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Delighted with Barossa Gourmet and Adelaide Minibus

Alice and her 23 netball/uni friends decided to book a minibus and driver for the Barossa Gourmet Festival. Vin’s/Adelaide Minibus was her choice of provider after a web search and having gained some quotes, then speaking with their helpful staff .

The group wanted a leisurely day, not so much a tour, so selected Seppeltsfield and Chateau Tanunda for wine tastings. Then they would enjoy Whistlers Wines  for lunch and party with a band, playing in the marquee. They had been to Whistlers  the year before, so knew it is a well run outfit. The food was fabulous too, with gourmet lamb burgers, spatchcock and the range of sweets included a traditional beinstick.

Seppeltsfield was absolutely lovely said Alice, her favourite wine being the sweeter style riesling.

“Andy, our driver for the day, was great, obviously very experienced and helpful. We would certainly recommend Vins/Adelaide Minibus….Five Ts….trustworthy and timely….tremendously terrific transportation!”

Russell’s Pizza House at Willunga – a popular destination on weekends

Russell Jeavon’s famous pizza house in Willunga is like a magnet for young people on Friday and Saturday nights.

His is a hidden secret for good reason – it’s great food in a casual atmosphere. Whether you are dining as a couple or a large group, you are guaranteed a good night. Open fires set the atmosphere. The entrees and pizzas are brilliant. Strictly BYO with a reasonable corkage, so you can take what you like. The staff are young and enthusiastic – the service is excellent and even though it is a tiny kitchen the meals come quickly. No plates or cutlery in sight – just use your fingers and eat straight off the pizza block. Go a two or three course option so you get to try a bit of everything.

Get there and home in safety and style with Adelaide Minibus. Call us for a quote today.

Enjoyed extraordinary Hills tour

Ten Pembroke school friends, now at university or working, decided to get together in the new year and enjoy an Adelaide Hills wine tour. Vin’s/Adelaide Min Bus came up first on a Google search by Brigid, who is doing her honors in psychology at Uni SA.  A quick quote was given by the helpful Vin’s staff, it seemed great value, and she could personalise the itinerary, so a booking was made for Sat Jan 7th. She selected Bird in Hand Wines, Johnsons, Nepenthe and Hahndorf Hill, as well as The Haus at Hahndorf for lunch.

Tour leader and driver Wayne arrived on time at the Hackney Hotel pickup location in a super-comfortable 13 seater Toyota Hi-Ace Commuter. The weather was going to be mixed – sunny and humid with possible showers, so he brought an esky with water, ice, plus a coat and umbrella! The girls boarded and after introductions, found Wayne’s wine industry background was going to add a special touch to their day.

Brigid had burnt a CD of her favourite music, and soon the mini bus was rocking up the south eastern freeway to the sounds of Rihanna, Snoop Dog and Mark Foster’s ‘Pumped up Kicks’. Their first visit was to Bird in Hand Wines at Woodside where they were photographed alongside a sign saying ‘enjoy the extraordinary ’.

“The whole day was extraordinary” said Brigid, adding this was one of the rare times she had taken the lead in organising the group, and happy it had all worked out so well. “The only thing we would have changed was the meal size at The Haus. The pizzas and risotto were yummy but we could easily have shared between two”. (A special note by the Vin’s/Adealide Mini Bus team – A light lunch is the go for wine tours, unless you prefer to make lunch the last stopover, whiling away the last hours of the day by taking in the ambience of the region over a meal at one of the great restaurants.) 

Some of the girls enquired about ‘hens days’ and full day tours of the Barossa Valley with other friends. “No problems” said Wayne. “We can tailor a day tour for your groups and we have special arrangements in place with a couple of the top Barossa dining places for really great value gourmet lunches. Vin’s/Adelaide Mini Bus can cater for all needs when a full day is allocated for a tour, including joint planning of the day, and making the bookings. We get to take you to a lot of boutique wineries, see some of the oldest vines in the world and can include great food places such as Angas Park, Maggie Beers  and Barossa Valley Cheese.”

Habitat for Humanity South Australia – Melbourne Volunteers

Just read a glowing post from Habitat for Humanity South Australia on Facebook

It was great to have the team from Habitat for Humanity Melbourne University visit and see there smiling faces each day.

There post was “Our thanks to Adelaide Mini Buses for transporting our volunteers who are here from Habitat for Humanity Melbourne University to work in the Sampson Flat bushfire recovery and on our build in Davoren Park”

You can see it “here

It’s always a pleasure to help those that are helping the less fortunate.

Smiling faces everywhere

Smiling faces everywhere

W.R.A.N.s on patrol . . . . . . . . .

