Australia’s unique wildlife both in the wild and in wildlife sanctuaries.
Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is the world’s largest island and its smallest continent. There’s room to move in the Land Down Under, and with so many sights to discover and enjoy, there’s a great incentive to go on a walkabout adventure. Whether exploring the traditional lifestyle of the nation’s Aboriginal people, […]