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Kuitpo: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kuitpo Forest

Kuitpo Forest is situated in the South Mount Lofty Ranges, 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows.

Established in 1898, Kuitpo was the first of a number of forest plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges to ensure a sustainable timber resource for South Australia.

Today, Kuitpo Forest Reserve covers an area of some 3,600 hectares, of which 60 percent is softwood plantation. Kuitpo's plantations yield some 25,000 cubic metres of timber each year, valued in excess of AUD1.5 million.

Kuitpo is modelled as a community forest, managed for sustainable commercial forestry, while providing for the conservation of native flora and fauna and community use for recreation.

Brookman Road
Kuitpo, SA, 5172

Located 0.4K from Kuitpo

Prospect Hill Historical Museum

Located in the secluded and picturesque village of Prospect Hill, the Prospect Hill Historical Museum comprises several historic buildings with exhibits depicting the life of the early pioneers.

The museum buildings include an old working dairy, blacksmith shop, school, post office, barns, a shed full of working machinery and a home packed with historic treasures.

Visitors can also walk through an exhibit showing the devastation caused by the Ash Wednesday bushfires to the town and the resilience of the local people in rebuilding their lives and community.

Morris Road
Prospect Hill, SA, 5201

Located 4.6K from Kuitpo

Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail

The Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail is a 10 hectare area in the heart of the Gemtree Vineyards, which is a major haven for native plants, frogs, birds and animals.

The Ecotrail comprises a one kilometre walk with 10 information markers along the way. The trail starts at the carpark where you can view an interpretive map. Brochures are provided to help guide your walk around the trail and inform you about various places of interest.

Picnic shelters and a public barbecue are provided for your enjoyment. There are information boards to learn from, a bike rack and a few bench seats along the way to stop and relax and take in the views of the McLaren Vale vineyards and the surrounding beauty of the wetlands.

The Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail is a fine example of how degraded farmland can be restored back to its original condition prior to being settled by farmers.

Bring the family to enjoy this peaceful wonderland.

Elliott Road
Mclaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 6.7K from Kuitpo

Paintball Sports

Paintball Sports offers guests a thrilling paintball experience. Spread across 114 acres of bushland, their playing fields range from steep hills and gullies to flat speedball fields and include trenches, forts and bunkers.

Paint ball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, played by people from all professions and lifestyles and Paintball Sports cater for tourists, corporate team building exercises, bucks parties, sporting clubs, emergency services, birthdays; in fact any reason is a good reason to play paintball.

All equipment is supplied and different packages are available. Guest facilities include flushing toilets, showers, kiosk and a barbecue area. Bookings are essential.

Please note all players need to be at least 12 years of age. For full details, please visit the Paintball Sports website.

899 Blackfellows Creek Road
Kuitpo, SA, 5172

Located 7.6K from Kuitpo

Meadows Monthly Market

The Meadows Monthly Market is held on the second Sunday of each month and features stalls inside and outside with a wide variety of local produce including vegetables, fruit, jams, honey and eggs, plants, books, crafts and collectables. There are displays and demonstrations, which vary from month to month.

Barbecue, Devonshire teas, sandwiches and soup are available at reasonable prices. Proceeds assist maintenance of the Meadows Hall. Admission is free and there is plenty of car parking, as well as a playground and park nearby.

The Meadows Four Day Easter Fair is held each year at the Meadows Hall and admission is free. (Please note: if the weather forecast is 40 degrees or more, the market will be cancelled.)

Meadows Hall and surrounds, Mawson Road
Meadows, SA, 5201

Located 8.3K from Kuitpo

Sonya's Textile Gallery and Studio

Sonya's Textile Gallery and Studio is a working hand weaving Studio and Gallery in a beautiful rural setting on the Fleurieu Peninsula just 45 minutes from the central business district, probably the smallest working weaving mill in South Australia. Sonya is creating exclusive and exciting fabrics, scarves, shawls and throws in fine Chinese silk and Australian Merino wool. They are hand dyed in a rainbow of colours in unique patterns in techniques she has developed.

Visitors can view items being woven on custom built looms.

258 Cut Hill Road
Kangarilla, SA, 5157

Located 9.1K from Kuitpo

McMurtrie Mile Experience

Taste, discover and experience the very best McLaren Vale has to offer all on one road as you walk, drive or ride the McMurtrie Mile. Choose from a passport card or gourmet hosted tour.

Explore cellar doors, restaurants and galleries with the McMurtrie Mile passport card. Receive a wine glass when you purchase a card for AUD15.00 and spend AUD25.00 at any participating venue - Red Poles, Hugh Hamilton Wines , McLaren Vale Beer Company and Wirra Wirra. Receive your other glasses by returning to any of the listed venues. The McLaren Vale Beer Company cellar door is located at Red Poles.

Treat yourself to a gourmet hosted tour. Your fantastic day includes a Wirra Wirra working winery tour and private tasting in cellars, Hugh Hamilton exclusive varietal tastings, Red Poles two course regional lunch and art tour, Sabella Vineyards hands on vineyard tour and barrel tasting and McLaren Vale Beer Company's tasting paddles and introduction to their craft beers.

Tours available Wednesday to Sunday.

The maximum tour cost is AUD180.00 per person. Price savings based on number of passengers. Minimum of four people.

McMurtrie Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 9.3K from Kuitpo

McLaren Vale Orchards

McLaren Vale Orchards is a picturesque farm of 27 acres in McLaren Vale, owned and run by Mark and Lisa McCarthy and family.

They grow many varieties of apple, pear, grape, peach, apricot, nectarine, cherry, raspberry, citrus, avocado and mango. They also have a 16 acre farm in Merbein, Victoria where they grow fig, pistachio, quince, pomegranate, walnut, pecan, sultana and sun Muscat. They grow with minimal or no sprays where possible and are looking toward changes necessary for Organic certification.

They sell all of their produce at the Willunga, Adelaide Showground and Victor Harbor Farmers Markets and have a farm gate cool room where people can come seven days a week and pick up their produce in season.

207 Sand Road
Mclaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 9.4K from Kuitpo

Kuitpo: Events

Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke is kicking off October with a glorious day of fabulous food, delightful wine and great music!

If a relaxing springtime Sunday sipping wine in the garden and kicking back to some chilled out tunes sounds splendid, mark down Sunday the 2nd of October!

The Currant Shed restaurant will be serving up tasty festival fare against a backdrop of undeniably smooth folk-jazz sounds by The Baker Suite. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle.

Afternoon Delights is an excellent way to enjoy the company of family and friends, with kids activities and face painting included, so come on down and join us for some outdoor fun!

11am - 5pm
Tickets are just $15 for adults and include a beautiful take-home Spiegelau wine glass, whilst children 2yrs+ are just $5 and will be able to keep busy with an activity pack!

Bookings are essential.

Limited tickets available at the door, unless sold prior. Sorry, strictly no BYO food or drinks.

Event Dates
      2nd Oct

101 Bagshaws Road
McLaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 8.0K from Kuitpo

Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke

Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke features great food, wine and music. If a day of sipping wine in the garden and relaxing to live music sounds sublime (and warms your soul!), make sure you put this is in your diary.

You can relax and enjoy live music by local multi-award winning duo Cal Williams and Kory Horwood. The local Currant Shed Restaurant will supply the food and of course there will be great Shottesbrooke wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

There will be free face painting and activities for the kids, so bring the family.

Put a spring in your step and come along to enjoy Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke.

Event Dates
      2nd Oct
      2nd Oct

101 Bagshaws Road
McLaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 8.0K from Kuitpo

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