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5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie!

5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie!

5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie! We are completely biased, and proud locals, but we think that Meningie is an emerging investment hot spot. #1. Lifestyle If you love the outdoors, the ocean, the water and nature, then Meningie is the place for you. Located at the head of the Coorong, a wetlan...

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5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East!

5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East!

5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East! We are completely biased, and proud locals, but we think that Wellington East is an investment hot spot! #1. You live, eat, sleep and breathe Motorsport If you love, eat, sleep and breathe motorsport, there has never been a better time invest in Wellingt...

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Invested in the Coorong

Invested in the Coorong

Invested in the Coorong After five years of owning his own restaurant, Sandeep Tati owner of the Meningie Cheese Factory Restaurant is moving on, leaving a strong Coorong property portfolio for his family’s future. Leaving his job as a Console Attendant at Caltex Meningie, Sandeep backed ...

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From Railway Gangs to Motorsport Luxury

From Railway Gangs to Motorsport Luxury

From Railway Gangs to Motorsport Luxury Identified as the ‘Barracks’ for well over fifty years, John Scott’s ground-breaking facelift of Tailem Bend’s Railway Barracks is finally ready to meet the ever-growing accommodation needs of the region. Taking just on t...

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Living off grid!

Living off grid!

Living off grid! Holiday Accommodation Positioning his base camp at Wellington East, retired policeman, Matt Baillie of Bankstown NSW, lives off the grid pursuing his passions of motorcycle racing and more importantly, spending time with his young son, Don.   Choosing to investing into i...

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Investment faith rewarded!

Investment faith rewarded!

Villa Serra   Workforce and holiday / event accommodation SMALL and large investors, from near and far, are flocking to the Coorong region with the opening of The Bend Motorsport Park.   With the need for workforce and holiday/event accommodation growing, investors Rick and Ngaire ...

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A labour of love!

Holiday Accommodation With the opening of Anna and Bruno Bellon’s The Races comes three much needed high-end holiday/workforce rentals to Murray Bridge and the ever- growing Coorong, Lower Lakes and River Murray region. Both originally from Tailem Bend, the brother and sister du...

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Carbon Neutral Cabins

Carbon Neutral Cabins

Coorong Cabins achieves Carbon Neutral Status Nestled in the hillside at Noonameena near Meningie, are the award winning Coorong Cabins that were established in 2016, by Mik Batki.   With infinite care and attention to detail, these Cabins not only look good and feel good, but a...

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A pit stop at the Masonic Hall for Accommodation

A pit stop at the Masonic Hall for Accommodation

From takeaway to accommodation Listing Tailem Takeaway and Pizza for SALE , owners Michael and Karen Alleman, are ready for a new challenge. After all the work put into renovating, refurbishing and refitting the shop since purchasing it in 2014, the Alleman’s are selling up and ...

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Schools and Beyond!

Schools and Beyond!

Founded in 1993, the Murray River North Group calls Tailem Bend home as it builds seven buildings for the Meningie Primary School with more projects looming on the horizon. With two Junior, three Intermediate and two Senior School transportable buildings on his drawing board, Murray River North ...

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Pelican Perch Retreat

Pelican Perch Retreat

Pelican Perch Retreat Holiday Accommodation In their spare time, between making Stone Rollers, Ki Ki Engineering owners Mary and Laurens Verhees, built Pelican Perch Retreat for their retirement. Working and living in their family’s Ki Ki business next to the busy Duk...

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Customer centered and community focused!

Customer centered and community focused!

Hughes Newsagency, Tailem Bend When deli owner, Jeff Hughes saw an opportunity to buy the newsagency next door in 1943 he knew what great customer service was all about – being a friend.   For three generations now, Jeff, Robert and Tony Hughes have successfully grown their business...

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Securing the future!

Securing the future!

Tailem Bend Community Centre With the ever-changing landscape of government funding, the Tailem Bend Community Centre looks to invest in regional property to safeguard its delivery of services. Expanding its services to over 25,000 square kilometres, the Tailem Bend Community Centre (...

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Thinking outside of the box!

Thinking outside of the box!

