July

The Bend Racetrack

Come and see the new world-class facilities

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Have you seen the amazing new development just east of Tailem Bend? The Bend is SA’s world-class motorsport complex and it’s unique in having all motorsport disciplines ‘through the one gate’. We visit the Welcome Centre and SkyDeck, and have lunch in the onsite restaurant. Unfortunately our coaches aren’t quite quick enough to mix it with the racecars, though there are views of the track area available. This will be a fascinating trip to see the work here, funded by SA’s largest private company.

August

Whale Watching & Art Displays

Great Sights on the South Coast!

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Winter doesn’t have to be dull and dreary! It’s a great time to head to the south coast to see any whales that might be visiting our beaches! We are wandering south to see if we can spy any of the magnificent Southern Right Whales who often pop in to visit the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, en-route to Antarctica where they spend the warmer months. While here, we also admire the work of the renowned Victor Harbor Art Society in their SALA Festival exhibition. Spend a wonderful day out in a nice, warm bus!

September

Barossa Valley Chocolates

Delicious new producer in the Barossa!

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What could be better than a brand new chocolate maker in the beautiful Barossa Valley? Barossa Valley Chocolates has recently opened their new centre just outside Tanunda. They make 250 different products and our visit includes a special talk and tasting. And if you don’t like chocolate? Well, you can always pop in to the Vineyard Road cellar door, which is part of the same complex. The gorgeous setting of the Barossa makes for a truly delightful day out, especially as the seasons start to change from winter to spring.

April

Easter Treat Trail

Enjoy a mystery day collecting sweet treats

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This April we have a sweet mystery for you! We are taking our own hunt for special Easter treats and you are guaranteed to find some delicious delights to bring home. One of our stops is in a town named after someone who commanded an African animal and you might think the next place we visit could be a little temperamental! Hopefully this will whet your appetite for a sweet day out hunting for treats! Come join the fun.

May

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Raising money for the Cancer Council

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This is a fantastic opportunity to come together, share a cuppa and some delicious food and help those affected by cancer. Each year the Cancer Council encourages Australian’s to host a fundraising morning tea and during May, we are donating $7.50 for each person who joins our tour. Morning tea is at the Lookout Cafe, Kings Baptist Church, then we’ll head to the Hills to enjoy lunch in the charming town of Gumeracha. Wear something yellow or blue and help us make a difference in the fight against cancer.

June

Urrbrae House and Hills Views

Explore SA’s fascinating heritage

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We visit a fabulous heritage building that many of us pass by every day without knowing it exists! Urrbrae House was built in 1891 as the home of Peter and Matilda Waite. Originally from Scotland, Peter became a wealthy pastoralist in Australia. The designer of the house interior, also designed much of the Titanic interior and the home was the first to have refrigeration in Adelaide. We will tour the main floor before heading to Meadows for lunch. Don’t miss the chance to tour this special home!

January

Progressive Summer's Feast

Dine your way around the Fleurieu!

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Start 2019 with something a little different! This tour is a progressive feast, where we taste our way around the beautiful countryside of the Fleurieu Peninsula, enjoying each course at a different venue. Our entrée is a delightful platter at Harvest the Fleurieu. Situated at Mount Compass, it has become a showcase for Fleurieu product. We head further south for our main course at the Middleton Tavern and for dessert we enjoy the freshness of berries with a cool summer treat at the Blueberry Patch. Don’t miss this delicious tour!

 

February

A Dream Day

Art, culture, friends and fabulous views

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Marra Dreaming is a wonderful cultural centre where Aboriginal people can show their artwork and a meeting place where community – like us – can gather. Our hosts are friendly, warm and welcoming, and this is a great opportunity to connect with the culture and people of Australia’s Indigenous community. For lunch we travel a short distance into the Adelaide hills and take a scenic afternoon drive through the beautiful hills roads. This is going to be one of the stand-out tours of our year!

March

March's Mysterious Meander

We aim to confuse!

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A mystery tour is always fun! We are heading in a direction other than west to a place that was developed for one reason and is now being used for a variety of others. Although this area is known for something that many people find delicious, this place was used for something that most people wouldn’t describe that way. It’s a short drive to lunch, in a place that has suggestions of being out in the sun, but might make you ask: “under what?” It’s no mystery that today will be a great day out with friendly people!

October

Fleurieu Views and Fabulous Art

Visit one of the Fleurieu’s top galleries!

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This October we’re heading southfor a fabulous day out! Our destination is McLaren Vale to visit The Fleurieu Art House. There are more than ten artists in residence here and on different days you will see different artists at work, so each day will be a bit of a surprise! After a feast of wonderful art we’ll enjoy a feast of food at the Old Bush Inn in Willunga. This will be a beautiful day of fine art, food, friends and views, so come along and enjoy a top day out in Spring!

November

Luscious Lavender & Vine Views

Lavender in bloom and Barossa’s beauty

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We’re travelling into the beautiful Barossa today to one of SA’s oldest and largest lavender farms. Lyndoch Lavender have everything from lavender body products through to lavender foods… You never know what you might find! Lunch is close by at the Lyndoch Hotel, and in the afternoon we’ll be off discovering the delightful roads of the area and taking in some gorgeous views. It’s going to be a fabulous day! Don’t miss out!

December

A Candle Christmas (& Cherries!)

A festive day out!

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December heralds the Christmas season, and we’ve got a day to get you in the mood for Christmas! Today we’re visiting the delightful Hahndorf Candlemaker, with its festive Christmas displays and products. Our Christmas feast is at Auchendarroch House and while there, we can also wander through the home. Plus there’s still one more important visit to make, at one of the Adelaide Hills cherry farms. Join us and enjoy getting into the spirit of Christmas with friends!