…And the holidays begin!

One of the benefits of retirement that teachers look forward to longingly is the ability to go on holidays outside of actual school holidays.

Next week I’m going to Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula. 

Next week is part of the school holidays. I didn’t even consider school holidays when I made the booking. WHAT an idiot!

So far the only things I have planned are get togethers with Evan24’s girlfriend’s family from Adelaide, a meet-up with a Facebook friend from a finance group I belong to and a dinner with an old school friend who I haven’t seen for about 40 years. (Yikes!)

Has anyone been there and has some recommendations for “must-dos”?

I’m thinking about coming home via the Great Ocean Road and splitting the trip into 2 days. I think that finding accomodation might be easier once the kidlets are all back in school.

Doughnut Days – don’t fail me now!

2 thoughts on “…And the holidays begin!

  1. Slightly biased here as I’m in Adelaide and about to move to the lovely Fleurieu Peninsula.
    Lots of wineries within an easy drive – north (Barossa), south (McLaren Vale) and east (HIlls).
    Hahndorf in the Hills is cute if a bit touristy but if you have a car, go for a drive through the Hills as it is lovely (biased again as I grew up in the Hills).
    In the city itself, Art Gallery, Museum, Rundle Mall all worth a viewing. Glenelg is a short tram ride away; as a beachside destination it’s a bit overdeveloped and lost it’s charm but still a nice stroll (and eateries).
    Down the Fleurieu, where are basing yourself? Normally I’d say a walk across the Causeway to Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) but it’s currently closed – we had some really stormy weather over the last few days and a new Causeway is just about to be built so I’m not sure if they have reopened the old one again yet. But the scenery is beautiful, the area is known for whale watching (although probably too early in the season) and you should definitely catch the Cockle Train between Victor and Goolwa (should be running if it’s school holidays). Lots of nice bakeries, op shops, eateries, scenery around that area.
    The Great Ocean Rd is a nice drive too – Port Fairy is lovely and I’m fond of Warrnambool but I would really recommend you follow the Silo Art Trail for something a bit different.
    Enjoy! 🙂

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