Short tours around Adelaide

Short Tour suggestions - when you don't want to be out all day

Botanic Gardens

Breathe in the beauty of the Botanic Gardens situated in the middle of the city of Adelaide. Witness the diversity of 5000 roses in an array of colours and patterns. Enjoy the Mediterranean garden with its' spectacular variety of plants from warm climate countries. Even the 1875 Victorian built Palm House will impress you with its beauty.

Des’s Minibus will take you to the world renowned Adelaide Botanic Gardens and let you relax in the scenic precincts in the middle of Adelaide. Take a stroll through your desired gardens and then enjoy an afternoon tea with your friends before our courteous driver brings you home safely.

Duration:               approx. 3 hours

Hans Heysen

Enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful picturesque gardens and the historic home of Hans Heysen. Inhale the beauty of the past and capture the feeling of the times of yore.

Des’s Minibus will take you on a tour through the Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf and stop at Hans Heysen’s home. Take a stroll at the famous home and its' gardens and then enjoy an afternoon tea before returning back home.

Duration:               3-4 hours -

Admission:            $7.50

Newman’s Nursery

This traditional family business, which was established in the 1880’s, is an absolute must for all garden lovers. They have the largest Camellia collection in Adelaide and have become a renowned business winning diverse awards.

Let Des’s Minibus take you on a short trip to Tea Tree Gully where you can reminisce in the tradition of the Newman’s Nursery. Browse through their petite gift shop and enjoy afternoon tea in their beautifully set Topiary Café.

Duration:               approx. 3 hours

Admission:            None

Let's Go To The Movies

If you want to get out of the weather whether the heat or cold - a morning or afternoon at a picture theatre is a great way to relax and be comfortable.  Take the opportunity to watch your favourite movie with friends and have a little lunch together in a pleasant environment at the cinema.

Des’s Minibus would be more than happy to accompany you to your neighbouring cinema to enjoy a morning outing with friends..

Duration:                               approx. 3 hours

Stroll down the Main Street of Hahndorf

Get your group of friends together, book a Des's Minibus and spend the morning or afternoon in Hahndorf.  You can walk the length of the historic Main Street, searching for that special souvenir, experience or unique gift. Businesses have been established in many of the historic buildings, some offering eclectic collections that simply must be seen to be believed. No matter what it is you are in search of, or whether it's just to be amazed at the feel and style of this special place, a walk is almost a must.  Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a small snack or a meal in one of the many cafes and dining establishments along the street.

Duration:                               approx. 4 hours

Des’s Minibus can cater for all your needs. Our buses are modern and equipped with air-conditioning, seatbelts and other useful technology and range in size from 7, 13, 21 and 24 seats..

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