Tour Down Under...
cycling Race... January
Book into a Willunga bed and
breakfast or unit early... to ensure your stay
for the Tour Down Under... brightly coloured
balloons, streamers and
flags... cheers, whistles and shakers... stalls, food and wine... spectacular views of hills, valleys, coastal cliffs and
lush green vineyards in
fruit... crystal seas and white sandy beaches...
Willunga Stage is a showcase of some of the best scenery in South
Good, fast racing and long, straight stretches make viewing easy, and
the towns of McLaren Vale, Aldinga and Aldinga Beach also get into the swing of
things with Willunga, so there's much to see and do right around the route.
Each summer over 95,000 visitors flock to the region
on race day to watch world-class cyclists do battle.
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Stage 5: McLaren Vale /Aldinga /Willunga finish... 148km in total...
Willunga is the place to be this January!
The excitement is building for the Tour Down Under and
nowhere more so than in Willunga, the host town for the finish of
Stage 5 of the race.
The Town... is in full swing,
which will see performers and live music throughout the day at Willunga
Courthouse Museum grounds where the party will be in full swing with
free jumping castle and face painting. Food and drinks will also be available.
Entertainment by ‘The Cowtippers’, a fantastic bluegrass/ hill billy
/country band, will keep the party spirit going in between watching the
cyclists. This is a great vantage point to see the riders do a sharp turn on
High Street three times then watch them work their way up Old Willunga Hill
Market... The morning will begin with everyone’s favourite – the Willunga
Quarry Market. Take a wander through the market and browse the variety of
plants, books, jams and other produce items available. The Willunga Quarry
Market is popular at any time but particularly during the Tour Down Under. The
market is open from 9am and will run through until about 2.00pm. Pam Jensen, the
manager of the Quarry Market says there are still some sites available for stall
holders interested in participating but you will need to get in quick and make
sure that you have your own public and product liability insurance. If you are
interested phone Pam on 08 8556 2502.
Top Viewing Spots...
Snapper Point SA Lotteries
Sprint, Aldinga... Laps two and three;
Willunga Hill, Skoda King of the Mountain... Laps three and four;
Willunga town centre for race finish & presentations.
For all stages of the race... Click
Parking is available at the Willunga High School via Gaffney Road
Times: Open 9am. Close 5.30pm.
Cost: $ per car; $ per coach or mini-bus.
Disabled Parking: at Willunga Auto Electrical &
Mechanical, Aldinga Rd, Willunga. Please show your permit to traffic
controllers for entry.
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Tour Down Under, Willunga Stage...
Book your flight to Adelaide, South Australia
Book your flights and your accommodation in Willunga NOW and enjoy Willunga's
festival atmosphere... best wines, restaurants, music, country farmers' market
and craft markets, history and culture, nearby beaches & National Parks...
Willunga the place to be... in January's summer sun... with friends, fun and
Choose a quality Bed and Breakfast in Willunga... Only 45 minutes from
the Adelaide International Airport... or the famous Ghan Train Terminal, or
Indian Pacific Train Terminal... Drive from Melbourne along the spectacular
Great Ocean Road, Limestone Coast and Fleurieu Way... and enjoy The Tour Down Under from South
Australia's second oldest town, historic Willunga....
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