FOOD, COFFEE, WINE

Warming up from the glorious estate at Penny’s Hill Winery in McLaren Vale, there are endless options in the region for great coffee, wine and cuisine, including Oxenberry Farm Wines, Mullygrub Café and Wirra Wirra Vineyards.

At the end of Stage 2 German town, Hahndorf, offers an array of popular restaurants to tantalise the tastebuds including The Haus Restaurant and Udder Delights Cheese.

Nearby, you can check out local favourite, Ambleside Distillery, where you can visit the botanical garden and enjoy a gin flight, or stop by the local wineries; the sophisticated Lane Vineyard or family friendly Sidewood Estate. In Echunga, have a cold drink or two at the Hagen Arms Hotel and stay for a pub-friendly meal.

Just past Kuitpo, you’ll find the incredible Dawn Patrol Coffee Roasters and Yangarra Estate Wines. Highly recommended visits.

Ambleside Distillery
Ambleside Distillery

 


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Withdraw into the beauty of the Gemtree Wetlands Eco Trail in McLaren Flat, and discover first hand over 50 thousand native flora, located within the Gemtree Wines Vineyard.

Not far from the end of Stage 2, Hahndorf’s Main Street is filled with artisan offerings from candles and homewares through to fashion and jewellery.  

Stop by the Hahndorf Farm Barn where the kids can get up close and personal with the baby animals, learn how to milk a cow and ride on a pony or tractor.

Finish the day with a round on Echunga’s Golf Course or explore nearby Kuitpo Forest in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Hahndorf Farm Barn
Hahndorf Farm Barn

 


ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy a stay at Serafino Winery. Nestled behind their cellar and restaurant are 30 rooms which offer seclusion and comfort in McLaren Vale.

For large groups and families, the McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park has different accommodation options from camp sites to cabins set amongst a quiet bush setting close to McLaren Vales main street.

There are great stay options at the end of Stage 2 including The Manna, The Lodge or The Studios in Hahndorf which cater for different sized groups.

For families, the award-winning Hahndorf Resort is home to caravanning and camping options or furnished cabins. The kids will be entertained by a mini golf course, giant jumping pillow and swimming pool on site.

The Manna
The Manna

 

THIS IS ONLY A HANDFUL OF WHAT THE REGION HAS TO OFFER. VISIT THE SOUTH AUSTRALIA WEBSITE TO EXPLORE MORE.

 

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