Destination guide

Escape to McLaren Vale holiday homes to rent

The Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent beaches cradle McLaren Vale, which offers a wonderful combination of art, nature, food and culture. Not only do its vineyards boast some of the world’s oldest vines, but it also has beautiful nature areas and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Whether you’re travelling with family, alone or as a couple, you’re sure to find activities to strike your fancy near McLaren Vale holiday homes to rent.


Activities and attractions in McLaren Vale

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes McLaren Vale a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Maxwell Wines (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Tapestry Wines (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • D'Arenberg Wines (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Primo Estate (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Coriole Vineyards (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near McLaren Vale holiday homes

The stunning waters and rich landscape of McLaren Vale form a natural playground for outdoor adventurers. Surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling in the clear blue waters of the ocean and waterways are popular activities for nature lovers, and those looking for a little adventure will enjoy canoeing or kayaking in the river. Nature walks, hiking, whale watching and climbing are also popular activities.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in McLaren Vale

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, McLaren Vale is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brighton Beach (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Onkaparinga River National Park (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Port Willunga Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Aldinga Beach (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Belair National Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Glenelg Beach (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around McLaren Vale

Fly into Adelaide, SA (ADL), the closest airport, located 18.6 mi (30 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to holiday homes in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale has a range of transport options to get you to your holiday accommodation and around the local destinations and towns. Both international and domestic flights are available to fly into the cities, and you can use a transfer, taxi, shuttle or coach to get to McLaren Vale. Boats and ferries are popular ways to travel by water, and car hire is an option to explore the area at your own pace. You may also be able to walk or bike from your holiday accommodation to nearby attractions or points of interest.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in McLaren Vale

Farmers and artisan food producers are dotted throughout Southern Australia, so dishes in McLaren Vale commonly contain regional delicacies like gourmet cheese, chutneys, chocolates, honey, organic fruit and locally grown vegetables and flowers. Olive oil is another delicacy of Southern Australia, which is often used in authentic traditional and modern Australian recipes. The fine wines and craft brews created by local wineries and breweries are perfect to complement your meal and give you a taste of what drives this region. No matter your taste, you’ll find the perfect restaurant near your holiday accommodation to enjoy the unique flavour of McLaren Vale.

How many holiday accommodation are available around McLaren Vale?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 289 holiday rentals around McLaren Vale. From 23 cottages to 178 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around McLaren Vale is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to McLaren Vale?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in McLaren Vale. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Coriole Vineyards: 905 holiday rentals
  • Primo Estate: 698 holiday rentals
  • Maxwell Wines: 683 holiday rentals
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards: 632 holiday rentals
  • Tapestry Wines: 707 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around McLaren Vale listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in McLaren Vale?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 23 Cottages in McLaren Vale. Our other popular types of McLaren Vale holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 178 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 22 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 23 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in McLaren Vale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in McLaren Vale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.