McLaren Vale North Hop On Hop Off Tour

Tour Days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

$89.95

City Pick Up

$79.95

Region Pick Up
d'Arenberg - McLaren Vale North
Angove - McLaren Vale North
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Hardy's Tintara - McLaren Vale North and South
Maxwell Wines - McLaren Vale North
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Lose yourself in the spectacular vistas of McLaren Vale North on our hop on, hop off wine tour departing Adelaide City.

Just 40 minutes south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale North boasts a spectacular mix of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ set in a lush coastal location. Whether it’s the wine styles, the vineyards or the cellar doors, you’ll find McLaren Vale blend of tradition and innovation to be unforgettable.

Our customers agree that trail hopping is the best way to tour your way – be sure to download our handy InfoPack containing everything you need to plan your day, including a description of each venue you can visit, our tips for planning ahead, and of course the coveted timetable!

Departure Time and Location

If you’re getting on in Adelaide, you will leave the Stamford Plaza Hotel at 150 North Terrace Adelaide 5000 at 10:00am.

For those staying in McLaren Vale, the bus arrives at 11:00am at the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre at 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale 5171.

Pricing

For an Adelaide City pickup and return, our buses depart from the Stamford Plaza Hotel for only $89.95.

If you are staying in region you can jump on the bus at the McLaren Vale Information Centre for just $79.95.

It’s these prices that make TrailHopper the most affordable option for you to tour your way. Be advised that many wineries are opting to charge tasting fees. Please check with individual venues for their most up to date information. Please note that lunch is not included in your ticket price.

Another ticket option is our McLaren Vale North Hop on Hop off Tour Experience with your wineries and lunch preselected to take care of your day for $169.95pp. We have chosen 4 x 1 hour stops to make your tour relaxing and everything booked in your behalf. Not suitable for Large Groups.

Please note on Public Holidays all ticket prices will occur an $10 charge. 

Large Groups (7+)

For all large groups of 7+ guests, before you book please ensure you have read our Large Groups page so you understand how it works on TrailHopper, and then please call the office on +61422 319 123 so we can discuss your requirements and help you plan your day. As there is a bit more planning involved with large groups, we know you’ll appreciate the help our friendly staff provide

Golden Rules

Please see our Golden Rules for helping you to get the most out of your day.

Scenery

Set along the Fleurieu coastline, McLaren Vale North offers lush rolling vines and hill top views over the valley and to the sea. Many wineries are optimally sited to offer spectacular vistas, with picnic areas and benches for all to enjoy.

Wine

These days McLaren Vale North is as much known for its newer wine styles such as Sangiovese and Barbera as it is for the more traditional Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Shiraz still accounts for 50% of the crush and for good reason – any fan of big dry reds will love the world class Shiraz coming out of this region.

Some wineries have requested bookings essentials and also have implemented paid tastings (this is regardless of group size, and whether you’re driving yourself or on TrailHopper). So please know you’ll need to organize your some stops for your group’s day in advance by booking into your desired venues before the tour departs. Our InfoPack contains all you need to know about the venues on this tour and we’re always on hand to help. We know this isn’t ideal, but it’s out of our hands.

The best part is that the wine, the scenery, and the sheer enjoyment of being out on tour with us is as special as always.

We truly hope you’ll come on board soon and support not only our staff and business but those of the awesome venues and regions we visit.

Food

Our trail makes the most of McLaren Vale North’s rich and varied food offerings, and there are options to suit every taste and budget. Whether it’s a grazing platter of local produce, fine dining, or one of the numerous cafes and bakeries in the township, we’ve got you covered. Alternatively bring a picnic and perch on the hilltop at Kay Brothers enjoying serenity and stunning views.

Some wineries have requested bookings essentials while some are more and also have implemented paid tastings (this is regardless of group size, and whether you’re driving yourself or on TrailHopper). So please know you’ll need to organize your some stops for your group’s day in advance by booking into your desired venues before the tour departs. Our InfoPack contains all you need to know about the venues on this tour and we’re always on hand to help. We know this isn’t ideal, but it’s out of our hands.

The best part is that the wine, the scenery, and the sheer enjoyment of being out on tour with us is as special as always.

We truly hope you’ll come on board soon and support not only our staff and business but those of the awesome venues and regions we visit.

Freedom

We are proud to give you McLaren Vale North as though you were driving yourself. Join us in the city or within the region and hop on or off along our trail as you please. Having too good a time at a particular cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus! With a bit of planning (and one of our handy Info packs!) you truly can Tour Your Way.

