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Mclaren Flat

McLaren Flat township is where the Adelaide Hills come down to meet the vales. It's found on the road between McLaren Vale and Kangarilla on the Fleurieu Peninsula. McLaren Flat is a renowned wine production area, with many small family owned wineries with cellar doors. You can visit Bent Creek Wines, Hoffman's Wines, Hugo Wines, Parri Estate, Shottesbrooke, Sylvan Springs Estate, Woodstock Winery and more. The region is perhaps best known for its chardonnay. The area also produces a variety of berries and stone fruits. See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula and a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots. It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon. Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842, and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste. There's also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.

Beach Huts Middleton - Middleton

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Beachside Caravan Park - Normanville

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Brooklands Heritage B&B - Port Elliot

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Hotel Victor - Victor Harbor

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Links Lady Bay Resort - Normanville

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McCracken Country Club - Victor Harbor

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McLaren Vale Motel - McLaren Vale

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Minko Wines - Mount Compass

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Strath Motel - Strathalbyn

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Victor Harbor City Inn - Victor Harbor

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Wirrina Cove Resort - Wirrina Cove

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Mclaren Flat

Mclaren Flat: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.
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207 Sand Road
Mclaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 1.4K from Mclaren Flat

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 2.4K from Mclaren Flat

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 2.8K from Mclaren Flat

Kangarilla Creamery


Established in 2012, Kangarilla Creamery is located in the heart of McLaren Vale, a unique pocket of coastal land famed for its wines, produce and being the gateway to South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our cheeses are made using traditional techniques from the milk of sheep and goats farmed within our community by people sharing our love for the animals and the land upon which they roam.

Born and bred in the McLaren Vale region, our Cheesemaker Alison Laffer started her career as a Dairy Farmer and after many years of tinkering away in her family kitchen she set about creating the region's first Creamery. Alison has studied extensively and is now widely regarded as a specialist cheesemaker having gained significant experience working with internationally renowned cheesemakers.




200 Chalk Hill Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 3.3K from Mclaren Flat

Angove McLaren Vale Vineyards and Cellar Door


Angove Family Winemakers are one of South Australia's oldest family-owned and operated wine companies, established in 1886 by Dr William Thomas Angove.

Less than one kilometre from the township of McLaren Vale, the family's historic vineyard on Chalk Hill Road is exceptionally positioned and farmed organically. The Angove McLaren Vale Cellar Door is nestled amongst the vines, and from the stunning terrace you are literally sitting in the middle of the vineyard with panoramic 180 degree views of McLaren Vale.

It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to taste award winning McLaren Vale wines and sample local produce. The cellar door also offers single origin, free trade coffee and light food in a relaxed lounge setting with open fire as well as a gourmet outdoor kitchen and wood oven designed for special events.

Open seven days a week for tasting and sales.




117 Chalk Hill Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 3.9K from Mclaren Flat

Cactus Creations


Cactus Creations is a dedicated Cacti and succulent only plant nursery located in McLaren Vale.

You will find a great collection of Cacti and succulents with mature plants up to a century old. The shop is Mexican and Cacti focused with statues, art works, souvenirs and related items available.

All the family can enjoy the magnificent flowers of the Cacti world.

Cactus Creations is also open on other days by appointment.




4 Field Street
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 4.3K from Mclaren Flat

Eleaner


Eleaner's Botanical Treatment Studio has opened in the heart of McLaren Vale where you can find our natural bath and body collection, plus other home spa and aromatherapy products, wellbeing teas plus more.

In our treatments we use our natural bath and body collection as well as locally available fresh ingredients such as olive oil, almonds, eggs, cream and honey. This is combined with our aromatherapy knowledge to create products for the treatments that are totally luxurious and 100 per cent pure.

We have been featured in the media as one of South Australia's top day spas. Our day spa packages and individual treatments in our ambient environment will ensure your stay in McLaren Vale is one of total decadence.

As of December 2009 we are introducing botanical perfumes made here in McLaren Vale using classical French perfumery techniques.




141 Main Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 4.4K from Mclaren Flat

Hardys Tintara Cellar Door


Experience the rare historic beauty of the heritage-listed Hardys Tintara Winery and surround yourself with the beautiful gardens and award winning wines.

Home to our handcrafted winemaking since 1878, which can now be observed from our new viewing platform area. Visit Hardys Tintara Cellar Door in the heart of McLaren Vale. Ask us about our structured tastings and self guided tour. Open seven days.




202 Main Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 4.5K from Mclaren Flat

The Almond Train


The Almond Train is a 1920's train carriage located near The Shiraz Trail on the old Willunga line in the heart of McLaren Vale. The Almond Train has become an iconic tourist attraction in McLaren Vale delighting young and old for more than twenty five years. We conduct free daily tastings of the regions finest gourmet almonds, olive oils, dukkah, sauces, chutneys and jams. Our gourmet pantry has a wide selection of accompaniments and is a must see for the gourmet traveler.

The Almond Train offers a vast selection of flavoured almonds, gourmet foods, old fashioned lollies, local crafts, gifts, quality Australiana, souvenirs and more. We also specialise in gift baskets for all occasions - birthdays, anniversaries or corporate appreciation gifts.




Main Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 4.5K from Mclaren Flat

Mclaren Flat: Travel Tips

McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre


The McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre is the gateway to the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula and is a perfect starting point to begin your exploration of the internationally acclaimed McLaren Vale Wine Region.

The building itself is a focal point with rammed earth walls, 100-year-old timbers, and local stone and slates all combining to make an architecturally unique structure.

The Centre is fully accredited and offers excellence in visitor servicing. Our friendly volunteer staff is committed to providing comprehensive up to date information and advice. Take advantage of the accommodation and tour booking service offered for all your holiday and conference needs, view the ever changing art exhibitions and displays, or browse the Centre's gift shop stocked with a wide range of local produce and craft.

There is a Cafe is located within the centre giving you a great opportunity to taste some of the regions produce.




Main Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171

Located 4.5K from Mclaren Flat

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