STIRLING At A Glance
Rustic yet elegant, Stirling embraces the finer side of country living in the Adelaide Hills region. With its timeless village charm, picturesque valley views and spirited community, Stirling offers an enviable country lifestyle with all the benefits of contemporary city living.
Waking up in the leafy Adelaide Hills, a mere 20-minute drive from the city centre.
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Stirling became popular in the 1800s when Adelaide’s wealthy elite built summer houses there to escape the heat.
A place where European indulgences meet the Australian bush, the small town of Stirling offers a perfect blend of country atmosphere and city sophistication. Nestled in the scenic Adelaide Hills, the area is known for its lush surrounds, stately homes and relaxed lifestyle.
The rolling vistas and tree lined streets change with each season, providing a colourful backdrop to the bustling commercial strip along Mount Barker Road, known as Stirling Village. The street boasts unique retailers and a thriving café culture, and the town has an annual calendar of great events–think Tour Down Under, the annual procycling event, and the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival, a celebration of the region’s food and wine.
From hearty home-cooked dishes to modern delicacies, food is a big deal here. The Stirling Hotel is a popular foodie destination and Stirling Laneway and the monthly Stirling markets under the oak trees on Druid Street bring together local producers and artisans. Local wineries, breweries, delis and roadside produce stalls are popular every day of the week.
Step away from the village centre and you’ll find colourful gardens, meandering walking trails and the magical Woorabinda Bushland Reserve, known for its stunning lake. Also, Stirling is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the Adelaide Hills, which provide plenty of choice when it comes to weekend fun.
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Situated along the meandering Mount Barker Road, Stirling Village is the social and commercial epicentre of the neighbourhood. It is the go-to place for shopping, cafés and daily services and has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that is a refreshing change from other suburban shopping precincts.
THE STERLING MARKET
The monthly Stirling Market is held on the 4th Sunday of every month in Druid Avenue and is a local favourite. The market is renowned for the diversity and quality of its stalls including seasonal local produce, baked goods, handmade gifts, arts and craft, native and exotic plants, gardening supplies and much more.
FOOD AND WINE
Stirling’s food scene has flourished in recent years, growing into a food-lover’s haven. Each café and restaurant in and around Stirling Village is unique, and you can find everything from homely comforts and organic produce to modern share plates and fine delicacies. For the wine buffs, Stirling is also the gateway to some of South Australia’s finest wineries and cellar doors, including Petaluma, Deviation Road, Nepenthe and The Lane Vineyard.
Stirling lays claim to some of the grandest and oldest estates in the Adelaide Hills. Stately old manors dating back to the 1800s, complete with lofty ceilings and wrap-around verandas, sit comfortably alongside contemporary brick homes and small country cottages. Look to Braeside and Rostrevor Roads and Birch Drive for quintessential Stirling homes.