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It may well be our last HOT day for a little while… Does this overhead of Island Beach make anyone else want to just rip off their clothes and run to the beach?! Home to @authentickangarooisland’s ‘Millionaire’s Row’ this place is known to locals as the posh end of town, with a swathe of luxe beach houses plonked metres from silky white sands. Fringed by dense bushland and home to wallabies, kangaroos and goannas, it’s also a magnet for families drawn by it’s safe swimming and proximity to Penneshaw and American River. The calm autumn weather makes for great snorkelling on ‘KI’, and it’s a prime time to jump in with the local dolphins. After a morning dip with @kioceansafari, load up on lunch at @sunsetfoodandwine before kicking back in your palazzo with a cleansing @kibrewery ale! Kudos to @george.buley for the snap. #SeeSouthAustralia 🏖️🙌 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia – then a 35 minute flight (or 2.5hrs drive/ferry to #KangarooIsland ] #AuthenticKI #SeeAustralia #Australia

Island Beach

The Sun’s out, the heat’s on, and everything’s clear in Second Valley! With the mercury soaring to new autumnal heights this weekend, you’ll want to think twice before packing away your bathers… Hit the road south from the city and you’ll find a literal utopia for swimmers, snorkelers and anglers. Not only does this place deliver amazing water clarity and tonnes of fresh squid off the jetty, but it's also home to a small but perfect little white beach, neatly tucked between giant headlands on all sides. When @tom_brinkworth called through with @waniidar they got this aquamarine wonderland all to themselves, and no wonder they settled in for a while! If you’re heading down the coast in the next couple of days, be sure to quench your thirst at some point… Our tip: blow the froth off a couple of @smilingsamoyed’s brand new 12 Paws Pale Ales on your way through! #SeeSouthAustralia 💦 🏖️☀️[📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia and a 1.5 hour drive to Second Valley in @officialfleurieupeninsula ]​

Second Valley, South Australia

It’s Foodie Friday, and with the weather looking the goods, we think we might just pull up a perch at the @starofgreece for dinner tonight! With a little splash of wine and a view like THAT for dessert, finishing up the week with a little dip in those pristine Port Willunga waters sounds like a pretty good plan to us… Even better - with the brand spanking new @thejettyportwillunga having just thrown open its doors down the road, it’s only a short stagger back to our cushy apartment, perched right up on the cliffs. Honey, we’re home! #SeeSouthAustralia 🍽️🥂🌅 [📍Location: a 1hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 45 minute drive to Port Willunga in @officialfleurieupeninsula ] #StarOfGreece #PortWillunga #RestaurantAustralia #Australia

Star of Greece

It may be autumn, but with the Sun ready to crank this weekend those sunny days at the beach still haven’t come to an end! Our mate @nathangodwin knows all about making the most of those perfect blues at Port Elliot… Just a short drive from the city, @officialfleurieupeninsula’s original deep blue darling is the real deal for those in need of a sea-change. Soaking in the scene here on Horseshoe Bay jetty is not only a genuine right-of-passage, but a great spot to get your fill of the salty seaside air – and a few hefty squid while you’re at it! After a big morning of sand and sunshine, it’s also just a short stroll to The Strand and North Terrace for a cuppa and some of the best baked goodies town - all before resting up in the super cool, ultra chillaxed @beachhutsmiddleton down the road. Weekend sorted! 🏖️😎🏠 #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: a 1hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 1.5 hour drive to Port Elliot in #FleurieuPeninsula ] #Sunset #PortElliot #SeeAustralia #Australia

Port Elliot, South Australia

Ever feel like you just crashed a party? We’re guessing @bradleuephotography had that sneaking suspicion after stumbling onto this little roo gathering in Deep Creek Conservation Park! This slice of the @officialfleurieupeninsula is mysterious, wild and free, with countless trails winding through rugged bushland and coastal ridges overlooking vast blue seas. As hikers will attest, a day trip just doesn’t do it justice - and after a big day on the track (and perhaps even a nightcap or three with Skippy and Co), it’s not much further to wander to rest those weary feet… Just down the road you’ll find all your creature comforts (and loads more creatures!) at the super stylish, and beautifully secluded @southernoceanretreats. As the roos rustle and the stars come out to play, you’ll be nodding off to the sounds of nature in no time! #SeeSouthAustralia 🙈🐵🎉 [📍Location: just a 2hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia – then a 1.5hr drive to #DeepCreek CP] #Kangaroos #FleurieuPeninsula #SeeAustralia #Australia

Deep Creek Conservation Park

Nothing delivers scale quite like the wild and rugged seascape of @eyrepeninsula - and according to @samrogerss, he “literally can’t get enough of this spot” near With uninterrupted views across the Southern Ocean and pounding surf at his feet, he got a taste of raw nature at its most dramatic (next stop: Antarctica, right out across that big blue horizon). Plonked out in the water on that pinnacle there’s an osprey nest, sitting superbly in isolation, having been carved by the surf over thousands of years. Just down the road, the Chain of Bays (Venus Bay to Streaky Bay) is known for its amazing waves and fishing, and with @camel_beach house perched perfectly at the southern-most tip, it’s a prime spot to breath in all that sea and solitude - with a sundowner in hand… 🌊😱 #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: 7.5 hours drive (or 50 minute flight) to @port_lincoln from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 2hr drive to #Elliston ]​ #EyrePeninsula #SeeAustralia #Australia

