Friday, July 21, 2017

Adelaide Date Idea: Bridgewater Mill and Heysen Trail Fairy Garden

Looking for something other than dinner and a movie at the mall? How about a long, lazy and luxurious lunch followed by a lovely walk into a trail dotted with little fairies? Or swap it around and start with a late afternoon walk into the nature trail and end it with a fancy dinner and some wine. Sound good to you? Read on!
Bridgewater Mill SA bar



THE RESTAURANT

It was our first time at The Bridgewater Mill, which is only a short drive from Adelaide, and immediately the ambiance breathes of luxury. I can already imagine myself sipping on wine with my little finger pointing out, feeling all posh. My wallet is crying already. But wait, Jeannie in a Bottle blog is all about affordable travel (dates included) and fashion after all. So yes, you can afford this date too!
Bridgewater Mill Restaurant

We went in for a late lunch and were luckily seated in a cozy spot even without a reservation (although a reservation is definitely a good idea). We ordered The Miller's Lunch ($50) shared platter and some drinks. It looks like it's too small a platter to satiate our appetites but it turns out it was quite a heavy meal that we just couldn't eat it all. Complete with sourdough, serrano jamon, aged gouda, pork terrine, chorizo, croquette, salsa, and pickles, it was more than enough for two.
Bridgewater Mill The Miller's Lunch
The Miller's Lunch. The chorizo was our favorite!
Bridgewater Mill outdoor area

After taking our sweet time with our meal (like you should), we strolled around the restaurant - with the old mill looking like an obviously beautiful spot for a wedding, and the bar area all set for a fantastic night. I can already imagine it with music.
Bridgewater Mill bar area

THE NATURE WALK

Now this walk is an easy 2 km walk that is perfect for families with kids, but also perfect for people with dogs, or a couple looking for a relaxed day like us. From the restaurant, we started our walk here (photo below), turning right at the bridge.
Heysen Trail from Bridgewater Mill start

There are stairs at the start and you will also pass through this tunnel (photo below). Other than that, the terrain is mostly flat and is an easy walk where we spotted families with prams, and even kids on bicycles.
Heysen trail tunnel

You can spot the fairy garden along the trees. Keep your expectations low because they are tiny, nothing truly spectacular, but cute nonetheless.
Heysen trail fairy garden

Heysen trail fairy garden

We had a lovely day which was a nice break from the usual malls or dining in the city. It was also a good excuse to get out and get moving during the winter.
Heysen Trail South Australia Walk

Would you like to take your loved one on a date like this?

Always,
Jeanne


 
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76 comments:

  1. lovely post dear!

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  2. Looks like a cozy place to eat <3

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  3. That place looks amazing!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea.

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  4. This looks like fun! Thanks for sharing! Baldip Bains

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  5. This looks like a beautiful place and you are so pretty!

    -Kati
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  6. The food looks so yummy! Great photos! =)
    - Cielo
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  7. Great post! That looks exactly like the kind of date my husband and I love on a lazy weekend.
    xo, janea
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  8. Looks like a great place for a date, you guys are so cute. Love that pink top/jacket!

    x,
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  9. These pics are so cute!
    Have a nice day!
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  10. That is not your average date spot.
    I like day time dates actually. I think it feels a bit more real and honest. You see each other in proper light and can talk properly. Especially at a place like this - looks quiet enough.
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  11. both of those choices sound ideal! I grew up creating fairy houses in my backyard so this walk would be like going back to my childhood! =o)

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  12. Wow, I would really love to go there, seems much more interesting than just movie date, the place is so gorgeous, the view as well, but currently I have no bf so I will just keep this place in mind for my future bf, lol :))

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  13. Wow! such a beautiful place...fantastic view!

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  14. Thank you so much for recommending this amazing place. The food looks so amazing!

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  15. Sure I would bring my date to such a cute place! :) Thanks for sharing this!

    xx

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  16. This place looks amazing, love your pics hun :) xx

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  17. This place looks amazing!!!
    Happy Tuesday beautiful babe!
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  18. Great ideas for the date, that restaurant looks amazing, it has stunning decor, dear :)

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  19. Sounds like a fun time and it's nice to break away from the typical things, such as going to the mall, like you said!

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  20. Great post dear!

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  21. such nice pics, looks like a nice relaxing day..

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  22. That is such a cool date idea! The food looks really good too. I was super surprised at the price! We need more interesting places like this around!

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  23. amazing pictures amazing you
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  24. Of course I'd love too, the restaurant seems so lovely for a date. LOL. I've always love your discovering adelaide story, and cant wait to see more! <3

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  25. Yess, a nature walk and some fancy dinner sounds (and looks) super good! A night at this old mill looks like it'd be fun ;) thanks for visiting my blog! I'm actually heading to Australia for an exchange next year and hopefully I'll visit South Australia! ^^ Following you now and excited for new posts~

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  26. Very nice photos! This definitely looks like such a great place for a date!

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  27. Fairy garden sounds so enchanting! You look lovely!

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  28. Aww this is lovely and looks like so much fun! :)

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  29. Really nice pics babe! Kisses!
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  30. The Bridgewater Mill has beautiful interiors! <3 Glad you had a great time! :) Thank you for sharing the pictures! :) Have a great day!
    xx
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  31. Wow this place is amazing, love the interior!
    Glad you had an amazing time there. Plus the Food Looks so tasty.

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  32. If I had a significant other I would love to go to a place like this too! This whole place looks so Instagram worthy. Love the look of the bar, I can definitely see myself getting dressed up to go there

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  33. This place is awesome! The restaurant looks so nice!
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  34. WOW, amazing!!!
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  35. What a cute little spot this looks. I will definitely have to adventure here when I travel to Adelaide one day. It's nice and relaxing venturing out of the busy city and exploring the wonderful regional sites Australia has to offer. Thanks for sharing :)


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  36. The place looks amazing. For sure I would bring a date there.
    The food pictures look delicious.

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  37. looks like you had an amazing time, love it.

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  38. That looks like a fun date night location indeed. The food looks so amazing too!

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  39. It sounds like a great restaurant for a perfect date!

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  40. the place looks so much fun! very-very nice!

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  41. Great pics
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  42. What a cool restaurant! I really like the ambiance!

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  43. This sounds like a really lovely date! :) xx

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  44. Wow, this place looks and sounds beautiful! I hope you had a blast.
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  45. What a fun date idea! I'd do this in a heartbeat!

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  46. Beautiful photos!
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  47. Wow! The food looks amazing and your outfit is so cute :)

    xoxo
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  49. This place looks awesome! And that fairy garden is such a cute idea.

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  50. Aw this all sounds so nice! That restaurant looks amazzzzing. I love the idea of just splitting a plate.

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  51. I would definitely love to take my husband on a date like this. That place looks amazing!

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  52. I am tempted, great share girl
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  54. Love this day! So many cute pictures thanks so much for sharing girl Jeanne!
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  55. It's always great to visit new places where there's a good stroll and food involved. Nice and refreshing post dear!!!

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  56. Such a beautiful place! thanks for sharing
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  57. How pretty are these pics.
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  58. Wow this looked like the perfect date!The food looked so delicious and the ambiance was really cool! You really caught the moment <3

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  59. I would what a cute post! I love your sweater too!

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  60. That place looks so magical :D
    love the photographs!!
    wish you a lovely day dear,
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  61. Nice place and the food looked amazing. Have a great week ahead! x

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  62. Such a cute date idea!! Love all of your pics girl.

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  63. Oh that food looks so good!
    Lovely pictures ♥

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  64. Lovely photos! The restaurant looks so amazingly inviting.


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