In the beautiful town of Strathalbyn, few buildings are as photographed as St Andrews Church. This magnificent old stone building is on the National Trust heritage list, with the first section built in 1848. However time and weather have had their impact and now massive restoration works are underway. Our guided tour and lunch will support this fabulous community project, before a drive on some of the back roads you may have never travelled before!
Do you love food and fabulous scenery? Today is definitely for you! We travel through the picturesque Adelaide Hills for a fabulous progressive lunch, taking in three different SA venues on our journey, one of them being a brand new venue in Verdun. Starting with delicious cheeses and finishing with delectable chocolate, this is sure to be a wonderful day for everyone.
Silo art has revived quiet towns all around Australia, and now it is Eudunda’s turn! This stunning work created by artist Sam Brooks reflects the European and indigenous heritage of the area, and the two silos pair perfectly to bring these stories together. To really appreciate the beauty and size of this canvas, you need to join us on the August day tour, as we take a day out in the country.
We’re off to the South Coast to travel on the horse-drawn tram over the new Granite Island causeway. At a cost of $43m, the new causeway was finally opened in December last year and the historic horse drawn tram was able to make its way across to the Island once more. We’re having an early lunch today before catching the tram across the new causeway and back again. Come with us for a great day down south this April!
Everyone loves a mystery! Our destination today is in a place where you might expect fruit to be grown. However, there’s not much of the type of fruit that you would expect. Although the place we’re visiting is an old building, it’s not uncommon. It was built for a specific purpose that has changed over the years. On our way to lunch we’ll go close to one of the most famous homes in this area. It’s available for short stays, but you won’t get bed and breakfast. Confused?
Langhorne Creek is famous for its rich, alluvial soil, laid down over centuries when the Bremer River floods. It makes it perfect for growing grapes, so it makes sense that today we are visiting a winery. However, our visit to Vineyard Road isn’t actually about the wine, it’s the chocolate. Afterwards, we travel to Lake Alexandrina for lunch at the Milang Hotel before an afternoon drive that takes us through the hills towards home.
Boat Load of Murals
January Day Tours cancelled. Our apologies.
Given the recent restrictions placed on venues by the Government due to the rising number of COVID cases in SA, we are unable to offer our January day tour. Both the ‘City of Adelaide’ clipper ship and our planned lunch venue, are unable to cater to our group needs at this stage. We are disappointed that we have to cancel our tour, but reassure our customers that we are expecting to resume day tours in February and will make plans to revisit the clipper ship on another occasion.
Summer means strawberries and one of SA’s most famous strawberry growing families is the Paech family at Beerenberg Farm. We’ve often visited here for their amazing range of scrumptious jams and sauces, but they have just opened something brand new – their Beerenberg Experience. As part of their fabulous new visitor centre, we can learn about the history of the Beerenberg Farm as well as enjoy a delicious morning tea in their new café. And of course, you can always purchase something to take home! Lunch is in the historic German town originally known as Blumberg – now Birdwood, then we head off the beaten track on the gorgeous back roads of the hills.
This morning we are heading to a place that we haven’t visited before. This is a production facility where the workers are delightful – if they’re in a good mood. Otherwise, watch out! You may think that all of the workers here should have the name Lloyd, but you would be mistaken. And although their activity seems quite relaxed, after their main production run is finished they’ve worked so hard that they have lost a significant amount of weight. You’ll be pleased by today’s lunch – a hearty, two course meal in a country pub. The town where it is located was originally three towns, which grew together – one of these was named Hendryton after the first blacksmith here.
Spring has sprung and we are looking to bring confusion to your day! Today we’re visiting a little town that’s a little off the beaten track. The venue we’re visiting might seem completely out of context – but depending on how you look at it, you could also say that it is entirely appropriate. Our lunch today is in a different town, one where they must like a drink! This afternoon we explore the countryside admiring lots of fresh, green growth. Come with us for a fabulous day of fun!
It’s the perfect time of year for gardens and the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Located on a back road in a magnificent spot in Forest Range is the delightful Wyndbourne Park. For nearly forty years the owners have been creating and improving their very special garden. We explore the Adelaide Hills this morning and make our way to Gumeracha for a slightly earlier lunch, but just main course! In the afternoon we’re off to the garden to enjoy coffee and cake for dessert in beautiful surrounds. It’s going to be a fabulous day!
Christmas is a special time of year and with many people around the world less fortunate than us, we’ve planned a day that gives us a wonderful time, plus also makes a difference for others. In the spirit of Christmas, we are donating $5 to the Hutt Street Centre for every customer who travels on this day tour and we are also collecting long-life food items. We are supporting local businesses in the Adelaide Hills and enjoy a traditional Christmas-style feast at a venue we know well: Auchendarroch House. And as has become tradition, we stop at a cherry farm in the afternoon.