Captain's Cottage Museum
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:
86.3km (approximately 5 hours 3 minutes)
Get to the race finish from Adelaide CBD:
90km (approximately 5 hours 10 minutes)
Get to the race finish from Murray Bridge:
87.5km (approximately 4 hours 23 minutes)
Friday, 19th January 2024 Hahn Men's Stage 4 Itinerary: Racing Riverside
Start the day...
For the first time, the third largest navigable river in the world – the Murray River – will play backdrop to the men’s THINK! Road Safety Stage 4 race. Staring in the bustling riverside town of Murray Bridge, the riders will do a neutral loop across the River Murray before 136.2km of racing begins on the city’s outskirts.
Before the race starts, wander around the main street of Murray Bridge and discover local gems like the Little Local Co where coffee will be served hot. Pop into Cottage Box Chocolates to see chocolates being made and why not grab a sweet treat while you’re there!
Take a walk along the river and soak in one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes in Australia before watching the race start at approximately 11:10am.
Chase the peloton..
From Murray Bridge, make your way down to Langhorne Creek where the fertile flood plains produce some of South Australia's most premium wine grapes. This only means one thing – it’s time to have a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the oldest recorded vines in the world. The place to do it? Either in an architecturally designed shipping container at Kimbolton Wines or in an 1866 renovated stable at Bremerton Wines.
After sipping on some quality South Australian wine, head down to Bridge Road and catch the first Ziptrak Sprint of the day at approximately 1:04pm.
The final spot to catch the peloton will be at the historic race finish in Port Elliot - a first for the idyllic seaside town. Catch the Heritage Cockle Train which will have special schedule departing in both directions from Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
While you’re waiting for the riders, pick up a ‘donut of the month’ from the famous Port Elliot Bakery and wander through the charming streets admiring the town’s historical facades.
THINK! Road Safety Stage 4 will finish up on the Strand with the picturesque Horseshoe Bay in the background at approximately 2:48pm.
Top off the day with a hearty fare and pub favourite at the Elliot Hotel.
The beginning of the race will be the only chance to catch the riders in action in Murray Bridge, but we recommend staying in the area and supporting region which was significantly affected by the 2022 record-breaking floods.
Start by visiting one of the premier regional galleries in South Australia, the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery where culturally and conceptually diverse projects are on display.
Visit one of Murry Bridges oldest surviving buildings, The Round House, and learn about how the historic home played a significant role in the early history of the township.
If you’re after some food, the Mustard Seed Murray Bridge has a menu full of sumptuous and exotic delicacies for you to enjoy.
Get amongst nature at the Sturt Reserve which is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River. It is the perfect for relaxing with a picnic, strolling along the foreshore, and making the most of majestic river views and local birdlife.
Delve into the history of Murray Bridge by visiting the Captain’s Cottage Museum. This treasure house offers an extensive collection of historic engines and farm machinery, model boat, train and toy exhibits, and an amazing photographic collection – all from a bygone era.
Top of the day with a wine from Willow Point Wines cellar door and sample from the extensive range of table and fortified wines.
Following the record-breaking floods in the Murray River, there has never been a more important time to Rise Up for our River by visiting the Riverland and Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region and supporting local businesses and tourism operators.
Lucky for you, summer is the perfect time to explore the natural beauty and rich history of the 2500-kilometre-long River Murray. Take a river cruise with Four Knots Murray River Cruises and take in the breathtaking views of the river while enjoying a range of local produce.
Explore the picturesque landscape of the Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park and discover a unique insight into the traditional landowners, the Nganguraku people. This culturally and historically significant conservation park is best accessed through a guided tour with an experienced guide from the Mannum Aboriginal Community Association.
Enjoy a picnic at the Hermann Gass Bird Sanctuary while a variety of birdlife surrounds you or take a trip to the Coorong National Park for a range of outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, camping, walking, and four-wheel driving.
Stay the night…
Stargaze at night while floating downstream on a houseboat like Bill’s Boathouse or stay in off-grad cabins nestled in nature. For a place to say at Port Ellito, you can't get much closer to the race action than to stay at the YHA Port Elliot which is right on the finish line. Explore the best places to stay on the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong here and the Fleurieu Peninsula here.