Set within the lush surrounds of Adelaide’s hinterland, Stirling is a combination of the finer things Adelaide Hills has to offer – gourmet delicacies, cellar doors, the arts and café culture – only 20-minutes from Adelaide City. Beautiful year-round, the changing seasons captivate and inspire weekenders and those who have come to call Stirling home.
It’s a case of European indulgence meets the Australian bush. Stirling has evolved into a town that has a quaint village brimming with boutique cafés, eateries and shopping. Picture-book homes line leafy streets and the town has an annual calendar of great events – think Tour Down Under, the annual pro cycling event, and the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival, a celebration of the region’s food and wine.
The creative community has a strong presence that is felt year-round – there are art galleries and studios scattered throughout Stirling and the surrounding areas which host regular exhibitions and events. Come August, artists take centre stage during the annual South Australian Living Artists festival.
From hearty home-cooked dishes to modern delicacies, food is a big deal here. Stirling Laneways and the monthly Stirling Markets under the oak trees on Druid Street bring together local producers and artisans, while local wineries, breweries, delis and roadside produce stalls are popular any day of the week.
Mount Barker Road is home to The Stirling Hotel (a popular foodie destination) as well as an enviable selection of bookstores, homewares and fashion boutiques. Step away from the main streets and enjoy the quiet ambience of meandering streets with stately homes and manicured gardens – highly sought after among families, creatives and empty nesters.
With a beauty beyond its natural surrounds, Stirling is a place where people come to stay, seduced by the country lifestyle and the easy access to Adelaide City.
Stirling East Primary School
St Catherine’s School
The Hills Montessori School
Crafers Primary School
16km from Adelaide
Well-serviced by Adelaide Metro Buses
Stirling Golf Club
Stirling District Hospital
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