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A road trip of Essence 1313km, each one a feast for the senses

From seafood to surfing, wine to wildlife, monuments to markets, the Southern Ocean Drive takes you through some of the state’s most striking landmarks. Get behind the wheel for a true South Australian adventure A massive sea lion is sprawled across our path. It’s a magnificent – and terrifying – sight. The beast, weighing at least 300kg, lets off the …

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Coonawarra

Learning lessons from the past to create inspired wines of the future is what gives one of the country’s premium wine regions its lasting advantage Hip winemakers setting trends from the many new vineyards lining city fringes may arguably be the way of the future but, in the Coonawarra, there is a clear advantage to producing wines, says Wynns winemaker …

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Jock Zonfrillo’s weekend of food Australia’s hottest chef lines up Adelaide’s best flavour destinations, and a few visual gems as well, for 48 hours of heaven on your next weekend visit Asking Jock Zonfrillo to reveal his favourite places to pick up a knife and fork in and around Adelaide is like opening a floodgate – his nominations pour in …

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HUGH SHERIDAN – MyAdelaide

He may now be based in Los Angeles but, for Adelaide-born Hugh Sheridan – who won Australian hearts playing Ben Rafter on TV’s packed to the rafters – there’s still no place like home Favourite coffee spot? I love Argo in Victoria Square. They’ve also got a lot of great vegan stuff there. Favourite place for dinner? I can’t go …

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20 years of thrills, spills & triumphs

Tour Down Under With world-class racing and an extended women’s event, South Australia’s famous TDU is now the complete package In 20 years, the Santos Tour Down Under has morphed into a two-week festival of cycling, offering fans not only world-class racing but entertainment and a unique experience showcasing the best of South Australia. But until 2015 something was missing, …

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21st Birthday Feast

It’s more than a mardi gras. Yes there are sequins and sparkles, feathers, leather and lace but there’s also community outreach, conversation forums and even Christian worship This is Adelaide’s Feast – and there’s nothing else quite like it in Australia. Every year, the annual queer arts and cultural festival attracts national and international attention, drawing performers and visitors from …

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My life changed in 48 hours

The multi-billion dollar South Australian health and medical precinct, the so-called BioMed City, is blossoming as the southern hemisphere’s largest hub of its type, bringing together research, education, clinical care and business development. Both the $200 million South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and its neighbour, the $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital, are attracting some of the world’s …

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Love affair with benefits

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – it’s a saying that certainly rang true for Peter Ni one Friday night last June. The Sydney property investor, and his wife, Olivia, spent their first night in Adelaide having dinner on Gouger St when Mr Ni fell in love with the city. The popular strip in the CBD …

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21st Birthday Feast

It’s more than a mardi gras. Yes there are sequins and sparkles, feathers, leather and lace but there’s also community outreach, conversation forums and even Christian worship This is Adelaide’s Feast – and there’s nothing else quite like it in Australia. Every year, the annual queer arts and cultural festival attracts national and international attention, drawing performers and visitors from …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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Matt’s Top Adelaide Cabaret Picks

It’s the show international stars want to be part of. The Adelaide Cabaret is the biggest and best festival of its kind in Australia. The two-week event once again turns on the party only a couple of months after Mad March attracted punters from around the globe to witness the Adelaide Fringe, the Festival, Womadelaide and Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Held …

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Festival city on the march

Words Patrick McDonald It may be colloquially known as “Mad March” but the truth is that Adelaide’s festival season — which incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to racing carnivals of both the high-octane and equine varieties — rolls out from mid-February in a constant procession of entertainment which completely takes over the city. From one of the …

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Creative state of mind

Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too Words Andrew Fenton Every state’s film outfit invests in movies — but rather uniquely the South Australian Film Corporation actually stars in them too. The film body’s stunning heritage listed main building at Glenside, in Adelaide, has appeared in …

