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South Australia panned for bizarre new tourism advertisement

The new South Australian tourism ad has mixed reviewsSource:Supplied A new ad released by South Australia Tourism has left viewers confused, with some saying the 30 second clip is “appalling”, “depressing”, “sad” and even “shocking” to watch. Dubbed “Don’t feel sorry for old mate”, the video focuses on an elderly man named “Dave” during what […]

South Australia to open to tourists after 11 days of no coronavirus cases

South Australia is looking to reopen to tourism.Source:Supplied After recording their eleventh consecutive day of no new coronavirus cases, South Australia has given local councils the green light to reopen playgrounds and skate parks and possibly even open borders to tourists once again. The state’s total number of coronavirus cases remains at 438, with 98 […]

Spectacular clouds snapped on Virgin flight from Perth

A Virgin Australia passenger captured these incredible wave clouds over the Great Australian Bight. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook A SPECTACULAR cloud formation captured during a flight over the Great Australian Bight has delighted weather enthusiasts and enraged conspiracy theorists. Virgin Australia posted photos of the clouds to Facebook, which were taken by a passenger during a Perth […]

Stirling and Aldgate: A complete travel guide to visiting the Adelaide Hills

Don’t Delay Your Stay: All the best things to see and do in Striling and Aldgate.Source:Supplied Welcome to Don’t Delay Your Stay, news.com.au’s campaign to support communities hard hit by this summer’s devastating bushfires. Many of these regions rely on tourism so one of the best ways to help is to visit and spend time […]

Taste the high life in the Adelaide Hills

Lost In A Forest where they offer brilliant wood-fired pizzas. Picture: Supplied Lost In A ForestSource:NCA NewsWire . In partnership with Tourism Australia Less than an hour’s drive from the South Australian capital, the Adelaide Hills district is some of Mother Nature’s finest work. With the rolling green hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges and […]

The Watson hotel at Walkerville hosts nude guest selfies art promotion

Adrienne Nicholls poses for a “No Robe” package at The Watson hotel in Walkerville. Picture: Tricia Watkinson.Source:News Limited GUESTS can shed their robes – and their inhibitions – to pose nude or semi-naked for an artist’s portrait in the privacy of their room as part of a package at a Walkerville hotel. There’s no need […]

Tourist trolled for posting selfies on dream Aussie holiday while the country’s ravaged by bushfires

Deni was trolled about going on holidays in AustraliaSource:Instagram A tourist on holiday in Australia has been trolled for posting selfies and pictures from her trip while bushfires ravage parts of the country. Deni Kirkova, who lives in Melbourne, was called “self-absorbed” and told to “get a life” on her Instagram account after posting a […]

Wacky plan to rename South Australia

There is a proposal to rename South Australia as Adelaide, after the capital city. Picture: Nick StillwellSource:istock A BIZARRE plan has been floated to ditch the name South Australia entirely and give our fourth largest state a new moniker. Instead of its current name, South Australia should be called simply Adelaide and its capital should […]

Why Adelaide is shining brighter than ever

Adelaide Oval, AdelaideSource:NewsComAu Sponsored Content. World travel guides keep calling Adelaide out as one of the best cities on Earth to visit. And with the buzz in the city, it’s no wonder. There’s an exciting energy in Adelaide right now. Over recent years the city has transformed itself into a vibrant, buzzing hub, home to […]

Woodside: A complete travel guide to visiting the Adelaide Hills

Don’t Delay Your Stay.Source:Supplied Welcome to Don’t Delay Your Stay, news.com.au’s campaign to support communities hard hit by this summer’s devastating bushfires. Many of these regions rely on tourism so one of the best ways to help is to visit and spend time in some of the most beautiful parts of our great country. One […]

World’s longest teddy bear fence to be destroyed because of ‘whingers and whiners’

Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello created the Teddy Bear fence two years ago, and is leading the charge to try and stop it being removed.Source:Supplied It may look like a harmless fence of teddy bears, but according to a local government in South Australia, this growing attraction spells big trouble. In fact, the 2000-bear strong fence — […]

How interstate visitors can get their hands on $100 South Australian hotel vouchers

SA is offering $100 hotel vouchers to interstate visitors. Picture: Daniel PurvisSource:Supplied Come one, come all! South Australia is offering $100 hotel vouchers in time for the summer holidays to encourage more people to visit the CBD and the regions. The program will provide $100 vouchers to use at participating CBD and North Adelaide stays […]

