Top 5 things to do in McLaren Vale over the Christmas break

Top 5 things to do in McLaren Vale over the Christmas break


1.Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple and Buddha – Cactus Canyon Road –Sellicks Beach

This beautiful lady represents the goddess of mercy – she is believed to bring you peace, harmony, prosperity and wealth to SA or those who visit.

Enjoy the peaceful connection resonating from this giant buddha or book for a free vegan lunch on a Sunday (donation encouraged)  – The lunch is lovingly prepared by the temples monks from produce from the surrounding gardens. Phone (08)85563168 / Mobile 0401 744 846


2.Fridays after Five – Aldinga, Coach Road

Unwind after a busy week! Immerse yourself in the community to enjoy craft markets, food trucks, wine, acoustic music & film projection.  The local eateries open their hearts and doors and invite you into their main street.  Be sure to pop over to Miss Glady’s on Sea for a last minute outfit or for that necessary pair of shoes. Come as you are! Kids and adults are welcomed with open arms.


3.Fall from Grace – Wine Bar – Coach Road, Aldinga (behind The Old Vine Cafe)

You could be in a wine bar anywhere in Europe- but you are in a converted barn in Aldinga. With local small producer and international wine, beer, ciders and spirits this is the place to plonk yourself on a Friday night.  Gill Gordon-Smith is a classy hostess who has you tasting her wordly finds.  It is not unusual to have the guest ‘maker’ behind the counter spruiking their craft. Stay for a little longer with a wood-fired pizza just outside the door or pop into the adjoining ‘Old Vine Café’ for a full menu selection.

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4.Salty Yoga, Fleurieu Yoga, Dee Vine Yoga

Spontaneous getaways are always more comforting if you can keep some of your regular routine.  Organise a casual yoga session with one of our fabulous studio’s.  Keep your eyes open for retreats, and breathe events, where you often find yourself stretching on beaches, in the vines or even out to sea. Contact Claire form Salty yoga,  Kristin from Fleurieu yoga  or Dee from Dee vine Blue Door Studios


5.Oliver’s Taranga – Wine Bar, Seaview Road, McLaren Vale

Oliver’s Taranga are expanding their tasting space this silly season by introducing a wine bar concept on their stone walled deck and lawns.  Friends and groups can order wines by the bottle and glass, including small nibbles during opening times 10am-4pm 7 days a week.  Included on the list is a local craft lager from Swelling Brewing Co. ( If you have a large gang, ring ahead of time to reserve a table. (08) 8323 8498