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The Guide – Nov/Dec/Jan

What’s on in South Australia NOVEMBER Tartuffe by Molière Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, city November 4-20 This performance, presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions, follows Orgon who leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Vegan Festival …

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Festival Fun

Culture & Arts From Adelaide Festival and Fringe to Clipsal 500, every March Adelaide is turned into a mecca for entertainment-hungry punters. It comes as no surprise then locals call this time of the year “Mad March”. Festival shows its true Saul Barrie Kosky brings daring opera to SA Outrageous opera of truly biblical proportions will reclaim its rightful place as the centrepiece …

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Artist of many faces

Damien Shen is a rich man – not necessarily in terms of money, but culture. The South Australian artist has Chinese and Aboriginal bloodlines. His ancestry has often been the subject of his work. Now, as part of OzAsia, he joins forces with Badiucao, one of the most prolific artists and political cartoonists in China: his work challenges the nature …

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Love affair with benefits

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – it’s a saying that certainly rang true for Peter Ni one Friday night last June. The Sydney property investor, and his wife, Olivia, spent their first night in Adelaide having dinner on Gouger St when Mr Ni fell in love with the city. The popular strip in the CBD …

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The Godfather of business

Behind the man who makes investment happen One of South Australia’s most prominent – and powerful – entrepreneurs is kicking goals for his state, creating 6000 jobs in just two years and attracting global interest. And, when it comes to footy, he is more than happy to point businesses in the right direction Getting an interview with the chairman of …

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Steel, Glass & Heart

Adelaide’s skyline is morphing on a daily basis as tower after tower and other assorted shapes rise up around what will soon be the city’s new beating heart – the giant Festival Plaza For decades, Adelaide’s North Tce stood relatively unchanged, anchored by the marble edifices of its colonial past. Parliament, the railway station, museum, art gallery and hospital buildings …

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Deep Under Cover

Gold. Silver. Copper. Uranium. Iron ore. South Australia’s lands are rich with minerals, as more and more companies are discovering When OZ Minerals chief executive Andrew Cole announced the go-ahead for the company’s $916 million Carrapateena copper and gold mine in Far North South Australia in August, his message was clear: this is only the beginning. OZ, which also owns …

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Get on the Hydro Bus

Hydrogen-fuelled buses will be seen on Adelaide’s roads before 2020, as part of a new three-year trial powered by the State Government’s ambitions to clean up its transport fleet and build a new export industry. Expressions of interest for the $9 million trial covering six buses closed on October 9, after which short-listed parties were invited to tender for the …

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The People’s Power

It’s the dawn of a new era for South Australia’s energy storage technology, with a major US company set to establish an office in Adelaide by the end of 2017 and work on the $650 billion Aurora solar-thermal plant at Port Augusta expected to begin early next year Thousands of mirrors soaking up the sun will soon turn a dusty …

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Centre of the Universe

History was made in Adelaide in September when the first national space agency was announced. Now the city is launching into securing a significant stake in this booming industry Pamela Melroy doesn’t toy with small ideas. The retired NASA astronaut commanded a space shuttle, spent almost 1000 hours in space and worked on the Orion spacecraft. “After working at DARPA …

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LET’S ROCK

From delicate seas to delicacies: fishing for southern rock lobster in the Southern Ocean takes patience, stamina and, for fisherman Paul Regnier, No Fear…   It is just after 4am and the water in Robe’s Lake Butler Marina is like glass – but the weather can be deceiving in the shielded wharf. Out in the Southern Ocean, once you are …

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The Power of One

Billionaire Elon Musk has focused his star power on South Australia, promising to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the Mid North, simultaneously coming to the aid of the state’s troubled energy system. HOME to just over 1400 people, Jamestown is perhaps best known as the birth place of bush fashion pioneer R.M Williams and enterprising mayor-turned premier …

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Future Vision

What jobs will look like in 2050 When Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon in 1969, we knew humanity was headed to places, and ideas, few had yet contemplated. Global leaders in space exploration have set their sights on Mars and commercial space flights could be on the cards for paying customers of Richard Branson’s …

