Images by Wayne Pearson
Not just a road, it’s a brand new destination.
I t’s the gateway to the Adelaide Hills, but these days, the top of Magill Road in Adelaide’s east is almost unrecognisable after undergoing months of roadworks, renovations, upgrades and putting big plans in place. Now, the brand new Magill Village is finally here for businesses, local residents and visitors to enjoy — and she’s a beauty!
Here’s everything there is to love about the brand new Magill Village.
For any cyclists out there, you’ll be thrilled to know that the roads have been opened up to make them more pedestrian and cyclist friendly, with designated bike lanes and plenty of space. This is especially good news for anyone that tackles the Norton Summit ride on the weekends.
A sight to behold
It’s not all drinks and schnitties at the Tower Hotel now that the incredible 11-metre mural has been completed. Designed by John Whitney and painted with Bernadette Freeman, Ann Whitby, Sally Caston, James Parker and June Turbin, the mural depicts the history of the Magill area, which was originally known as Makgill. If you’re passing by, stop and take a look… and maybe pop in for a drink while you’re there.
A nature-lovers delight
A little bit of greenery goes a long way, and one of the finishing touches is Magill Village’s landscaping, which incorporates water sensitive urban design. With the road bordering the City of Burnside and Campbelltown City Council, the two councils have planted plenty of new trees, and the manicured garden beds will look spectacular as they flourish.
Fill your belly
Of course, we’ve got to start with the food! Whether you’re up for a quick coffee or a delicious dinner, there’s a meal with your name on it at Magill Village.
Hibernia Cafe serves up mouth-watering brunch and lunch, seven days a week (I have dreams about their braised beef bene with chipotle hollandaise, crispy kale and poached eggs). Pepper Street Arts Centre is a great spot to grab a steaming cup of coffee and peruse the clever creations; and Greek Pastries & Delicacies serves our sweet tooth exactly what it wants. Catlin Wines is Magill’s answer to an intimate wine bar; and you’ll always leave Baan Thai, New Oriental Pearl, Amigo’s Café & Pizzeria, or Indian Club SA with a bursting belly. And that’s barely the beginning!
Image Credit :: Hibernia Café
As well as hitting up all the specialty stores, restaurants, bars and cafes, keen shoppers can also run daily errands and tick off their to-do list. Magill Village may just be one of our new fave all-rounders.