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River Trail and Wattle Trail Combined Hike at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

The Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is full of surprises, like a large dam hiding in the middle of the park.  Tucked in the southern foothills, 13km south of Adelaide, the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park has more than two dozen shared-use trails that traverse the Sturt River and criss-cross the tight valley that it flows through. […]

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Regional SA South Australia

15 Things to Know About Houseboating on the River Murray

Are you looking for a holiday that is relaxing but also full of activities?  Want to see multiple places but don’t want the hassle of changing accommodation?  Houseboating on the River Murray is all of these things, and all at once. From the comfort of your hired home, you can travel up and down the […]

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Regional SA South Australia

Relaxing on River Time – Houseboating on the Murray River

A sense of calm comes over me as I lean back in the chair, having given the large wheel a slight nudge to the left.  My feet and beer up on the dash, I gaze at trees on the riverbank as they slowly slide past.  With nowhere specific to be for four days, we glide […]

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Active SA South Australia

Sundews Ridge Hike at Onkaparinga River National Park

Nestled in the hills between the vineyards of the McLaren Vale wine region and the southern Adelaide suburbs of Morphett Vale and Hackham, the Onkaparinga River National Park is home to the stunning Onkaparinga Gorge, a variety of native vegetation and wildlife, a rock climbing zone and a campground. There are about a dozen walking […]

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River Trail and Lomandra Trail Combined Hike at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

There are surprising pockets of nature and bushland all over the Adelaide metropolitan area.  As the metro area creeps towards the Adelaide Hills, the flat land gives way to increasingly steep undulations, gorges and land difficult to build on.  It’s in these places that I am learning to find some great, less-trafficked spaces for outdoor […]