Pre Congress Tour Option 1 – Adelaide Hills Sightseeing Tour
On Friday the 12th there are two tours on offer for you to choose. The first will be to Adelaide hills where you will get a chance to visit the country side in the vast state of south Australia to experience world renowned Maggie’s beer garden and return to see the magnificent Adelaide hills.
The first stop is Maggie’ Beer garden, after an hour’s drive through the Adelaide suburbs in to the country side, you will encounter Maggie Beer’s garden which is a private sanctuary away from the demands of a very busy life. Her hectic schedule includes filming, writing and running a highly successful food business.Her garden, part of an 8ha property, is set in the Barossa Valley in South Australia’s beautiful wine country. The garden sprawls out from the low, verandahed house that has been her home for the past 20 years. The farmhouse, which dates from 1861, came with lots of outbuildings, all of which have been brought back to life. If glimpses of the garden seem familiar, says Maggie, it’s because sections of it feature from time to time in her hugely popular cooking show on ABC1, The Cook and The Chef with Simon Bryant.
Our next stop will be George wild life park, which is not your average wildlife park; it’s a place where people and animals get together. Under shaded trees, paths meander amongst the animals offering many relaxing hours of wildlife enjoyment. See all of your favourite Australian animals including wombats, dingoes, echidnas and Tasmanian devils. Cuddle a koala and walk amongst the kangaroos and wallabies. A variety of exotic animals are on display, including American alligators, meerkats, otters, playful monkeys and more. The park has a vast range of birds, from fairy wrens to ostriches and everything in between. Some are in enclosures but many fly free, including a free range colony of rainbow lorikeets. The reptile house has a great display of reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish.
You will visit next Harndorf, the famous Adelaide German village where you will be free to explore and have lunch. A stroll through historic Hahndorf’s main street is the highlight for many visitors to the region. Settled in 1839 by Prussian Lutherans bravely seeking religious freedom on the other side of the world, Hahndorf’s picturesque colonial charm remains remarkably intact.
Located just 25 minutes from Adelaide, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and still has a strong German flavour most evident in the smallgoods outlets, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the bustling main street.
Next you will visit Mount Lofty, the highest outlook in Adelaide.Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, located only 15km east of Adelaide, provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast. Each year more than 350,000 people visit the peak which is more than 710 metres above sea level.The Summit complex features a gift shop and visitor information. The visitor centre’s gift shop is a great place to shop for quality souvenirs displaying Australian made items, as well as a variety of locally handcrafted gifts. Adjacent to the visitor centre, take in the views of Adelaide at the fully licensed Summit Restaurant and Café.From here, follow the popular walk down to Waterfall Gully, join the Heysen Trail or stroll along a walking trail through native bushland to Cleland Wildlife Park.
Pre Congress Tour Option 2 – Adelaide city highlight and beach tour
You will start you tour strolling through the busy north terrace of Adelaide where a guided tour will explore the main highlights, the state parliament, the museum, the art gallery and then you will have a chance to roam in the famous Rundle Mall, the shopping street in Adelaide.
Victoria square, the times square in Adelaide. Most of the year there is something happening from food festivals to art exhibitions and multi-cultural pageant.
The South Australian Museum is recognised as a global leader in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research, based on its premier collections. It is one of the most highly visited museums in in the country and features several permanent galleries including the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery, Pacific Cultures Gallery, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.
Art gallery of South Australia, a must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia’s finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.
Afterwards you will board a tram to Glenelg mosley square. You will enjoy all-you-can-eat, famous international buffet at the Watermark Hotel before heading to the beach.
Glenelg beach and jetty is famous tourist as well as local attraction. Bayside Glenelg draws families to its long, sandy beach and the Beachouse amusement centre, with waterslides, rides and arcade games.
The Bay Discovery Centre in the 1870s Town Hall has local history exhibits including a vintage swimwear collection, and dolphin-spotting cruises cast off from nearby Holdfast Marina. Laid-back pubs, organic cafes, global eateries and indie boutiques give the area a trendy vibe.
We will board the tram to head back to city for the reception around 4:00pm
Reserve Your Tour Ticket and Pay Online
Thank you for PeMSAA Australasia Pre-Congress and Post-Congress Tours. When you press the Pay Online button below, you will be directed to the common PeMSAA pay online table with many other PeMSAA congress related options in addition to pay only for congress tours, including;
- Becoming a member if you are not a member already
- Pay for additional accompanying person and meal and gala dinner tickets
- Pay for pre congress tours
- Pay for post congress tours (will be available in 2 weeks)
- Pay for Channa Upuli and BnS cultural show (will be available in 2 weeks)