A trip to Myponga Reservoir and Forktree Brewing in SA

There’s no doubt about it, the best way to see South Australia is by car. You can go at your own pace, makes stops and detours along the way, and plan your own adventure. For our trip, we headed south to Myponga.

A number of reservoirs across the state have recently been opened to the public  – including Myponga! It’s a stunning place to explore by foot or by bike. Try the 3.3-kilometre loop track that takes you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation. More than 120 bird species call this place home, making it a great spot to enjoy nature and soak up a bit of serenity.

Our next stop was perched on the hill between Myponga and Carrickalinga – Forktree Brewing. Built in the 1950s, this building originally served as the main shearing shed for the whole district. These days the sheep have been replaced by curious kangaroos that frequent the property; the shearing equipment exchanged for beer taps.

Brewer Ben Hatcher’s family bought the property 20 years ago, and together they painstakingly transformed the space, relaying all the wooden floors and opening the brewery last November.  This family-friendly venue was a huge hit in summer 2018 and it’s easy to see why. The menu includes delicious burgers, curries, fish and chips, and fresh salads… but we’re here because there’s beer!

Forktree offer four beers on tap: Seabreeze ale (a session ale), a pale ale, a medium-bodied sunrise ale, and a porter. A good way to sample them all is with a tasting paddle.

Make sure you put Forktree Brewing on your list, go for a drive and drop in for brews, food and views. They’re open Thursday to Sunday – check out their Facebook page for all the details and tell them we sent you!