Air New Zealand offers ‘mystery breaks’ to domestic tourists

Air New Zealand is offering holiday packages including flights, accommodation and transport – but you won’t know where you’re going.Source:Supplied Short of paying someone to throw a sack over their heads and shove them into an unmarked van, it is likely this is the only way New Zealanders will be able to surprise themselves to […]

Round 4 of Great State Voucher: More $100 hotel vouchers to be released with interstate travellers open to apply

Hotel vouchers up to $100 will be up for grabs under SA’s fourth round of the Great State Voucher scheme. PIcture: SuppliedSource:Supplied South Australians and interstate visitors will have access to cheaper accommodation thanks to a fourth round of tourism vouchers to splurge on a staycation during winter. Premier Steven Marshall, who made the announcement […]

SA’s borders will open to NSW residents from midnight Wednesday

It’s official. South Australia will open its borders to NSW. Picture: Tait Schmaal.Source:News Corp Australia South Australia has announced it will officially open its borders to NSW as of midnight on Wednesday. Following the state’s Transition Committee meeting on Tuesday, Premier Steven Marshall said the decision was subject to no community transmission being recorded up […]

Families forced to say goodbyes as SA closes border with WA

Mary and Kevin Smith wave farewell to their daughter who will enter a five-day lockdown when she arrives home to Perth. Picture: Emma BrasierSource:News Corp Australia Mary and Kevin Smith hugged their daughter for the last time at Adelaide Airport before she entered a strict five-day lockdown in Perth. The Windsor Gardens couple saw their […]

SA restarts 14 day countdown to open borders with NSW

SA looks for another 14 days of no locally aquired cases in Greater Syndey before opening its border. Picture: MIKE BURTON/AAPSource:News Corp Australia South Australia has restarted the clock on the 14 days of no locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Greater Sydney required before there is any easing of border restrictions. The decision comes after […]

SA revokes hard border with WA, implements hot-spot system for Greater Perth

South Australian has pulled down its hard border arrangement with Western Australia. Picture: Emma BrasierSource:News Corp Australia South Australia has immediately dropped its hard border arrangement with Western Australia and has reverted to a hot-spot model with Greater Perth. The tough border restrictions were first implemented on Sunday, no longer allowing anyone from the state […]

South Australia wants 14 days of no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in NSW before opening border

South Australia will wait for NSW to have 14-days of no locally acquired cases before opening its border. Picture: Tom HuntleySource:News Corp Australia As NSW scrambles to get its COVID-19 outbreak under control, South Australia plans to keep its border shut to the state until there are 14 days of no new locally acquired cases. […]

Details of NSW traveller SA border bungle compensation scheme still up in the air

The SA Government is yet to detail its compensation scheme for NSW travellers caught up in the border bungle. Photo Sam Wundke.Source:News Corp Australia The South Australian government has failed to detail its promised compensation scheme for NSW travellers inconvenienced by Sunday’s border bungle but promises it will “immediately respond to people’s concerns”. Hundreds of […]

Tears, joy and free beer as SA border opens to Victoria

After nine months of not seeing each other, Ash McCall hugged his girlfriend Harriet Beard now the SA borders are open to Victoria. Picture: Tait Schmaal.Source:News Corp Australia When Ash McCall turned up to Adelaide Airport he stood teary eyed waiting for his girlfriend of three years to land from Melbourne. The 24-year-old hadn’t seen […]

‘Go down south with your mouth’ unofficial South Australia tourism campaign captures attention

The campaign poster for Go Down South With Your Mouth, South Australia A risque new tourism campaign, purporting to be for South Australia, has generated plenty of attention on social media, but the state’s official tourism body has denied any involvement. The supposed campaign urges Australians to “Go down south, with your mouth”, a phrase […]

Cameron Corner, where NSW, Queensland and South Australia borders meet, is a confounding, remote spot

James Fildes with his wife Melanie and their pet calf Yummo, one of two couples who run the Cameron Corner Store at Cameron Corner. Photo: James Brickwood For those parched NSW tourists who regularly roll up in the dust at the lonely Cameron Corner Store, 1330 kilometres north-west of Sydney, in search of an illicit […]

Stylish South Australian cabernet: three to try

No longer the red wine hero, cabernet sauvignon represents good value. Photo: iStock Cabernet sauvignon was once the hero grape variety in South Australian vineyards, shiraz much less so. The worm has turned. Everybody loves shiraz these days, with cabernet the poor cousin. Yet South Australian cabernet styles offer great variety, and prices haven’t always […]

