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Top Choice Historic Building in Mintaro

Martindale Hall

Martindale Hall is an astonishing 1880 manor 3km from Mintaro. Built for young pastoralist Edmund Bowman Jnr, who subsequently partied away the family fortune (OK, so drought and plummeting wool prices played a part…
Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

A tourist sight, or a shopping op? Either way, satisfy your deepest culinary cravings at the 250-odd stalls in Adelaide’s superb Central Market. A sliver of salami from the Mettwurst Shop, a crumb of English Stilton…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide

Peel Street

Peel St itself – a long-neglected service lane in Adelaide's West End – is now Adelaide's after-dark epicentre, lined with hip bars and eateries, the best of which is this one. It's a super-cool cafe/bistro/wine bar…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Tanunda

Fino Seppeltsfield

From humble beginnings in a little stone cottage on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Fino has evolved into one of Australia's best restaurants, now ensconced in the gorgeous 1851 Seppeltsfield estate west of Tanunda. Food fr…
Top Choice Pub in Adelaide

Exeter Hotel

Adelaide's best pub, this legendary boozer attracts an eclectic brew of postwork, punk and uni drinkers, shaking the day off their backs. Pull up a bar stool or a table in the grungy beer garden and settle in for th…
Top Choice Seafood in Port Lincoln

Fresh Fish Place

Check the fish-of-the-day on the blackboard out the front of this fabulous seafood shack. Inside you can buy fresh local seafood straight off the boats (King George whiting, tuna, kingfish, flathead, squid etc), plu…
Top Choice Winery in Clare Valley

Skillogalee

Skillogalee is a small family outfit known for its spicy shiraz, fabulous food and top-notch riesling (a glass of which is like kissing someone gorgeous on a summer afternoon). Kick back with a long, lazy lunch on t…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Elliot

Flying Fish Cafe

Sit down for a cafe breakfast and you'll be here all day − the views of Horseshoe Bay are sublime. Otherwise, grab some takeaway Coopers-battered flathead and chips and head for the sand. At night things get classy,…
Top Choice National Park in Penola & the Coonawarra Wine Region

Naracoorte Caves National Park

About 10km southeast of Naracoorte is World Heritage–listed Naracoorte Caves National Park. The discovery of an ancient fossilised marsupial in these limestone caves raised palaeontological eyebrows around the world…
Top Choice National Park in Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges National Park

One of SA's most treasured parks, Flinders Ranges National Park is laced with craggy gorges, saw-toothed ranges, abandoned homesteads, Aboriginal sites, native wildlife and, after it rains, carpets of wild flowers. …