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Clayton Bay, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Clayton Bay

South Australia

The town of Clayton Bay hugs a small, shallow bay dotted by reedy islands. More experienced boat owners and fishermen head for the open waters of Lake Alexandrina, just minutes away. Clayton Bay is perched across the river from the north-east tip of Hindmarsh Island on the Murray River, Lake Alexandrina, the Coorong Waterway and the myriad of protected creeks and channels which surround the islands of the Mundoo Hindmarsh Island system. It's home to the Clayton Bay Classic Picnic - an annual casual gathering for those interested in classic motorcars, sailing boats, aeroplanes, model trains, motorcycles and other vehicles. People are invited to bring a picnic to Clayton Bay for a day of show and tell on the foreshore. See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula - a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience and top fishing spots. It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon. Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842 and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste. There's also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.

Flinders Ranges and Outback, South Australia

Stirling North

South Australia

Stirling North is a delightfully peaceful satellite community, located six kilometres out of Port Augusta. Being the first township encountered upon turning off Highway One, it could truly be described as the gateway to the Flinders Ranges. The majestic hills make a stunning backdrop to the town. Accommodation at the cabin park provides the perfect setting for a restful break, including a leisurely hit of golf or tennis. The park is also a good base from which to explore the attractions of nearby Port Augusta and the Flinders Ranges. Many basic facilities are available within walking distance in Stirling North. Port Augusta is few minutes by car for more substantial supplies.

Kyancutta, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Kyancutta

South Australia

Kyancutta derived its name from the local hill, which has the Aboriginal name Kutta Kutta meaning Little Night Hawk. An official weather station was established in 1928 and members of the Bedford family have maintained three hourly programs of weather observations. In 1986, Polkdinney Park was opened in honour of the first settlers to the area. The unique granite outcrop of Corrobinnie Hill and Pinkawillinie Conservation Park can be seen, but are generally only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. Pinkawillinie Conservation Park and the surrounding Gawler Ranges offer a wide range of nature-based activities including four wheel drive touring, bush camping, bushwalking, photography and nature. Corrobinnie Hill is made up of unusual-shaped, weathered, granite rocks. This site is located within Corrobinnie Hill Conservation Park and can be accessed by four wheel drive from Kyancutta.

Lyndoch, Barossa, South Australia

Lyndoch

South Australia

Lyndoch is a country town that has evolved with the times into a mecca of contemporary ambience. It has maintained its English foundations and strong German influences. Nestled at the fertile base of the Barossa Ranges, the town once featured the first flour mill north of Adelaide. This rich soil today boasts several of the Barossa’s finest wineries. Be tempted by Yaldara, equipped with cellar door, café, larder, wine tunnel and brewery. Visit Kies Winery - famous for not just the wine but also the Monkey Nut Café and Tea Rooms. If nature is more your thing, then roam through and enjoy the aromatic smells of the Lyndoch Lavender Farm. To see it all from the sky, let Barossa Helicopters satisfy that little thrill seeker in us all. Wander the heritage walk, see the historical society display, or visit the arts centre. Get your traditional German bread at the local bakery, pick up a stick of South Australia’s award-winning best smoky mettwurst and breathe the fresh air on the village green.

Riverland, South Australia

Riverland

South Australia

Cruise among great little riverside towns in your own floating home on a Murray River holiday. The Riverland is a couple of hours from Adelaide. There's a good reason why nearly half of South Australia's wine grapes (and 90 per cent of our oranges, stone fruits and nuts) are grown in the Riverland. It's all the sunshine… Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre: The centre has rejuvenated the surrounding wetlands to attract birds. There are pelicans, black swans, blue-winged shovelers and rare white-eyed ducks for you to see. Take a walk on the boardwalk around the wetlands. Relax on the deck at the cellar door and café. Riverland food and wine: The Riverland is known as the engine room of Australia's wine industry. It has a reputation for premium and boutique wines. Visit cellar doors at Hardy’s, Berri Estates (the southern hemisphere's largest winery and distillery) and Angove's. Taste stone fruit, citrus and almonds at roadside produce stalls throughout the region. Pickup a copy of the Riverland Wine and Food Trail Map at local visitor information centres. Canoeing in the Riverland: Paddle a canoe into the backwaters of the Murray River at the Loch Luna Game Reserve or Katarapko Creek in the Murray River National Park. It’s an easy paddle and suitable for children. Pick up a canoe trail brochure at local visitor information centres. Golfing greats: There are five top quality golf courses within 25 minutes of each other. The Riverland’s endless sunshine makes the links lush and great to play all year round. You'll find these courses in Waikerie, Barmera, Berri, Loxton and Renmark. Overland Corner Hotel: Quench your thirst at one of South Australia's most quirky historic hotels. The Overland Corner Hotel was built in 1859 and was originally an isolated frontier pub, frequented only by cattlemen driving cattle between South Australia and New South Wales. It includes a museum, nearby mines and a cemetery with resident ghosts. Visitor Information Centres can give you m