Three wines from South Australia’s Clare Valley

The region’s time-honoured classic styles compare to wines from many more trendy districts. Photo: iStock South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley region has a long history of quality wine production, and its time-honoured classic styles compare with wines from many more trendy districts. Whites, riesling and semillon are the headliners, and in red wine, Clare’s hearty shiraz […]

Three bottles of great value South Australian shiraz

A good-value wine in my world is one that gets a high score relative to its price. Photo: iStock We might think of “good value” as a pejorative term that only relates to “cheap and cheerful” bottles, but in truth, good value for money can be found at $15 just as it can at $50. […]

Australia’s secret wine cellars and collections

Deep appreciation: Doug Govan restored an original cellar at the Victory Hotel. Photo: David Solm From the outskirts of Mount Gambier to a pub in the Adelaide Hills, you can find world-class wine in the most unexpected places. I’ve long held the theory that where you find great and interesting wines you’ll find great and […]

10 of the best places to eat and drink in Adelaide on a budget

The fried chicken served at NOLA has fast become Adelaide’s favourite. Photo: Supplied Take a tour of (R)adelaide’s delicious underbelly. One of crisp cocktails, slow-times-barbecue, the best breakfast just out of city limits, and sideshow things-on-sticks. Asian Gourmet If laksa is in order, head directly to the Central Market. This no-frills noodle joint has been […]

A chocolate and cheese lover’s guide to South Australia

Chocolate and wine matching at Hahndorf Hill Winery. Photo: Andy Rasheed South Australia‘s famous wine regions alone are enough to entice any traveller, but the state’s epicurean blessings don’t end there. The same fertile plains, bountiful orchards and prolific soils responsible for South Australia‘s great drops also produce a myriad of fine foods, with chocolate […]

Adelaide Hills, South Australia: Top 10 things to do

There’s a burgeoning craft beer and cider scene in the Hills. Photo: SATC The Adelaide Hills boast plenty of food and beverage options to satisfy everybody’s wants and needs, as well as breathtaking wildlife and rich history. 1. Live the high life at Mount Lofty House It’s easy to see why 1850s free settler Arthur Hardy […]

Bottling the spirit of Australia at Ochre Nation

Gin from Applewood Distillery, part of the Ochre Nation stable. Photo: Supplied “It’s a proper Willy Wonka factory today,” says Brendan, gesturing to the grape-crushing, gin-distilling, rosé-bottling bustle consuming his revamped 1920s cold store. As (one of) the brains behind such tasty treats as Espressocello, Chai Eau de Vie and Berry Blossom Nebbiolo, his nod […]

Fasten your seat belts for the return of Tasting Australia

Paul Carmichael (left) and Darren Robertson star in this year’s Tasting Australia festival in South Australia. Photo: Supplied Tasting Australia returns with private flights, one-off dining experiences, jura and sake tastings, and a festival of sausage in bread. One of the many symptoms of COVID-19 has been a quiet reinvention of the hospitality industry. Star […]

Fasten your seat belts for the return of Tasting Australia

Paul Carmichael (left) and Darren Robertson star in this year’s Tasting Australia festival in South Australia. Photo: Supplied Tasting Australia returns with private flights, one-off dining experiences, jura and sake tastings, and a festival of sausage in bread. One of the many symptoms of COVID-19 has been a quiet reinvention of the hospitality industry. Star […]

One perfect weekend: Where to eat and drink in South Australia’s Coonawarra

Coonawarra railway siding is a great picnic spot. Photo: Supplied It’s easy to forget how delicious cabernet sauvignon is. Often married with merlot or hidden in blends, the wine might be perceived as old-fashioned and austere. A draught horse lapped by colts pinot noir and riesling. Cabernet sauvignon is a wonderfully rewarding wine, though – […]

One perfect weekend: Where to eat and drink in South Australia’s Coonawarra

Coonawarra railway siding is a great picnic spot. Photo: Supplied It’s easy to forget how delicious cabernet sauvignon is. Often married with merlot or hidden in blends, the wine might be perceived as old-fashioned and austere. A draught horse lapped by colts pinot noir and riesling. Cabernet sauvignon is a wonderfully rewarding wine, though – […]

Places to eat in the Clare Valley, South Australia

Winery in Watervale, Clare Valley. Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission 1. Auburn Tasting notes: A colourful strip of stone-fronted cottages offering food, art and antiques, the village of Auburn is the start of the popular Riesling Trail, a walking and bike path that extends 36 scenic kilometres north to Clare. Wine me: Mount Horrocks Wines […]

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