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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 …

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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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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 …