Explore Stage 2
Novatech Stage 2 key times
Novatech Stage 2 takes the peloton from the famous Parade, Norwood through to the picturesque town of Angaston.
It's the perfect stage to entertain the whole family with plenty of shopping, food and drink, and downright fun to be had by all. And it starts less than 5km from Adelaide's CBD!
Food and drinks
Kick start hump-day with twice the caffeine hit by heading to the likes of the ever-popular Argo on the Parade or Seasonal Garden Cafe. Not only can you grab the perfect cuppa, but you'll be able to pick up an array of tasty treats - friendly for all diets - to tie you over until you make your way towards Angaston.
When the peloton makes its way through Tanunda, Seppeltsfield and Nuriootpa, there's plenty to taste. They say to eat in the Barossa is to experience for yourself the heritage of the region come to life. With a diverse and vibrant dining scene, where local produce takes centre stage there really is so much to taste and discover.
Be sure to visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and The Farm Eatery. You'll leave with dozens of delectable treats from Australia's favourite cook.
Above: The picturesque view at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
If you're interested in a little fine dining, consider a visit to the award-winning Hentley Farm or Vintners Bar & Grill, then finish with a visit to Seppeltsfield and Penfolds cellar doors.
Things to see and do
Pack your shopping shoes because you're about to shop until you drop! Norwood is home to some of the country's best brands, as well as a wide selection of locally-owned boutiques, that you'll no doubt find your way to while visiting. We recommend stopping by Brick+Mortar Creative for a chance to explore wares created by South Australian artists, designers and labels - you'll find the perfect souvenir to take home.
And you can certainly shop up a storm in the Barossa, with a thriving retail scene featuring shops, boutiques and markets. You'll find antiques, homewares, fashion, souvenirs and so much regional produce.
Above: The Parade, Norwood [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
As the peloton heads towards the Adelaide Hills, you'll be able to say hello to the locals at Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek. It's a must visit for any animal lover. Hold a koala, feed kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoy the picnic areas surrounded by some of the state's most beautiful fauna and flora.
Car enthusiasts will certainly want to check out the National Motor Museum in Birdwood for the largest motoring collection in the country. The first Ziptrak® Sprint will take place not far from here, too.
Head to Gumeracha while the peloton moves through the Adelaide Hills and check out the Big Rocking Horse & Toy Factory. Here, you’ll not only get to climb the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse, you can meet the animals in the Wildlife Park and see how wooden toys are made in the Toy Factory.