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24 Sep 2018

Welcome to the Adelaide Hills, home to Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

How to get to Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Adelaide Hills


Hit the road with our three-day itinerary

Sip world-famous wine overlooking rolling hills and lush valleys on a three-day road trip through the Adelaide Hills.

Taste some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, food and produce, straight from nature’s top shelf in the Adelaide Hills. Explore charming towns and let the afternoon linger at over 60 award-winning cellar doors with our three-day Adelaide Hills itinerary.

Day one

Make yourself at home in CABN

CABN, Adelaide Hills

Immerse yourself in nature and wildlife just 30 minutes’ drive from Adelaide, making yourself at home at CABN. Surrounded by 180 acres of natural scrub and bushland, CABN is an off-grid tiny house where you can relax, rediscover and reconnect without the distraction of Wi-Fi. Explore the nearby conservation park with its walking trails, creeks, dams and breathtaking scenery. Your closest neighbours are kangaroos, koalas and magpies.

Stroll through Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Adelaide Hills

Just over 15 minutes’ drive away from CABN lies the beautiful Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Though jaw-dropping all year-round, the best time to roam the garden is during autumn, when canopies explode with vibrant yellows, reds and oranges. The Garden is split up into sections: stroll through Fern Gully, Rhododendron and Magnolia Grove or sit back and chill out by the lake.

Pair sumptuous food and wine with stunning scenery 

Travel along winding country roads before arriving at one of the Adelaide Hills’ stunning wineries. See our guide and sip some of Australia’s best cool climate drops.

Drink and dine at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Enjoy a decadent dinner at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. A timeless menu and sommelier-matched wine list has earned the restaurant three Chef Hats and countless awards. Cosy-up by the roaring fireplace with a pre-dinner wine or post-dinner nightcap.

Day two

Enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast at Patch Kitchen

Patch Kitchen, Adelaide HillsHead to the gorgeous town of Stirling for a farm-fresh breakfast at Patch Kitchen. You’ll find the licensed cafe and restaurant in beautiful historic premises located between the villages of Stirling and Aldgate. Patch's chefs produce a frequently changing fresh, wholesome and enticing menu, which is locally sourced wherever possible.

Stop for lunch at Lost in a Forest

Lost in a Forest, Adelaide HillsStop in the town of Uraidla for lunch at Lost in a Forest, just 12 minutes’ drive away from Patch Kitchen. The menu heroes gourmet wood-fired pizzas and organic local wines. Sit back by the roaring fireplace and soak-up the vibrant atmosphere of this quirky converted church.

Keep drinking-in the goodness

Head to another world-renowned Adelaide Hills winery. Take your pick from Ashton Hills Vineyard, ArtWine, Petaluma, Bird in Hand or Shaw and Smith.

Settle into the cosy Crafers Hotel for dinner

Boasting an avant-garde interior and massive fireplace, take a seat and peruse the Crafers Hotel’s mouth-watering French-inspired menu. Take your pick, then wash it all down with the one of South Australia's most impressive wine lists, straight from the Crafers Hotel’s very own wine room.

Day three

Explore the charming town of Hahndorf

Hahndorf, Adelaide HillsSpend the morning exploring the town of Hahndorf, stopping at the Seasonal Garden Café for lunch and the Hahndorf Farm Barn if you’re travelling with kids. Just 25 minutes from Adelaide, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and still has a strong German flavour most evident in its smallgoods outlets, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Work your way through The Lane's 360 Degree Hilltop Tasting Experience

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

Take a seat for one of the Adelaide Hills’ most unique wine experiences: The Lane Vineyard’s 360 Degree Hilltop Tasting. Work your way through a flight of seven premium wines and chef-prepared goodies in The Lane’s unique tasting room with retractable walls, opening-up to stunning 360-degree views of the rolling Adelaide Hills.

Linger longer

Three days is just enough time to take-in the Adelaide Hills, but there’s so much more to explore. Check out our Adelaide Hills essentials below and extend your stay.

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