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My Dream Fall Getaway

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While some may think of roaring fires for their fall retreats, my imagination instead flits to where it’s not autumn, but spring. South Australia has long fascinated me, particularly Adelaide and the wildlife retreat Kangaroo Island. There’s something so alluring about skipping fall and traveling to where flowers are about to reemerge; life beginning anew once again. Like Peter Pan who never wanted to grow up, I want summer to continue forever and that’s why I want to chase it down under.
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Adelaide SA, Australia
This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals, and incredible sense of space. Just a short hop from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island feels like a world away. It is a sanctuary for wildlife and a...
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Hanson Bay Rd, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
The flagship property of Australian luxury hotel brand Baillie Lodges teeters on grass-covered limestone cliffs, tucked just far enough into the bluffs to feel protected from the roiling Southern Ocean below. Surrounded on three sides by national...
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275 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
This is a fun Greek restaurant among all the cafes and bars on Rundle Street. It's especially recommended when the weather is nice. Casual and lively. Must have the octopus.
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Middle River SA 5223, Australia
On our first visit to Kangaroo Island we stayed at a beautiful spot in what's called 'The Sky House'. The house is perched on top a hill with commanding views along the northern coast of Kangaroo Island. At sunset the grasses turn golden and this...
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S Coast Rd, Flinders Chase SA 5223, Australia
At the west end of Kangaroo Island, this park is a sanctuary for endangered wildlife with some introduced to the island from the mainland. It’s also home to two geological monuments: Remarkable Rocks, naturally sculpted rock formations balanced on...
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Cape Borda SA 5223, Australia
Here's my 'Bird on a Wire' shot. This was taken near the Cape Borda Lightstation on Kangaroo Island. The precinct consists of an unusual square lighthouse, several historic Lighthouse Keepers cottages and a museum.
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Seal Bay SA 5223, Australia
At Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island you can see a Sea Lion colony up close. Walk on the beach and watch as sea lions lay out, soaking up the sun. See baby sea lions come in from swimming in the bay and call for their moms. If you are lucky you may...