We had breakfast early this morning as we caught a bus to the airport we we collected a hire car.  We are only having the car for 2 days so we planned on packing a fair bit into these 2 days.

Today’s itiinerary is..
Collect Car
Drive to Glenelg
Drive to “Urban Desserts”
Drive to Victor Harbor
Drive to Maclaren Vale
Drive to Hahndorf
Drive back to the Mantra

The bus stop to the airport is just across the road from the hotel, we only had to wait a few minutes for the bus.  It was a short 15 minute ride to the airport where we collected our hire car.

I put in Glenelg into the navigation and off we set.  We stayed at Glenelg last time we were here in 2009 but only for a night or two.  Mick was ill that trip so we did not get to “do” Adelaide that time.  We parked the car and had a look around.  It is a lovely stretch of beach and we would like to come back sometime.

After Glenelg we headed to Noarlunga Centre to visit a dessert bar I have been following on Facebook for a while.  This was to be morning tea.


The guy that started Urban Desserts was a contestant on the 2o16 season of the Great Australian Bake Off.  The desserts are gorgeous to look and and just as yummy to eat.  We bought a selection of Lemon, Milo, Golden Gaytime and Strawberry flavours.  I ate 1 and Mick ate the rest 🙂  We washed them down with a cup of tea and coffee.

After that we headed toward Victor Harbor.  Travelling down the highway, I saw a sign that said there was a lookout point.  I turned off and went up to the lookout.  It was a lovely view over the valley to the ocean  I walked over to the sign block thing to see what I was looking at.   Hahaha.. The brass plaques were not there…so I have no idea what we were looking at.  🙂




From there we drove to Victor Harbor to ride the Horse Drawn Tramway
Arriving into Victor Harbor it was VERY busy. I could see where we needed to be, but ended up having to park a few minutes away.  The walked to the jettey and waited for the tram.  It was fun to do the return journey.

After our tram ride, we headed toward Maclaren Vale to see “The Cube” at D’arenberg winery.  It is certainly a sight to see, towering 5 stories over the vineyard. Sadly it cost $20 each to enter which included tasting, but as we do not drink, and we decided not to go in, but keep going on to Hahndorf for a late lunch.

The drive to Hahdorf was a pleasant 40 minute country drive through many vineyards and farms.  Arriving into Hahndorf, it was VERY busy and we did not think we would get a park at all, even though it was now nearly 3:00pm.
We finally found a spot to park and walked a short distance to the German Arms Hotel for lunch.  It was busy, but were served quite quickly.  I had a Roast Pork dinner and Mick had steak, chips and salad.

After lunch, we walked up and down the steet looking into the shops and looking at the buildings.  Many of the shops date back to the 1800’s and have be restored well.  Again we said it would be good to come back with some more time to explore more.

Back to the car and we made the short 20 minute trip back to the Mantra.  No need for dinner :). 
A bit of TV and bed, ready for tomorrow’s trip up to the Barossa Valley.