McLaren Vale South Hop On Hop Off Tour

Tour Days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday



City Pick Up



Region Pick Up

Hastwell & Lightfoot - McLaren Vale South
Down the Rabbit Hole - McLaren Vale South
Oxenberry Farm - McLaren Vale South
Fox Creek Wines - McLare Vale South
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Lose yourself in the spectacular vistas of McLaren Vale South on our hop on, hop off wine tour departing Adelaide City.

McLaren Vale South lays peacefully only 40 minutes south of Adelaide and commands a stunning display of new and old across its verdant coastal lands. This blend of innovation and tradition extends to the many cellar doors, vineyards, and wine styles, and ensures you will find McLaren Vale South to be unforgettable.

Trail hopping is the best way to tour your way, and our customers agree! For everything you need to plan your day, make sure you download our Information Pack, which includes our great tips for planning ahead, a timetable of all our stops, and a description of each of them.

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.


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 South 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+)

Things can work differently for large groups of 7 or above, so before you book make sure you check out our Large Groups page. Afterwards, give us a call on +614 2231 9123 so that we can help you plan your day. Large groups may need some extra planning, and you’ll definitely appreciate our friendly staff.

Golden Rules

To make sure you get the most out of your day, please take a moment to check out our Golden Rules.


Resting along the rugged coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the hilltop views of McLaren Vale South extend over the valley and right to sea. Verdant, rolling vines fill the landscape as you travel to wineries which offer spectacular vistas and even better wines.


Continuing to blend old and new, McLaren Vale South is renowned as much for its traditional wines as it is for its newer styles. With newer styles like Sangiovese and Barbera nestled amongst the more traditional Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon, there is sure to be something for everyone in the beautiful McLaren Vale South.

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.


McLaren Vale South boasts a variety of fine and varied food options to satisfy every taste and budget. You can find gorgeous and tasty platters of local produce or fine dining or make a stop at any one of the many bakeries or cafes in the McLaren Vale Township.


At TrailHopper, we are grateful to give you McLaren Vale South as if you had driven yourself. Whether you join us in the Adelaide CBD or in McLaren Vale South itself, you are free to hop on and off our trail as you like. Want to hang out where you are for longer or you can’t break your eyes from the view? Stay where you are and get on a later bus! All you need is a bit of planning and our handy Info Pack and you can Tour Your Way.

Touring Your Way, In a Nutshell…

  • Collection and return from Adelaide CBD (Stamford Plaza – 150 North Terrace) or within the region (McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre-796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171)
  • Regular timetable you can rely on (see InfoPack)
  • Hop on or off at any stop along the way (so long as you have booked! Refer to Booking requirements Page 3 and 4 of the InfoPack)
  • 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 South Tour Information Pack –

Tour Days – Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon

McLaren Vale South


McLaren Visitor Information Centre11:00 12:00 13:00
Shingleback Winery11:03 12:0313:03
Chalk Hill Wines/Never Never Distilling11:0912:0913:09
Oxenberry Farm Wines11:1312:13 13:13
Serafino Wines11:1612:16 13:1614:1615:16
Hastwell & Lightfoot/Haselgrove11:2012:2013:20
McCarthy Orchard11:2512:2513:2514:2515:25
The Vine Shed
Bec Hardy Wines11:3212:3213:3214:3215:32
Shirvington Wines11:37
Down The Rabbit Hole Wines11:4112:4113:4114:4115:41
Fox Creek Wines13:4714:4715:47
Pennys Hill Wines (Closed till Summer 2024)13:5114:51
Primo Estate Wines13:5514:5515:55
Hardys Tintara /McLaren Vale Township14:0715:0716:07
McLaren Visitor Information Centre15:1016:10

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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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