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Strathfield Good Food Guide : Food Guide 2011
The Rio perfect for al fresco Brought to you by Kia Rio The Rio demonstrates just how far Kia Motors has come in such a short period. TAKE ONE ON YOUR NEXT SUBURBAN ADVENTURE. aving filled the boot with all sorts of goodies on our food safari, why not put some of them to immediate use? Whether you’re planning a romantic assignation or a family outing with boisterous offspring, there are some great picnic spots nearby. Strathfield Park, Ford Park and Dean Reserve all have barbecue facilities and picnic areas. Strathfield Park offers plenty of shady areas, ample parking, two children’s playgrounds, a rotunda, toilets and a small refreshments kiosk. There are also some pleasant picnic spots along the Cooks River, such as Freshwater Park and Elliott Reserve. Another nearby option is Sydney Olympic Park, which contains no fewer than five separate park areas, plus a wide range of recreational choices such as walking and cycling tracks, train rides, playgrounds, climbing frames, flying foxes and outdoor chess sets. The obvious choice is Bicentennial Park, which covers 40 hectares of rolling parkland, woods and lakeside meadows. Enjoy peaceful views of Lake Belvedere, do the “mangrove walk of discovery” or climb to the top of the Treillage Viewing Platform, the highest point in the park. Polish off your visit with a sumptuous high tea at Lilies On the Park. Bicentennial Park is open every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset. Getting there with your picnic gear is easy in a nifty hatch like the Kia Rio. Those with a bias towards European and Japanese imports will be surprised by the car’s impressive finish, which includes a sophisticated interior. The Rio, which is available in Australia as a five- door hatchback (three- and four-door versions are due in 2012), offers generous leg room for back seat passengers and a deep, ample boot – perfect for those boxes of fruit and veg from the Flemington markets. On-road handling is assured and the vehicle’s 1.6-litre engine is fitted with gasoline direct injection technology, providing more power with exactly the same, miserly fuel consumption and low carbon dioxide emissions. The base model comes with a 1.4-litre petrol power plant. With a starting price of just $16,290, the Rio is certainly an impressive package. Six airbags and electronic stability control are standard across the entire model range – as are all-disc braking systems and hill start assist control. Driver enjoyment is enhanced by the Rio’s spacious interior, excellent visibility and easy-to-use controls. Despite its modest price tag, this stylish Korean runabout also offers the very latest in technology, including Bluetooth connectivity, a radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility, plus Aux, iPod and USB ports – all of which can be controlled remotely from the steering wheel. SFG#2_27-30-Food Safari.indd 30 14/10/11 1:28 PM
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