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Bushwalk at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has a few short walks that are great for a quick escape into nature. There is a feeling of calm in the park among the tall gum trees.  The hill bordering the northern part of the park keeps out the traffic sounds and you can hear plenty […]

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Adelaide South Australia

Uraidla: Make sure to stop at this Adelaide Hills town

If not for the change in speed limit most travellers would probably fly through the town of Uraidla, which sits in an Adelaide Hills valley on a two-lane road that dips and climbs around blind corners never more than 300 metres apart.  Ten years ago, they definitely wouldn’t have stopped. Located 17 kilometres east of […]

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Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide Zoo, A City Oasis

Walking along the winding paths of the Adelaide Zoo shaded by bamboo and palms, with the whistles and chirps of birds overhead and the occasional soft hoot of a monkey in the background, it’s easy to forget that you are in the City of Adelaide.  The landscaping at the zoo includes plants carefully chosen from […]

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Adelaide

Adelaide’s Purple Trees

I don’t think I’ll ever forget my astonishment the first time I saw them.  It was the shock of seeing something that seemed unnatural.  Throughout my childhood in North America I had only ever seen trees with green leaves or the vibrant red, orange and yellows of autumn, followed by brown as the leaves began […]

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Other Adventures South Australia

Reflections on South Australia’s 36-hour Lockdown

It has certainly been an interesting few days here in South Australia.  A crack was exposed in the shell of our little safety bubble. For months we have experienced life very close to pre-covid normal: we’ve had no cases in the community, very few restrictions, no need to wear masks, and no worries.  This week […]