There is no doubt that Tailem Bend is in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime generational change. With the opening of The Bend (SA Motorsport Park) in 2018, and its maiden Super Bikes event in April and the inaugural V8 Super Cars race in August, Tailem Bend is buzzing like never before. Add to t...

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From gangsta’s to a property boom!

From gangsta’s to a property boom!

Gun Alley Tailem Bend Tailem’s infamous Gun Alley is quickly transforming from its legendary ‘gangsta’ status, where tough railway men and the Connolly clan of fifteen roamed, to a more refined lane of property investors. Gun Alley, gazetted as Webb Street, Tailem Be...

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Sea Change!

Sea Change!

Rick and Monica, from Adelaide, have long been fans of the Coorong lifestyle. Spending most weekends at their shack at Parnka Point, this adventurous duo have their eye on the horizon and a move to semi-retirement. Rick is a general builder and commercial gyprocker by trade and he is focused ...

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A community in the park

A community in the park

The Lake Albert Caravan Park is home to living legends Jacqui Grant and Troy Fynnaart who are community minded personalities that believe tourism is vital to the success of Meningie and the Coorong. The self-motivated business partners met some years ago at the Glenelg Football Club, Adelaide.&n...

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Every day is like an adventure!

Every day is like an adventure!

Coorong Wild Seafood As a boy from the suburbs of Melbourne, Glen Hill of Coorong Wild Seafood, Meningie, was lured to the pleasure of recreational fishing from a young age, but never thought it would lead him to where he is today. It took one commercial fishing trip and he was hooked! “...

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A slice of Italy

A slice of Italy

Don Ruggerio, owner Swanport Harvest Renowned market gardeners, Don and Kathy Ruggerio, of Swanport Harvest fame are selling their eclectic family home to prepare for their transition to retirement. No stranger to work, Don and Kathy have spent many years building their vegetable growing busi...

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Master Juggler

Master Juggler

Local juggler, and master story teller, Kelly Kuhn has proven that life is simply a juggling act and nothing but fun! A mother of two, entrepreneur, community spokesperson, wife, sister and all round Super Star, Kel has embarked on her latest challenge, Juggle House Experiences. ...

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Growing a range of options

Growing a range of options

Cropping in the Mallee is always a tough gig, but none more so than the 2018/2019 season, with less than 150mm of rain falling in the critical growing season. Northern parts of the Coorong, and neighbouring Karoonda and Southern Mallee have all been drought declared, but this hasn’t slow...

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Meningie – Open for Business

Meningie – Open for Business

Proud local identities, Jo Schulz and Tony Turner, have  invested in the Meningie region and are here for the long haul. Both, originally & separately, farmers, Jo & Tony found their way into the tourism business almost by accident. Jo explained that about 15 years ago, T...

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A piece of paradise!

A piece of paradise!

JURY ROAD ORCHARD CAMPING AND HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION Growing up across the lake at the Van Den Brink Farm, Margy Gambling of Meningie daydreamed about what was beyond the gates of Jury Road Orchard – not knowing that her husband’s love of single piston motors would bring he...

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Investment in Family

Investment in Family

Investment in Family Holiday Accommodation Finding an investment his whole family can enjoy, Tradie, Daniel Novotny of Precise Plaster, Hallett Cove, joins the ever-growing number of investors looking to the Coorong for lifestyle and higher than average financial returns. Slowly renovating and...

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Secret Coorong Camping Spots

Secret Coorong Camping Spots

Love the great outdoors?  Want to discover some secret camping spots in the Coorong, and truly get away from everything (and everyone!)? The Coorong has lots of options for happy campers, from caravan parks on the lake or river (Lake Albert Caravan Park at Meningie is the spo...

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Are you up for an epic Coorong pub crawl?

Are you up for an epic Coorong pub crawl?

Embark on the mother of all pub crawls when you explore these country pubs in the Coorong and Murray River. You will find pubs with views that you just can’t beat, great food and beer, award-winning wine lists and things to amuse the kids.  So take a day trip, or stay a few days and t...

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How to live life your way!

How to live life your way!

