We have the most amazing clients at Sonia Jones Travel. Not only do they send us beautiful images of the trips we help plan for them but they share some incredible highlights and tips with us of their recent adventures.
When we received this feedback from our client Jacinta from her recent trip to Adelaide and the Barossa Valley we couldn’t help but share. Jacinta wanted to take and her parents away for her father’s 75th birthday, and the relaxed pace and beautiful scenery of South Australia proved to be the perfect choice.
We’re sure anyone heading to Adelaide will benefit from the tips she has shared, and if you’re yet to explore this part of the world we are certain you will be inspired to contact us so we can put some travel plans in place shortly!
Jacinta’s highlights for future travellers
We stayed at The Oaks in Adelaide and it was in a great spot – an easy walk to everything. The apartment was a good size and the beds were comfortable. We found Adelaide to be so clean and neat. Mum and Dad couldn’t stop commenting on that, and the wide streets and lack of traffic!
Some of our favourite highlights in Adelaide included Poh’s Jam Face at the Adelaide Central Markets (actually the markets in general!), the Immigration Museum, the State Library of South Australia (Mortlock Wing) and the restaurants in Leigh Street.
Dad particularly enjoyed the Maritime Museum and the Clipper that is docked at Port Adelaide. It was the same type of ship as our ancestors would have came to Australia on.
We also drove up to Strathalbyn, a gorgeous little town about 50 minutes from Adelaide with many antique shops to explore.
We then traveled to the Barossa valley and stayed at Hanisch Haus, a self-contained bed and breakfast accommodation. We loved, loved, loved Hanisch Haus! Quaint, with history, and the most fabulous provisions in the fridge and pantry that kept us going with yummy breakfasts all week! Our host, Rolf Binder’s partner Cynthia, was just lovely. Popping in to make sure we had everything when we arrived and even inviting us to go to the quiz night in Tanunda with her and her son, Max.
The weather was cool enough for us to have a fire each night which was fantastic. We only went out one night – to the quiz night with Cynthia. We were simply happy to stay in and have a wine and a platter although the locals we happy to share their recommendations for the many terrific restaurants in the area.
Our highlights include Pindarie Winery, Hentley Farm Winery, Maggie Beer’s Farm and the Farm Eatery. We found Tanunda and Nuriootpa to be great little towns (Nuriootpa has the most AMAZING IGA-style supermarket with loads of local produce including cheeses and other deli goods).
We then headed south to the Adelaide Hills, where we stayed at The Adelaide Hills Retreat (Villa Lemoni). It was an utter disappointment – NOT!!
It was just gorgeous, down a winding road past grazing sheep, paddock upon paddock of green, and vineyards. It was immaculately presented and very comfortable. We definitely wished we had more than one night there.
Our favourite highlights included Artist Hans Heysen’s house and studio just outside of Hahndorf.
Overall it was a fabulous trip and we really enjoyed it. We could have spent another week!
Thanks to Jacinta Finger for sharing her travel experiences with us.
Have you travelled on a trip booked through Sonia Jones Travel? Would you like to share your experiences with others? We’d love to hear from you! Email Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos and travel story.