Explore Subaru Stage 3
Subaru Stage 3 key times
The Adelaide Hills plays host to a challenging - and food-filled - third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.
From Lobethal to Charleston, Woodside to Uraidla, and Piccadilly and Summertown, Subaru Stage 3 is riddled with delights to feed the senses.
Food and drinks
Graze the day away at Uraidla’s Lost in a Forest or the recently renovated Uraidla Hotel. Lost in a Forest is set inside a beautifully converted Adelaide Hills church, complete with rustic woodwork, stained-glass windows and an intricate mural.
Above: The Santos Tour Down Under peloton passing the Uraidla Hotel in 2018. [Pic: Meaghan Coles]
Uraidla Hotel has recently had a restoration makeover. Themed around the historical beauty and character of the hotel established in 1857, it has been cleverly and subtly infused with memorabilia of that age, region and bar related paraphernalia - with a delightful twist. Spend your afternoon or evening indulging in the delicious food and drink sourced from local producers, makers and growers.
Step into the Summertown Aristologist and enter a haze of food and wine, served by a smooth-talking group of chefs, bartenders and winemakers. Put simply, it’s some of the Adelaide Hills’ best food and drink, grown and prepared on-site by a community of passionate local foodies.
There is also an abundance of wineries along the way to whet your whistle, including Whisson Lake Winery and Blefari Wines.
Things to see and do
For the adventurers, pack your bike and head to Fox Creek Downhill MTB track (carpark on Fox Creek Road, Cudlee Creek).
Or check out the Woodhouse Activity Centre where you can tackle the Challenge Hill obstacle course, play disc golf, hike, play laser skirmish and so much more. You can also camp there from 14 January onwards if you’re needing accommodation.
For the foodies, a visit to one of the cherry or apple orchards nearby is always fun. Cheron Cherries or Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood are great picks. Be sure to check their websites first, though, to avoid disappointment.
The kids can get up close and personal with some of the Hill’s most charming characters at Cleland Wildlife Park. Just 30 minutes from Adelaide, Cleland Wildlife Park is home to 35 hectares of open bushland habitat where you can wander freely among Australian wildlife.
Above: Cleland Wildlife Park [Pic: Cleland Wildlife Park website]
Waterfall Gully, located in the magnificent Cleland Conservation Park, hosts the largest of the seven waterfalls in the park. Take in the breathtaking sights and embark on a great adventure either for a short walk to the falls or a longer hike for those willing. If you make it to Mount Lofty Summit you’ll see the stunning views of the city of Adelaide and beyond.