Prospect Hill Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby Prospect Hill
- Aldinga Beach
- Back Valley
- Blewitt Springs
- Bull Creek
- Cape Jervis
- Clare Valley
- Coorong, the
- Currency Creek
- Encounter Bay
- Goolwa Beach
- Goolwa North
- Goolwa South
- Hindmarsh Island
- Hope Forest
- Inman Valley
- Kuitpo Colony
- Langhorne Creek
- Maslin Beach
- McLaren Vale
- Mclaren Flat
- Mount Compass
- Pages Flat
- Point Macleay
- Port Elliot
- Port Willunga
- Rapid Bay
- Second Valley
- Sellicks Beach
- Sellicks Hill
- Silver Sands
- Victor Harbor
- Wirrina Cove
Prospect Hill is tucked behind Kuitpo Forest and leads down Blackfellows Creek Road to Mt Magnificent Conservation Park. Prospect Hill has a long and fascinating history that can be explored in the Prospect Hill Museum open every Sunday. Enjoy bushwalking can be enjoyed in the surrounding hills along the Heysen Trail. View the spectacular scenery as you pass lush, green pastures, majestic gum trees and rolling hills. Look for the native wild orchids. There are beautiful picnic spots available and the Kuitpo Forest isn't far from the town. Come and meet the relaxed, friendly locals. The Prospect Hill museum includes an old working dairy, blacksmith shop, school, post office, barns, a shed full of working machinery and a home packed with historic treasures. Prospect Hill was settled in the 1870s and in later history was caught up in the Ash Wednesday bushfires that devastated a lot of the town. 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.
Prospect Hill: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Prospect Hill Historical Museum
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.
Prospect Hill, SA, 5201
Located 0.9K from Prospect Hill
Meadows Monthly Market
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 4.2K from Prospect Hill
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.
Kuitpo, SA, 5172
Located 4.5K from Prospect Hill
Sonya's Textile Gallery and Studio
Visitors can view items being woven on custom built looms.
258 Cut Hill Road
Kangarilla, SA, 5157
Located 9.5K from Prospect Hill
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 10.2K from Prospect Hill
Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens
Covering two acres the garden is filled with memorials and artworks to commemorate the service of local men and women in times of war. A meandering walking trail has the names of hundreds of local people inscribed in the paved surface, covering periods of service from the earliest days of the South Australian colony up to the present day.
A dedicated commemorative area allows for formal and informal remembrance services to be conducted as well as a site for rest and reflection.
A unique feature of the garden is the interactive element, as it encourages veterans to become involved with the garden in practical ways to provide an outlet for those that are in need of a place to feel a connection and find solace.
For those who enjoy gardening to budding artists and even just to enjoy a day in the hills, the Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens is worth a visit.
Macclesfield, SA, 5153
Located 10.3K from Prospect Hill
Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail
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.
Mclaren Flat, SA, 5171
Located 10.7K from Prospect Hill
Jupiter Creek Gold Diggings Trail
Bushwalkers can visit the old diggings at Chapel Hill and follow the sign-posted path to find some of these relics then on to Jupiter Creek to follow the heritage trail which has signposts and information boards describing successive phases of mining at the site. It includes the 1869 chimney associated with the Beatrice Gold Mining Company, 1906 sluicing dam and the 1930 New Phoenix Tunnel.
The diggings are a part of the Kuitpo Forest conservation park and registered as State Heritage Items so they'll be preserved for future generations.
Rubbish Dump Road
Echunga, SA, 5153
Located 12.9K from Prospect Hill
McMurtrie Mile Experience
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.
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171
Located 13.9K from Prospect Hill
Prospect Hill: Events
Macclesfield Gravity Festival
The pull of gravity is harnessed once a year for our race and is believed to draw its power from a deep vein of daftness that runs under the town. That raw daftness has been tapped since 1840, when it was first discovered by Dr Maccles, and is exported all over the world to allow politicians and captains of industry to make ludicrous decisions whilst expecting re-election or promotion.
The two day event is in April when we race down the hill, watch live bands on the open air stage. enjoy the wide variety of stalls and welcome thousands of people to our little town to enjoy a bit of good old fashioned daftness.
Macclesfield, SA, 5153
Located 10.7K from Prospect Hill