We are off to a charming country town that is now relaxed, but used to be on one of the major freight routes in the SA. In fact, the goods that were carried through here were of high importance to our State’s economy. It is also the childhood home of a prominent media identity. The place we visit is volunteer run, in an historic building you once would have preferred not to visit! And who know where we will be having lunch today! Come along and enjoy a mysteriously good day!
This morning we’re heading for the southern vales to a quirky place called Cactus Creations. We will discover Angela’s passion for cacti and succulents, along with her prize-winning hand crafted pottery and there will also be some macrame work on display. This is the perfect chance to buy something special for yourself or a unique gift for Christmas! Lunch is on the coast at Yankalilla before a scenic drive to admire the coastal views and countryside. Don’t miss this Spring day out!
December heralds the festive season, and we’ve got a day to get you in the Christmas spirit. 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. Our traditional Christmas lunch is in the Adelaide Hills and of course, we stop at a local cherry farm for the opportunity to purchase supplies.
The area we’re travelling to is famous for friendship and helping each other, where enemies became friends. Our first visit is two venues for the price of one! One of the products they make here is a work of art, but all too tempting to eat. The other products have had much less effort put into them, and you’ll love them for that very reason. After lunch we visit a place that is definitely misnamed, but we don’t mind – the quality here is special. If you like things local, this shop will be right up your alley! It’s going to be a great fun and foody day!
It was 1901 when the Gilbert family first opened their business in High Street, Strathalbyn, on the site of the old Cobb and Co station. Today, the site remembers the 100 years of the Gilbert family business, and a lot more! A famous name in Strathalbyn for over a century, Gilbert’s manufactured Treblig bicycles and motorcycles, sold home appliances, cars and farm machinery. The Museum has some amazing vehicles is also home to the memorabilia from the famous flag waver at the Adelaide Grand Prix – Glen Dix. We enjoy a delicious two course lunch in Macclesfield and a scenic drive home.
We’ve all seen and heard about the bushfires in the Adelaide Hills. With the recent rains the bush is beginning to regenerate. However, it’s a long, slow recovery for businesses in these areas. That’s why we decided it was important for us to head for the hills to assist. Every dollar we spend in the hills makes it easier for a business to keep running, and for staff to be employed. On this trip we are heading to four excellent hills businesses. Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melba’s Chocolate, lunch at a local hotel in Gumeracha and the Lobethal Bakery. Come along for a great day that makes a difference for others.
Start 2020 with a great day out! With the summer sun shining, the beach is the place to be, so we head for the gorgeous Fleurieu coastline. There are so many hidden, special places such as Second Valley, or Rapid Bay, Myponga Beach and so much more! Lunch is a little different today. We are dining at the Pear Tree Bistro, part of a larger complex that includes accommodation, on farmland just out of Cape Jervis. Don’t miss this wonderful summer’s day out!
Is there anything better on a sunny day than cruising the Murray River? Today we’re heading up through the hills to the river town of Mannum. First we stop for a delicious lunch, then it’s out on the river with Four Knots Cruises for their new nature cruise! We get close to the scenery on the banks and are likely to see a variety of birds along the river, but a highlight will be seeing Whistling Kites and Black Kites being fed from the boat! We are so looking forward to this trip in February so come along and enjoy it with us!
Do you enjoy seeing beautiful things, chatting with the people who make them, and supporting local communities? How about finding a fascinating little shop that features great gifts, delicious treats and local produce? Artisans at Heart has them all! Located in the delightful lakeside town of Milang, with its beautiful views and rich history, it makes for a lovely spot to spend some time, and we also stop here for lunch at the recently reopened local hotel. Come with us for a fabulous day at Milang!