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Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills

What to do in Adelaide Hills: wildlife, heritage and art

You'll find activities for all of the family in the Adelaide Hills. Visit Cleland National Park and the historic German town of Hahndorf.

Enter the land of the long lunch
Step into an enchanted land where an afternoon of exquisite food and wine stretches both time and the imagination.

Barely 30 minutes from Adelaide, you can afford to linger longer at wonderful places like The Lane Vineyard, The Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel. Savour the moments as well as the flavours. 

Bridgewater Mill

Enjoy a decadent long lunch at The Bridgewater Mill.

Plentiful pickings

Adelaide Hills produces the sweetest fruit which can be picked by your very own hand. Fill your day at wonderful places like Beerenberg Farm at Hahndorf, Avindale Farm at Ashbourne, Glen Ewin Estate at Houghton and on the Cherry Trail. Fill your fruit bowl with the freshest strawberries, apples, figs and cherries. 

Curious creatures

Want to encounter a menagerie of animals? The kids can get up close and personal with some of the Hills' most charming characters. Make a day of it in wonderful places like Cleland Wildlife Park and the Hahndorf Farm Barn.

Hit the open road

The countryside is stunning. It is dappled in light and dotted with quaint villages and bustling towns. The incredible views from the Adelaide Hills and big blue skies will take your breath away. As dusk falls, enjoy a soothing spa and roaring open fire in your luxurious, bluestone accommodation.

Use the Adelaide Hills as a base for more touring. Adelaide, the Barossa and the Fleurieu Peninsula are all within a scenic hour’s drive. Just get in the car and see where the road takes you.

Walking and cycling trails 

Bring your bike and see just why the Santos Tour Down Under loves the Adelaide Hills. Discover the dreamtime stories of the Hills’ original inhabitants, the Peramangk people. Learn about the European settlers and how their culture, food, architecture and art, shape life in the Adelaide Hills today.  

Did someone say shopping?

There are three major shopping precincts in the Adelaide Hills. There’s Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, the garden village of Stirling and thriving Mount Barker. Buy flowers from a roadside stall, meander through a market or choose art from one of the region’s many galleries. 

Adelaide Hills - land of the long lunch

Get off the beaten track, get your hands on some locally-grown Adelaide Hills produce and settle-in for a long lunch that could easily turn into a weekend away.

Adelaide Hills accommodation and places to stay

Stay the night and experience the Adelaide Hills' laid-back lifestyle. Rent a country cottage, heritage home or great value cabin.

Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre

If you're going to the Adelaide Hills, stop by a Visitor Information Centre in Hahndorf to get information from the locals.