Kuitpo Forest is situated in the South Mount Lofty Ranges, 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows.
Established in 1898, Kuitpo was the first of a number of forest plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges to ensure a sustainable timber resource for South Australia.
Today, Kuitpo Forest Reserve covers an area of some 3,600 hectares, of which 60 percent is softwood plantation. Kuitpo's plantations yield some 25,000 cubic metres of timber each year, valued in excess of AUD1.5 million.
Kuitpo is modelled as a community forest, managed for sustainable commercial forestry, while providing for the conservation of native flora and fauna and community use for recreation....
The Meadows Monthly Market is held on the second Sunday of each month and features stalls inside and outside with a wide variety of local produce including vegetables, fruit, jams, honey and eggs, plants, books, crafts and collectables. There are displays and demonstrations, which vary from month to month.
Barbecue, Devonshire teas, sandwiches and soup are available at reasonable prices. Proceeds assist maintenance of the Meadows Hall. Admission is free and there is plenty of car parking, as well as a playground and park nearby.
The Meadows Four Day Easter Fair is held each year at the Meadows Hall and admission is free. (Please note: if the weather forecast is 40 degrees or more, the market will be cancelled.)...
Welcome to Forest Gate Cottage on Forest Gate Farm in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
We have been offering comfortable, self contained country accommodation to guest couples in the private guest wing Walnut for over 25 years. You will enjoy a sky-lit master bedroom with queen bed complete with goosedown quilt, a lounge/dining room with television, DVD and film library, a fully equipped kitchen, and private modern bathroom with a little rainwater spa bath. There is off street parking as well.
Forest Gate Farm is a small cattle property nestled right alongside the beautiful Kuitpo Forest and is an ideal central location for short trips to Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, Victor Harbour and Strathalbyn. K1 Winery is just two minutes down the road, and other reception venues are also nearby.
As well as having their own private breakfast/barbecue garden, guests are invited to roam the rear gardens to see how a Xeriscape garden (no water) can still look quite beautiful following the arrival of the opening rains in autumn, right through to early summer before the ravages of heat takes its toll.
Our peak season is autumn though late spring. Please contact us today to discuss your booking.
Welcome to The Shearing Shed at The Old Oak Bed and Breakfast, perfectly situated - right between The Adelaide Hills and The Fleurieu Peninsula and only 45 minutes from Adelaide City. With no more than 20 – 40 minutes drive to just about anywhere, The Old Oak is perfect for weekend getaways and longer stays.
The Shearing Shed is a very spacious self contained bed and breakfast, suitable for one couple. The balcony overlooking the creek is a lovely place to unwind in the evening with a glass of wine and a gourmet dinner pack. Take a relaxing spa in the afternoon and ask us to organize a massage therapist.
The Shearing Shed and Shearing Quarters are adjacent to each other, making this an idyllic destination for two couples travelling with a third couple being accommodated in The Barn....