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The Open Road
One thing Australia offers its travellers is the chance to take to the open road and explore… A few months ago my boyfriend and I did just that. We had decided to head west from Melbourne, where we had based ourselves for a few months, making our way across the country to Perth. There is only one road that heads west from Adelaide to Perth, passing through the Nullarbor Plains, a vast expanse that many Australians are quick to tell you horror stories about. Situated on the southern coast of Australia, the Nullarbor spans 1,200 kilometres, linking Southern and Western Australia and provides a hostile yet intriguing environment to explore. Deriving its name from Latin origins the name Nullarbor means “no trees” and so it is no surprise that the road is surrounded by a stark landscape. The Eyre Highway follows the coastline through small settlements, which offer a welcome break and a chance to refuel. We began our road trip in the middle of October, just as spring was heating up and planned to stop off at several places on route to punctuate the journey.Connie Moseley
8 reasons you should drop everything and visit Adelaide
I think people get a little bit confused when I say that I’m proud to be from Adelaide. General perceptions of Adelaide are this: it’s too far away, it’s just a worse, smaller version of Melbourne, and there’s nothing to do there. Friends, you are SO wrong if you think that. Here are eight stellar reasons that Adelaide is somewhere you will UNDOUBTEDLY LOVE. Guaranteed.Ruth Grace
The What (and the Where)?
The Hay Plains is one of the flattest places on earth – second after the Sahara according to the locals (however Google tells me Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is actually the flattest). It is the vast area surrounding my hometown of Hay in New South Wales, Australia. Located halfway between Sydney and Adelaide, and about five hours (or less, depending how you drive) from Melbourne it is smack-bang in the middle of nowhere, yet also the centre of everywhere.Victoria Anderson
3. Learn in the museums
GOMA, free, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Science Museum, free, Grey Street, South Brisbane. Brisbane Museum, free, Adelaide Street.rosie-cox
Vibrant, electric and moving – all words that Australian travellers don’t frequently associate with Adelaide, the City of Churches, and ever little sister to the Australian “must-sees” Sydney and Melbourne. But I’m here to tell you just why “vibrant, eclectic and moving” really do describe this awesome city: South Australia isn’t called the Festival State for any old reason.Kacy Ratta
Great white sharks: Port Lincoln, approx. 7 hours from Adelaide
Great white sharks: Port Lincoln, approx. 7 hours from Adelaide Has diving with sharks always been on top of your bucket list? If so, Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia from where you get in a shark cage and be just centimetres away from a great white. Adventure Bay Charters do daytrips from Port Lincoln to Neptune Island where great white sharks are spotted daily. For those not interested in actually getting in the water with the sharks, it is now also possible to see the sharks from an underwater viewing area. Furthermore, another cool thing about this exact company is that they focus on protecting the sharks’ natural environment; they use sound vibrations instead of berley to attract the sharks.Sofie M. Wulff
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