Elliston, South Australia

Time moves differently in Innes National Park – that’s why we live by the currents and plan by the tides of the impossibly perfect @yorkepeninsula... Our mate @tobi_ling stumbled upon this flawless coastal canvas after a little bit of bush rambling. With just the local kangaroos and sea birds soaring above for company, getting a space to yourself around here is just as easy as throwing on your hiking boots, packing a towel and hitting the road. Around every bend, you’ll find a vast wilderness littered with historic shipwrecks, lighthouses and hidden coves just waiting to be unearthed. At the end of a day’s adventures, reward your wanderlust and treat yourself to a dreamy night in a million-star hotel with @bayside_glamping’s bonza bell tent setup by the beach! Happy campers? You betchya. 🏖️⛺️ #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: just a 1 hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia and a 3.5hr drive to #InnesNationalPark] #YorkePeninsula #Yorkes #SeeAustralia #Australia

Innes National Park

It’s the stuff road trips are made of… Like a dark vein splitting the outback landscape all the way to its vast red horizon, a journey along the #ExplorersWay can take drivers to a whole new world. Early explorers once plied this transcontinental route by camel - opening up Australia’s parched interior from the lush vines in the south to the tropics in the north. But as @iherok found, these days it’s open to anyone with a sense of adventure and a lust for the open road. Here in @cooberpedy_southaustralia (a.k.a. The Opal Capital of the World) you’ll find plenty of both - where desert gems are plucked from a landscape resembling the Moon - by people living underground! No surprise that it’s also been the setting for a stack of movies over the years, including the legendary 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome'. To get a true taste of what lies beyond and beneath the bitumen, hop on board @aridareastours when you’re in town! #SeeSouthAustralia 🚙🤘 [📍Location: 9 hour drive, or 2 hour flight, from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia to #CooberPedy ] #SeeAustralia #Australia

Coober Pedy, South Australia

This little guy’s well aware that the food, wine and good times in @officialfleurieupeninsula are only a hop, skip and a jump away this Autumn… Wildlife isn’t the only thing this stunning landscape is known for – @mclaren_vale also happens to be one of the most famous #wine regions in the world - and for good reason, with a litany of cellar doors flowing with top-notch shiraz (among plenty of other varieties) year-round. If you’re in the neighbourhood, skip on down to the Buttery family’s 306-acre @gemtreewines vineyard to get involved in a hands-on experience in biodynamic farming before winding down for the day with a tailored afternoon tasting session. Epic pic by @thesellerdoor_brighton! #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🍷 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide, #SouthAustralia then a 45 minute drive to #McLaren Vale] #Kangaroo #SeeAustralia #Australia

McLaren Vale, South Australia

When the sun rises over the Anna Creek Painted Hills, it’s nothing short of spectacular! This stunning and recently discovered section of the pristine #Breakaways country in the far north of South Australia is a genuine jaw-dropper at any time of day. Emerging from a gigantic desert landscape and standing as monuments to time these beauties were left behind by a great ancient inland sea millions of years ago. Sitting plush on the world’s largest working cattle station, Anna Creek (larger than Israel at a staggering 24,000 square kilometres) these gems can only be accessed by air from @williamcreekhotel and #CooberPedy – and while getting a birds-eye view is always unforgettable, @wrightsair also now offers guests exclusive ground access, enabling curious souls to see their incredible patterns and colours more intimately than ever before. Mind BLOWN. #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🛩️ [📍Location: a 2 hour flight (or 9 hours drive) to Coober Pedy from #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia ] #Outback #SeeAustralia #Australia

William Creek

“Wait… who the hell are YOU?!” Turns out @tarlancwentravels wasn’t the only local to drop in on Clancy’s treehouse here at @emuridgeeucalyptus… He also had a couple of other sticky beaks crash his party – Eddie and Ethel, two neighbourhood pranksters who can never pass up an opportunity to ruffle a few feathers! This spot isn’t just a great place to get up close with @authentickangarooisland’s resident wildlife, it’s also the only remaining commercial eucalyptus oil distillery in #SouthAustralia, and a key part of #KangarooIsland’s heritage. As well as attracting plenty of #koalas, the leaves on these trees produce a eucalyptus oil that is unique to the world, and distilled on site - and joining a guided tour gives a fascinating look into the process of making this classic Aussie bush product. Our tip: every house needs a bottle of this stuff in the cupboard, so take the opportunity to stock up while you’re here! #SeeSouthAustralia 🐨🐦 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia – then a 35 minute flight (or 2.5hrs drive/ferry to #KangarooIsland ] #AuthenticKI #SeeAustralia #Australia #Emu #Koala

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery

It's a vintage Foodie Friday #sunrise here at @oliverstaranga in @mclaren_vale​! When the local cavalry rolled up to pull the 2018 crop of North Block Shiraz, the sky turned up for the party - perfectly dressed in red to match all those juicy ripe grapes below... These #vines churn out some of the best #vino in @officialfleurieupeninsula, having been nurtured by six generations of the Oliver family – and if you’ve arrived here thirsty, you’ll want to whet your whistle in their historic 1850’s stone cottage cellar door. There’s also much more to this #wine soaked paradise beyond the vineyards. With over 70 wineries bordered by stunning beaches and a distinct foodie vibe, all-day grazing is encouraged. Oh, and once you’ve had your fill, rest your palate (and your head) in the luxe digs of @thevineyardretreat down the road to truly take your tastebuds on holiday! #SeeSouthAustralia 🍇🌅🙌 [📍Location: just 2 hrs flight from Sydney to #Adelaide, #SouthAustralia then a 45 minute drive to #McLarenVale ] #v18 #RestaurantAustralia #SeeAustralia #Australia

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards