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by Jenny Pickett (subscribe)
I enjoy making the most of life's experiences, exploring what Adelaide has to offer and sharing my experiences and discoveries with others via WeekendNotes!
Published January 22nd 2013
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Onkaparinga Scenic Route's scenery!

[ADVERT]Birdwood is a pleasant hour's drive from Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway. Turn off at the Hahndorf/Woodside/Birdwood exit and follow the Onkaparinga Scenic Drive, which takes you through some lovely townships that come alive at different times of the year (such as Oakbank's Easter Racing Carnival and the Lights of Lobethal).

A major draw card for Birdwood its National Motor Museum.
Historic Blumberg Flour Mill & entrance to National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum is an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road transport history. It is open from 10am-5pm each day (except Christmas Day) at a cost of Adult: $12; Concession: $10; Child: $5 (children under 5 free); Family: $30 (2 adults, up to 6 children).
Inside the National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum houses a whole myriad of cars and motorcycles. I haven't visited there for over 20 years and was seriously impressed each vehicle was accompanied with details of its history. There are many interactive displays, such as "Life in the 50s" which comes complete with a milk bar, jukebox and drive-in!
Lovell's Bakery

Whilst in Birdwood's main street, visit Lovell's Bakery, where a huge selection of pastries and slices are on offer.
The historic Blumberg Hotel

Alternatively, take the time to experience the unique Blumberg Hotel; so called because Birdwood was formerly named Blumberg as part of its German origins, until World War I came along and changed all that, resulting in the Anglicised name change to Birdwood (named after Sir William Birdwood, the Australian Imperial Force general who led the ANZACs at Gallipoli.).
How Blumberg became Birdwood (click to enlarge writing)

So spend a day in Birdwood, to satisfy all your senses!
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What a useful article with practical tips.
Thanks for the link to my article and welcome to Weekend Notes Jenny.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 3114 days ago
nice article with some handy tips and lovely pics. Welcome to WEN :)
by Joy (score: 3|1934) 3113 days ago
Thanks for the feedback Dave - hopefully I can be a fraction as prolific as you!
by Jenny Pickett (score: 3|1725) 3114 days ago
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