- Adelaide 19 – 26 January 2014
Jayco Stage 5 - McLaren Vale to Old Willunga Hill
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Plan your day out for Jayco Stage 5, McLaren Vale to Old Willunga Hill using the Detours Down Under guide below. Enjoy the food, wine and lifestyle experiences available along the race route.
Wineries and Breweries, McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale wine region, famous for its shiraz, boasts more than 70 cellar doors stretching from the hills to the ocean. Contemporary cellar doors stand alongside boutique stone wineries. Visit a handful of local breweries to sample unique hand-crafted beers, ales and lagers.
Star of Greece, Port Willunga
Humble in appearance and sitting on the cliff top beside the stunning turquoise waters of Gulf St Vincent, Star of Greece restaurant is renowned for fresh offerings from the sea. Local produce is presented with visual flair, though the focus remains firmly on delivering exceptionally good food.
Big Duck Boat Tours
Have the ocean adventure of a lifetime aboard Big Duck Boat Tours operating out of Victor Harbor. See seals, dolphins and seabirds in their natural environment as you cruise in the 7.3 metre rigid inflatable boat to areas of the coastline that are otherwise inaccessible. Enjoy the small group size of up to ten people and choose from either a half hour or full hour tour to take in the Fleurieu Peninsula’s beautiful coastline.
Adelaide Biplanes, Aldinga
Hop aboard a WACO biplane flight and gently cruise along the scenic Adelaide south coast at 1000 feet over a rich panorama of vineyards, rolling hills and white beaches. For something different, choose an aerobatic flight that offers a totally unique, adrenalin-pumping experience.
Red Poles, McLaren Vale
Red Poles is a café/restaurant and art gallery situated in the middle of a vineyard along McMurtrie Mile’s wine, food, beer and art trail. It offers the best in local produce in its café, with seasonal menus, a range of local wines and an art gallery that boasts a new exhibition every six weeks.
Mount Compass and Mount Jagged
Head south of Old Willunga Hill to tantalise your taste buds on fine Fleurieu Peninsula food and wine. In Mount Compass, buy freshly picked strawberries at Agon Berry Farm and cool climate wines at Mount Jagged Wines; a little further south you will discover full-bodied reds at Parri Estate and gourmet cheeses at the Alexandrina Cheese Company.
K1 by Geoff Hardy, Kuitpo
Visit fifth generation wine maker Geoff Hardy’s K1 vineyard and beautiful cellar door north east of Old Willunga Hill at nearby Kuitpo. Producing premium, single estate wines, K1 by Geoff Hardy will enchant you with its unique lakeside tasting room.
Medlow Confectionery and FruChocs Showcase, McLaren Vale
Visit one of the state’s iconic and oldest confectionery companies to see freshly coated chocolate confectionery on the enrobing line and the full range of Menz and Medlow products for purchase.