Consistently voted one of Adelaide's favourite beaches, Aldinga Beach is a wonderful place to set up camp for a day of safe swimming. Adelaide is blessed with beautiful suburban beaches, but Aldinga Beach has one extra thing going for it - you can park your car alongside you. Right there on the beach. How convenient! No dragging of tents and chairs, barbecues and eskies, kids and oldies. Get there early on a weekend in summer (you'll need to - if the weather is good there can be two rows of cars) and reserve a great spot for you and your posse. Unload the beach shelter, wheel grandma out under it, set up the barbecue, set out the salads and dips, and start to unwind.
There are some great places on Kangaroo Island (often referred to as "KI" by those in the know) for a gourmand! Whether you want the five star experience or a gourmet picnic, your needs are catered for!
Kangaroo Island is only a short trip from Adelaide, it's a beautiful escape from your day to day life.
Today we are talking about the delightful township of Hahndorf just shy of 30km from the city centre. Hahndorf was established by German Lutheran settlers in 1839. It is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and sprinkled with gift shops, eating delights, markets and the opportunity to go strawberry picking should that take your fancy.
"Yum cha" in Cantonese Chinese literally means "drink tea" (yum = drink, cha=tea). At a Chinese wedding ceremony, the bride and groom offer tea to members of the families about to be joined, starting from most senior family member. They offer a cup of tea to each member and ask them to "jum cha"; drinking the tea signifies that they accept them into their family.
Adelaide’s Linear Park is a picturesque option for some walking or cycling. TripAvengers suggests adding coffee and a side-serve of banana bread to the caloric equation by starting or ending with a visit to the conveniently located FIX. Specialty Coffee.
When visiting somewhere for the first time, it's nice (if the option is available) to get to a high point and survey the lay of the land. Visitors to Adelaide will most often be taken to Windy Point, a wonderful lookout point just south of Adelaide in the suburb of Belair with a view west... Continue Reading →
A recent trip to the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre revealed the changes to the environment that have taken place over recent years, as the 1,000 hectares of restored wetlands that surround the vineyards improve things for native flora and fauna. Banrock Station, situated in the heart of South Australia's Riverland, alongside the mighty... Continue Reading →
Nuwara Eliya is a great place to visit, with tea plantations, beautiful gardens and waterfalls, and of course central to the Indian Epic story of Ramayana.
The Crown Metropol hotel in Southbank, Melbourne is, in two words, stunning luxury. It’s my favourite place to stay whenever I’m lucky enough to be in the beautiful city of Melbourne.
Lucky Dumpling Markets - tasty food, spectacular views, glorious sunshine and entertainment, a must do this week in Adelaide
With the long weekend just around the corner around Australia, whether you are looking for a last minute cheeky weekender getaway or a fun daytripper – we have 7 great suggestions for you!
As we finally exited the gardens and looked at our watches, we realised we had only spent a mere 30 minutes in the gardens. We felt like we had spent hours exploring a secret and fantastical world.
Heading overseas for every holiday because you’ve think you’ve done everything on our shores? Today we take you through 8 unique Australian holidays – you haven’t experienced Australia until you’ve ticked these off your list.
Sounds like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean, doesn't it? 🙂 World's End is a hike in Sri Lanka's Horton Plains National Park. It was, I think, my first ever hike (for fun)...at the tender age of 26 ......Wow! On reflection, that seems like a very late age to do my very first hike!... Continue Reading →
Chinese philosopher Lǎozǐ wrote that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Our ballroom dancing journey began with a basic Foxtrot forward step (actually, four steps, slow-slow-quick-quick).
Okay, this is not a foodie blog. But this is not a detailed run-down of a meal either. If you’ve never tried Peking Duck, or you’re searching for Adelaide’s top serving of this glorious three-in-one Cantonese dish, read on. Adelaide’s Chinatown is centred on Moonta Street running alongside the Central Market off Victoria Square. While... Continue Reading →
Spring is almost upon us and the gardens are ready to bloom (or if your lucky already blooming), and with Spring comes Tulip Mania!
Negombo is a cute little seaside town about 10 kms from the Sri Lankan International Airport. Perfect stop over after a long flight or before you depart the island and you want a last bit of sunshine and waves!
If you have children, or are married to a big kid like I am, it means an annual visit filled with fun, sugar, laughter and interesting sights.
For those of you that haven’t heard, Steptember is a challenge to take 10,000 steps every day for 28 days and raise money for charity at the same time. Here is a list of some great walks that we've been posting about 🙂
Markets are the solution if you're looking for a quick adventure, and if you're a visitor to a region then a farmers' market or a craft market is a great way to get a locally produced souvenir. With Spring in the air, markets are starting to bloom again after winter recesses, so here are a couple to consider in Adelaide.
Mt Lofty in Adelaide is a must see for tourists and a regular exercise jaunt for locals. The view at the top is spectacular on a clear day allowing the eye to see over the beautiful city from Adelaide’s highest peak.
Sri Lanka (also known as Ceylon) was once upon a time known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". From beaches to tea plantation to safaris to UNESCO sites to ancient ruins (ok you can honestly not get all of those in any other country as tiny as Sri Lanka) it is truly the one stop place for any experience you can think of.
