Adelaide Hills Attractions
Days of delight and discovery - guaranteed
The Adelaide Hills is rich in history and each town tells a different story.
Iconic Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and home of well-known artist, Sir Hans Heysen. Visit Heysen’s studio “The Cedars” and see the land that inspired him.
Germans brought the Lutheran religion with them to South Australia. The Hahndorf Museum is dedicated to a century of mission history. Try the Brauhaus pubs. You'll love the gourmet cheese, chocolate and smokehouse fish!
Just down the road, the kids will love picking berries at Beerenberg Farm and cuddling animals at the Hahndorf Farm Barn.
Hand-feed the animals at Cleland National Park. Check out the koalas, kangaroos and echidnas at Gorge Wildlife Park. Just don’t try to cuddle the echidna!
You can’t cuddle the world’s biggest rocking horse either but go ahead and climb it. You'll find The Big Rocking Horse and Toy Factory at Gumeracha, along with an animal park where you can feed the very friendly residents.
A place for all seasons
Spring in the Adelaide Hills is breathtaking. Watch the Hills come to life through the Mount Lofty Open Gardens Scheme. It’s a dazzling display of nature’s finest scents and colours. Gardens around the region have joined a program that really sums up community pride.
Experience more amazing colours each December in Lobethal. The largest community Christmas lights display in the southern hemisphere attracts 250,000 visitors.
Brews, Bentleys and Brie
Learn about the history of the automobile in Australia at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
Visit the Adelaide Hills’ two micro-breweries, Lobethal Bierhaus and Grumpy’s Brewhaus. In Woodside, taste and buy award-winning cheese or see chocolates made the old-fashioned way at Melba's.
Grandeur and vistas
You’ll find some of South Australia’s grandest houses in the Adelaide Hills. Mount Barker’s Auchendarroch House reflects the region’s proud architectural history. Built in 1878 and set among heritage-listed oak trees, drop by and see this beautifully restored building.
Put Mount Lofty Summit on the “must do” list! It has spectacular city views.
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