April
2022

New Granite Island Causeway

Travelling on the horse-drawn tram

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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!

May
2022

May Mystery

Definitely a day of dastardly deception.

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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?

June
2022

Water and Chocolate

We’re off to Vineyard Road.

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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.

January
2022

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.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

February
2022

New Beerenberg Experience

Jam packed and just opened.

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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.

March
2022

March Mystery Meander

Magnificent, marvellous and unmissable!

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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.

October
2021

Spring Mystery Tour

Come along and be confused with us!

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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!

November
2021

Wyndbourne Park

A gorgeous Adelaide Hills garden.

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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!

December
2021

A Giving Christmas

Have a great day and help others too

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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.

July
2021

Christmas in July

Celebrate when the weather suits.

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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 Willunga, 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.

August
2021

Valerie's Gallery

View stunning art in Strathalbyn.

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Do you like art that is realistic? Come and discover the stunning watercolours or artist Valerie Redding! We visit Valerie’s studio gallery on the outskirts of Strathalbyn before making our way across the hills to Meadows for a delicious and hearty lunch. Then we take an afternoon drive exploring the many beautiful roads and views in this part of the hills. It’s going to be a great day – come with us and enjoy!

September
2021

Spring Mystery Tour

A day of discoveries and surprises

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We love finding new and different places to visit and it’s even better when we get to confuse everyone as well! The town we’re visiting is famous for how exciting it can be, but only on rare occasions. The place we visit is very old, but has a new use, producing something you see every day! It’s a beautiful place to wander. Lunch is not far away, in a location whose beginning was rooted in great wealth, but it never lived up to the hype.