Explore Subaru Stage 3
The Santos Tour Down Under's Subaru Stage 3 will take you on an epicurean adventure from Unley and through the Adelaide Hills.
Starting on the popular King William Road in Unley, the peloton travels into the rolling Adelaide Hills. Here, you can drink in the ambience and relax into a leisurely long lunch or breezy afternoon along the charming country roads and rich natural landscape, before a finish in Paracombe.
No matter your cravings, Subaru Stage 3 has you covered from the beginning of the day with endless possibilities for food, wine, fashion and cycling on King William Road.
For pizza, check out Melt Hyde Park or Antica Pizzeria e Cucina (hello metre-long pizzas). For burgers, try Burgastronomy or Burger Republic. If you’re after an authentic bowl of pasta, the new Nido Pasta Bar is your go-to. For something on the healthier side, try Nutrition Republic. For a sweet treat, head to 50SIXONE. Like we said… endless!
As you head towards the Adelaide Hills, you’ll want to make sure you stop past The Summertown Aristologist for a soul-warming meal paired with local wines.
Uraidla’s wood oven wine lounge, Lost in a Forest, is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
And the Lobethal Bierhaus (pictured below) offers an incredible array of locally brewed, award-winning beers, plus food, wine and great times – including brewery tours and live music.
Things to see and do
If you’ve already shopped up a storm on King William Road, we recommend heading for the Hills to experience the incredible region.
For those looking to get their hands a little dirty, a stop at the orchards is your best bet for a day of fun. Harrisville Orchards is the only commercial grower in the Hills who offer the chance to pick your own apples and cherries when the season is upon us. Keep an eye on their website to stay up-to-date with their open hours.
Mountain bike lovers will be excited to know Cudlee Creek is home to an epic downhill MTB trail. You can take your bike to Fox Creek Road, Cudlee Creek to check it out (but take water along with you as there are minimal facilities available).
In Gumeracha, you can head to and check out the Big Rocking Horse & Toy Factory. Here, you’ll not only get to climb the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse, you can meet the animals in the Wildlife Park and see how wooden toys are made in the Toy Factory.
And of course, you can’t forget to stop by Gorge Wildlife Park to cuddle a koala and meet native wildlife such as the wombats, echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies.
Where to stay
With the kids, you’ll find the Belair National Park Holiday Park is a fantastic option. With cottages, cabins, glamping tents and facilities to either camp or park a caravan, you’ll be catered to no matter the size of your clan. There is also an on-site pool to keep you cool on those warm summer days.
A romantic night away at Mount Lofty House (pictured above) might just be what you’re after this January. With the opportunity to wine, dine and spa… well, you won’t regret your choice in accommodation.
For more accommodation options, visit SouthAustralia.com.