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Tucked conveniently in the heart of the @cityofmountgambier, Umpherston Sinkhole has been knocking the socks off visitors for generations... These ancient limestone walls have been corroding for millions of years, but they aren’t just a drawcard for photographers. They’re also a prime spot for green thumbs, with a lush rose garden sitting centre stage in Mother Nature’s own Colosseum! Not only is it looking pretty lush around #MountGambier right now, but less than an hour’s drive away you’ll also find winter-green fields and rich red wine in the #LimestoneCoast’s legendary @coonawarra_wine region. After a big day guzzling some of the nation’s finest vino, kick your heels up at @coonawarraexperiences in Penola before rising to a Wagyu beef feast at @mayurastation. Thanks for the snap, @dashleyworldtour! 💚😱 #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: a 40 minute flight (or 5hr drive) from Melbourne, or a 1hr flight (4.5hr drive) to @tourism_mount_gambier from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ] #UmpherstonSinkhole #LimestoneCoast #SeeAustralia


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Down here at Snapper Point in #Aldinga, you’ll find there's just as much colour on the beach as there is at the @adelaidecabaret! Sure, we’ve almost hit the winter solstice, and the days are shorter than any other time of the year, but hey… if that happens to bring moments like this a little bit closer each day, we’re more than happy to play along! As our mate @amanda_luker_photography will tell you, it doesn’t really matter what the thermometer says - this place is always one epic spot to catch a #sunset - and besides being just one of a litany of spectacular @officialfleurieupeninsula #beaches, it’s also just down the road from @inkwellwine’s luxurious new tasting room and ‘Hotel California’. After a brisk beach stroll, we’ll be back to soak in a nice warm bath with a glass of @mclaren_vale’s finest before kicking back on our king-sized bed and toasting to the good life… Cheers! #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🙌 [📍Location: just a 2hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 45-minute drive to in Aldinga ] #FleurieuPeninsula #SeeAustralia #Australia


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Pfffft... Winter? Whatever... Just pack a beanie with your towel! That’s what was on @tulleahhope’s mind when she lobbed onto the silky sands of Fishery Bay at @port_lincoln... Truth is, @eyrepeninsula’s ridiculous assortment of snug little coves, pristine beaches and sweeping dunes are capable of turning it on just about any time of year – even when a storm’s on the horizon. With water like something out of the Blue Lagoon and the nation’s best seafood on tap, you’ll always find a perfect patch of paradise around here – and better yet… get it all to yourself! After a healthy dose of Vitamin D, we’d suggest dropping into the @freshfishplace to load up on world-famous Coffin Bay oysters, fish, mussels, scallops, and squid before washing it all down with a drop of local vino at @bostonbaywines. Winter schminter! #SeeSouthAustralia 🏖️🙌 [📍Location: 50 minute flight, or 7 hour drive, to #PortLincoln from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ] #Beach #EyrePeninsula #SeeAustralia #Australia


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Ravers, put down your glow sticks! There’s just two weeks left to see Mother Nature’s army of little green lanterns lighting up #GhostMushroom Lane at Glencoe Forest in @cityofmountgambier! These stunning shrooms glow after dark due to a chemical reaction between fungal enzymes and oxygen. With the 8-week viewing season set to end soon, there’s still plenty of freaky funghi around - with a new colony discovered just this week. If you’re taking the free self-guided forest trail, just remember to switch off your torch and let your eyes adjust to the dark before taking in the show! ForestrySA are also still running guided tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, right up until 24th June. So… slip on some sturdy shoes, throw on a jacket, and grab your torch. This is one crazy rave party you don’t want to miss! Kudos to @deandocuments for the snap. #SeeSouthAustralia 🍄 🌲 🌌[📍Location: a 40 minute flight (or 5hr drive) from Melbourne, or a 1hr flight (4.5hr drive) to #GhostMushroomLane #GhostMushrooms #DiscoverMountGambier in #MountGambier from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ]​ #OmphalotusNidiformis #LimestoneCoast #SeeAustralia


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It’s a melting pot of colour and flavour, and if you haven’t feasted on late-night dumplings in @chinatownadelaide - locals like @adelaust will tell you: you just haven’t lived... Here, the minutes and hours may pass, but the frenetic energy ‘little Asia’ keeps buzzing right through to the wee hours! Just down the road, you’ll also find it easy to lose track of time in Adelaide’s own ‘United Nations of Food’ at the 149-year-old @adelcentralmarket… Jam-packed with over 70 traders serving up the freshest seasonal produce, it’s not only a gastronomic voyage to every corner of the world – but a top spot for coffee and people watching. Tonight, we’ll be watching local foodies @callums_kitchen and @pohlingyeow hit the market-floor for their @masterchefau Masterclass – so if you, like us, are hungry for more – get ready to load up your shopping trolley with all things delicious! #MasterChefAU #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: just a 2hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ] #Chinatown #GougerStreet #AdelaideCentralMarket #SeeAustralia #Australia


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You know you’re in @mybarossa when your wine’s as red as the sunset! We’re pretty sure @johnhaych was toasting to this one as he weaved through the hills around Bethany... The hallowed turf around here lays claim to some of the best wine in the world, and while it’s easy to be distracted by all the stunning views, it’s the local characters and producers that really set this place apart. Just down the road in Nuriootpa, you’ll find one of them in @maggie_beer and @thefarmeatery – a purpose-built shrine to #Barossa food and drink that’s home to delicious dining, cooking classes and even an in-house gin school. Catch all the action here tonight in the @masterchefau Elimination Challenge – we’ll save you a seat at the table! #MasterChefAU #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🍷🙌 [📍Location: just a 1 hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide, #SouthAustralia then a 1 hour drive to #MyBarossa ] #Barossa #SeeAustralia #Australia #Wine ]


