Imagine one of the most glorious Sunday’s Adelaide has seen for most of the latter part of 2016. Imagine a glistening river, the smell of gourmet South Australian meat sizzling away over a hot coal bbq, a glass of Lost Buoy wine tucked safely in a little cup holder on your floating heavenly vessel of fun and good times, good friends surrounding you, sharing in your frivolity, basking in the sun (with SPF 30+ liberally applied of course) and pottering your way along the Torrens. Imagine perfection. Because that is exactly what BBQ Buoys delivers.
I have been dying… DYING… to get onboard a BBQ Buoy vessel ever since I saw them launch a few months ago and the occasion finally arose that I could lock this baby in. It was the perfect day. The on-boarding experience is smooth and easy, the buoy is easy to navigate and the experience is one of pure bask-in-the-sun enjoyment. We packed our own little BBQ picnic, sourced from the local butcher, took up the offer of a bottle of Lost Buoy’s delicious rose and set off on our slow paced adventure up and down the River Torrens.
One hour on the smaller of the buoys, which can carry up to four of your favourite peeps (plus you), sets you back a lean $69 for an hour, which was a pretty perfect amount of time to be out and about on the river for us. Two hours however, could see you really settle in for a relaxing time, floating backwards and forwards between the weir and the Adelaide Zoo.
If you have some friends and fancy the idea of sipping wine, beer or cider and meandering your way along the Torrens for an hour or two whilst you catch up with each other, I would strongly suggest you get your fingers hovering over the ‘b’s’ and ‘q’s’ of your keyboard to book in your very own BBQ Buoy adventure. They operate every day of the week and are an absolutely stella way of spending an hour or two on a sunny afternoon.
Every day of the week – just head on over to their website to book a time.
Pinky Flat. Just off War Memorial Drive, by the Montefiore Road Bridge on the northern side.