Welcome to Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills – A Place For All Seasons

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Adelaide lie the picturesque vineyards of the Adelaide Hills. With its interlinking villages, roadside stalls and excellent cellar door restaurants, spend a day or two exploring and tasting the region’s fresh produce and beautiful wines.

Adelaide Hills Top 10

  • 1 Mount Lofty Summit
  • 2 Cheese & Wine Trail
  • 3 Wine Tasting
  • 4 Visit the home of Penfold's Grange
  • 5 Classic Country Drives
  • 6 Visit Australian Wildlife
  • 7 German Village of Hahndorf
  • 8 Sir Hans Heysens Art Studio
  • 9 National Motor Museum
  • 10 Beerenberg Strawberry Farm


Food and Wine

All roads in the Adelaide Hills lead to wine and food. This cool climate wine growing area specialises in chardonnay, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. Food specialties include fresh fruit and berries, cheese, bread, smoked fish and traditional German-style small goods. Get ‘hands-on’ at one of the many cooking schools and cheesemaking classes where you’ll learn new kitchen tricks and hear the stories behind the ingredients. Lobethal Bierhaus and Grumpy’s Brewhouse are two micro-breweries that produce all-grain European styled beers and themed food to match.

 

Gardens

Spring and Autumn are magnificent seasons to see the Adelaide Hills gardens at their best. Stirling and Nairne feature stunning European-style gardens, while at Carrick Hill you can visit a period home with spectacular grounds to explore. The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden features cool temperate plants, which thrive on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty. The Bank SA Nature Trail is wonderful at all times of the year allowing visitors to experience the diversity of plants, and free guided tours depart from the lower car park at 10.30am every Thursday.

 

Accommodation

The Adelaide Hills has a variety of accommodation but is especially known for its beautiful bed and breakfasts and self-contained cottages tucked away in picturesque locations. boutique hotels, motels, farm stays, caravan parks and camping grounds are also available.

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Events

The Adelaide Hills is alive with fantastic events throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for wine and food events like the Crush Festival held in January, music events such as the HOOT Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival, or sporting events like the Santos Tour Down Under. For something a bit different check out the Spring Garden Festivals, Gumeracha Medieval Fair or the famous Lobethal Christmas Lights.

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