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Ms Valmorbida and her interstate friends love the art world and short holidays with art as the theme. They also love wine. So a trip to the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale too their fancy. They visited Carrick Hill, the famous Hans Heysen Studio at Hahndorf, a number of wineries in McLaren Vale …they particularly liked Woodtsock Winery where they enjoyed lunch.

Vins/Adelaide Minibus were given great credit for the wonderful tour……. “Great service, easy to do business with, high quality vehicle and a fabulous driver with strong knowledge of the wine region”

 

 

The Salford Retirement Village social group recently asked Vin’s to take their 40 members on a day tour of Goolway and the Coorong. Some of the members were infirm, requiring help with walkers and boarding the coach.

Pick-up time was at 10am and a complimentary, packed morning tea was enjoyed at McLaren Vale en-route.

The Vin’s team partnered with the great people from Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, to provide a 4 hour cruise to the Murray Mouth and to the last navigatable Coorong stopover, The Snake Pit (the old well is frequented by a variety of reptiles including tigersnakes, but none were seen on the day).

A large family of fur seals have colonised the barrage, enabling a close-up view of them sleeping on the timber rails as the cruise boat exited the lock that separates the sea water from the fresh water of the Murray.  

A fabulous lunch was provided on board along with tea/coffee and the crew took pride in what they were doing, intimately knowing the history of Goolwa and the Coorong. 

The group arrived back home at exactly 5pm as planned.

Salford organisor, Ross, said that their social club enjoyed the day immensely, the coach was airconditioned and very comfortable, the driver helped with the oldies and infirm, the Vins admin team had planned the day outstandingly, and the cost was less than $100 per person including the boat cruise and lunch. “We will definitely be using Vin’s again” he said…..” a fabulous day and truly great value”

The SA 2012 Day on the Green is coming up. Featuring the Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels with Dave Gleeson, the Baby Animals (are back in studio), James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera are set to join forces for five fantastic hours of Oz rock classics.

 Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food and beverages will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended.

 General Admission : $89.90 plus booking fee $5.50

Contact : Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door (08) 8565 9555

Platinum, Gold and Silver tickets available through venuetix.com.au, phone : (08) 8225 8888 or ticketmaster.com.au, phone : 136 100

Ask us for a quote today for the transport of your friends group. Here at Vins/Adelaide Minibus, we can pick you group up anywhere in the metro area, get you to the event in style, then back home, even with a few drop-offs on the way …without having to worry about drink-driving or having a designated driver. Minibuses for up to 13 passengers through to 50 seat coaches.

 Wed 5th Sept is the big day for Balaklava racing in 2012. Enquire today about our minibuses, buses and coaches.

Always a fabulous day at this major agricultural centre, the locals turn it on for the thousands that attend form Adelaide, interstate and country regions, to what is now the largest country race meeting of the state.

Its a day popular for corporate business to entertain clients, and hundreds of friends and club groups do the right thing by no drink driving – so book a Vins bus and get there in safety and style!

For those living in the fringe areas of Adelaide and the nearby country towns, it is often a great way to go if you can get your group together and book a coach or minibus. Enjoy the company of your friends on the way there, have a great day at the footy and then back home again, without having to drive, find a park and all of the other hassles. Put simply, we make it easy for you. Choose from a 13 seater, 21, 24, 28 or a 50 seat coach. We can even include a trailer for your barbq and refreshments.  Ask us for a quote today.

I would like to say thankyou for our transport to & from Oakbank on Monday.
Our driver for the day was very lovely.
We all enjoyed our day & it was excellent to have such a nice driver as well.
We will definitely be using your company again.
 
Kind Regards
 
Samantha

The long weekend in June will be upon us before we know it. Yes, its on again – June 10th and 11th at McLaren Vale. Click here for a link to the official website of Sea and Vines festival  and for this years program. Tickets go on sale to public Friday 13th April, prior to that date Sunday preferential tickets are avail through Bank SA.

Experience Sunday. This is a day with strict controls over numbers of attendees at any one part of the event. See the event website. tickets to go to any three wineries $20

Glass is not permitted at any of the Experience Sunday events, and some wineries may not take bookings from bus groups. Note licensed buses are not encouraged at the festival.

 No bookings or ticket required for Experience Monday events

Monday 11th June visitors can simply turn up on the day, purchase a festival glass at one of the participating venues and wander between as many wineries as you choose, but you will still need to make arrangements direct with them if you are taking a bus group.

See the event website legend for wineries that will or will not accept buses. Its by far the highest demand weekend on our bus calendar, so dont miss out. Please book your transport early for our 12 seat minibuses through to 46 and 50 seat coaches.

On 7th February, Vin’s Buses and Coaches were requested by Uniting Care Wesley Bowden to take a group of carers on a day trip to Victor Harbor. They all care for family members with mental health challenges which are often very exhausting and time consuming for a carer to manage.

Michelle, who has two young children with Aspergers Syndrome, said “Today has been great for me. I have been able to relax and mix with the others. It’s great to sit back and enjoy the scenery, in a quiet and calm bus ride, and not have to run off after my young ones is wonderful. The morning tea (an unexpected surprise at Mclaren Vale on route to Victor) lunch and the bus ride has been fantastic. Being on a carer’s pension and having a mortgage, leaves no money for entertainment.  I feel very refreshed, happy and revived… a really great day.”

A tasty lunch was enjoyed at the Middleton Tavern, and after, most were happy to look around the surprisingly diverse Victor Harbor shopping precinct. Others took a walk over the causeway to Granite Island.

Many of the 35 participants talked of their ordeals and experiences of being carers. Some had given up careers in business and professions to be able to care for their loved ones, at great cost to themselves, particularly in lifestyle. One man in his thirties was caring for his wife with a physical disability, requiring her to be in a wheelchair much of the time. Both of their children have disabilities as well, one born with Down’s Syndrome and the other had developed severe autism. He said it is a 6am to 10pm job, every day of the year. Then there was Elizabeth, a grandmother who’s daughter had not recovered from post natal depression after childbirth, made worse by her and her husband’s divorce and resulting in long term mental health problems. Elizabeth now has her daughter and  child living with her.  Then her premature born grandson was diagnosed with autism. She spoke of the workload she had taken on and how tiring it can be.  “Life can change in an instant, just when everything appears to be going smoothly” she said, adding that the aging process and lesser energy means she sometimes gets overwhelmed and isolated by the demands of caring. Respite, provided by Uniting Care Wesley Bowden, along with support from carers groups…. and short breaks-such as the day out in and around Victor, are all vital to assist carers in their roles, she concluded.

Wayne, a member of the Vin’s Bus and Coach management team, travelled with the group, and acknowledged there must be large numbers of unsung carer heroes in our community. “It was great that these people got to have a break, and I was privileged to have been involved in helping organise the day trip with the team at Uniting Care Wesley Bowden.”

The Vin’s bus and coach group have again increased their fleet. It is truly a family business success story. “We needed another coach with an extra large luggage compartment, for tours and excursions …when there is a lot of luggage – sporting equipment etc. This Mercedes luxury 50 seater is fully airconditioned and has an on-board toilet. And it’s power and ride on the road is just superb” said the proud an affable Vin.