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The Adelaide Hills

Long lunches your thing? The Hills are calling, offering an oasis of cellar doors and boutique accommodation just half an hour east of Adelaide. Stay in any number of the region's cottages (Apple Tree Cottage is one such charmer), but spend your days tasting in the sun at Deviation Road, The Lane Vineyard and Barratt Wines and nights feasting under the moon (The Bridgewater Mill or Mount Lofty Ranges are two good picks). Don't miss The Summertown Aristologist (pictured), a seriously relaxed wine bar/eatery/hangout created by local winemakers Anton Von Klopper and Jasper Button. Bucolic heaven.


Five essential long weekends

You can get there fast with the American Express Explorer card, but where is 'there'? If a long weekend is approaching, here's a guide to five fantastic places around the country you can escape to.  


This article is presented by the American Express Explorer Card.Want to get there now? With 100,000 Bonus Points* when you sign up for the Explorer Card and spend AU$1,500 in the first three months, you can take full advantage of long weekends. Offer ends 15 May 2017.

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