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Ancient outcrops of the Flinders Ranges, ordered rows of ripening grapes on vines and rolling pastoral hills are what you’ll find in the surrounds of opulently restored homestead, North Bundaleer. Just 30 minutes from the Clare Valley in South Australia, this property will have you resting on the verandah, sipping on riesling and fondly watching […]

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Smith’s royal Australian itinerary

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The recent royal visit to Australia reminded us that one doesn’t need to be next in line to the throne to feel like a royal. Stay at one of Mr & Mrs Smith’s luxurious hotels and you’ll be pampered to perfection from the moment you check in. Get the royal treatment with a bottle of […]

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Colourful, creative and cosmopolitan South Australia’s capital has experienced a culinary and cultural revolution in recent times and is celebrated on an international scale for its avant-garde arts scene and scores of bars and restaurants – but delivered in as easy-going a way as possible. And for a country that is famously casual, the fifth largest […]

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Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide, is a dramatic clash of coast and country. Edged by crystal-clear aquamarine ocean and deserted beaches, inland throws you into McLaren Vale country, one of Australia’s most respected wine regions. Dotted between those frothy waves and fruit-laden vines are stone country villages such as Port Elliot, Willunga and Goolwa…. Go […]

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Wine capital of Australia, the Barossa in South Australia is a world-class grape-growing region, as well as a destination with a full-bodied heritage. An intoxicating blend of valleys and viticulture, many of the 150 vineyards open their cellar doors for astute holidaymakers to taste their tipples, and on Seppeltsfield Road alone 16 small producers beg to […]

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Giving the Galapagos a run for its flora and fauna, Kangaroo Island – nicknamed KI in local parlance – is to nature what Rome is to ancient relics or the Barossa is to vino. A pristine 155km wilderness of wetlands, woodland and waterfront that is so southerly, if you were to keep going, you’d hit Antarctica. Just […]

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