Sleeping in Coober Pedy: The Best Underground Hotels

Outside of one of Coober Pedy's underground hotels

Considering my love of the strange, I’m weirdly conventional when it comes to choosing hotels – I like nice bathrooms (preferably with a view), comfy beds, (with a view) – so, my recent birthday trip to Coober Pedy broke the mold a bit, as I had one thing I really wanted to do there – …

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Hey Presto: A Night at The Australian Museum of Magical Arts, Sydney

Rabbit in a hat

Hidden in a backstreet in Sydney’s Darlinghurst is the Australian Museum of Magical Arts and if you’ve ever wanted to know how to saw a woman in half without embracing your inner Dexter, you’re going to want to add it to your list of things to do in Sydney – sharpish. Although I can’t actually …

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Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Baby wombat with bottle in its mouth at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where you wouldn’t just have a …

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12 Fun Day Trips From Adelaide

Horse tram in Victor Harbor, an easy day trip from Adelaide

Looking for day trips or short trips from Adelaide in South Australia? There’s heaps. From a feat of engineering with a secret (that you won’t believe until you try it) to a tiny German town in the middle of the Australian countryside, we whizzed about by tram, car and bus and had a blast to …

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The Granite Island Sculpture Trail: All You Need to Know

Hamburger Sculpture on the Granite Island Sculpture Trail, South Australia

You’ve got to love a place where the sky is blue, the sea is bluer and looming on the horizon is a giant fibreglass burger! This is the start of the new Granite Island Sculpture Trail on Granite Island, near Victor Harbour in SA – and just one of the cool things you can do …

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17 Unusual Things To Do In Adelaide

Street art mural of Steve Irwin in Adelaide

Adelaide is known as the city of churches – but there aren’t any of those in this article. There are however 17 other quirky, fun and unusual things to do in Adelaide that you might want to try. Hire a BBQ Buoy These floating round boats are available to hire at Pinky Flat, close to …

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Trailhopper: The Easy McLaren Vale Wine Tour

Vineyard in McClaren Vale as visited on the Trailihopper Bus

One of the big problems when visiting wineries in Australia is that they tend to be found in gorgeous rolling countryside (aka the middle of nowhere) which means either you have to stay overnight (pricey), someone has to drive and not drink (irritating for them) or you get stuck on a wine bus tour with …

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What’s Inside The d’Arenberg Cube, McClaren Vale?

Amazing black and white cube shaped building. The D'Arenberg Cube, McClaren Vale

The d’Arenberg Cube is probably the most controversial addition to the landscape of Adelaide’s McLaren Vale wine region – ever. A five-storey black and white cube that stands Transformer-like above the genteel fields of sprawling low vines that surround it, you can see it for miles. But while the outside is striking, the inside is …

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Glebe Foreshore Walk, Sydney: 10 Quirky Sights Not To Miss

Girl sitting on large green troll near Glebe Foreshore Walk, Sydney

The Glebe Foreshore Walk is a 2km paved path that runs from Rozelle Bay in Sydney’s West round, past the waters of Blackwattle Bay to Pyrmont close to the city. It’s one of Sydney’s best walks and every day it teams with walkers, runners, cyclists and happy dogs. But it’s also packed with a surprising …

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Oceanic Victor: Swim With Tuna near Adelaide. We Did. It was Brilliant.

The Oceanic Victor circular floating aquarium in the middle of the sea

It looks like the lair of a Bond Villian, but Oceanic Victor’s floating HQ just off Granite Island near Victor Harbor, South Australia actually conceals something far more exciting – tuna fish you can swim with and sharks you can cuddle! We went in for a dip with both. Disclosure: I was given the chance …

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