Adelaide Hills Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Adelaide Hills Area
The picturesque Adelaide Hills is a hotspot of fine produce and stunning landscapes barely thirty minutes from the city. With a myriad of food trails to suit every need, sampling the flavours of the region is easy. Visit the abundant wildlife and take the kids to the many family attractions of the region. There’s just so much to see and do in Adelaide Hills!
Adelaide Hills is geographically the largest wine region in Australia, with nearly 100 wineries in the area and almost half open to visitors. Wine tastings, sales, tours and master classes are a must when visiting the region. The Crush Festival, held every January, is a celebration of the best regional wine and features fantastic live entertainment. However it’s not just wine the region is famous for; beers, ciders and cordials using the flavours of the region are in every town, including the renowned Hills Cider, home of the award winning range of ciders using 100% Adelaide Hills farmed fruit and found in many watering holes in the region.
Food trails are a specialty of the region. From the Yummy Adelaide Hills Food Trail for Kids to the Chocolate, Cheese and Chardonnay Trail, there’s something for everyone to taste test in the Hills! The iconic Beerenberg is one of Australia’s oldest family owned farms, offering jam taste testings all year round and strawberry picking in the season.
The Australian tradition of ‘big things’ continues in Adelaide Hills, where kids can climb the 18 metre high Big Rocking Horse at Gumeracha and check out the handmade toys at the factory next door. Fairyland Village is bound to be a hit with the little ones. A winding trail will guide you along charming little cottages, each with a life size display of your favourite fairy tales. The National Motor Museum at Birdwood is a must see, with 300 vintage, classic and veteran motor vehicles making it the greatest collection in Australia!
Picnic spots in the region feature spectacular views, such as the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. The historical town of Hahndorf is home to Australian artist Sir Hans Heysen and his studio The Cedars is a must see for all art lovers in the region. While you’re in Hahndorf, spend a day at the Hahndorf Farm Barn and see the animals and shows celebrating the wildlife of the region.
There’s so much to see and do in Adelaide Hills, so make sure you visit the region!
Adelaide Hills Events & What's On
- Ladies DIY Event @ Bunnings Mt Barker Bunnings Warehouse - Mt Barker
- Free Green Organics Drop Off @ Gumeracha Council Depot Gumeracha Council Depot
- Free Green Organics Drop Off @ Heathfield Resource Recovery Station Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
- Free Green Organics Drop Off @ Woodside Council Depot Woodside Council Depot
- Beer and Bite Festival @ Gumeracha Town Hall Gumeracha Town Hall
- Mount Barker Branch Talk: “Those wild rabbits” Dunn Memorial Uniting Church
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