The last thing a Trip Avenger wants to be doing, after a hard day trekking through nature or shopping or visiting cultural icons, is to start cooking. That's why a slow cooker is an adventure seeker's best friend.
In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh An exciting day of lions, rhinos, giraffes and he adorable meerkats! Werribee Zoo here we come!
Wilsons Prom is a beautiful part of Victoria, it's the southern most point on mainland Victoria, with gorgeous white sand and clear turquoise beaches, great hikes, scenic drives, views as far as the eye can see and wildlife wondering around freely. To enjoy this without the summer crowds, head out in winter and have an adventure!
This October Walking SA celebrates #walktoberSA with a vision to encourage more people to be walking more often. A key event will be Trails Less Travelled on Sunday 15 October – guided and self-guided hiking up Adelaide's Mt Lofty from ten different directions, showcasing walking clubs and walking trails. To whet your appetite for walking, we... Continue Reading →
Following on from our Winter Warmers post (which if you haven’t read, you should do so now), today’s post gives you 7 reasons why it’s good to get out of the house in winter. (We don’t give up do we?) So read on, rug up and reclaim the outdoors! Winter is nearly over so make... Continue Reading →
There’s many reasons why I love having lounge access when I travel. The seats are way more comfortable, there’s food and drinks on offer and often added perks like being able to have a shower. All which make a long transit more bearable and getting you to your destination a little more refreshed. There are several ways to get airport lounge access and today I share five of them with you.
For the quintessential Aussie bush experience (without camping) head out to Yelverton Brook. Yelverton Brook like many other eco accommodations, is a wildlife sanctuary to the local wildlife and the injured wildlife, so it really is an experience, not just a place to sleep at night!
Lighthouses provided a beacon for ships to navigate through treacherous oceans back in the day. These days most light houses aren't active, and are maintained for historical reasons and because they are usually on beautiful coastlines. Margaret River being on the West Coast of Western Australia is of course well placed to see some beautiful lighthouses.
If you are a food connoisseur, then there is so much to eat here (I mean "see" of course! 🙂 ). Visit the farmers markets, specialist food stores, wineries, restaurants and cafes and spoil yourself with some delicious insta friendly food.
A class instructor once said "summer bodies are made in winter", (well it was more like she yelled it at us after about our 200th squat - well it felt like it) and every time I start to get lazy now in winter I remind myself of this and get to the gym. With spring... Continue Reading →
There are many caves in Margaret River, but we chose Lake Cave, now you may ask why? Well to be honest, it wasn't due to any "caving" expertise, it just looked like the prettiest in the pictures and if you've been reading my posts, you know i'm picking places based on photographability! 🙂
Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River Mouth. Beautiful spots to sit on the sand, hypontised by the waves rhytmically lapping on the white sand, who can't spend hours watching this and relaxing?
Margaret River is the perfect place for a few days to while away doing nothing and sitting in the sun and having a glass of wine, or for the active and adventurous, going for day trips, hiking, getting out and discovering some pretty cool things.
Is the rainy weather keeping you indoors and driving you batty? Our post today will give you 7 ideas to keep you entertained no matter how much it pours outside and no matter how big, or small, your abode is.
Dreaming of an African safari escape (possibly because you’ve been watching I’m a celebrity get me out of here’ or ‘Survivor’)? We hope it’s not because of those shows because they are rubbish but if it is then at least they’ve ignited your spirit for adventure. To haul yourself from Australia to Africa will set... Continue Reading →
Glamping in the Kings Canyon - Star gazing is a must with no light pollution and clear skies, and your own private fire to toast marshmallows on.
West MacDonnell Ranges. This is an often missed tourist attraction and very much off the beaten path! There is so much to see here, from scenic gorges, to challenging walks with gorgeous views and weird and wonderful geographic formations.
The drive to Alice Springs from Ulutu…what can I say, from Kata Tjuta, it’s a 495km, 6 hours and 5-minute drive (without stopping) along the Stuart Highway. We were absolutely dreading this, straight flat road, nothing to look at except red soil and maybe dead trees, and 6 long hours with potentially no radio. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? I know that I am now putting you off doing this, BUT with a little planning and research this drive can be pretty interesting!
The Valley of the Winds walk is a spectacular walk with amazing views. The geological formations that you see along this walk are unique and we should be thankful that we live in a country that aims to protect our unique icons for many generations to come.
If our Winter Activities series articles haven’t gotten you out of the house yet, this post will for sure. Cities all over Australia have decided enough is enough and are fighting back the chill. Here are a couple of upcoming events to beat the winter blues: Sydney Did someone say food truck? Yes, yes they did.... Continue Reading →
Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is an iconic to Australia! If you haven't heard about Uluru, well you are basically living under a rock (pun intended)! People come from across the globe to see the fascinating change in colors at sunrise and sunset.
So, the fun of planning for a holiday began! This is one of my favorite parts of any holidays, the initial excitement of planning the “perfect” getaway with the hope that when you get there, that the research has paid off.
Seasoned yogis and novices flocked to the centre of Adelaide on Friday night for Yoga Silent Nights. Don’t know what that is? Neither did we until we saw the ad for a Friday night yoga session where the music and instructions are fed to the yogis through wireless headphones. Amongst the 200 odd attendees were... Continue Reading →