One of the truly great events of the Barossa is its Vintage Festival, and many if its attractions are free.

Beginning on Easter Saturday 30th March and culminating with the world famous festival parade on Sat 6th April. Thousands of people from around the world, line the road between Nuri and Tanunda to see the quirky floats and the classic aussie humour.

Vin’s Buses can pick you up and take you to one of the towns, and pick you up later in the day, or we can wait, or we can help you incorporate a tour of the cellar doors. Just keep an hour and a half to watch the floats parade which starts at 10am and ends at Tanunda at 2pm.

Choose from 13 seat and 21/24 seat minibuses, through to large luxury coaches. Ask us for a quote today.




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March 11th sees the Fringe Festival in Adelaide take in the Future Music Festival, at Bonython Park, featuring a huge lineup of artists.

Dont drink and drive. Avoid the public transport bustle. Get a quote for a minibus or coach from us. We can pick you and your group up anywhere within 100km of the city, multiple pick-up stops if you like, and we will get you home again safely.

Easter will soon be upon us, and its one of the most heavily booked weekends for our people-moving business. Get in early, ask us for a quote. We can supply vehicles and drivers for up to 50 people in a coach, and we have a large number of 13 seat buses available.

Located in the Adelaide Hills, Oakbank Racecourse is home to steeplechase  racing in South Australia, and over easter combines with flat racing to a big event for SA since 1876, it attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually and qualifies as the world’s biggest picnic race meeting.

Dont drink and drive. And avoid the parking headaches. Ask us for a quote today.



Sat 3oth March is only a few weeks away. Easter weekend is always busy in the mid north, Clare being the hub of many activities. Let us quote for a vehicle and driver to get you there safely, and return. We have a range of bus sizes, from 13 seat minibuses, 21, 24, 28 seaters and 5o seat coaches.

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, phone : (08) 8225 8888 or, 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.

Alice, an exercise physioligist, and her uni/netball friends group decided to have a day in the Barossa for the Gourmet weekend. After searching the web and gaining some quotes, she decided the best people to deal with was Vin’s Buses & coaches, the staff being polite and on the ball. For the 24 passenger minibus, the price too, was more than competitive.

They wanted a leisurely day, not a full-on tour, so elected to have a tasting at Seppeltsfield and Chateau Tanunda, then go on to Whistlers where there was a band and a great selection of gourmet food, including lamb burgers, spatchcock. The range of sweets included a local German treat …beinstick. Most dishes cost $10 or less, so was great value too.

Seppeltsfield was delightful …”absolutely lovely” said Alice. “And we had a great time again at Whistlers, having been there last year.”

“Andy, our driver for the day, was just great, obviously very experienced, and helpful. We would certainly recommend Vin’s and Adelaide Minibus…… timely, trustworthy, tremendously terrific transportation!!”

Footnote: The full Vins tour leader/driver team have recently participated in a comprehensive training program to update their skills and knowledge about wine tourism. Included in this was the required protocols for being a tour leader, the history of the Barossa and other wine regions of our state, the key attractions, and  the essentials of viticulture and winemaking. The training was led by Wayne, our marketing consultant, who  has his own vineyard and small winemaking operation in the Barossa Valley.

 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