Loose yourself in the wilderness of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Just a stone throw away form the beautiful city of Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills are the perfect place to breathe in some fresh air and relax for the weekend.
The world-famous wine region is well known for its delicious cool climate tipples. Head into the hills during the harsh Australian summer and experience their fabulous vintage. Warm days wandering the vineyards with a wine in hand fade into cool nights. Pop into one of the many wonderful restaurants for your evening meal and finish your day with the most delicious dinner you could imagine.
Be sure to stop by the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, their 5-star cellar door sits at one of the highest points in the Hills, look out over the stunning surrounding scenery. The specialise is delightful white wines, enjoy one of their tasting menus, perfectly paired to ensure the best dining experience.
If you’re after a more relaxed experience, head to Howard Vineyard. The natural, family-friendly estate is a great place to enjoy a glass while the kids run among the gum trees. Their South-East Asian menu pairs delightfully with the vineyards best wines.
Many of the towns dotted throughout the Adelaide Hills started as German settlements. Many of these German influences are still felt and seen throughout the region. Stop by the historic town of Hahndorf and wander down the cobbled main street. It’s the oldest German settlement in Australia and feels as though you’ve just stepped into Bavaria!
Enjoy a meal at the pub, complete with delicious beers and German hospitality. There are many boutiques for you to shop, supporting local crafters and artisans. At the very head of the main road you’ll find a lovely museum, sharing stories and history of the settlements around here.
Cleland Wildlife Park
The Adelaide Hills is rich with bio-diversity and one of the best way to get up close and personal with some native wildlife is at the Cleland Wildlife Park.
The park has been specifically designed to provide the animals with native habitats. Get up close and personal with koala, kangaroo, wombat, dingo and native birds thriving in their surroundings. Meet the animals one-on-one and hand feed them. You can purchase a bag of feed from the front gate and share some snacks with the emus, wallabies, potoroo, and kangaroos.
Cleland Wildlife Park is one of the few places in Australia you can hold a koala. Be sure to book your spot in advance to avoid disappointment. If koalas aren’t your thing no worries, there are plenty of other animal experiences and park tours you can enjoy instead!
The Adelaide Hills truly have something absolutely incredible for everyone. Whether you’re after a fun day running around parks and meeting native animals or want to enjoy a delicious glass of award-winning wine, there’s something for you.
The Adelaide Hills are a fantastic destination just outside Adelaide City. Go for a day or stay for the weekend, we’re positive you won’t regret it!
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