McLaren Vale

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McLaren Vale

Enjoy watersports, visit historical buildings, explore a shipwreck and go on wine-tasting tours in one of South Australia's oldest wine regions.

For nearly 200 years, the landscape and soils of McLaren Vale have been producing wines, among them shiraz, tempranillo and cabernet. With more than 100 vineyards, there is no shortage of places to stop and sample local varieties. But the region also has a lot more going on beyond its wine production. Hike through the picturesque countryside, visit historic towns and relax on a beach.

Find superb wines across the region by going on organized or self-guided wine tours. One way to reach some of the wineries is to walk or cycle the 5-mile (8-kilometer) Shiraz Trail. The route follows an old railway line through the scenic surroundings, passing wineries and olive groves.

Combine your wine tastings with exploration of other McLaren Vale attractions. Experience even more of the beautiful scenery by walking or cycling along the many dedicated paths. Go bushwalking in the Onkaparinga River National Park and kayak on the Onkaparinga River, the second longest in the state.

Sample cheeses, chutneys and other local produce at the Willunga Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning in Willunga's town square. Among the town’s other sites of interest are the 19th-century old courthouse and police station and the old post office and telegraph station. Visit additional old buildings in the historic towns of Clarendon and Old Reynella.

Spend some time in the town of McLaren Vale, browsing boutiques and art galleries and dining in its restaurants.

Relax on one of the beaches along the region's extensive coastline. Dive the wreck of the Star of Greece at Aldinga Beach, surf and swim at Moana Beach and snorkel and scuba dive the reef at Port Noarlunga.

The easiest way to get around to McLaren Vale's wineries, beaches and historic towns is in a rental car. Get to the region in about 45 minutes by car from Adelaide, a journey of about 25 miles (40 kilometers). There are also bus services between the city and some of the region’s towns.


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Serafino McLaren Vale
Serafino McLaren Vale
4 out of 5
39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, SA
The price is AU$146 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Located in McLaren Vale, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Primo Estate, Hugh Hamilton Wines and Fleurieu Arthouse. Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra Vineyards ...
4.4/5Excellent! (409 reviews)
"Nice very spacious bedroom and very comfortable bed. Lovely setting."

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

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McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments
McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments
4 out of 5
Cnr Main Road &, Caffrey Street SA (Motel), McLaren Vale, SA
The price is AU$147 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Located in McLaren Vale, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fleurieu Arthouse and Maxwell Wines. D'Arenberg Wines and Primo Estate are also within 3 miles ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (457 reviews)
"Spacious room, comfortable chairs."

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2021

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Casavino Luxury Villas
Casavino Luxury Villas
4.5 out of 5
230 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA
The price is AU$223 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Located in McLaren Vale, this luxury holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fleurieu Arthouse and Maxwell Wines. Primo Estate and d'Arenberg Wines are also ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Excellent place to stay
"We had the 3 bedroom Shiraz town house, which was very spacious for 2 couples. The main bedroom had its own huge bathroom with heated floor, shower and spa bath, accessed through a walk in robe. The other bedrooms also were queen sized and had a common bathroom with separate toilet. The kitchen and ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

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Wine and Roses Bed and Breakfast
Wine and Roses Bed and Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
39 Caffrey Street, McLaren Vale, SA
Located in McLaren Vale, this luxury bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Maxwell Wines and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from d'Arenberg Wines. Coriole Vineyards and Chapel ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

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McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
4 out of 5
222 Main St, McLaren Vale, SA
The price is AU$189 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Located in McLaren Vale, this luxury apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Maxwell Wines, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hugh Hamilton Wines and d'Arenberg Wines. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"Location, Location, location!"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

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Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale
Bellevue Bed & Breakfast McLaren Vale
4.5 out of 5
12 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale, SA
Located in McLaren Vale, this luxury bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Fleurieu Arthouse and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from d'Arenberg Wines. Chapel Hill Winery ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
"very friendly and great breakfast"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

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