Christmas Shopping Overnighter
Two Days: 29th – 3oth November 2019
Twin Share: $549 per person. Sole Use: $599 per person.
- Home pick-ups & set downs (most metro areas – please contact us for details)
- Picnic-style morning teas & all meals as per the itinerary
- All accommodation & admissions to all attractions
- Experienced & informative tour driver/guide.
If you’re keen to get in the festive spirit and kick off your Christmas shopping, then this is an ideal overnighter for you! We will be visiting a variety of unique shops hidden away in the Hills and Barossa, browsing a fantastic farmers market, as well as taking a relaxing sunset cruise on the Murray. Whether you want to find that perfect unique gift or have a relaxing country break, this two day tour will be a lot of fun!
Day One – FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019
(includes light lunch and three course dinner)
After completing home pick-ups (limited areas*) it’s up to the hills where there are so many fantastic and unique shops to explore. We’ll start in the village of Stirling which boasts a variety of specialised shops and you’ll have time to browse the main street before continuing our journey.
Just down the road is the leafy suburb of Aldgate. Home to one of our favourite little shops, Greenhills of Aldgate has an extensive range of unique gifts and collectables; they even stock needlework supplies for the keen crafter.
Further into the hills is the popular town of Hahndorf, known for its German-style architecture and artisan foods. We will visit Camellia Country Cottage to browse through their unique hand crafted items. This shop is a cooperative of 14 local artisans whose products include jewellery, ceramics, jams, leather goods, lead light, mosaics and so much more
We’ll stop for lunch, before taking the short drive to Woodside this afternoon to visit Adaminca Alpacas—Farm to Shop. This retail outlet sells beautiful clothing, blankets and alpaca yarn made from the fleece of their own flock of alpacas from their nearby farm.
Continuing to the historic port town of Mannum, we will check into our accommodation at the Mannum Motel (Ph. 08 8569 1808). There will be time to freshen up and relax before we depart on a sunset cruise with Four Knots Cruises. As we sit back, relax and enjoy our journey along the Murray, we will be treated to a delicious cheese platter and spectacular sunset.
After docking we’ll head back to the motel restaurant for our two course evening meal.
Day Two – SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019
(includes cooked breakfast and two course lunch)
This morning we enjoy breakfast in the motel restaurant before saying farewell to our hosts in Mannum.
We head across to Angaston in the Barossa Valley to experience the Barossa Farmers Market. A genuine community produce market, the stallholders sell an amazing selection of fresh produce including fruit and veg, baked and smallgoods, teas, coffees and confectionary. We will also have money to buy some delicious morning tea from the vendors.
After leaving the market we’ll journey to nearby Tanunda, on the way stopping at one of the Barossa’s newest tasting rooms, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. The first chocolate company to call the Barossa home, they make over 250 different products and there is a viewing area where you can see the artisans at work.
We’ll continue into the township of Tanunda and visit an SA favourite. Wohlers started out as the Tanunda Pottery Shop in 1988 and grew to be one of largest handmade pottery shops in Australia. Unofficially known as Wohlers for many years before the shop actually changed its name, this family owned business now stocks a huge variety of kitchenware, homewares, gifts, handbags, jewellery, scarves and so much more.
Just out of Lyndoch in an impressive estate which encompasses Lyndoch Hill and Chateau Barossa. It is here we will enjoy our two course lunch. There’ll be time to browse through their delightful gift shop, known for its local products and for those who wish, visit the cellar door of Creed Wines.
Our last stop is in Lyndoch itself, at Spinifex Art and Craft, an outlet where local artists can promote their talents and sell handmade crafts. It features unique pottery, knitting, wood-turning, felting, glass art, card making and so much more.
It is then time to head south out of the Barossa Valley and into the Northern suburbs as we make our way home, after a wonderful weekend browsing and shopping with friends.