40 minutes from Adelaide in the charming Adelaide Hills village of Macclesfield. (Close to the towns of Hahndorf, Mount Barker and Strathalbyn) Located on the 'Angas River Scenic Drive', the 'Epicurean Way', 'Hills Sculpture Trail', the 'Sculpture Scenic Drive' and the 'Kidman Trail' with walking, cycling, horse riding links to the 'Heysen Trail', Kuitpo Forest, Jupiter Creek historic gold diggings and Prospect Hill museum. Crystal Lake Sculpture Park, ANZAC Memorial Garden, wedding venues, wineries of the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Currency Creek, Battunga-Country is a hive of activity for arts, crafts & music in galleries, vineyards, halls, parks and pubs.
Designed around a village square, this well preserved historic village on the Angas River is surrounded by parklands, kilometres of walking, cycling, horse riding and heritage trails and scenic drives, history, wineries, cellar doors, galleries, markets, forests, wildflowers, kangaroos and kookaburras. Golf, tennis, lawn bowls, ovals, barbeques, and playgrounds are available nearby.The town was a thriving major transport route during the 1850s gold rush and later during the Murray riverboat trade between Milang and Port Adelaide. It’s mainstreet is as wide as it took to turn a bullock team, it had it’s own brewery and it’s two taverns the “Three Brothers Arms” and the “Macclesfield Hotel” still offer excellent cuisine.
Allow time for such Battunga-Country icons as
- Crystal Lake Sculpture park.
- Jupiter Creek and Chapel Hill historic goldfields where one can fossick for gold, tour the interpreted Jupiter Creek trail through the diggings.
- Picnic, walk cycle Battunga-Country recreational trails, Kuitpo Forest and Kyeema Conservation Park.
- Visit Prospect Hill Pioneer and Dairy Museum.
Loc:Macclesfield, Reg:Adelaide Hills