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The Barossa Valley is Australia's best known and most historic wine region. The region produces some of the country's finest wines, with names such as Rockford, Penfolds, Seppelt, Yalumba, and Peter Lehmann all based in the Barossa. Barossa winemakers craft brilliant Shiraz and are the custodians of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Other varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Semillon, Riesling and Viognier.
Settled mainly by immigrant Lutherans, the Barossa is passionate about celebrating its heritage and traditions. Its culinary traditions are obvious at the numerous butchers, bakeries, restaurants, farmers' market and wineries, while nineteenth century European influences are reflected in the churches, shops and homes in each of the pretty towns.
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport, lunch, morning tea and the wine tastings. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Congress social events
We invite you to attend the Congress Banquet. The Banquet will be held at the Adelaide Hilton, and will be an unforgettable evening with a delicious menu featuring the best of South Australian produce and fine wines from an award winning winery.
Wednesday afternoon excursions
Perhaps one of South Australia's best-kept secrets is the picturesque McLaren Vale where vineyards, almond orchards and olive groves all grow within sight of the sea. The region is known for its wonderful Shiraz and Grenache which are grown in many family owned boutique wineries where you can visit and taste their wines. As well as the wine this wonderful Mediterranean climate has encouraged the development of almond orchards and glorious olive groves.
The tour includes:
The tour price includes a specialist wine guide, transport and the tastings. Lunch is not included. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
This half-day tour takes in scenic views of the picturesque Adelaide Hills including the breathtaking views from Mount Lofty Summit. You will visit Cleland Wildlife Sanctuary and the historic township of Hahndorf, proud of its German heritage. Many galleries and craft shops are now housed in the old historic cottages.
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport and entrance fees and afternoon refreshments. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Internationally renowned as the world's prettiest test cricket ground, Adelaide Oval was also the scene of the most dramatic match of the Bodyline series. If one of the crowd of 50,000 had jumped the fence, a riot would surely have followed. Experience the ground at rest in its garden setting, and behind the scenes to soak up the atmosphere of one of Australia's great sporting sites. To explore the secrets of the Scoreboard is a mystical experience.
To cap it all off visit The Bradman Collection at the State Library. Here you can follow the Life and times of the most famous cricketer in history through a well-presented exhibition. Listen to the Commentaries of some of the most exciting matches in the life of this cricketing legend. Cap it off with a Coopers Ale at the historical Queens Head Hotel, which has enjoyed a long association with the Cricket World.
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport, the tours and drinks. Minimum numbers will apply.
Begin your tour by visiting Coopers Brewery. Coopers, a family owned brewery has a long, rich history in South Australia which spans from its origins in 1862 to the present day. Today you will visit the brewhouse, bottling hall and co-generation plant finishing in the History Museum. Here you will enjoy tastings of Coopers famous ales, stouts and lagers.
Afterwards visit that well known historic boutique brewery Port Dock Hotel where their expert brewer will introduce you to their "brews" including The Old Preacher. A great way to relax and spend and afternoon.
Please note that this tour must leave at 12.30pm because of the time of the tour at Coopers Brewery. If this is not possible then we would have to drop Coopers and include Port Dock Hotel and a Beer tasting with an International Beer Judge at The Earl of Aberdeen.
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport and the brewery tours and tastings. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Accompanying persons tours
Every city has one special street that captures its heritage—ours is North Terrace. Put on your walking shoes and discover Adelaide's "Cultural Boulevard", a splendid thoroughfare lined with seats of government and learning, grand repositories of art, books and historic treasures as well as courtyards and public statuary both contemporary and historic.
From North Terrace your local guide will introduce you to the popular delights of Rundle Mall's beautifully restored arcades—for some insights into where the shopping is best!
The walk will finish with coffee or a glass of champagne the Art Gallery Cafe.
The tour price includes a specialist guide and refreshments. No transport is provided. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and one of the best-planned cities in the world is proud of its relaxed lifestyle, colonial heritage and reputation as 'the Arts Capital of Australia'. In the morning, in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, come and be introduced to the heritage and culture of this charming city. In the afternoon visit Cleland Wildlife Park where you can stroll through the bushland amongst the magnificent gum trees and walk amongst the kangaroos and stroke a koala.
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport, entrance fees and lunch. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Adelaide is well known for its wealth of talented people and outstanding galleries and collections. This tour offers private visits to a selection of the following:
The tour price includes a specialist guide, entrance fees, morning tea and transport. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Rosa Matto is a well known food writer and presenter on radio in Adelaide. She is a vibrant, fun loving and colourful personality. Her cooking classes are legendary amongst the locals. Come and enjoy, laugh and learn how to produce great food.
The tour price includes transport, guide, morning tea, lunch, cooking class and the market tour. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Create your own silk scarf or tie to proudly wear yourself or give as a gift for someone special, at this hands-on workshop. Guided by Adelaide based textile artist Robin Henwood, you will learn the important techniques of creating your own designs on silk for a truly memorable effect.
The price includes transport, a specialist guide, the textile class and materials. Minimum numbers will apply.
No matter what time of the year the beautiful Adelaide Hills offers a variety of food and wine. The steep hillsides and valleys are lined with vineyards, orchards, olive groves, dairy farms and market gardens.
The tour will be a feast for the senses and includes:
The tour price includes transport, a specialist guide, morning tea, lunch, tastings and entrace fees. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
Adelaide, with its rich multi-cultural society, has earned its reputation for excellent food and wines and is the host city to "Tasting Australia"—an extravagant Gourmet Food and Wine Festival. Today, you can sample a taste of Adelaide's food, wine and culture from:
The tour price includes a specialist guide, transport, tastings and refreshments. Exact itinerary will depend on numbers and weather. Minimum numbers will apply.
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