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With vineyard & cellar experience and a passion for wine, Werner enjoys explaining the Barossa style of wines from "vine to wine". Werner\'s wife Chris, 5th generation Barossa born and bred is also involved with the day to day running of Barossa Experience Tours.
Get on board for a nature and adventure experience you’ll never forget. Our Kangaroo Island Adventure tour offers you the chance to experience the best the island has to offer with your own personal guide and a bit of ‘soft adventure’ thrown in! Accommodation, all meals and entry fees are included.
Accommodation is based on dorm share upgrade to ensuite rooms available.
Ayers House is a prime example of colonial architecture and contains many important decorative features. Of major interest are the ornate painted finishes and examples of trompe l\'oeil on the walls and ceilings of all rooms, the large reception rooms designed for entertaining and the external symmetry of the house with its two matching bow windows.
Today, Ayers House Museum is managed by the National Trust of South Australia. It houses a large collection of antique furniture, silver, paintings and costume, mostly dating from the nineteenth century, and corresponding to the period of Henry Ayers\' occupancy of the house.
Disabled facilities are ground floor access only.
The Moonta Tourist Office is located in the former Moonta Railway Station. Built in 1909 and set in spacious grounds, this beautiful old building is one of several built throughout the state of the same design, including the Wallaroo Railway Station. Open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, you can access the latest information on attractions, accommodation, community services and special events in Moonta and the surrounding areas. Moonta's World War One German light Field Howitzer gun is also on display in the grounds of the Old Railway Station. Located within the station is a huge range of very affordable giftware and souvenirs. You will find this a wonderful place to purchase reminders of Moonta, or to buy gifts for birthdays, Christmas or any occasion. There is something for every taste and all budgets. Ample car, coach and caravan parking is available and public toilets (including disabled toilets) are on site. Bookings and enquiries can be taken for individual and group tours for the Moonta Mines Museum, the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway, the Miners Cottage and Garden and for cemetery tours.
Welcome to Holdfast Bay! The Brighton/Glenelg Historic Walks and Tours have been designed to give you an insight into the history and heritage of this special area. You will probably take about one to two hours, depending on whether you are a brisk walker or a leisurely stroller! There is an optional tour included, and we have even suggested a break time so that you can enjoy all that Jetty Road has to offer. We hope you enjoy your walk. Brochures can be collected at 14 Jetty Road, Brighton.
The Blue Lake at Mount Gambier is a unique attraction. Water in the lake is exceptionally clear, the quality is very good, but it is hard due to infiltration through limestone, which underlies the district The colour of the Blue Lake changes from dramatically grey to a vivid blue over a few days in late November. Then, after summer the colour gradually fades until the grey winter appearance is resumed. Experience this fascinating tour, which takes visitors in a glass-panelled lift down the original dolomite well shaft, from which water was originally extracted, through a tunnel to see the Blue Lake at close proximity. Learn about the hydrology of Mount Gambier's water supply and the aquifer system. Hear the interesting stories of local history, European settlement, folklore and aboriginal legend.
As we finalise construction of the AUD70 million redevelopment at the West End Brewery all Brewery Tours have been cancelled until early September 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We look forward to welcoming you to the West End Brewery following the redevelopment. The West End Brewery also proudly presents the annual Christmas Riverbank Lights Display. This is a free event for people of all ages during the festive season. For further information and for dates and times of operation please contact West End Brewery on 8354 8744.
The Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre contains a number of different exhibits and displays which tell the stories of the Mallee. Visitors can explore the Gum Family collection of restored tractors, stationary engines, farm and household memorabilia and the Printing Museum which displays presses, equipment and letterpress type. The DA Wurfel Grain Collection exhibits different varieties of grain and there are also displays honouring the pioneer women of the district. The South Australia Dry project depicts the district's settlement and development through dioramas and interpretive panels and the Mallee Panorama of landscape scenes shows the different faces of the Mallee.
Glen-Forest Tourist Park is set in very picturesque surroundings just 15 minutes drive from Port Lincoln, South Australia. Glen-Forest Tourist Park is a 400 acre farm, with 70 acres dedicated to the animal park. 60 acres of Vineyard also exists on the property, varieties grown are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. This family operated tourist park provides a casual atmosphere where visitors are invited to wander at leisure, stopping to feed the variety of animals and birds. There are baby animals for the children to feed and cuddle. Fed by natural springs and creeks all year round, the dams are home to prolific water birds. Animal varieties include: Koalas, dingos, kangaroos, wombats, sheep (including Damaras), goats, emus, camels, horses, cows, water buffalos, Babe the Pig, ostriches, ducks, peacocks and a walk in bird aviary. A recently added attraction is the "Animal Run" 18 hole Putt Putt Mini Golf Course. Glen-Forest Tourist Park offers the usage of a free barbecue undercover eating area with a kiosk where tea, coffee, drinks, ice creams and souvenirs are available. Currently under proposal Glen-Forest is establishing a new Interpretive Wetlands and Creek-Line Nature walk.
