July
2020

Delicious Mystery Tour

Fabulous flavours for fun with friends

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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!

August
2020

Gilbert's of Strathalbyn

All roads lead to Strathalbyn.

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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.

September 2020

Hills Bushfire Recovery

Support Hills businesses to recover

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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.

January
2020

Fleurieu Beaches and Bays

With a delightful lunch at Cape Jervis.

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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!

February
2020

Murray River Nature Cruise

Relax on the Murray at Mannum.

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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!

March
2020

Lakeside Art and Views

Local art, craft and food by Lake Alexandrina.

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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!

October
2019

A Spring Mystery

Come along and be confused with us!

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Our mystery tour visits a town that was envisaged as the “New Orleans” of SA. It had the first of its kind here in 1838. It quickly became a very important place and saw large numbers of people passing through. It also saw huge wealth at one stage and has one of the state’s oldest continually operating hotels? Our visit includes exploring one of the key parts of the heritage of this town, plus enjoying lunch in the historic hotel. After lunch we explore the reason this town was established in the first place and much more. So come along and enjoy a top day out in Spring!

November
2019

Permaculture Tour

Learn about growing food sustainably.

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Alongside the Gawler River lies a heritage listed homestead. It’s here in the early 1980’s that a local family, the Brookmans, decided to develop their own permaculture farm. Permaculture is about producing food crops organically, ensuring the land is kept in good condition for future generations. The Brookman family now have over 160 varieties of fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and timber on their property. After lunch at a local hotel, we venture off for a gorgeous drive through the hills. Its going to be a fabulous day!

December
2019

A Giving Christmas

Have a great day and help others too.

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With many people around the world less fortunate than us, we’ve planned a day that gives us a wonderful time, plus makes a difference for others. We are visiting a special little store in the Hills, operated by Hope International to raise funds for their work in Africa. Our lunch is a traditional Christmas-style feast at Auchendarroch House and this afternoon, we have our traditional stop to purchase freshly picked cherries. Endeavour Tours is also donating $5 to the Hutt Street Centre for every customer who travels on the December Day Tour and is collecting long life food items for donation.