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Step Into Springtime

With the warmer weather arriving, there’s no better time to start getting out and about and enjoying Spring. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Walk and talk

If you’re eager to get outdoors and meet others as well as improve your fitness, ECH walking groups could be just what you need.

ECH has walking groups across Adelaide and Victor Harbor that meet socially for short local walks. ECH Connections Lead Sharon Beech said walking groups are a great way for people to exercise, meet likeminded people and maintain good heart health. “Many valuable friendships have formed from the simple act of walking together.”

Walking offers a range of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, weight management, maintaining bone density and improved balance and coordination. Each group is run by a volunteer organiser and follows the Heart Foundation’s procedures and training.

All walking groups are currently following social distancing guidelines and encourage members to bring their own hand sanitiser and stay home if they feel unwell.

Contact ECH on 1300 275 324 to find out if there is a walking group near you. If there’s not, why not consider starting one and getting others involved?


Take a day trip

Now is the perfect time to explore our own backyard with a number of quick escapes to experience what South Australia has to offer.

Take in the stunning ocean views at Victor Harbor and explore Granite Island Recreation Park, or trek through Newland Head Conservation Park. There are plenty of cosy cafés and restaurants in town to enjoy, as well as fascinating historic buildings and museums to explore.

Just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is where you’ll find some of the oldest vines and best wines in the world. More Barossa establishments like Maggie Beer’s Farm, Barossa Valley Cheese Co and Jacob’s Creek are welcoming back guests – there’s never been a better time to show your support.

Cruise through the picture-perfect towns of Stirling, Aldgate, Hahndorf, Crafers and Uraidla to the Adelaide Hills. Relax and unwind with on one of many beautiful walking trails across the region. Some of the Adelaide Hills’ best walks can be found in Morialta Conservation Park, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park and Cleland Conservation Park.

There’s so much in our state for South Australian’s to discover. From the many restaurants, museums, galleries, stunning parks, gardens and beautiful beaches, spring is a great time to get out and see South Australia in a new light.


Food, glorious food

Seafood, Italian cooking, wine and gin are all on the menu for this years’ smaller Tasting Australia festival which will be held during October and November. There are a handful of events scheduled across South Australia focussing on different cuisines or drinks.

The full festival, which is normally held in October, has been postponed and is planned to run from 30 April to 9 May 2021.

For more information or to find an event near you, visit or call 8463 4706.


Bay to Birdwood turns 40!

Whether you are a classic car enthusiast, or if all you know is cars have four wheels and come in a range of colours, it’s hard not to enjoy the Bay to Birdwood classic car parade. This year the event is celebrating 40 years!

The parade includes hundreds of beautifully kept historical vehicles, often with drivers and passengers in fancy dress from the same period, travelling from West Beach to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood. Many eras are celebrated including the trilby hats and cocktail dresses of the 1920s, the rock and roll 1950s and hippies from the 1960s.

The event is planned for Sunday 27 September. For more details about the route, and to watch online visit or call 8568 4000.