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.