If you stopped at Kleinig's Lookout, you most probably would have noticed this big house that looks like something from Europe.
Driving down a little further down the hill, a road on the RH side leads to Adare House. Adare was originally known as "Mootaparinga Farm", meaning "murky water", being the Aboriginal name for that part of the river.
The Adare site was bought by Governor Hindmarsh's family in 1837. The original building was a cottage (now Adare offices) before the Cudmore family bought it in 1891 and made extensive additions making it a huge home of 19 rooms, a cellar, tower, balcony and three turrets. Materials were shipped from England for the building.
The house was completed in 1893, and named "Adare" after the Cudmore family's home in Ireland. Since 1954, Adare has been owned by The Uniting Church, being used for group camps, and recently adding weddings, conferences and other special occasions.
There is Lodge accommodation available and a Caravan park which also has cabins.