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's central business district, you can afford to linger longer at wonderful places like The Lane Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel, and savour the moments as well as the flavours.
Loose yourself in the land of the long lunch….the Adelaide Hills.
Visit the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre website for local information about the Adelaide Hills.
With some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, food and produce from the Adelaide Hills comes straight from nature’s top shelf.
Enter the land of plentiful pickings
Step into an enchanted land of plenty where the sweetest fruit is picked by your very own hand. Fill your day at wonderful places like Beerenberg, Summertown, Glen Ewin Estate and on the Cherry Trail and fill your fruit bowl with the freshest strawberries, apples, figs and cherries.
Enter the land of curious creatures
Step into an enchanted land where you’ll encounter a menagerie of animals, as inquisitive about you as you are of them. Make a day of it in wonderful places like Cleland Wildlife Park and the Hahndorf Farm Barn and make some fascinating new friends while you’re there.
If you’re looking for a relaxing driving holiday, you’ve found it
The countryside is storybook-pretty. It is dappled in light, dotted with quaint villages and bustling towns.
Stunning 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 an hour’s drive. Just get in the car and see where you end up.
Walking trails take you where your car cannot
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.
In the Adelaide Hills, the biggest decision to make is how long to spend there.
The Adelaide Hills is just a stone’s throw away from Adelaide. Discover the region's hidden treasures. Plan your holiday with the Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide. It has all the information you need on culinary delights, wine, villages, history, events and wildlife.
Download an Adelaide Hills map to help find your way around when you visit. You’ll find photo opportunities, picnic spots and cellar doors basically everywhere!
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.