Touring Your Way, In a Nutshell…

  • Collection and return from Adelaide CBD (Stamford Plaza Hotel) or within the region itself
  • Regular timetable you can rely on (see below)
  • Hop on or off at any stop along the way (so long as you have booked!)
  • Stay as long you like at any stop
  • Maximise your wine budget
  • No need for drink driving or designated drivers
  • Amazing food options to suit all tastes and budgets
  • World class wines
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Unforgettable cellar door experiences

 

McLaren Vale North Tour Information Pack  –

Tour Days – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun

McLaren Vale North

Timetable

DEPART CITY 10:00 FINAL
PICKUP
Visitor Information Centre11:0012:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
Angove Winery11:0312:03 13:03 14:03 15:03
Maxwell Wines/Alpha Box & Dice Winery11:0512:0513:0514:0515:05
Pannell Enoteca11:0912:0913:09 14:09 15:09
d'Arenberg Winery11:1412:14131414:1415:14
Zerella Wines / Swell Brewing Co.11:1712:1713:1714:17 15:17
Oliver's Taranga Winery11:2012:2013:2014:2015:20
Beach Road Winery11:22 12:22 13:22 14:22 15:22
Mollydooker11:2512:2513:25 14:2515:25
Coriole Vineyards11:30123013:3014:30 15:30
Chapel Hill Winery11:3212:32 13:32 14:32 15:32
Kay Brothers Amery Winery11:351235 1335 1435 15:35
Red Poles Cafe & Gallery11:4512:45 13:45 14:4515:45
Hugh Hamilton Wines11:4812:4813:4814:48 15:48
Richard Hamilton Wines11:5212:5213:5214:5215:52
Hardys Tintara / Mclaren Vale Township11:5712:5713:57 14:57 15:57
Visitor Information Centre12:0013:00 14:0015:0016:00
DEPART REGION16:00
ARRIVE CITY17:00

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our city location pickups are collected from the Stamford Plaza – 150 North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Yes children are welcome onboard, however, please take note of the following:

1 Baby Seats / Boosters – Unfortunately there is no way for guests to bring or install car seats, as there are literally no anchor points. Legally our 20-seat buses are defined as ‘omnibuses’ which are any ‘real’ buses defined as above 13 seats. As such, like a public transport passenger bus or tram, children under 5 would have to ride on their parents at their own risk, and TrailHopper is not legally liable for any child passenger under 16 years old.

2 Prams, Strollers & Luggage – Unfortunately we have no storage space for large items such as prams. Also, due to health and safety regulations, our aisles are officially designated as ‘Emergency Exits’, so unless it is an umbrella pram or item that can fold up be stored under the guests’ own seat then we cannot accept prams onboard.

3 In terms of child fares, children aged 5 or older are charged at the full seat rate. Children under 5 that can ride on their parents laps may travel free of charge.
All of our pickups within the region are at the information centers:

Adelaide Hills Tour: Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre 68 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

McLaren Vale Tour: McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Barossa Valley Tour: Barossa Visitor Centre 66/68 Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352

People Reviews

  • star rating  We had an amazing day. Our guide Teresa was fantastic! We will definitely book again and experience different regions.

    Partyof5_2000
    September 11, 2022
  • star rating  Highly recommend this, our driver Nathan was fantastic, he was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Would do this again.

    dianesmith2022
    September 6, 2022
  • star rating  We had Nathan drive us out to the Barossa and he was an amazing tour guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Would definitely recommend trail hopper tours.

    taylarpenny
    September 6, 2022
  • star rating  A fantastic tour with Theresa! Had a great time on the tour and she always arrived back at the exact time, she was very helpful and Knowledgeable.

    laurenwX894XY
    September 5, 2022
  • star rating  Trail hopper McLaren Vale was an amazing day trip! Our guide/driver Michael made the trip not only informative, but super fun! He had great recommendations and called through to wineries… read more

    tanmcphee79
    August 31, 2022
  • star rating  Nathan our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, he went above and beyond for everyone on the bus and it was all round a great experience with all the locations we… read more

    rebeccad892022
    August 31, 2022
  • star rating  Teresa was very organised and the tour ran like clockwork! Lots of flexibility and choice of great wineries. The Trailhopper lanyard meant we got quick service to enable us to… read more

    818felicityh
    August 30, 2022
  • star rating  I loved our recent Trail Hopper trip! It was a great day. Lots of flexibility and options to choose from and delicious wines. Michael the tour guide was fantastic too.… read more

    Jess C
    August 30, 2022
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