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Women of Influence

The power of knowing words RENATO CASTELLO   photography Tricia Watkinson It’s less than a week before Adelaide’s universities wind down for festive break and Professor Tanya Monro has a full agenda. There are student graduations, last-minute meetings, and the necessary loose ends that must be tied-off before campuses empty for the prolonged summer. We are due to meet in her …

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Leaders in Education

The Universal Touch – World leading research & facilities words craig cook Melissa Bendell is only 23 but the student from Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast has high ambitions. She has an undergraduate degree in business and tourism from James Cook Univeristy in Queensland; explored cultural heritage and tourism management strategies in Asia; and now is looking to …

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Tonsley – Collaboration Explosion

An innovation hub in Adelaide where students rub shoulders with big business is revolutionising education and employment in SA. Having won awards for its sustainable design, the Tonsley district is now looking at expanding words Alexandra Economou Collaboration is king at Adelaide’s Tonsley district, a place where education, business and innovation meet. Formerly home to a Mitsubishi car-making plant, Tonsley …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Crowning Glory

LABOUR OF LOVE WORDS ANNA VLACH PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER If you’re going to follow Coco Chanel’s famous “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” style edict, just make sure it’s not your millinery if you’re meeting Sylvy Earl. The official milliner for this year’s Adelaide Cup has had a lifelong appreciation of hats …

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Fashion Queens

Just Acler Words Alexandra Economou & Anna Vlach Making a name for itself nationally and overseas, South Australian affordable luxury label Acler was always going to cut it. After all, designers Julia Ritorto and Kathryn Forth had sewn up a deal with Myer ahead of its official launch. The national retailer signed Acler in mid 2015 on the credentials of …

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48 Hours Shop till You Drop

Bauhaus Located in Adelaide’s East End in Rundle St, this treasure trove stocks an eclectic range of quirky and colourful jewellery and accessories by local brands including Palas charms, as worn by Asher Keddie on Offspring. Take home an SA wearable artefact in the form of one of Barossa Valley jeweller Sue Garrard’s upcycled bespoke pieces made from pre-loved men’s …

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Fashion Trendsetters

The Adelaide Fashion Festival is a highlight of South Australia’s social calendar. Three trendsetters talk up the annual event, taking place October 19-23. Nicole Bonython-Hines Stylist “The festival gives the public a view into a world that’s rarefied – this event is not only for industry but it showcases an international calibre of runway show to the general public who …

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The New King of Glam

If you follow fashion, you will definitely know and, no doubt, love Paolo Sebastian. words by anna vlach The cutting-edge couture label by Adelaide designer Paul Vasileff has been worn by everyone who’s anyone: Kim Kardashian in a Vogue Australia shoot styled by another South Australian-born global name, Christine Centenera, and a number of other stars. They include two of …

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Coonawarra

Learning lessons from the past to create inspired wines of the future is what gives one of the country’s premium wine regions its lasting advantage Hip winemakers setting trends from the many new vineyards lining city fringes may arguably be the way of the future but, in the Coonawarra, there is a clear advantage to producing wines, says Wynns winemaker …

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Jock Zonfrillo’s weekend of food Australia’s hottest chef lines up Adelaide’s best flavour destinations, and a few visual gems as well, for 48 hours of heaven on your next weekend visit Asking Jock Zonfrillo to reveal his favourite places to pick up a knife and fork in and around Adelaide is like opening a floodgate – his nominations pour in …

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Knives, Sweat & Salt

10 food and drink heroes From German beer-makers to Adelaide’s rock star of wine, from a taste of Africa to groundbreaking creations using native produce, South Australia is the melting pot of exciting new flavours   Darryl Catlin Sidewood’s winery and ciderhouse in the Adelaide Hills only started producing cider in 2014 but Darryl Catlin has already proven he has …

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Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Cheers Beers

