The Gully Public House & Garden
Getting to the race
The beauty of travelling around South Australia? It's extremely accessible and you can travel from the beach to the hills under an hour! From the Adelaide CBD, our race starts are only a short drive, bus ride or bike ride away:
Taxi or Uber
Get to the race start:
20.7km (approximately 1hour 17 minutes)
Get to the race finish from Adelaide CBD:
12.7km (approximately 45minutes)
Get to the race finish from Tea Tree Gully:
8.7km (approximately 28 minutes)
Thursday, 18th January 2024 Hahn Men's Stage 3 Itinerary: Suburbia meets Hills
Start the day…
Only a 30-minute drive away from the Adelaide CBD and you’ll find yourself in the outer north-eastern suburb, Tea Tree Gully where the Men’s Stage 3 will kick off.
On your way to the start line, stop off at St Peters Bakehouse & Coffee Shop on North East Road on to get your morning coffee fix. From there, follow North East Road and you’ll find yourself amongst the anticipation and excitement of Men’s Stage 3.
Watch as the riders sign-on and prepare for the longest stage of the race at 145.3kms. Find your favourite rider and you might be lucky enough to snag an autograph or selfie before the race commences!
Chase the peloton..
From Tea Tree Gully, the race will head up North East Road to tackle the northern side of the Adelaide Hills.
The first efex King of the Mountain will happen at the corner of North East Road and Range Road north just 2.5kms into the race, but with the roads closed we recommend heading from the start line to the second efex King of the Mountain at the Whispering Wall Climb. The peloton will arrive at approximately 12:02pm.
Travel through Williamstown on the way to the second Ziptrak Sprint and pick up a coffee from the Williamstown General Store or a bite to eat from BakerST Bakery café.
Once you’re fuelled with coffee and food, make your way to Mount Pleasant to watch the sprinters power down Melrose Street to claim points at the second Ziptrak Sprint at approximately 1:16pm.
Make your way out of the hills and back into suburbia to witness the fast downhill finish in a new location in Campbelltown. The race will finish at around 2:49pm.
The beginning of the race will be the only chance to catch the riders in action in Tea Tree Gully, but the finish line in Campbelltown is only a 14-minute drive or 28-minute ride back towards the city if seeing the fast downhill finish is on the cards.
Between Tea Tree Gully and Campbelltown, explore café’s, pubs and recreational parks that locals love. The Gully Public House & Garden will be open from 12pm if you’re keen for a classic pub meal along the start line. The recently refurbished Rezz Hotel is another great option for food closer to the finish line. Here there’s something for everyone - a café + play area for families, a modern-Mediterranean restaurant, and a sports bar & beer garden.
Nestled into the suburbs are leafy green parks and reserves waiting for you to explore. Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a 362-hectare reserve filled with an extensive network of walking trails. Close by is Black Hill Conservation and Morialta Conservation Park where gorges, waterfalls and woodlands provide a perfect recreational escape.
For a unique dining experience, head to one of South Australia’s best eateries - Topiary in Tea Tree Gully where innovative and seasonal dishes created from locally sourced South Australian produce awaits.
And of course, you can’t forget Gorge Wildlife Park, where nature comes alive. Encounter a fascinating variety of native Australian wildlife up close and personal. From cuddly koalas to playful kangaroos, you'll have the opportunity to interact with these incredible creatures and learn about their habitats and conservation efforts.
Want to immerse yourself in nature after the race? Visit the picturesque Thorndon Park which has everything you’ll need for a family day out. Explore the parks facilities including amazing walking trails around the reservoir and through the wetlands. A brand-new all-inclusive play space is the star of the park featuring a 7m high heron slide, flying fox, sand and water play and many more features to keep the kids entertained for hours.
If you have a passion of hiking, you can’t visit Adelaide without exploring the Linear Park Trail. Lined with River Red Gums and reed beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. Beginning in the foothills of Athelstone, Linear Park follows the River Torrens for 32kms to the river mouth at West Beach
To satisfy your hunger explore the Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail. The award-winning Food Trail shines a spotlight on Campbelltown’s vibrant multicultural community, from large well-known businesses to hidden gems.
Stay the night…
Since this stage is a stones throw away from both the Adelaide Hills and the city, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a place to stay. From five-star luxury to boutique and budget stays, browse accommodation in the Adelaide Hills and the City.