On New Year's Eve a variety of firework displays happen across Adelaide. Because it's summer here at that time of year and a high fire risk, they happen over water. The Adelaide city centre has its display over the river Torrens and Glenelg and Semaphore have ones one the pier, over the sea. I'm not
We've just had our 12th Christmas in South Australia and for years we'd heard about the lights at Lobethal. We never really gotten around to visiting, though. Because Christmas in Australia is in summer, nightfall isn't until nearly 9pm and when my girls were still young they'd have been too tired
Outings on a Sunday aren't the norm in our household, because it's quieter to go in the week when most of the population are at work or school. However, this was a hot day with cooler ones either side and if you're going to go to the beach you don't want it to be on the colder days. Cold days by the
The evening before our adventure my husband had been discussing how nice Hallett Cove is and whether we would go there. Angel had thought that the train didn't stop there, but on our southbound journey to Seaford and Moana we'd passed not only Hallett Cove station, but Hallett Cove Beach station too
“Catch the southbound train and get off at the end of the line.”
It's been winter, my eldest daughter, Angel, was feeling down and in need of a little adventure to pick her up. The beach is always her go to for happy times and at the end of the southern line is Seaford and Moana beach.
The last time we went to Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens, we were a bit short on time and didn't really get as long as we'd have liked. This time I tried to give us a bit more time so we weren't rushing as much. Autumn was getting into full swing at the time of our visit and I wanted to get there for the
Glenelg is probably Adelaide’s most popular beach destination. It's certainly the most commercial one and the most geared up for tourism and income generation. It was the first place to be settled on the South Australian mainland back in 1836, so has a fair amount of history behind it.
The newly re
My eldest, Angel, turned 18 this year and her favourite things to do are go on road trips and to the beach. So what better than to combine them with a mini road trip to a couple of beaches south of Adelaide. Our final was Morgans Beach, with a visit to Second Valley on the way.
”Road trippin’ with m
South Australia has three botanic gardens. The one we're most familiar with is the Adelaide one in the central business district. Then there's Mt. Lofty botanic gardens in the Adelaide Hills and quite far south in the suburb of Blackwood is Wittunga botanic gardens.
The other Monday we had a public
As we are heading into autumn and the days should be getting cooler, my daughters wanted to go to the beach while we still have some hot days. My eldest is getting closer to finishing her driving hours and wanted to get as much driving time in as possible, so she talked us into going to Port Noarlun
Once you get north of the Lefevre Peninsula on the Adelaide coastline, the beaches change from sand to muddy mangroves and salt crystallisation lagoons. So not the most inviting of places for a picnic and a swim. St. Kilda, however, offers something else for visitors in the form of a large playgroun
When Christmas is in summer, it seems to make perfect sense to be at the beach. Our very first Christmas in Australia, ten years ago, was spent at the beach. It was an almost perfect day; cloudy enough to be off putting to most, but still warm. Most Australians were spending the day with their famil