After recent extensive excavations it is now possible to take a tour through the Blinman Mine tunnels that were once worked by the Cornish Miners in 1862. You can share some of their experiences on the personalised fully guided tours combining an intimate theatrical presentation using art and sound scapes. Tours run on the hour seven days a week and last for approximately one hour. Tour companies welcome with prior bookings and tour rates.
The University of Adelaide offer History and Heritage Tours. The tours are designed to introduce visitors to the history of the North Terrace campus and to showcase treasures of the University and run for 30 minutes to one hour. Regular tours operate throughout February until December and are offered each Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Tours are free however advance bookings with at least 24 hours notice are required. Please meet your guide in front of the Mitchell Building, North Terrace campus. Art and Heritage Collections also offer a range of tours by special arrangement including the Tate Museum and University Public Art, and viewing of selected University collections. Every-one is welcome to enjoy a tour.
The redeveloped Adelaide Oval will offer a unique blend of new and old, carefully integrating the latest in stadium design with famous features such as the heritage scoreboard, century-old Moreton Bay Fig trees, grassed northern mound and more. These elements will become part of an embedded museum, with integrated points of interest and historical features bringing the whole stadium to life. The Adelaide Oval 'Summer Series' Tours will take you behind the scenes to the inner workings of this iconic ground. You will be guided through the stadium by our expert volunteer guides whose passion for the oval is infectious and their stories captivating. Bookings recommended to avoid disappointment. Group bookings available by appointment, please complete the group booking enquiry form or contact us. Where to meet: South Gate, off War Memorial Drive. Tours depart from the Visitor Centre, Riverbank Stand. Please note: guided tours cover a reasonable distance on foot and may include the use of stairs, escalators and elevators. Comfortable, closed in footwear is required. All bookings are subject to availability. Tour times and/or dates may be changed on short notice. Please refer to the website for tour closure dates.
The Moonta Mines Tourist Railway is a 50 minute train ride through history. The narrow gauge rail train takes visitors past and through many of the sites which played an important role in Moonta's history as a major copper producing centre. Departing from the Station adjacent to the Moonta Mines Museum, passengers pass the reservoir and ore sorting floors, through a tunnel in Ryan's Tailings Heap to the former Precipitations Works for an inspection of the story of copper recovery, before beginning the return journey. Visitors can also see the restored horse drawn tram and old blacksmith shop (working blacksmith available for groups by appointment only). The 'Party Express' is available for children's parties. Multi ticket admission is available to the Moonta Mines Museum, Miners Cottage and Moonta Mines Tourist Railway. Wheelchair access is also available on request. Please note: train rides are subject to weather.
The National Trust Treasury Tunnel Tours allow you to take a guided tour through the original underground tunnels of the old Adelaide Treasury Building. You will see where gold was transported, the Cabinet Room and more. This is one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in South Australia and has an important association with the colony's administrative history and economic development. Managed by the National Trust of South Australia, the Adelaide Treasury Building itself has now been restored and redeveloped as a Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury. The original building, designed by George Strickland Kingston was constructed in 1839, just three years after the settlement of colony. The Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury is easily accessed, situated on the corner of King William and Flinders Streets in the heart of the city. Group tours are operated by prior arrangement Monday to Friday. Individuals are welcome on Open Days. Admission fees apply, please contact the operator for details.
Take a self-drive tour with the Fleurieu Way GPS Tour. Use the iPhone app or pick up a pack from the visitor information centre. Get a local's knowledge for one of the most culturally rich and spectacular areas of South Australia. The audio narrative is automatically starts as you get close to interesting places around the Fleurieu Peninsula. Find natural wonders, fantastic food, wine and art. There are two different day trip tour options to choose from and you can start the tour from anywhere. Be guided to and from Adelaide's city centre and airport, as well as from the Princes Highway at Wellington for those travelling the Great Ocean Road. Simply start the app when you are ready to travel and the guide takes over. You don't even need a map; the guide will direct you turn by turn. Relax and enjoy the tour.
Come and walk the AAMI Stadium Trail and engross yourself into the history of what once was Football Park. Enjoy the excitement and atmosphere of walking onto the ground where all your heroes play. Entice your friends and family to come along and enjoy the history of our stadium. We can organise group visits, school educational programs and social club visits. Please note that due to private functions some areas may not be accessible. The AAMI Stadium Tour takes about one and a half hours and there is a lot of walking involved. Lifts are available for those who have difficulty walking up stairs. Unfortunately the Crows indoor Training Facility is strictly off limits to the public and is not part of the Tour.
