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Dec 14, 2017 - Tanunda - Barossa Valley

Picked the van up (named Noel for obvious reasons) on Wednesday and made it to Tanunda in the Barossa Valley without too much trouble. Had to stop to buy the essentials on the way. Bought yet another frying pan and spatula! When we arrived at Tanunda we thought the van was faulty as the fridge wasn't working! I find it helps if you turn the main isolator switch on! On Thursday we decided to hire some push bikes and tour around the valley in search of good wines. You don't really have to go too far! We cycled about 7kms to the little town...

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Mar 5, 2016 - Foraging around Tanunda

Set off early to try and beat the heat. A trip to the Angaston farmers market to get food for dinner The place was very popular by tourists and locals alike. Back to the house to deposit the food in the fridge and have a spot of morning tea. Then just before lunch we headed out again to Maggie Beer's just before lunch. It was terrible hot (mid thirties). We looked around the shop, cafe and farm then cycled back making a bit of a loop. Sandy's friend Ian had joined us from Adelaide and he and sandy heading into Tanunda for lunch whilst...

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Mar 4, 2016 - Tanunda to Keyneton ( Henschke's winery)

Straightforward ride to Anguston then Keyneton. It was very hot. Had a nice break in Henschke's winery before coming back. Helen had a jammed chain on way out. Serious mechanical manoeuvre to get it out. Bought meat from local butcher and dinner back at the house

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Mar 3, 2016 - Adelaide to Tanunda

Mission accomplished! 1 Flew to Adelaide. ( almost didn't even leave Sydney as our pre ordered and confirmed maxi taxi didn't turn up at 6am). Luckily we could get another at 6:20am!! 2 bike arrived safely. We unboxed them in the airport car park, reconstructed them and cycled to Tanunda carrying our stuff in panniers. 3 took a segment of the trip on the train from Adelaide main station to Gawler 4. Helen found a great cycle trail from a few kms out of Gawler all the way to Tamunda. (30km) Weather : high 30s Punctures : 1 (...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Tanunda

We had a nice short drive of 2 hours. We were heading to Tununder and we got there at about 4.00pm after lunch and winery stops. When we got there Curtis and I went on the jumping pillow. There I met a new friend called Courtney. We spent all the rest of the day and the evening together playing and searching for possums. Z

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Stringers Go West

Feb 6, 2012 - Barrossa Valley

Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th February. Steve blogging today so excuse the spelling. - And the grammar. And the content. And any comments of an offensive or inappropriate nature. Well, we have been hearing all about your snow at home, so to cheer you all up I should tell you all how lovely it is here. But then I thought better of it as I don’t want to be strangled next time I see you. Actually it is chilly, windy and showery today so we feel right at home. Hahndorf was lovely and there was a real holiday atmosphere to the area so a bit sad to...

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Sep 27, 2011 - Day Two - Portland Vic to Tanunda SA

Up at 6am to try and reorganise our packing to make more room......3 and half hours later we hit the road, to then realise Elissa had a blonde moment and forgot the breakfast items in the esky....which we had packed around. An egg and bacon mcmuffin and latte/hot chocolate and pancakes for Bridget was on the agenda as our replacement breaky! Crossing the border Ben (so cute) saw his first wild emu, which rather impressed him until Elissa told him of stories of how they can jump straight over the car when driving so he'd better be careful!...

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Sep 22, 2011 - Aus - Day 141 - Jacob’s Creek Vineyard

Jacob's Creek Vineyard is the central focal point here in Tanunda. There is a large granite arch welcoming you into Tanunda that has Jacob's Creek written on it. Large vast fields of their vineyards line the streets as you go into Tanunda. Although Wolf Blass has more vineyards, you wouldn't know it by the size of Jacob's Creek visitor and winery center. Wow, this place is massive. On the grounds it has a large park for visitors to take in the beautiful sights of Tanunda while picnicking. Plus they have their own little zoo right on the...

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Sep 21, 2011 - Aus - Day 140 - Wolf Blass Winery

Barossa Valley wine country has 76 local vineyards to choose from, this valley is known for their Shiraz wines as this is the main grape grown here. Streets are lined with vineyards, there are so many to choose from but today we decided to try out three; Wolf Blass, Richmond Grove Winery and Penfold’s Wines. Richmond Grove was the first, beautiful castle style building with a quaint cellar door tasting area. We had 5 different wine tastings here, the Cabernet Shiraz 2008 was the best one. We moved on to Penfold’s which is a more premium...

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Jul 25, 2011 - Barossa Valley

Yes we went to Yalumba Winery but the children got bored pretty quickly. No surprises there. Might try again in Margaret River. Got some gorgeous cheese at a small factory, which the children appreciated more. The first rainy weather gave us a chance to have a rest day, just hanging around the c'van park eating cheese and playing games and writing journals. Upon leaving the Barossa we went to the Whispering Wall-Barossa Resevoir. In the photo Liam and Erin are at the far end of the reservoir wall. They could be heard whispering loud and...

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Davis Escape 2011

Dec 11, 2009 - Day 141 -143 – The Barossa – Too much of a good thing?????

Before leaving ‘Excitement central’ this morning we had one last stop to make, yes a South Australian Bunnings. One of our outdoor chairs had broken the other night so it proved as good an excuse as any to add another Bunnings to the collection. I only need a Victorian one now and I have the (mainland) set The better news was that this particular Bunnings, Parafield if you are playing at home, served sausage sangas every day of the week, so that looked after morning tea for the boys and I. Evan ate the bread and Aaron ate the sausage, one...

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Dec 1, 2009 - Cowell to Tanunda

Wednesday 25th November Gary: I was up with the birdsong once again and on the jetty as the sun rose behind the dark clouds, crab net in hand. Sadly by 9am I was heading back to camp both wet and disappointed by the lack of success, it was on return to the campground that I found out that crabs like a good tide and this morning’s neap tide was good reason for those that knew the area and tides to stay in bed. I did get one crab, who by good fortune of my bad fortune I released to fight another day; I wonder if the crab is having the same...

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