TASTE OF THE REGION WORDS MIKE GRIBBLE Pre-eminent master brewer Dr Charles Hahn jokes that when he arrived in Australia from the US in 1981, he was introduced to our seven-course meal – a meat pie and a six-pack. Hahn, 70, from Colorado, is founder of Sydney’s Hahn Brewery – later becoming Lion’s Malt Shovel with its James Squire beers. …

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Vintage vision

Obsessed … and just a  little bit mad Words: Tony Love Chester Osborn is no stranger to the outrageous. His shirt collection alone is infamous worldwide. His lengthy, blond curls hang unfettered over his mid-fifties year old shoulders. Social pages have thrived on numerous pictures of the McLaren Vale winemaker dressed up to the nines and beyond – from a …

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Prince of Provenance

Jock Zonfrillo’s food journey has taken him from foraging and fishing with his Scottish and Italian grandfathers and cooking for one of the world’s best chefs, Marco Pierre White, in England, to his own award-winning restaurants in Adelaide Words Dianne Mattsson SA’s abundant food bowl reared its virtues to colourful chef Jock Zonfrillo long before he contemplated life in Adelaide. …

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In the Spirit

SA’s finest distilleries 36 Short Virginia Spirits Distillery Brothers Jon and Con Lioulios have distilled and launched Australia’s first Rakia, the national drink of the Balkans. The brothers make their small-batch craft spirit as a tribute to their Macedonian-born father, Pando. The Gold Rakia has a rich aroma with a full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a hint of aniseed and sweet …

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Taste of SA

Native honey with green ants and slow-cooked mutton necks – dining out in Adelaide has become an experience one will never forget. With the world’s best chefs at the helm of Adelaide’s kitchens and tremendous produce at their doorstep, it comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of first class restaurants in the city.  The variety ranges from …

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Coonawarra

Learning lessons from the past to create inspired wines of the future is what gives one of the country’s premium wine regions its lasting advantage Hip winemakers setting trends from the many new vineyards lining city fringes may arguably be the way of the future but, in the Coonawarra, there is a clear advantage to producing wines, says Wynns winemaker …

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Jock Zonfrillo’s weekend of food Australia’s hottest chef lines up Adelaide’s best flavour destinations, and a few visual gems as well, for 48 hours of heaven on your next weekend visit Asking Jock Zonfrillo to reveal his favourite places to pick up a knife and fork in and around Adelaide is like opening a floodgate – his nominations pour in …

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21st Birthday Feast

It’s more than a mardi gras. Yes there are sequins and sparkles, feathers, leather and lace but there’s also community outreach, conversation forums and even Christian worship This is Adelaide’s Feast – and there’s nothing else quite like it in Australia. Every year, the annual queer arts and cultural festival attracts national and international attention, drawing performers and visitors from …

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Knives, Sweat & Salt

10 food and drink heroes From German beer-makers to Adelaide’s rock star of wine, from a taste of Africa to groundbreaking creations using native produce, South Australia is the melting pot of exciting new flavours   Darryl Catlin Sidewood’s winery and ciderhouse in the Adelaide Hills only started producing cider in 2014 but Darryl Catlin has already proven he has …

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Poh Ling Yeow

COOK, ARTIST AND TV PRESENTER The inaugural season of Channel Ten’s MasterChef — and her infectious smile and artistic flare — propelled Poh Ling Yeow to the national spotlight. The Malaysian-born creative grew up in Adelaide and prefers this city to any other when it comes to life and work. Favourite coffee spot? Jamface at the Adelaide Central Market of …

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Eye of the Hawk

ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL OCTOBER 11-15 Golden girl Jennifer Hawkins is putting her midas touch on the Adelaide Fashion Festival. The 2004 Miss Universe is the face of Myer which has come of board as a sponsor of the five-day festival, which runs from October 11 to 15. With Myer staging AFF events in its Rundle Mall store, Hawkins will make …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

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Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

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Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

