BEST THINGS TO DO IN McLAREN VALE
A local guide of the best places to eat, drink, stay, relax and
explore in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula
Winter Guide 2017
TO EXPERIENCE // Trailhopper
Trailhopper are proud to give you McLaren Vale as though you were driving yourself. Join them in the city or within the region and hop on or off along their trail as you please. Having too good a time at a particular cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus! With a bit of planning (and one of their handy Info packs!) you truly can tour your way.
Scenery: Wine: Food and Freedom.
TO STAY // Oliver’s White Hill Homestead
A stunning heritage homestead beautifully situated on a 420 acre property, 37 km from Adelaide overlooking the settlement of McLaren Vale.
A place to relax and unwind, White Hill offers 7 double bedrooms, a stunning open plan farm kitchen / dining, formal lounge room and library with quality furnishings throughout. You and your guests have use of the homestead, including the surrounding grounds, perfect for entertaining from formal dining, casual BBQ and picnicking spots.
Other things to note…
Heritage listed circa 1860’s outbuildings
Licensed 60-80 sit down and100 cocktail style and BYO for weddings and functions, with Tack Shed & Black Smith’s shop
Original Winery & Granary in use as a shearing shed.
Stunning garden setting, sweeping lawns
Panoramic views, red gum lined wetland
Fantastic for large family and friend groups whilst enjoying the tranquility and privacy of your own property.
TO PERK UP // Coffee Factory Cafe
Another quality coffee spot in Gawler Street in Port Noarlunga has been a great hit. Being the factory of ‘coffee’ is indicative of their main focus, however the breakfast, cakes and extras are well presented and delicious. The modern, street style shop design is eye catching whilst not losing the cosy coffee shop appeal.
So happy for these newcomers and even more happy with their spectacular coffee.
Don’t wait! Get yourself in there.
> Gawler St, Port Noarlunga South
TO EXPERIENCE // The Heysen Trail
The Friends of the Heysen Trail is a comprehensive and informative website complete with Southern and Northern Guidebooks plus Topographical Section maps available to purchase.
Complete with walking events, facilities/accommodation and drinking water stops along the way, your trail hiking planning is a breeze.
Check out the website and books available for purchase…. and get your walking poles out!
TO EAT // Encounter Coast Spirits
This small farm based distillery located on the outskirts of Victor Harbor on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula is the place to experience a tasting of handcrafted spirits and liqueurs with a focus on Australian botanicals and fruits.
All of the products are hand made on site utilising a 200 litre copper still imported from Germany.
In the Irreverent Kitchen Encounter Coast manufacture a very unique range of jams, chutneys and condiments also available to taste and purchase
Cellar door is open during the Autumn and Winter months on weekends 11am-5pm.
> Gawler St, Port Noarlunga South
ASK A LOCAL //
Cellar Door @ Oliver’s Taranga
Favourite hiding spot?
Carpark looking out to sea and towards Kangaroo Island in Sellicks Beach.
Favourite place to eat?
The Victory Hotel, while still looking out to sea.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN McLAREN VALE // Other Links
Autumn Guide 2017
Summer Guide 2016/2017
Spring Guide 2016
Winter Guide 2016
Autumn Guide 2016
Summer Guide 2015/2016