It sounds like the opening to a really rubbish joke, but in this case no, we did take a Mazda CX-5 to Drover’s run, AKA Kingsford, South Australia.

The country house used for 7 seasons of McLeod’s Daughters is now an uber-posh hotel, just the place to rest up after a long day tasting, sorry driving, in the Barossa.

Our CX-5 review will follow, but it would be remiss of us not to mention Kingsford and its phoenix-like rise from near dereliction. Those who know and love McLeod’s Daughters know Drover’s Run as a slightly down-at-heel working farmhouse mansion, still doing the job it was built for in 1856.

The TV crews left long ago and it would have been easy to let the roof fall in and walls crumble, and were it not for the Ahrens, that would most likely have been the outcome.

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