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The Guide: Aug / Sep / Oct

What’s on in South Australia AUGUST THE ART OF DEE JONES Carrick Hill, 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield August 2-October 2 To celebrate Carrick Hill’s 30th anniversary, this memorial show honours local artist Dee Jones (1933-2017). Her work was well known as bright and colourful, of people, events and landscape. This exhibition will feature works on paper, landscapes, portraits and still …

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The Guide: Feb / Mar / Apr

February Murder & Redemption Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, City February 7 Finnish classical music mastermind Pekka Kuusisto, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and American modern folk hero Sam Amidon will take the audience on a journey from darkness into light. They will perform folk masterpieces re-imagined by indie-classical composer Nico Muhly and Amidon himself, combined with classical works …

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The Guide – Nov/Dec/Jan

What’s on in South Australia NOVEMBER Tartuffe by Molière Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Drive, city November 4-20 This performance, presented by State Theatre Company and Brink Productions, follows Orgon who leads a blissful, happy life. But when he welcomes the deceptively slick Tartuffe into his family, he unwittingly injects his home with a lethal dose of chaos. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Vegan Festival …

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The Guide – Aug/Sep/Oct

What’s on in South Australia AUGUST – September – October August The Red Cross Letters Adelaide Festival Centre, corner of King William St and Festival Drive August 3-6 Based on a collection held at State Library of SA for the past 96 years, this State Theatre Company work incorporates material from letters sent to the South Australian Red Cross Information …

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A road trip of Essence 1313km, each one a feast for the senses

From seafood to surfing, wine to wildlife, monuments to markets, the Southern Ocean Drive takes you through some of the state’s most striking landmarks. Get behind the wheel for a true South Australian adventure A massive sea lion is sprawled across our path. It’s a magnificent – and terrifying – sight. The beast, weighing at least 300kg, lets off the …

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20 years of thrills, spills & triumphs

Tour Down Under With world-class racing and an extended women’s event, South Australia’s famous TDU is now the complete package In 20 years, the Santos Tour Down Under has morphed into a two-week festival of cycling, offering fans not only world-class racing but entertainment and a unique experience showcasing the best of South Australia. But until 2015 something was missing, …

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Coorong – Welcome to Storm Boy Country

His introduction to the Coorong was hard yakka but John Reeves is now showing a select group of visitors the secrets of his beloved beach from the bucket seats of a luxury four-wheel drive. John Reeves has experienced the backbreaking work of hauling Goolwa pipis out of the sands of South Australia’s Coorong beach. He no longer hauls pipis – …

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Unleashing Asia

The OzAsia Festival is ready to unleash its delights on Adelaide again this year with a stunning program of contemporary arts events, many of them exclusive to this city. Festival director Joseph Mitchell — in his third year at the helm — says each event represents “the best and the most highly-acclaimed contemporary arts and culture from across Asia”. “Nowhere …

View Post

Life Scripted

From soap to secret police Having worked in television and filmmaking for more than 30 years, it’s fair to say Richard Jasek knows something about making it in his chosen industry. The Prague-born producer, director and writer has directed close to 1000 hours of television during his prodigious career. He’s worked on enduring Australian favourites such as Heartbreak High and …

View Post

Ancient Great Southern Land

South Australia’s museum is home to the world’s best collection of indigenous artefacts while the Art Gallery is about to launch another stellar exhibition Around a little tucked-away alcove in the South Australian Museum is a most remarkable object. It’s a 10,000 year-old boomerang. It’s most likely the oldest boomerang in existence. Now, it’s a bit hard to comprehend such …

View Post

Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Four ways to paradise

A place to call home: Little more than 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD lie four exceptional towns offering their residents a heavenly lifestyle away from the crowded city and at the right price beach: aldinga beach A beautiful beachside town with a population of a little under 10,000, just 47km from Adelaide CBD and 11km south of McLaren Vale. PROPERTY This growing …

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The Guide: May / June / July