Ever been stuck on the wrong side of a decision? A decision like ending a marriage? Quitting a job? Or going broke? This is the Kerry Swan Story. Kerry has been at the bottom, with loads of debt and little kids. At 38, I found myself with 2 little kids and a large sexually transmitted...

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Revolutionising dairy!

Revolutionising dairy!

In 2017, Brad & Karin Fischer revolutionised the way that they produce milk when they installed a 10,100m2 barn to house their 600 head of milkers. And, while locals joke that you can see the barn from moon, this strategic investment is paying real dividends for the Fischers.  Living i...

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New Beginning for Coorong Realty Dynamo

New Beginning for Coorong Realty Dynamo

Coorong Realty’s Nicki Fegen has embraced a new life in Australia and a new career in property marketing.  Nicki, her husband and two young children emigrated from South Africa just a few years ago, and have embraced their new life with enthusiasm.  Living on a local broiler chic...

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A small community making a BIG difference!

A small community making a BIG difference!

In the Mallee region of South Australia, is a very special woman, passionately leading her community, and changing how we approach dementia care.  Claudia Ait-Touati, from Coonalpyn, has spent years establishing Careship Coorong, a care farm that is providing people living with dis...

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Community drives Adam!

Community drives Adam!

The newest member of the Coorong Realty team seems to have trouble sitting still.  Never one to be doing nothing, Adam Hurle is an enthusiastic volunteer in his home town of Meningie.  Having grown up in Meningie, Adam is now raising his two young children with his wife, Bec, and watch...

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A Coorong Love Story

A Coorong Love Story

Celia Kernick came to the Coorong for love, when she met her husband, Neville twenty years ago, and then promptly fell in love with the region as well.   A city girl born and bred, Celia has thrived and is proud to live and work in the Coorong.  Twenty years after movin...

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Luke is pumped with his first investment

Luke is pumped with his first investment

Luke Medlow has achieved stage one of his property dream – at the age of 19, he has bought his first investment property.  He’s stoked and we can’t help but be impressed with this incredible achievement. So how did Luke manage to buy a house, just 18 months after finishing...

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Property styling is Sam’s happy place.

Property styling is Sam’s happy place.

Property Solutions Manager, Sam Hicks, discovered decorating early in life, and drove her mother nuts when she constantly rearranged her room.       ‘I took sewing lessons from a local woman when I was in school so I could start sewing my own curtains and cushions for my ...

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Farming for the future

Farming for the future

Jason and his wife Penny are farming for the future, at their sheep and beef farm at Field, east of Meningie. The Schulz’s live and work at ‘Coolaroo’ – the original family farm, owned and operated by Jason’s parents.  Jason grew up on the farm, and was thrust...

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A lifetime love of the Murray

A lifetime love of the Murray

Deb Cox and her husband Roger loved the river so much, they upped stumps and moved from Adelaide. Now, three generations are enjoying the river lifestyle, and their retirement plans are on hold. Deb, who cleans and prepares Coorong Realty holiday houses for guests, fell in love with the Murray R...

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Work hard and you can survive anything

Work hard and you can survive anything

‘Just put in a hard day’s work.  Keep doing that and you can survive anything.’ Such is the life philosophy of farmer, community man and former regional Councilor Bob Simcock. Given the many challenges facing rural communities, Bob’s endurance and can-do at...

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Turning challenges into opportunities

Turning challenges into opportunities

Glenn Power turned life’s challenges into opportunities, and embraced creativity as a career. ‘I spend my days doing two of my favourite things – wandering around the stunning Coorong taking photos, and chatting to interesting people while I’m at it.’  After ye...

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Frank stopped for a beer, and bought the pub – again!

Frank stopped for a beer, and bought the pub – again!

For the second time, Frank and Alison Dean are back behind the bar at the Tailem Bend Hotel, enjoying seeing old friends and renovating the main street building. ‘It’s my wife’s fault again, I just wanted a cold beer!’ So what bought them back for a second stint, thirty y...

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The different faces of volunteers

The different faces of volunteers

Small communities rely on volunteers and they come in all shapes and sizes. Local Tailem Bend woman Lyn Simcock likes to keep busy, working part time providing finance support to the Coorong Realty and Simcock Commercial teams, helping her husband Bob on the farm, cooking for the masses and volu...

