There’s no doubt that in Australia we celebrate Christmas in the wrong season! After all, the idea of having a hot Christmas feast when it’s 40 degrees outside is slightly ridiculous. So this month we’re bringing Christmas to Australia’s winter! We make our way to the quaint town of Mount Torrens, enjoy a delicious Christmas feast in the warm before an afternoon of touring. Come with us today as we head off for a festive July.
New and Old
Heritage Round House and brand new Bridgeport Hotel!
Friday 13th, Wednesday 18th or Thursday 19th August
Come on a day of new discoveries and heritage exploration! Today we’re off into the Murraylands,
to explore the origins of Murray Bridge and visit the very first stone building constructed in the town! Then, after a taste of times gone by, we’re off to perhaps the newest major construction in town – the magnificent and brand new Bridgeport Hotel. Come along and discover the old and new of Murray Bridge!
Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th September
Warrawong Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by well-known environmentalist Dr John Wamsley. After a bumpy ride, which resulted in the sites closure in 2013, Warrawong now has new owners and is open again! As part of our visit we participate in a wildlife show, enjoy lunch in the cafe and have more time to explore in the afternoon. Come with us to see this very special place of peace and tranquillity being used again to protect animals.
The delightful Himeji Gardens is a celebration of Adelaide’s sister city in Japan. Like all Japanese Gardens, Himeji is a blend of beauty, tranquillity and symbolism – a slice of Japan in Adelaide!
We have arranged a special guided tour with a Park Lands Ranger so we can get a greater understanding of the meaning behind its design. For something a little different, lunch is at the Somerton Surf Lifesaving Club before we drive through the countryside to see how it is freshening up with the onset of autumn.
Have a fun day out while raising money for the important work of the Cancer Council at our Endeavour Tours Biggest Morning Tea. We have arranged a Devonshire tea at the Glenbarr Homestead, which was built in 1842. The visit includes a guided tour, not generally available to the public. We are donating $5 to the Cancer Council for every person travelling in May and if you would like to join in the spirit of the day with a donation – we are happy to collect and pass them on. Lunch is at the Murray Bridge Club, located right by the river.
Lions Hearing Dogs
Discover the important work of these amazing dogs.
Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th or Friday 18th June
We start our day with a trip across to the Adelaide Hills, taking in the beauty of the countryside as it greens up in early winter. We have arranged a slightly earlier lunch today so that we have plenty of time for our afternoon stop at the Lions Hearing Dogs training centre, located just out of Verdun in the Adelaide Hills. After a fascinating visit we travel back through the gorgeous Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula to the south coast. It’s going to be a great day – don’t miss out!
We visit the iconic Carrick Hill, where renovations have just been completed. It is one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds undiminished. With the inclusion of a lift, it makes this spectacular home more accessible to explore. Our lunch is in the Adelaide Hills and there will be time to browse the main street before heading for home.
We are travelling to a historic town. It was here that one of the major transport industries of Australia began – and in a location that makes no sense whatsoever! But the person who created it had a vision, and it was one that came true. Our lunch is in a place that sounds like it’s named after a tree, but it isn’t. After our meal we pop in to a local place that you’ll love if you like beautiful things. Then it’s off through the backroads towards home.
There’s nothing better than cruising the river on a sunny autumn day, especially with the magnificent scenery and birdlife the Murray offers. We’re heading to the river town of Mannum where we enjoy lunch at the Pretoria Hotel, before getting out on the river for a 90 minute cruise with Four Knots Cruises. A highlight will be seeing Whistling Kites and Black Kites swooping down to be fed from the boat!
This is a slightly longer day, but we think you’ll like it! Morning tea is in a place that should be a small village, but has grown a great deal. Then we travel through gorgeous countryside to a place which was spelled incorrectly, in a region that was spelled incorrectly. Our delicious lunch is at a venue whose namesake existed before South Australia did! Be sure to join us to uncover the mystery.
This morning we are travelling to a historic town, where one of the major transport industries of Australia began, in a location that makes no sense whatsoever! We have a local joining us for a guided tour and our lunch is in a place that sounds like it’s named after a tree, but it isn’t. After our meal we visit a place that you’ll love, if you like beautiful things. Then we explore the backroads towards home.
This tour is a truly delightful day that is sure to get you in the festive spirit. We travel into the suburbs with a picnic morning tea along the way. We board the West Lakes Princess, designed especially for the waterways of West Lakes. On board, we enjoy a Christmas lunch of roast turkey and Christmas pudding as we cruise, admiring the spectacular houses and scenery that surrounds.