What to do during your stay at The Ivy Retreat Stirling

Kylie
What to do during your stay at The Ivy Retreat Stirling

Sightseeing

Just a 10 minute drive. This is a gorgeous place to visit any time of the year, however, September is the best time to visit for the Rhododendron Gully (bring your camera). Feel free to use our Picnic Basket and Rug and make a morning or afternoon of it.
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Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
16 Lampert Rd
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Just a 10 minute drive. This is a gorgeous place to visit any time of the year, however, September is the best time to visit for the Rhododendron Gully (bring your camera). Feel free to use our Picnic Basket and Rug and make a morning or afternoon of it.
Walk to the Woorabinda Reserve and on the way grab a coffee at the Stirling Cellars. Takes just over an hour to do the round trip.
Woorabinda Bushland Reserve
Walk to the Woorabinda Reserve and on the way grab a coffee at the Stirling Cellars. Takes just over an hour to do the round trip.
You can drive to the summit (within 10 minutes) and enjoy a coffee and buy some souvenirs. Or if you're looking for a challenge you can walk from the house (2 hours approx).
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Mount Lofty Summit
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You can drive to the summit (within 10 minutes) and enjoy a coffee and buy some souvenirs. Or if you're looking for a challenge you can walk from the house (2 hours approx).
Drive to Arbury Park and park your car in the small car park to your right (immediately after you cross the small bridge). Then enjoy a walk to the Bridgewater waterfall via a portion of the pioneer women’s trail (follow the signs). This walk takes you through Bridgewater past the Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater Mill, and The Little Cog (all great places to eat or grab a drink). The walk takes an hour round trip at get to the waterfall. It’s a hidden local secret.
Arbury Park Outdoor School
Drive to Arbury Park and park your car in the small car park to your right (immediately after you cross the small bridge). Then enjoy a walk to the Bridgewater waterfall via a portion of the pioneer women’s trail (follow the signs). This walk takes you through Bridgewater past the Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater Mill, and The Little Cog (all great places to eat or grab a drink). The walk takes an hour round trip at get to the waterfall. It’s a hidden local secret.

Food scene

Within walking distance of the Airbnb. Famous for the 100-mile menu all menu items are sourced within 100 miles of Stirling.
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The Loca-Vore
49 Mount Barker Rd
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Within walking distance of the Airbnb. Famous for the 100-mile menu all menu items are sourced within 100 miles of Stirling.
Within a 15 minute drive, you'll find one of the best pubs in the Adelaide Hills. If you would like an extra special experience when you're booking in ask to have a wine tasting in "The Tank".
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Uraidla Hotel
1198 Greenhill Rd
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Within a 15 minute drive, you'll find one of the best pubs in the Adelaide Hills. If you would like an extra special experience when you're booking in ask to have a wine tasting in "The Tank".
Located just 12 minutes away the Summertown Aristologist is the perfect spot to visit for a relaxed lunch on the weekend. The relaxed modern Australian menu features lots of small plates to pick at while enjoying a glass of wine, and larger plates to enjoy with a group.
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The Summertown Aristologist
1097 Greenhill Rd
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Located just 12 minutes away the Summertown Aristologist is the perfect spot to visit for a relaxed lunch on the weekend. The relaxed modern Australian menu features lots of small plates to pick at while enjoying a glass of wine, and larger plates to enjoy with a group.
French Cuisine with an amazing wine cellar. Just a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive.
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The Crafers Hotel
4 Main St
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French Cuisine with an amazing wine cellar. Just a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive.
Located just across the road from the Uraidla Hotel you'll see a Church that has been converted to a pizza restaurant. Just 15 minutes drive from your airbnb. The staff are always keen to recommend a great wine, and you'll be well looked after.
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Lost in a Forest
1203 Greenhill Rd
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Located just across the road from the Uraidla Hotel you'll see a Church that has been converted to a pizza restaurant. Just 15 minutes drive from your airbnb. The staff are always keen to recommend a great wine, and you'll be well looked after.
Our local watering hole, and conveniently located just 7 minutes walk. They regularly have live music on weekends. Enjoy a lovely meal and night out before walking home.
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Stirling Hotel
52 Mount Barker Rd
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Our local watering hole, and conveniently located just 7 minutes walk. They regularly have live music on weekends. Enjoy a lovely meal and night out before walking home.
Miss Perez is located in the main street just a 7 minute walk from the airbnb. It specialises in great burgers and cocktails.
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Miss Perez Kitchen & Bar
2 Druid Avenue
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Miss Perez is located in the main street just a 7 minute walk from the airbnb. It specialises in great burgers and cocktails.
Jimmies does the best local pizza around and is located next to the Crafers hotel. They do a quiz night every 3rd Saturday of the month $10 pp (and they have drink/food specials).
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Jimmies Restaurant
6 Main Street
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Jimmies does the best local pizza around and is located next to the Crafers hotel. They do a quiz night every 3rd Saturday of the month $10 pp (and they have drink/food specials).