Sunday – The weather was a bit cold and blowy but it didn’t stop this lovely group of ladies who are ex WRAN members, having a great day out with Adelaide Mini Buses
The first stop was morning tea at Pioneer Memorial Gardens in Hahndorf with a hot cuppa and homemade cakes yum. Then off to Monarto where they joined in a bus tour around the park. Lunch was enjoyed at the Great Eastern Hotel in Littlehampton and then for the trip home. Thank you ladies for using our service once again for your annual reunion. We look forward to being a part of your next adventure.


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It was cold and sometimes wet but David and his friends seemed to enjoy themselves. After loading “ALL” their eskys it was a quick trip to Bird in Hand winery for a taste and morning tea. From there we popped across the way to Nepenthe and more tasting and eating a photo taking were in order(still trying to work out whether my “selfie” worked or not). Someone then decided to drive across to Hahndorf with everyone in tow(it’s a driver thing!). After a long lunch the group headed to Pike and Joyce for some more coffee and cake, oh and some wine tasting too! Then it was time to wander home and work on the night!

Thanks to David and his group for choosing Adelaide Mini Bus for their day and for being so well behaved(I was paid to type that!!).
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Up the hills and down to cellar doors . . . .

Well it was a great day in the Adelaide Hills wine region! Julie and her friends chose Adelaide Mini Bus for their transport provider on the day in The Adelaide Hills. First stop was Nepenthe Wines. After lengthy visit with the cellar door team it was off to Shaw and Smith. A restful visit lead to a quick trip into The Hahndorf Inn for lunch. Following a delicious lunch it was off to Bird in Hand for a relaxing final visit before the long trip home through chaotic peak hour traffic.

Nepenthe sign

Nepenthe view

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A day at the races . . . . . . . . . .

Oakbank April, 2015 – What a great way to spend a day at the races. Our coaches have plenty of room to carry your barbie, eskies, tents and chairs and we can stay with you for the day or drop you off and pick you up after the races.

Oakbank 2015

Another great day tripping around the Southern Vales . . . . .

After a leisurely start to the day and a quick trip South, Meagan and her visitors jumped right into the tastings at Paxton Wines enjoying the bi-dynamic results of David and the teams efforts leading to past vintages. After a quick retail indulgence it was off to sample some of Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards marvelous wares. More was added to the collection and then off to Coriole for something to eat and some more tasting. Meanwhile Wayne(our resident cellar rat) was of spending his hard earned pasos on wine at Rosemount’s Annual Easter Sale(again) After a delicious lunch and some tasty sample it was on to Samuel Gorge. Upon arrival it was obvious what time of the year it was. That’s right . . . . new vintage release weekend. Well a lovely time was spent there and the new releases were getting the “thumbs up” as were Justin and the team at cellar door. A last minute stop at Paxton Wines for some more additions to the cellar and it was a quick hop home to end the day.

We at Adelaide Mini Bus thank Meagan and her friends for choosing us and hope they will join us again for another “wander through the vineyards”.



Hens day to McLaren Vale for Emma and her friends.
Emma organised the day for her friend who is soon to be married, and they had a great day out in the McLaren Vale region visiting Paxtons, Parri Estate Alpha Box & Dice and Maximus. Thank you Emma for using our service, we hope you had a memorable day with Adelaide Mini Bus and Sue your driver.




Hawks Over 50’s fly the coop

Our fantastic driver Rick had the pleasure in taking the Hawks over 50’s on a day trip to Ardrossan, not sure who is having more fun Rick or the crew. They have already booked Rick for their next trip:-) Thank you Hawks for your continued patronage. We love having you on board.

busing it

don't shoot me im just the driver



Grace celebrates her father’s 65th Birthday with family at Our Place@Willunga Hill

Leaving Campbelltown and then on to Henley Beach before the long ride to “Our Place”.
The vehicle was a buzz with Conversation about the “birthday boy’s” present haul. After a while the conversation drifted toward the show and lunch they were attending as part of The Adelaide Fringe 2015.

After a long lunch and comedic show everyone emerged from the event smiling and commenting favourably about the food, the venue and the show. So having had very pleased clients on-board we must give thanks to Andy and the crew for a great day out at Our Place @ Willunga Hill

our place @ Willunga Hill

the fishpond

Our Place Pic

The G.U.T Tour Adelaide.

Darren and his mates have flown to Adelaide from Hobart to test the golf courses we have in this great state. They have an annual golf trip every March long week end which they have done for the past 10 years, and while here they will be going to the Adelaide Cup. They have played Kooyonga, Lady Bay and Glenelg.
We have been pleased to transfer them to the various courses while here, and they have been a great group. Thank you guys for using our service.


G.U.T. Tour Bus

Must be time

Packing for golf

Relaxing on the Balcony

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