EXPLORE: BE SAFE BE SEEN STAGE 3
The iconic stage lives on through Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3!
Discover everything McLaren Vale through to Willunga have to offer - whether that's by the sea or nestled in the vines.
FOOD, WINE, COFFEE
The iconic d’Arenberg Cube! Absorb rolling green landscape, ocean views and vineyards from the 360-degree glass windows at the end of a sensory journey. Fine wines and gourmet food are not in short supply at D’Arenberg winery - between the Cube, D'Arry's Veranda and Polly's Wine Lounge, you can't go wrong.
The Salopian Inn
Chef Karena Armstrong’s drive to always learn more captures the effervescent flair of The Salopian Inn. The menu consists of ingredients from local producers and high-quality, humane farms. The restaurant boasts an impressive list of 230 different gins from around the globe and Australia, as well as a tasting menu to showcase the best flavours the region and kitchen can offer.
Famous for its rustic, wood fire (and delicious) pizzas and antipasto, Pizzateca is one of those places that just oozes "cool". Roll up here for a yummy lunch between wineries (and race viewing).
Star of Greece
Star of Greece is a clever combination of fresh seafood, Mediterranean flavours and quality, local produce. Taking its name from the Star of Greece shipwreck not far from the restaurant, this Port Willunga favourite serves up a gastronomic adventure to savour – best experienced with friends.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Coast to Vines Rail Trail
The Coast to Vines Rail Trail is a 37km stretch of bike track that runs from the coastal town of Marino all the way through to Willunga. Meander your way onto the Shiraz trail, through the stunning wine regions, take in the exquisite coastline, and perhaps stop off at one of the above places for a glass of wine and lunch! The perfect way to experience Stage 3.
Mushroom picking experience at Maxwell Wines
Have you got mushroom to fit in a mushroom picking experience? This tour isn't just about mushrooms, though. Start with a visit to the Maxwell Wines cellar door, followed by a tour of the winery to start your journey into the wine making process. Next stop, an 100-year-old Lime Cave where mushrooms grow - here you will pick your own mushies, which will feature in your dinner on the same evening. Of course, the wine is supplied, too.
Menz FruChoc Shop
You know you’ve met a South Australian if they are making grand proclamations about FruChocs. What better way to taste an iconic South Australian treasure than to stop in at the Menz FruChos Shop on Main Road, McLaren Vale?
Port Willunga Beach
Spend the day at one of South Australia's most beautiful beaches... Marvel at the jetty ruins from 1868, take a walk along the board walk, or explore the caves in the cliff face. When you're done, indulge in fish and chips on the beach!
WHERE TO STAY
Aldinga Beach Holiday Park
Just a 15 minute walk to the beach through Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, Aldinga Beach Holiday Park is an affordable and fun accommodation option for families. Powered and unpowered sites are available for camping, as well as cabins.
Bed & Breakfast at Tiffany's
What about Bed and Breakfast at Tiffany's? Set in McLaren Vale, this stunning property is just a few kilometres from Wirra Wirra Vineyard and Serafino Wines & Cellar Door.
The Jetty, Port Willunga
For a more luxurious stay, gather some friends and pull up at The Jetty on the Port Willunga beach front. Stunning panoramic views of the ocean and easy access to the beach, this place is a palatial dream come true. Not to mention every creature comfort know to man!