Winery

Sparkling Wine that rivals the French. Just a 10 minute drive from the home.
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Deviation Road Winery
207 Scott Creek Rd
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Sparkling Wine that rivals the French. Just a 10 minute drive from the home.
Within 7 minutes of the airbnb you'll find Tapanappa. An amazing winery with wines by the award-winning winemaker Brian Croser.
Tapanappa Wines
15 Spring Gully Rd
Within 7 minutes of the airbnb you'll find Tapanappa. An amazing winery with wines by the award-winning winemaker Brian Croser.
This is an amazing winery that produces one of Australia's finest Pinot Noir and cool climate wines. It's located just 12 minutes drive from the airbnb.
Ashton Hills Vineyard
126 Tregarthen Rd
This is an amazing winery that produces one of Australia's finest Pinot Noir and cool climate wines. It's located just 12 minutes drive from the airbnb.
A local favourite with great views across the stunning Piccadilly Valley. Located 14 minutes drive away from the airbnb.
Greenhill Wines Cellar Door & Cafe
1016 Greenhill Rd
A local favourite with great views across the stunning Piccadilly Valley. Located 14 minutes drive away from the airbnb.

Shopping

Just a short walk away from the airbnb you'll find this hidden gem. You will find rare books along with regular books of all genres.
The Book Shed
5 Merrion Terrace
Just a short walk away from the airbnb you'll find this hidden gem. You will find rare books along with regular books of all genres.
In the main street of Stirling (7 minute walk), you'll find this awesome shop for the fashion lovers. It sells preloved designer and well-known brands for a fraction of the cost. The racks change every week.
once loved in the hills
3/5 Mount Barker Road
In the main street of Stirling (7 minute walk), you'll find this awesome shop for the fashion lovers. It sells preloved designer and well-known brands for a fraction of the cost. The racks change every week.
Located in the main street of Stirling (7 minute walk), you'll find this local favourite hidden off the beaten track. A great shop for those who love homewares.
Kokoa Homewares
4 Garrod Crescent
Located in the main street of Stirling (7 minute walk), you'll find this local favourite hidden off the beaten track. A great shop for those who love homewares.

Coffee/Brunch/Cafes

Best coffee in town according to most locals and just a short 7 minute walk from the airbnb
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The Organic Market and Café
5 Druid Ave
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Best coffee in town according to most locals and just a short 7 minute walk from the airbnb
Just a 7 minute walk and open late on the weekends. They have wonderful chocolate, and on Sunday's they have an amazing waffle menu (they even cater for those who are GF).
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Red Cacao Chocolatier
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Just a 7 minute walk and open late on the weekends. They have wonderful chocolate, and on Sunday's they have an amazing waffle menu (they even cater for those who are GF).
Patch Kitchen is a 15 minute walk from the airbnb but well worth it for their breakfast. If the weather is nice you can sit in the back garden with the chickens.
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Patch Kitchen & Garden
143 Mount Barker Rd
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Patch Kitchen is a 15 minute walk from the airbnb but well worth it for their breakfast. If the weather is nice you can sit in the back garden with the chickens.
Just a 7 minute walk. Grab a coffee/or some of their great ready to heat meals perfect for a night in. They also stock some difficult to source wines so I recommend having a look.
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Stirling Cellars & Patisserie
1 Johnston Street
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Just a 7 minute walk. Grab a coffee/or some of their great ready to heat meals perfect for a night in. They also stock some difficult to source wines so I recommend having a look.
Located in Aldgate (a 5 minute drive) FRED eater offers an all day brunch menu. Whilst you're there take a look at the FRED living store for some homewares inspiration.
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FRED Eatery
220 Mount Barker Road
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Located in Aldgate (a 5 minute drive) FRED eater offers an all day brunch menu. Whilst you're there take a look at the FRED living store for some homewares inspiration.

Neighbourhoods

The Adelaide town of Stirling is located less than 30 minute from the city. Its motto is "Four Seasons, a Thousand Reasons", and it has habit of charming all who visit with its picturesque streets and spirited community.
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Stirling
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The Adelaide town of Stirling is located less than 30 minute from the city. Its motto is "Four Seasons, a Thousand Reasons", and it has habit of charming all who visit with its picturesque streets and spirited community.

Experience

We strongly recommend booking a sticky rice cooking class to enjoy whilst you stay with us (bookings in advance via their website). The location is less than 10 minutes walk away.
Sticky Rice Cooking School and Villa Accommodation
96 Old Mount Barker Road
We strongly recommend booking a sticky rice cooking class to enjoy whilst you stay with us (bookings in advance via their website). The location is less than 10 minutes walk away.