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Prospect Hill

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


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 0.9K from Prospect Hill

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 4.2K from Prospect Hill

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 4.5K from Prospect Hill

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 9.5K from Prospect Hill

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 10.2K from Prospect Hill

Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens


The Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens located in Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills is a large native garden that has been created to provide a place of commemoration and contemplation.

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.




Strathalbyn Road
Macclesfield, SA, 5153

Located 10.3K from Prospect Hill

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 10.7K from Prospect Hill

Jupiter Creek Gold Diggings Trail


A historical walking trail through the remains of the Jupiter Creek gold diggings.

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

Prospect Hill: Events

Macclesfield Gravity Festival


Macclesfield Gravity Festival (known as Gravfest to its friends) is a free family weekend to see intrepid racers come down the hill near the school in home-made billy carts or on gravity bikes to test the rumour that Macclesfield has more gravity than any other part of the world.

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.


Event Dates
2017
      8th Apr
      9th Apr


Vernon Street
Macclesfield, SA, 5153

Located 10.7K from Prospect Hill

Twilight Tastings at Shottesbrooke


TWILIGHT TASTINGS ARE BACK at Shottesbrooke!

:: 29th and 30th December, 1pm-7pm both days ::

Time for two days of summer afternoon fun in McLaren Vale... if you're looking for something to do after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, come unwind with some awesome local tunes, delicious food trucks, cold beer, sun and vino!

We've got lots of lawn to sit on (be sure to book a spot!), plenty of room in the courtyard garden and a big sandpit if you want to bring the kids.

:: Thursday December 29th, 1pm - 7pm
Enjoy some delightful Americana/Soul with Kelly Menhennett and a Mexican feast with Los Pinchos Locos.

:: Friday December 30th, 1pm - 7pm
Wind down with some super smooth folk tunes from duo Chris Parkinson of The Yearlings and John Baker of The Baker Suite, whilst having a Spanish fiesta with The Taste Of Spain...

... and wash it all down with some super summery vino and cold local beer.

Bookings for groups of six or more are highly recommended - we'll even save a picnic rug for you!

Contact us at Cellar Door for bookings or more info : (08) 8383 0002 / admin@shottesbrooke.com.au / shottesbrooke.com.au


Event Dates
2016
      29th Dec
      30th Dec


101 Bagshaws Road
McLaren Flat, SA, 5171

Located 12.0K from Prospect Hill

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