Warooka, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Warooka

South Australia

Situated 228 kilometres west of Adelaide, Warooka is a small town known as the gateway to the bottom end of the Yorke Peninsula. Warooka is a service centre for the surrounding area and a great stop off on your way to or from Innes National Park. On Yorke Peninsula you are never far from the coast and great beaches and Warooka is no exception, with Flaherty's Beach and Hardwicke Bay a short drive away offering a very attractive sheltered beach, perfect for swimming and windsurfing. Or if you are there at the right time - maybe a game of golf? Attractions: The Flaherty's Beach Sandbar Classic Golf Tournament is played on a beautiful stretch of beach in late summer when the tide is at its lowest. A golf tournament where water hazards are the norm and you're always in a bunker! It's difficult to get this much fun out of any other sort of golf so if you are in the area, pay your sand fees and play the game of your life! Inland Sea Foods and Restaurant offer a seafood shop and restaurant just outside Warooka. Visit Paper Nymph which produces fine hand-made papers from recycling scrap paper. View the paper-making process, have a go at marbling and visit the magical 'Rainbow Room'. Wheat and sheep farmers first settled Warooka in the 1850s. It was not until 1876, however that it was officially established, with settlers beginning to move into the town during the late 1870s. Many Irish people settled in this area and in 1876, the first stone was laid to the first Catholic Church. In 1877, the Warooka Hotel was built.

The Flower Garden Farmer

Nairne

South Australia

Nairne, in the scenic Adelaide Hills, has historic buildings lining the main street, including the town’s first school which opened in 1851, and the Miller’s Arms Hotel. There’s a good antique shop and a blacksmith shop selling wrought iron wares in Nairne, along with an excellent nursery, which specialises in roses and hydrangeas on the outskirts of town. Named after founder Matthew Smillie’s wife, Elizabeth Nairne, this is a rapidly growing town with a rich history. Famous as a wheat growing area, the old Albert Mill is an impressive structure, showcasing historical architecture. In the late 19th century the Chapman’s Smallgoods Factory became a major employer and continued to be until its closure in 2002. There is more to discover in the Adelaide Hills. It is the home of boutique wineries, country markets, art galleries and charming villages. It's also the place for romantic weekends away, cosy pub meals, scenic drives and nature walks. Children love the Adelaide Hills's giant rocking horse, National Motor Museum and wildlife parks. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide's central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city.

Woomera, Flinders and Outback, South Australia

Woomera

South Australia

The outback town of Woomera celebrates its space race history, with attractions such as the Woomera Space Museum and Missile Park. Here you can get a feel for the town's role as a rocket and missile base. Woomera was founded as a joint project with the United Kingdom for testing experimental rockets and missiles of all types. Two satellites were placed into orbit from Woomera - Australia was the third country in the world to launch a satellite. Today, you can wander through Missile Park and gaze up in awe at rockets on display. Visit the Woomera Heritage Centre, displaying Aboriginal artefacts, as well as rocket and missile memorabilia. There's also a bowling alley and outback diner inside.

Port Macdonnell, Limestone Coast, South Australia

Port Macdonnell

South Australia

With spectacular coastal features and lookouts along the coastline, visit Port MacDonnell to soak up the Limestone Coast experience. Seaside drives allow you to view the rugged coastline and penguin rookery. Sheltered from the southern ocean, the harbour provides excellent fishing options for children and adults, from jetties or small boats. A boat ramp provides launching for boats of all sizes to enter the southern ocean area. The Port MacDonnell Off Shore Fishing Club provides services to those boats wishing to go off shore. The club should be contacted before attempting these trips. The town has a strong seafaring history, detailed at the Maritime Museum. Many shipwrecks along the coast are now dive sites and can be toured with local dive tour companies. The town is also home to Australia's largest southern rock lobster fleet. Poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, also called Port MacDonnell home and his cottage is maintained at Dingley Dell. Open to the public, it is a great way to learn about his poetry and local exploits.

Main Street, Auburn, Clare Valley, South Australia

Auburn

South Australia

Auburn is one of the oldest settlements in the Clare Valley, so it's a great place to explore the history of this famous wine region. The National Trust cares for a number of beautiful buildings, including the old Police Station (1859), the Mechanics Institute (1859), St John’s Anglican Church (1862), Post Office (1862) and the Council Chambers (1879), and all are located in St Vincent Street, the picturesque street now recognised as an historic precinct. Auburn also has a claim to fame in poet CJ Dennis, who was born here in 1876 and went on to become most famous for his poem ‘A Sentimental Bloke’. You'll find many of his works at the National Trust and library. Located at the southern approach to the Clare Valley, Auburn began as a resting place for the ore laden wagons and their teams as they made their way from the Burra copper mines to Port Wakefield. It's here that you will first be introduced to the wine lands of the Clare Valley. The undulating hillsides have extensive plantings by both the large and smaller wine growers and provide a stunning backdrop to the town.

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