Will be driving from Crowne Plaza Adelaide to Mclarenvale,thinking of staying overnite but any suggestions where to stay?Anything along the route will be good.
Any suggestions any other places to stay besides Mclarenvale thats also on the driving route?
Not so much 'on the way to McLaren Vale' as 'Go through McLarenVale' to get to.........Victor Harbour and Port Elliot. Two of my favorite spots in all of SA.
If you are there in winter, Victor Harbour is one of the best places to spot Southern Right Whales.
There is also a colony of Little Penguins.
There are some great walking trails, quite a few good little art galleries and lots of cafes and restaurants.
I would drive down to McLaren Vale,spend some time checking out the wineries (making sure the driver watches how much they drink VERY carefully), then head down to either Victor or Port Elliot and stay there for the night.
Ummm - Emel the penguins are very few and far between these days. You will really struggle to find any wild ones- though there are a few breeders in the penguin centre.
AND its Victor HarbOr - no "u".
I actually work in VH (though I don't live there) and its also not a place I would recommend for café culture - especially in the winter- most places have very short opening hours. Was down there for a wedding 2 weeks ago and other guests were complaining that they couldn't find a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.
McLaren Vale is actually MUCH more interesting food wise IMO as is Willunga
Things must have quietened down in the last couple of years since I used to visit regularly.
My friends had a house at Port Elliot and we spent many an enjoyable weekend with them at Victor and Port Elliot. Brunch was always a highlight, followed by a long walk and a spot of whale watching.
I've only seen the little penguins once and thought that I was just there on a bad day as there didn't seem to be many of them coming out of the water.
I bow to your current experience of the area.
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