What is there to do in the Adelaide Hills?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/04/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The charm and tranquility of the Adelaide Hills are almost unrivalled in Australia, with endless activities and picturesque landscapes making the Adelaide Hills a must-visit.

Lobethal, Adelaide Hills

Located a short drive from Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills offers a relaxing sojourn from the hustle and bustle of the city below.

So what are some of the things that make this gorgeous region such a magical place to visit? Let’s take a look!

  • Enjoy fine food & wine in Hahndorf

    Hahndorf may be most famous for its German culture, but it also plays host to some of Australia’s best farms and wineries. From Beerenberg Farm’s delightful strawberry picking to Hahndorf Farm Barn’s family-friendly animal petting, to the fine wines and mouth watering menu at the Hahndorf Hills Winery, this quaint German village offers so much more than frosty steins and scrumptious Bavarian treats!

  • Relax in the southern hills

    The southern Adelaide Hills have a relaxing rural vibe, with rolling hills and dairies making up the landscape. And while the southern hills might be the perfect place to unwind after a busy week, they also offer their own unique activities for weary weekenders to enjoy. Ever fancy yourself as a prospector? Why not try your hand at Jupiter Creek gold digging? Or if you’re one for tranquil nature walks, Kuitpo Forest is one of Australia’s most lush pine reserves. The southern hills also play host to a fantastic array of historic pubs and cellar doors, adding to the rustic charm of this whimsical region.

  • Meander through cherry orchards in the central hills

    The Adelaide central hills are a family-friendly place to chill out and reconnect with loved ones. The central hills offer everything from vibrant apple, pear and cherry orchards to cheese and chocolate factories as well as a vibrant local arts scene. This is the perfect place for families to visit if they want to make a great itinerary for themselves and the kids, as the hills also play host to a few cheeky breweries and cellar doors to check out at the end of a day’s activities.

  • Finish it off with a little German revelry

    Hahndorf really is a unique place to visit and makes for the perfect place to stay in the Hills. Enjoy the town’s historic german heritage, complete with schnitzels, steins and joyous music – a fun way to top off an amazing weekend in the Hills.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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