Visit the McLaren Vale wine region and the parade of vineyards and cellar doors offers yet more proof of just how spoilt South Australians are when it comes to indulgent weekend getaways. Right on the edge of those vines sits another treat for the more adventurous in the Onkaparinga National Park. Off Piste Tours has exclusive four-wheel drive access to the park and when cruising through this terrain you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported several hundred kilometres north to the rugged Flinders Ranges.
Ben Neville runs Off Piste 4WD Tours and he loves showing people around his backyard. He grew up around this area and recalls many family picnics in the Onkaparinga gorge. These days he enjoys spoiling his guests with a unique blend of wine, food and spectacular scenery.
After a tour in the National Park, it’s onto McLaren Vale, to the former home of legendary law-maker and Chief Justice Sir Samuel Way. At the Chapel Hill Cellar Door you can sample a Gorge Block Cabernet Sauvignon named after the Gorge we’ve spent the day exploring.
The tour finishes at Ben’s family home – once an old Butter Factory at Whites Valley, just minutes away from the south coast. From a rugged gorge to a rustic retreat, the Off Piste 4WD tours has it all as Ben Neville shows you the region he grew up in. For details head to the Off Piste website.