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From pocket money to the Adelaide Foodie Scene

From pocket money to the Adelaide Foodie Scene

The brain child of a 12 year old immigrant, from Belgium, is about to smash the foodie scene in Adelaide. Simply looking for some pocket money, Chabane Ait-Toutati, convinced Mum and Dad to set up shop in sleepy Coonalpyn and the rest, as they say, is history. Waffles and Jaffles is about ...

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Meningie’s best kept secrets

Meningie’s best kept secrets

Trevor Rasheed has been the keeper of secrets for more than 30 years. He has seen people come and go in his time as a sales agent in Meningie, and believes the town is once again on the verge of change. And he has seen it before.  ‘In the early 2000’s, before the drought, Men...

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How a little red brick wall charmed Amy

How a little red brick wall charmed Amy

Tailem Bend locals can thank a red brick wall for having the best coffee, drinks and desserts in the region. On a whim, Amy Chinsami convinced her husband Neil that an unassuming shopfront in the main street of Tailem Bend was the perfect place for a coffee shop, all because she fell in love w...

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Tick off the Coorong bucket list this Winter

Tick off the Coorong bucket list this Winter

Feeling restless now the cold weather has set in?  Dreading the upcoming school holidays?  Then pack the family and the car, and get out of the house for a day or a weekend.  The Coorong Winter playground is less than two hours from Adelaide, and there is lots of awesome stuf...

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Pssst…want to know a secret

Pssst…want to know a secret

Ever wondered, just what is at the end of that long driveway?  Where is that cute little church on our $50 note?  Why on earth do we need an inland lighthouse? The Coorong is full of unseen and secluded experiences, and these are just a few. We’ve discovered how you ca...

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Keep the kids busy in the Coorong

Keep the kids busy in the Coorong

‘Are we there yet?’ ………’Are we there yet?’ Seriously? Any parent who has been on a family road trip would be familiar with this annoying noise from the back seat of the car.  Ahhh…the joys of the family road trip.  So to help yo...

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Every good road trip includes food

Every good road trip includes food

Local food and produce are a major part of any holiday.  How it’s grown and how best to enjoy it is always a question worth exploring. The Tastes of the Coorong Tour has gone a step better, and will take you straight to the producer, who will love to chat and tell you all ab...

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Secrets of a bushranger

Secrets of a bushranger

Did you know the Coorong had its very own bushranger? And, he rode an ostrich in his pursuit of crime! Learn about the adventures of this bandit (and snap a selfie riding his ostrich), when you explore the Pelican Path.  If you’re keen to explore the Coorong on foot, here are five st...

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Coorong farmers leading the way

Coorong farmers leading the way

Can you imagine being a farmer, with your entire livelihood dependent on the Weather Gods?  It’s not for the faint-hearted, that’s for sure. So how do they survive, let alone prosper, when so much is out of their control?  Coorong farmers are innovative (and a little bit br...

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Building community, one event at a time

Building community, one event at a time

There are some pretty cool things happening at the The Lake Albert Caravan Park of late. You may have noticed vintage caravans gathered by the lake, or the locals gathered at the park for a session. It's all part of the grand plan devised by Jacqui Grant and Troy Fynnaart, the community minded o...

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Short and sweet road trips

Short and sweet road trips

Who doesn't love a good road trip? Especially ones packing the double whammy - they take less than a day and have cool stuff to see.  We've rounded up our pick of short drives in the Coorong, and included all the highlights – Coorong National Park, two huge lakes, the Murray River, Rau...

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The best ways to watch the V8 SuperSprint

The best ways to watch the V8 SuperSprint

Fire up your jets Revheads - the countdown is on for the V8 SuperSprint at Tailem Bend!  The Australian Supercars Championship is returning to The Bend in August, and we can’t help but notice the growing buzz of anticipation around the Coorong.   The inaugural race ...

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Discover foodie hot spots in the Coorong!

Discover foodie hot spots in the Coorong!

The Coorong is less than two hours from Adelaide, and there are lots of great eating experiences for the foodies amongst us.  Check out our tips on the best spots to find unique local produce, artisan sugar bombs, great coffee and boutique beer, in the glorious River, Lakes and Co...

