An enchanted summer lunch on Kangaroo Island

Take a leap of taste with Kangaroo Island’s mysterious new dining experience. On the menu? Large helpings of theatre and anticipation, writes Dilvin Yasa. The inaugural Gastronomo wilderness dining experience is all about being pleasantly blindsided, transported back to a time and place where the Internet didn’t exist and every meal, every experience, was a surprise. It’s a dip back into your childhood and, the best part of it all, is the journey is only a quick ferry trip away from Cape Jervis (two hours’ south of Adelaide). The inaugural Gastronomo wilderness dining experience is all about being pleasantly blindsided. (Image: South Australian Tourism Commission, Adam Bruzzone) The concept of eating, barefoot, in a tree, or playing with pelicans on

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5 Australian travel bucket list destinations you simply must visit

  After being separated from family and friends for months during these challenging times, many Australians have their hearts set on travelling to a certain place with the intention of creating special memories with loved ones. While recent events may have forced us to press pause during the pandemic, it has not curbed the great Australian obsession with travel. With international borders now closed, it is the perfect time to check off your Australian travel bucket list and explore those Aussie destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. Explore those Aussie destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. With more than 55 properties across Australia, Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites knows a thing or two about Australian travel. Oaks is

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15 Reasons to Head Back to Kangaroo Island

Convinced there’s nothing left to see of one Australia’s most magical islands? We beg to differ. The bushfires of January 2020 might have devastated the western side of the island, but over towards the east coast, not only is it business as usual, it’s better than ever. Got a few days up your sleeve? Book at trip to Kangaroo Island and check out our following recommendations. 1. Stay at Hamilton & Dune Haven’t heard of the island’s newest luxury destination? Give it a couple of months and Hamilton & Dune, a duo of private hire lodges overlooking picturesque Emu Bay, will be the place on everyone’s lips. Choose between architecturally designed Dune House, a chic, three-bedroom property where no detail

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Australia’s top six eco-friendly stays

Immerse yourself in nature at these six unique and sustainable sanctuaries across Australia that are as relaxing as they are eco-friendly. Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Broome This multi-award-winding eco resort is located in the unspoiled Kimberly region, an hour south of Broome. They offer three accommodation experiences: from their luxury eco villas to the safari-style garden view eco tents for a glamping experience, and the deluxe ocean front villas that cater to larger groups. Spend the day exploring their elevated wooden boardwalks or soaking in the pristine surroundings in their ocean front swimming pool. Jack’s, the onsite five-star bar and restaurant, will fulfil all your culinary desires. If you’re in need of relaxation, spend some time in their Dragon Fly

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South Australia’s Best Wineries

South Australia’s wine regions cater to all tastes  From its robust shiraz to aromatic whites and experimental drops aged in buried amphorae. Hundreds of wineries across the state make every imaginable type of wine, and cellar doors these days do far more than just sell the finished product. Visitors can find a growing range of unique experiences on offer alongside the wine: here are six of the best. 1. The Home Of Grange Penfolds Magill Estate is more than just the spiritual home of Australia’s most famous wine. The original winery on the edge of the Adelaide foothills has a 175-year history, and it was there that pioneering chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with a new red blend in

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Australia This November

There’s no shortage of things to do in Australia in November However with such a breadth of things going on around the country, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming to separate the champs from the chumps. You’re busy people, we get it. To help you out, we have collated a guide of the best-goings-on for the month of November, helping you plan your calendar accordingly. Thank us later. NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTHEAST | ABORIGINAL ARTS MARKET AT CARRIAGEWORKS SYDNEY NOVEMBER 9-10 Australia’s largest multi arts centre pays homage to Southeastern Australia’s artistic roots with this diverse collection of Indigenous art and craft. Visit the railyard-turned-curated-market to browse over 60 artists’ work in a range of mediums, from ceramics and

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Adelaide And South Australia’s Best Markets

Adelaide’s Markets Is there anything better? An event when everyone comes together to celebrate the four Cs: clothing, cuisine, collectables and crafts. Rapidly increasing throughout the state, South Australia’s markets source the very best of the best when it comes to produce – institutions like Adelaide Central Market and Barossa Farmers’ Market have kept visitors coming back for decades. South Australia’s market scene is nothing if not community-oriented. Here, market stalls aren’t flashy or overpriced, they’re one-of-a-kind and humbly let the goods on offer speak for themselves. Exploring the state’s markets are also a great way to experience South Australia’s ethos: carefree and creative. With plenty of markets setting up shop throughout the state every week, there’s something to please

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