A travel triangle between South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland has allowed for a mini escape from isolation. After months of lockdown, residents in these States and territory are now able to step across their borders once more. Over the past few months it was hard to imagine a world without an ability to travel. Continue reading “Healing Power of Travel”
One way to escape into travel without leaving your country is to immerse yourself in an international movie festival. Over the past two weeks the Italian Film Festival provided that much needed escape to Bella Italia. Continue reading “Living Italian in Adelaide”
In South Australia you can go overseas without leaving the State. Overseas at least to Kangaroo Island – this means you have to cross a stretch of water by ferry to get there. Once you are there, there is a natural, remote paradise to explore. Kangaroo Island is one of the most popular destinations in South Australia and top of the tourist list. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Kangaroo Island”
Winter in Australia can get cold, but that is the best time to head for the south coast and try an spot some playful whales. From as early as mid May head south to glimpse any of the 30 species of whales found in South Australian waters. The whales usually hang around until early September before heading off again. The most popular places to catch a glimpse of the whales Victor Harbor through to Goolwa. Continue reading “Whale Watch Adelaide”
The city of churches is often overlooked by its eastern seaboard neighbours, but it has so much to offer if you are looking for a different kind of vacation. With so much wide open space, a laidback community, world class wineries and best festival in the world; Adelaide has something for all.
As Australia slowly begins its journey towards a new normal, to get to Adelaide you can either fly, drive or take the train from most capital cities.
There are lots of accommodation options in and around the city. Hotels and apartments are centrally located and can be booked through your favourite online booking website such as Booking.com, Hotel.com, Trivago or even TripAdvisor.
As restaurants, bars and cafes begin increasing their opening hours, there are a range of options along Rundle Street or Gouger Street to satisfy your hunger. You can choose from Italian, Asian, vegetarian or vegan. While you are on Gouger Street check out the Central Markets next to Chinatown for daily fresh produce.
Things to Do
Free Walking Tours
Explore the city at your own pace with your mobile device as a local guide. Simply download the State Library of SA Walking Tour App and choose from several walks around the city. Choose the democracy walk which takes you along North Terrace passed the museum and galleries or delve into the cities dark past and discover some shady characters.
While it is not as high as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is still a must do. Once on top, you can get a Birdseye view over the River Torrens before gazing down at the playing over below. If you are in town during football season check out the ticket options for roof seating.
BBQ on the River
Indulge in an Aussie BBQ while enjoying a cruise with a difference on the River Torrens. BBQ Buoys are a floating round boat with a barbecue in the middle. Perfect for enjoying lunch or dinner on the water.
Hahndorf Day Trip
Day trip to Adelaide Hills – being so close to the hills take a trip by car, or bus, to the historic German town of Hahndorf. Buildings and shops still retain their old world charm in a modern day society. Enjoy lunch at a traditional German pub of schnitzel and German beer.
Head to the Beach
The beach in South Australia is popular all year round. A short drive from the city centre will have you at Henley Beach in the west or jump on the tram and head south to Glenelg Beach. While they may be quieter during the winter months, it makes it perfect for exploring without the crowds. However, during summer take advantage of the cafes for lunch, dinner or simply a sunset cocktail.
Travel journals provide you with a lasting memory of your vacations to refer to over and over again. However, a travel journal is much more than just an account of what you saw, did or ate. Writing a journal is an art and written with all of your senses. Continue reading “Writing a Travel Journal”
On a cold winter day, there is nothing more relaxing than to curl up with a good book and a hot chocolate (or glass of wine). For travellers, it is a chance to research and read about new destinations to explore. Continue reading “Five Books to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”
It would seem that international travel is off the cards until at least next year. Yet it does not mean you cannot experience the world through other mediums. Films about travel are one such way of immersing yourself in another destination from the comfort of home. Continue reading “Five Movies to Inspire Post Lockdown Travel”
Travelling light is always a challenge, especially when you may be travelling through multiple climates. From my first trip more than 20 years ago, I have significantly reduced the amount of luggage needed for my travels. I remember on my first trip to London in the nineties, the big suitcase full of clothes weighing me down as I travelled around the United Kingdom. Continue reading “Savvy Travellers Packing Guide”
As soon as borders started to close, airlines began grounding their fleets. This meant travellers were left with no option but to cancel their vacations. Social media soon flooded with protests about airlines who refused to refund airfares in full. Continue reading “Airline Refunds and Future Travel”