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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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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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World-class entertainment

Dubbed Mad March, this month turns South Australia into a mecca for entertainment-hungry punters Adelaide’s festival season incorporates everything from fine arts and world music to high-octane car races and equine carnivals. Unlike anywhere else in the country, the entertainment season literally takes over the city and much of state, creating an unforgettable spectacle that must be seen to be …

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Land of sand and sun

Lonely Planet named SA as one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2017. If that’s not enough, here are five perks for travellers to South Australia. Lonely Planet has firmly put South Australia on the international travel map this year by naming it as one of the top 10 regions to visit in 2017. According to Lonely …

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Timeless secrets

They come from beneath the Earth The Ediacara Hills, in the west of the Flinders Ranges, are finally giving up a secret that could fill in the gaps of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and solve what is known as “Darwin’s dilemma”. Today, this secret is attracting people from around the world, including famed broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough Words …