The best kept secret is out!
Although Jack and Jude have been saying this for years, Lonely Planet has now ranked South Australia in top 5 regions in the world!
According to internationally-renowned travel company Lonely Planet, South Australia is one of the top five must-see regions in the world for 2017, describing South Australia as a “delicious feast suitable to anyone’s taste.” The state is the only Australian destination to be named.
South Australia was ranked fifth, behind Choquequirao in Peru, Taranaki in New Zealand, The Azores in Portugal and North Wales in the United Kingdom. And Lonely Planet endorsed Adelaide in 2014, when the city was ranked one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit. This year’s “best new openings” include the 66-kilometre Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, which was formally opened earlier this month.
Early in 2010, when enroute to Western Australia, Jack and Jude discovered that South Australia’s uncrowded waterways contained great diversity and beauty, and we loved the easy feel, good foods and wine at affordable prices so much that later that year we came back to winter in Adelaide. Wow! Adelaide is smashing. Similar to Hobart, it is a capital city friendly like a small country town, and it has lovely parks and hills, a fantastic free museum and botanical garden, vast markets and eating halls that kept us eagerly awaiting another feast. Plus historical sights abound in this “Convict Free State.”
The colony became a cradle of democratic reform in Australia. The Parliament of South Australia was formed in 1857, when the colony was granted self-government. Women were granted the vote in the 1890s. South Australia became a State of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 following a vote to federate with the other British colonies of Australia. While it has a smaller population than the eastern States, South Australia has often been at the vanguard of political and social change in Australia.
It’s a great place to spend some time.
Check out our South Australia Cruising Guide Here. (It’s the second best kept secret!)Jack and Jude along with John Steers, veteran SA sailor, offer their collective anchorage information making this the most complete SA guide available.
Berth Available - Jack and Jude have a berth for Banyandah at the Garden Island Yacht Club in Port Adelaide.It is available whenever we’re not there – More info here.
Further information –Lonely Planets South AustraliaFairytale End of Year – June 2014Safe in South Australia – May 2014Rough, Tough ‘n Satisfying – January 2015Photos 2009/10 Voyages of BanyandahPhotos 2010/11 Voyages of BanyandahVideo – South Australia – Featuring Joseph Banks NPSailing Southern Ocean – eBook or print