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The rolling hills of @mybarossa are made for country driving, and when the Sun set this night, we’re sure @david_gibbs_photography savoured every last second of it! As #winter sets in across Australia’s most famous wine region, fog settles over vineyards and lush green hills are dewy underfoot – making it prime time to feast on your journey from paddock to plate… With household names at every fork in the road, look no further than the iconic @jacobscreekwine, where you’ll load up on the very best of the #Barossa’s mouth-watering local produce, do a little food and wine matching, take a cooking class or even create your very own signature blend. If that’s enough to whet your appetite, settle into that big old comfy chair of yours for tonight’s Team Challenge, right here on @masterchefau – we’ll see you at the dinner table! #SeeSouthAustralia #MasterChefAU 🌅🍷🙌 [📍Location: just a 1 hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide, #SouthAustralia then a 1 hour drive to #MyBarossa ] #Barossa #SeeAustralia #Australia #Wine


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It’s almost two weeks since #autumn wrapped up and #winter’s well and truly arrived… But we’d be remiss not to celebrate this year’s spectacular (and longer than usual) colour show at Mount Lofty @botanicgardenssa! Our mate @__serio__ sure won’t forget his time in @visitadelaidehills in a hurry - and as he soared over the pastel reds, oranges, yellows and greens on this misty afternoon we’re sure he worked up a healthy appetite for dinner! Lucky for him, the very refined and very delicious @hardysverandah sits just up the road at @mountloftyhouse – where Head Chef Jin Choi is busy dishing up spectacular grub, effortlessly matched to local wines and stunning views over Piccadilly Valley! Feast your eyes on all the Immunity Challenge action right here tonight on @masterchefau – and we’ll see you in his kitchen! #MasterChefAU #SeeSouthAustralia 🍁🍴🍷 [📍 Location: just a 1 hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia then a 25 minute drive to #MountLofty Botanic Garden in #VisitAdelaideHills ] #AdelaideHills #Australia #SeeAustralia #Travel


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The legendary soils of @mclaren_vale deliver just as many world-class sunsets as Shiraz, as @chao.yijuncreative.photography can attest… Not only is this place one of the most famous #wine regions in the country, there’s a lot more to love about this gastronomic paradise beyond the #vineyard views. Home to a litany of cellar doors flowing with top-notch plonk, it’s also bordered by the stunning white sands and aquamarine waters of @officialfleurieupeninsula – and with a distinct foodie vibe, all-day grazing is encouraged! As the curtain falls over another delicious day in the vale, it’s just being raised on @masterchefau… Take your tastebuds to #McLarenVale with @garymehigan and the #MasterChefAU crew tonight to gorge on some of the very best food and drink in town! #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🍴🍷 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide, #SouthAustralia then a 45-minute drive to McLaren Vale] #Kangaroo #SeeAustralia #Australia


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Look closely… Those two little specks down there are people… and we’re all green with envy! Take a stroll around the quiet hamlet of Kings Beach and you’ll see some of the most stunning coastal views on the legendary Heysen Trail, which stretches 1200km north to the Flinders Ranges. This place sits just a stone’s throw from the buzzing seaside metropolis of @encountervictorharbor, and besides being a genuine winter-green wonderland right now it’s also chock-full of fresh sea air, wilderness and wildlife, with whale season well underway (May-Oct). That means there’s no better time to time to pack your hiking boots and binoculars and head to @sawhalecentre before scouring the seas by foot. At the end of a day’s discovery, rest up those weary feet in any one of the luxuriously appointed @victorlifestyleproperties around town before toasting to your winter seachange! Pic: @jesse_ehlers. #SeeSouthAustralia 💙💚🐳 [📍Location: just a 2 hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia – then a 1.5hr drive to Kings Beach ]


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It’s #Foodie Friday and we’re thinking #breakfast may end up turning into lunch… and maybe dinner? It'd be way too easy just to sit here with @life_of_a_travel_czar feasting all day here at @stamfordgrandadelaide at @jettyrdglenelg… And let’s be honest - we'll probably sleep the night too! But when we wake to the sounds of the lapping ocean just outside that window, it'll also be time to throw on our party gear and see some of the world’s biggest acts sashay onto stages throughout the city for the @adelaidecabaret Festival from 8-23 June! With two full weeks of festive frivolity, tickled funny bones and tapping feet ahead of us - we’ll need all the energy we can muster before frocking up and taking the #AdCabFest stage. On that note… Back to breakfast! Can you pass the croissants? #SeeSouthAustralia 🥐🏖️ [📍Location: a 1hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia and a 40 minute tram ride to #Glenelg ] #RestaurantAustralia #Australia #Foodies


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There’s no such thing as rush hour on @authentickangarooisland, as @safromabove knows all too well…. This is one of the most photographed roads in the country, and an absolute must-drive if you’re heading to KI. Known as a ‘zoo without fences’, follow the bitumen and you’ll not only find plenty of kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and goannas rustling in the bushes, but also the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch sitting right at the end! Right now you’ll also find plenty of action on the coast, with whales settling in from May to September. Having made their long annual pilgrimage from Antarctica, you’ll want to keep watch for Southern Right Whales resting with calves in sheltered bays - often quite close to shore. With Blues and Humpbacks also regular visitors – plus the odd Orcas looking for a ‘seal meal’ - winter holidays here are wild, untamed and unforgettable. Hop on board with @kioceansafari see the giants of the deep if you’re in town! #SeeSouthAustralia 🚙🐳 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia – then a 35 minute flight (or 2.5hrs drive/ferry to #KangarooIsland ] #Kangaroo #AuthenticKI #Australia #SeeAustralia #Travel


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