You are invited to experience South Australian history on a tour of St George's Church and Cemetery. Built on land given by Captain John Finlay Duff, it is unique in architecture, constructed on Kentish Masonry lines in 1848. St George's was the first Church of England to be consecrated in the colony by Augustus Short first Bishop of Adelaide and sadly, his baby daughter was the first burial in the churchyard two weeks after. Walking through the cemetery your tour guide will unfold the lives of South Australian pioneers and devout members of the parish such as Dr Christopher Rawson and Mary Penfold, founder of Penfold Winery, Frederick George Waterhouse, explorer and first curator of the South Australian Museum, Sir George Murray, Chief Justice, Chancellor of the Adelaide University and Lieutenant Governor of South Australia. Tour is a must see if you love history. A real gem.
Visit the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre, formerly the Port Pirie Railway Station and redeveloped to reflect Port Pirie's heritage, with architectural features and artworks interpreting the city's industrial, maritime, transport and agricultural history. Get up close to the 'Longest White Pointer Shark Landed in South Australia'. Take a miniature railway trip on the Pirie Rail Express, with two locomotives, the steam engine 'Elizabeth' and a diesel engine 'Lady Pirie' that travels a 1.7 kilometre trip. Don't miss taking a bus tour of the world's largest primary lead smelter, Nyrstar Port Pirie. And taste the flavours of local food produce and grab a few mementos. Visit the Port Pirie Library, Internet Centre, and Regional Art Gallery - all part of a thriving cultural precinct. It's just a sample of what you can experience in Port Pirie, 'the Friendly City'. Bookings for all of the above can be made at the Tourism Centre - enquire direct for pricing.
Bike About was first established in 1996 in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with the focus on outdoor education, physical education and school camps providing an educational, fun and health activity for our students. We specialise in mountain biking, mountain bike camps, cycling touring, bike hire and education. We offer a variety of mountain bike trips to suit a range of abilities and types of groups. Some include catering and accommodation, and some are simple day trips.
The ever-popular guided penguin walks are a favourite to visitors to this area. The tours commence at dusk every night. Participants are part of a small group and accompany a professionally trained guide to view the penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season. A professionally trained guide will take visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. Scientific research measuring the health of the colony and environmental management strategies implemented to benefit the penguins is interpreted to tour participants, which adds interest to the tour. Tour groups are small to ensure a high quality experience. This is a highly reputable, ethical and professionally managed eco tourism experience for all visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Tour times are variable throughout the year, see the website for times. Bookings are essential.
Built by the Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt Councils in 1992, and operated by the National Railway Museum volunteers, its specially designed steam locomotive Bill hauls carriages along the two kilometre coastal route from the Semaphore Jetty to Fort Glanville and the nearby Caravan Park – primarily in summer months (see website for details). A return journey takes approximately 30 minutes, and trains depart from Semaphore Jetty station approx. each hour. This time may be reduced depending on demand. The service does not operate during days of total fire bans or when the temperature is forecast 35 degrees and over.
The River Lane Blacksmith Shop at Mannum is available for tours daily. The shop has been authentically recreated to original working order, dating back to the 1880's. Visitors will be shown the making of horseshoes using the forge and anvil. The history of Blacksmithing and the tools used will also be explained. There is also a display of old machinery such as bellow's, drills and other equipment. A display of medieval full suits of armour and weaponry can be seen with a small talk about the armour dating back to the sixteenth century explaining the way they were made and how they were used. Visitors are welcome to bring their cameras and take a photo of themselves in a suit of armour. Demonstrations last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This is for group bookings only. The River Lane Blacksmith Shop is situated opposite the Mary Ann Reserve, near the Murray River Princess mooring where there is seating, picnic area, playground and toilet facilities.
Learn more about what goes into making great wines through participating in a walking tour of the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre display vineyard. Our tour host will provide an overview of the 14 different grapes varieties grown in the vineyard that are featured in some of Australia's most famous wines. A tutored wine tasting will follow, incorporating six wines and basic wine education on the sensory evaluation process.
Tour conducted daily at 3.15pm for general public (weather permitting). Approximate time required is one hour (tours are conducted in Mandarin upon request).
Group tours of 10 or more guests at other times by appointment.
The tours are conducted in a vineyard at the Australian Tourism Award winning Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre. The 36 hectare Jacob's Creek site also features a walking trail along the banks of the famous creek and award winning native gardens. Walking trail brochures are available free of charge from the Centre or can be downloaded from the Jacob's Creek website.