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Stay and relax after the V8 SuperSprint!

Stay and relax after the V8 SuperSprint!

Not looking forward to returning to work after the excitement of the OTR V8 SuperSprint? Then spoil yourself with a few days of relaxation, exploring the magical Coorong. There is so much to see and do in Winter, and the best part?  Less people to share it with. So, check out our sugge...

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Love an organised cupboard

Love an organised cupboard

Who out there delights in perfectly organised cupboards?  Is anyone a little obsessed with, say, linen cupboard order, like we are?  Now let me explain – our obsession is borne of necessity and appreciation, because we are property managers, looking after more than 30 holiday hou...

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Brewing a little bit of fun

Brewing a little bit of fun

Boutique beers and cider on tap. Local food (most importantly, pizza). Lake views. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK! Welcome to Meningie’s newest tourism venture, The Coorong Brewing Co. It’s the creation of Stacey Peckover and Peter Reichelt, who have created a venue that is a little b...

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How to host a cracking holiday rental

The self-listed accommodation game sure is crowded these days (we’re looking at you, Airbnb).   Whether you are self managing, or have an agency looking after your property, you want to stand out from the crowd.  As property and listing managers of over 30 gorgeous homes arou...

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How to host a cracking holiday rental

How to host a cracking holiday rental

The self-listed accommodation game sure is crowded these days (we’re looking at you, Airbnb).   Whether you are self managing, or have an agency looking after your property, you want to stand out from the crowd.  As property and listing managers of over 30 gorgeous homes arou...

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New experiences at Wellington Courthouse

New experiences at Wellington Courthouse

Picture yourself cosied up on leather chesterfields with friends, a glass of Langhorne Creek red, with the pot belly stove warming our toes. We think we’ve found the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon.  Sounds like your thing too? Then get yourself booked into the Wellingto...

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Five Most Instagrammable Spots in the Coorong

Five Most Instagrammable Spots in the Coorong

It’s no secret the River, Lakes and Coorong is one of the most stunning regions in South Australia.  Its rapid growth in popularity with interstate and international visitors is because of the endless natural beauty and wildlife, which they can immerse themselves in. Did you know th...

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Mum & Dad’s Hotel is worth $24K!

Mum & Dad’s Hotel is worth $24K!

    Are you working hard and saving for your first home?  Then we hope you get on great with the parents! The real benefits of living with Mum and Dad have been revealed, and it turns out the amount of dollars you can save is a whopping $24,300 per year. If you’re serious...

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Top 5 Holiday Houses with Water Views Part 1

Top 5 Holiday Houses with Water Views Part 1

Who doesn’t love to relax with a water view from the deck of their holiday house?  Well, the Coorong is all about water views.  Take your pick from the Murray River, Lake Albert or the stunning Coorong lagoons with a backdrop of sand dunes. So sit back, relax and gaze at nature a...

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How to be Dad’s favourite this Father’s Day

How to be Dad’s favourite this Father’s Day

Want to be Dad’s favourite this Father’s Day, but totally stuck for a great idea? We’ve come up with the goods so you can leave your siblings in the dust.  Check out some great Coorong inspiration to treat Dad like a King, and enter our competition to win him a pretty cool ...

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Don’t miss seeing SA’s newest racetrack

Don’t miss seeing SA’s newest racetrack

Do you love a day out at the races?  You could be one of the first punters to experience SA’s newest racecourse and facilities at Gifford Hill, Murray Bridge. The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is one of the most popular country race meets in SA, and it’s also a perfect excu...

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How anyone can build a property portfolio, anywhere

How anyone can build a property portfolio, anywhere

For nearly twenty years, Mark Lemon, has quietly got on with the job of building a serious property portfolio in regional South Australia. Starting with his first purchase in Tailem Bend in around 2001, Mark has tackled four major renovations to build an impressive portfolio today. ‘I b...

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5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East

5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East

As completely biased, and proud locals, we think that Wellington East is an emerging investment hot spot. Not only is Wellington East located in the best spot, right on the rivers edge, and central to everything, but it also presents some real lifestyle choices for families, investors and retire...

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