There are hundreds of ways to spoil your mother this May in SA . . . here are just a few:
Do you really need a good reason to travel to South Australia and sample the Barossa Valley’s finest wines? We didn’t think so. There’s much more to do than just visit the wineries, eat yummy food and drink delicious wine, though. Why not spice up your gourmet long weekend by adding some action, culture and relaxation? Here’s how:
Rather than staying at the wineries, book in at the Jonathan Arts Centre (www.jac.net.au) Not only does it offer luxury accommodation, divine meals and a setting in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, but there are also art classes on offer. This is where you can discover your inner Da Vinci and paint your very own masterpieces – or, after too many wines, some very arty stick men.
To give your nerves a little break, spend a day just cruising – for food at the legendary Central Market, all under the entertaining guidance of Mark Gleeson (www.centralmarkettour.com.au), and on the water (which you’ll need the supplies for). Sailing is today’s special treat. But, of course, that doesn’t sound all that special, so how about some swimming with dolphins? (www.dolphinboat.com.au)
After your cruise, continue your relaxing day at Adelaide’s beautiful Glenelg beach with a drink at one of the many cafes dotted on the foreshore. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – and before you roll yourself back to your luxurious room’s bed – the region’s got even more on offer. Take a little detour via one of the regions spas: Aquador (www.aquadorretreat.com.au) is nearby, and a gooey mud wrap, heavenly massage or steamy sauna visit will make you feel good inside and out. If you’ve got more time, visit Endota Spa (www.endota.com.au) and have an all-day pampering treatment (topped off with some wine). This is relaxation taken to the max. And, yes, they do offer treatments for men, too.