Pit stops for vehicle entrants

Posted by Michelle Toft | September 17, 2018

Making the journey from Barratt Reverse to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood can be a long trip in a vintage vehicle, so you might want to plan ahead and think about some spots to rest yourself and your vehicle and enjoy some refreshments.

Botanic Gardens car park Plane Tree Drive

The Botanic Gardens car park on Plane Tree Drive is beautifully green and filled with fresh air, it’s a great location to rest, stretch your legs and nearby is the Botanic Gardens Public Toilet for when nature calls. Some of these areas are paid parking but there is free parking, just look for the signs.

A great resource if you have your phone with you, is the website www.parkopedia.com.au if you need to park somewhere and let your vehicle rest. The website gives you a map with locations where you can park and if there is a fee to be paid.

botanic park parking

Civic Park at Modbury: 7am start (across from the Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre)

If you only have one stop on your journey to Birdwood make Civic Park the one! There will be food and drink available to purchase, fun activities for the kids, vintage vehicle displays and toilets.

The Atlantic Street Band will be playing live from 7am to get you in the mood with their mix of traditional Dixieland jazz (from the early 1900s) and New Orleans inspired covers of more recent songs, late 20th Century to current. We haven’t forgotten the little ones either with face painting and a jumping castle, so they can have fun, while you have that hard earn coffee from one of the cafés at Civic Park. If you need more than a coffee and are looking for a sit-down breakfast, brunch or lunch then Bake and Brew and The Pickled Duck are great options: both have a range of dishes available. The Tea Tree Gulley Men’s Shed will also be on hand, cooking up a storm with egg and bacon sandwiches and snags.

While you’re walking around Civic Park to stretch your legs, there will be vintage vehicle displays from the National Military Vehicle Museum and The South Australian Police Historical Society.

Civic Park

Newman’s Nursery 1361 North East Road, through Tea Tree Gully

Topiary Café which is located inside Newman’s Nursery, is the perfect stop for a short break, if you’re dying for that second or third coffee of the day.

Chain of ponds once a village now just a rest stop and cemetery.

Don’t forgot there will be plenty of food and drinks available to purchase at the National Motor Museum at the finish, plus music and prizes awarded.