May THE WHITLAMS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Festival Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City May 6 Australian indie rock/piano group The Whitlams will join forces with the Adelaide Pops Orchestra to perform classic hits including Blow Up the Pokies, No Aphrodisiac, Thank You (for Loving Me at My Worst) and I Make Hamburgers. Audiences can expect a show …

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Winter Wonderland

COSY COMFORTS As the mercury dips, there’s a host of new experiences across South Australia just waiting to be discovered. Turn up the heat and enjoy a romantic winter weekend with these 13 tips FOLLOW FLINDERS Never thought about hiking in the Flinders Ranges in winter? Think again. Conditions and temperatures ranging from 15C to 25C are perfect for walkers …

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A road trip of Essence 1313km, each one a feast for the senses

From seafood to surfing, wine to wildlife, monuments to markets, the Southern Ocean Drive takes you through some of the state’s most striking landmarks. Get behind the wheel for a true South Australian adventure A massive sea lion is sprawled across our path. It’s a magnificent – and terrifying – sight. The beast, weighing at least 300kg, lets off the …

View Post

Coonawarra

Learning lessons from the past to create inspired wines of the future is what gives one of the country’s premium wine regions its lasting advantage Hip winemakers setting trends from the many new vineyards lining city fringes may arguably be the way of the future but, in the Coonawarra, there is a clear advantage to producing wines, says Wynns winemaker …

View Post

20 years of thrills, spills & triumphs

Tour Down Under With world-class racing and an extended women’s event, South Australia’s famous TDU is now the complete package In 20 years, the Santos Tour Down Under has morphed into a two-week festival of cycling, offering fans not only world-class racing but entertainment and a unique experience showcasing the best of South Australia. But until 2015 something was missing, …

View Post

Coorong – Welcome to Storm Boy Country

His introduction to the Coorong was hard yakka but John Reeves is now showing a select group of visitors the secrets of his beloved beach from the bucket seats of a luxury four-wheel drive. John Reeves has experienced the backbreaking work of hauling Goolwa pipis out of the sands of South Australia’s Coorong beach. He no longer hauls pipis – …

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Eyre to the throne

In the pristine waters of Coffin Bay on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula, a husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to producing the fattest, happiest oysters going to market in an industry that demands the best for luxxe city tables. They say on the quiet days, you can hear the oysters “chatter’’. It’s a beguiling notion but when the clear …

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Hitting the Riesling Trail

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s most iconic regions. Its fertile soils produce some of the world’s best wines, its buildings are steeped in history and its hills and vales create an idyllic setting in which to relax. One of the best ways to experience the region is by walking or cycling the Riesling Trail, a 35km track …

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Winter Wonderland

COSY COMFORTS As the mercury dips, there’s a host of new experiences across South Australia just waiting to be discovered. Turn up the heat and enjoy a romantic winter weekend with these 13 tips FOLLOW FLINDERS Never thought about hiking in the Flinders Ranges in winter? Think again. Conditions and temperatures ranging from 15C to 25C are perfect for walkers …

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Cabaret of life

COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY WORDS MATT GILBERTSON MAIN PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER A $90 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre is set to take centre stage at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Rather than resist the rubble — which is a major building block in a broader $900 million Riverbank precinct revitalisation project — CabFest 2017 custodians Eddie Perfect …

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Irwin by name & Nature

Words Craig Cook Photography Matt Turner You’ll hear the message spelt out over and over at Kangaroo Island’s leading tourist attraction of Raptor Domain: “Species, minus habitat, leads to extinction”. Owners Dave and Leeza Irwin — yes, related to the world-famous Queensland Irwin clan including Bob, Steve, Terri and Bindi — have been caring for wildlife professionally and personally since …

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Vintage vision

Obsessed … and just a  little bit mad Words: Tony Love Chester Osborn is no stranger to the outrageous. His shirt collection alone is infamous worldwide. His lengthy, blond curls hang unfettered over his mid-fifties year old shoulders. Social pages have thrived on numerous pictures of the McLaren Vale winemaker dressed up to the nines and beyond – from a …

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