Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills - South Australia

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Adelaide city visitors will be immersed in an array of enriching experiences with long, indulgent lunches and a landscape endowed with all those faculties that can make the world a garden of enchantment. Experience views that are impossible to take a bad picture of and top shelf wines courtesy of mother nature. Embrace sweet solitude in front of a toasty open fire or meander through markets and galleries. Visit Australia's oldest settlement, Hahndorf, the pretty villages of Mount Barker and Stirling and iconic Birdwood.

The picture-perfect surrounds of Torrens Valley is home to the town of Birdwood in the northern area of the well loved Adelaide Hills region. Sample the delights of local produce at Birdwood Wine and Cheese Centre allowing visitors tastings of boutique wines and cheeses and the Blumberg Inn is a reminder of the areas German-settler days. Delve deeper into the German pioneers of this region at Lobethal featuring historic German-style cottages, visit Fairyland Village and the National Costume Museum hosting an assortment of articles dating back to 1812. Get swept up in the Christmas spirit at the 'Lights of Lobethal' festival when the town comes alive with the adornment of dazzling Christmas lights.

The famous tourist destination town of Hahndorf, 30 minutes drive from Adelaide is nestled in the heart of the Adelaide Hills and displays a beautiful mixture of old and new as Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. The town has held tight to its time-honoured ways retaining its strong German history in many local businesses where the descendants of the original German pioneers still operate today. Join the action in the main street as food and wine enthusiasts buzz about, sampling the freshest and best local produce from eateries, smallgoods outlets, delis, restaurants, German bakeries and boutique cellar doors. Join a guided tour of celebrated artist Sir Hans Heysen's elegant home which remains in his family today. Immerse yourself into Heysen's working world with painting materials, tools, sketches, notes and more, on display along with a collection of his remarkable paintings and drawings.

Adelaide Hills Towns

Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills