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Top Choice Cafe in Stirling Area

Fred Eatery

Build it, and they will come... For decades Aldgate eked-out a cafe lifestyle with no quality offerings. Then along came Fred, a rather urbane fellow, decked out in green, black and white, with a savvy cityside menu…
Viewpoint in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Summit

From Cleland Wildlife Park you can bushwalk (2km) or drive up to Mt Lofty Summit (a surprising 727m), which has show-stopping views across Adelaide. Mt Lofty Summit Visitor Information Centre has info on local attra…
Gardens in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

From Mt Lofty, truck south 1.5km to the cool-climate slopes of the botanic garden. Nature trails wind past a lake, exotic temperate plants, native stringybark forest and eye-popping ranks of rhododendron blooms. Fre…
Books in Stirling Area

Matilda Bookshop

What a surprise! This compact village bookshop is just as good as anything down the freeway in Adelaide, with an especially good range of kids’, gardening and foodie titles. Ask the owner how Norwood Football Club h…
Winery in Stirling Area

Deviation Road

Nothing deviant about the wines here: sublime pinot noir, substantial shiraz, zingy pinot gris and a very decent bubbly, too. Grab a cheese platter and wind down in the afternoon in the sun. Unpretentious and lovely…
Nature Reserve in Stirling Area

Cleland Conservation Park

Clambering up the slopes from the foothills to Mt Lofty, this conservation park has some steep bushwalking trails through tall eucalyptus forest and cool gullies. Inside the park, the fab Cleland Wildlife Park lets …
Wildlife Reserve in Stirling Area

Cleland Wildlife Park

Within the steep Cleland Conservation Park, this place lets you interact with all kinds of Australian beasts. There are keeper talks and feeding sessions throughout the day, plus occasional Night Walks (adult/child …
Modern Australian in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant

With views from atop Mt Lofty (727m), this snazzy restaurant maintains equally lofty standards, shape-shifting from bright day-time cafe into atmospheric dinner destination with the greatest of ease. Corn fritters a…
Cafe in Stirling Area

Organic Market & Café

Rejecting Stirling's pompous tendencies, hirsute Hills types flock to this vibrant, hippie eatery. It's the busiest cafe in town − and rightly so; the food's delicious and everything's made with love. Gorge on brusc…
Market in Stirling Area

Stirling Markets

'Bustling' is such a corny, overused adjective...but in this case it applies! Market stalls fill oak-lined Druid Ave: much plant-life, busking, pies, cakes, affluent locals with dogs and Hills knick-knackery (not ma…