Santos WTDU: Explore Subaru Stage 3
Santos WTDU Subaru Stage 3 key times
We're back in the picturesque Adelaide Hills for Subaru Stage 3 of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under.
Stirling hosts its first women's stage finish, with the peloton making its way from Nairne to the popular hills town.
The Mount Barker region again hosts the start of a stage, with Nairne the site of Subaru Stage 3's departure.
Food and drink
Taste some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, food and produce, straight from nature’s top shelf in the Adelaide Hills. Explore charming towns, let the afternoon linger at over 60 award-winning cellar doors and spend a few nights in luxury at Mount Lofty House.
Enjoy a decadent dinner at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. A timeless menu and sommelier-matched wine list has earned the restaurant three Chef Hats and countless awards. Cosy-up by the roaring fireplace with a pre-dinner wine or post-dinner nightcap, soaking up the history and glamour of one of South Australia’s most iconic properties.
Above: Woodside Cheese Wrights [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Stop in at Woodside Cheese Wrights for artisan cow and goat milk cheeses then onto Melba’s Chocolate Factory to melt away that chocolate fix.
And in Stirling, we can highly recommend a visit to Red Cacao Chocolatier and Miss Perez Kitchen & Bar.
Things to see and do
In Hahndorf, you’ll find the Beerenberg family farm, sixth-generation ‘pick your own’ strawberry farmers. Soak in some vitamin D and feast on the sweet fruits of your labour. You can enjoy a refreshing Berry-berg Swirl while you’re there and pick up some condiments to feed the troops.
Explore the home of famous artists Hans Heysen - The Cedars - a short drive from Hahndorf's Main Street. You'll see original works from Heysen, as well as from his daughter Nora, and learn about his incredible life.
In Biggs Flat, you can tour the Jurlique Farm – home of the incredibly successful skincare range founded right here in South Australia.
Above: Lenswood apples [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Lenswood is the Hills’ apple aisle and more than deserves a quick stop for a basket full of fresh produce.
Take a drive off the route and visit nearby Mount Lofty Botanic Garden to take in picturesque views of the Adelaide Hills.
Stop into Hahndorf Mini Golf for a quick round of putt-putt before seeing the peloton race past. And finish off with an frozen treat from Natura's Ice-Cream on the Main Street.
If you've got time, stop into Cleland Wildlife Park where you can cuddle a koala, meet a kangaroo or check out the array of reptiles native to our country.