A local guide on the best places to eat, drink, stay, relax and explore in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula
To Eat – Port Elliot Bakery
The bakery was built by the Bebee family in the 1860s and the building has been a bakery for over a hundred years with the original wood fired oven still in place. With an extraordinary range of fresh baked goods daily and friendly customer service, Port Elliot Bakery is quite the South Australian institution. It is not unusual to see a line of hungry
customers snaking out of the front door and down the street on weekends… but it is worth the wait – choosing what to have (or how many!) is the hardest task.
— 31 North Terrace, Port Elliot SA 5212
— Open 7 days, 7 am – 5 pm (Sun: 8 am – 5 pm)
To Read – Travel the Mind, Marie Sulda
Travel the Mind is a book of meditation adventures for parents to read to their children at bedtime, or for relaxation. By igniting their imagination, connecting with their emotions and using creativity, they can unlock magical spaces within
their minds. This book aims to create a bedtime ritual that parents and children look forward to, where bonds are built
and memories are made.
— $16.95 RRP
— Buy online: Amazon, Angus and
Robertson, Balboa press (here).
To Explore – South Seas Books & Trading
You could lose hours in this cosy book shop. As you wander the rooms you can’t help but get caught up in a category of interest for an infinite amount of time. Amongst the well displayed shelves there are trinkets, cards and art. Strategically placed are a few cosy seats if you want to linger a little longer or stop for a coffee. Take your gift list
there next time and you will find something meaningful for the whole family. Independently owned and operated – this is another reason to shop locally on our Fleurieu Peninsula.
— 53 North Terrace, Port Elliot, SA 5212
— Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11 am – 4 pm
To Perk Up – Appleseed Café
Coffee, cake, breakfast or lunch with friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Appleseed offers several dining areas
and two pet friendly outdoor courtyards. They pride themselves on utilising local produce, and support many small local businesses. Appleseed is available for catering in their venue or offsite. If you like to go in search for a Reuben
sandwich – add this one to your list.
— 30 High Street, Strathalbyn, SA 5255
— Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
To Stay – Hillenvale – The Coach House
This luxe accommodation is the perfect balance between old and new. The stunning original stonework is perfectly complimented by the minimalistic tones of inside which evoke the past and the romantic. It is evident that all the finest artisans have been used with a particular focus on sustainability in selected materials and furniture.
The vine shrouded Coach house sits proudly on the side of the hill – looking over the steep valley and
vineyards. Located in a convenient location halfway between the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions.
Go and get your quiet on and book this Fleurieu standout now>
— Click here to book your getaway now.
— 194 Cut Hill Road, Kangarilla,