Today we head south through rolling hills to Normanville, where there is a special place called ‘A Birdie Told Me’ . This store is a collective of art pieces and craft work from local artisans, over 80 of them in fact!! After our visit we simply cross the road for a delicious lunch at the Normanville Hotel before taking the back roads to explore the magnificent scenery that the Fleurieu offers. We look forward to you joining us to make the most of the autumn weather!
Come along on a fun day out, while raising money for the Cancer Council! This special fundraiser is known as the Biggest Morning Tea and we have arranged a special tea/coffee and cake at a wonderful tea shop in Strathalbyn, called The Pastel Teacup. As part of the fundraising Endeavour Tours is donating $5 for every person travelling and if you would like to join in the spirit of the day, feel free to bring along a donation that we can pass on. Lunch is at the Middleton Tavern then we explore the beautiful south coast countryside on the way home.
We are heading to a place where the community has at times been controversial, and yet their heritage is a very strong part of SA’s history. They are currently going through some dramatic cutbacks, and it’s likely that we’ll see the impact of this as we travel. Our visit this morning is to another industry that has experienced massive change – almost to the point of extinction. Mind you, it’s an industry that knows all about hard knocks. Lunch is just down the street and our afternoon might take us anywhere, as long as we end up back home!
Come and celebrate with us as we the start the year with a Birthday mystery. We will visit something that is truly South Australian – just like Endeavour Tours…but perhaps a little older. How fitting that it’s located in one of our state’s shining stars. Lunch will be at a venue with a history and a passion for the wonderful produce of South Australia. You’ll enjoy the charming location, particularly in the company of good friends. 2021 marks our year of celebration, so come and enjoy our mysteriously good day out!
Hindmarsh Island became (in)famous during the initial development of the marina with the proposal of a bridge creating much controversy. Today, the Island has its bridge, and also the largest inland marina in the southern hemisphere. We tour around the marina development, see some of the older residential areas, as well as visiting the viewing point for the mouth of the Murray. It’s going to be a fun day visiting locations we don’t get to very often, so come along for a great day out.
Warrawong Sanctuary was founded in 1969 by well-known and controversial 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 are participating in a wildlife show, plus enjoy lunch in their restaurant, with more time to explore in the afternoon. It’s wonderful to see this very special place of peace and tranquillity being used again to protect animals. Come with us for a fabulous day.
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.