Take a drive and discover the Adelaide Hills in all its wintry glory!
Whether you’re looking for something to do, or want to escape the every day, discover the food and wine destination right on your backdoor. The Adelaide Hills boast some of SA’s premier wineries, shops and ‘must visits’ for tourists of all ages. Check out our action-packed guide for the ultimate Road Trip through the Adelaide Hills.
Start off on the wild side
Start your day at Cleland Wildlife Park, located in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Brilliant for kids of all ages (and parents), these animals have no enclosures, so you’re able to see the animals in their natural environment. Get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wombats and numerous native birds.
If you head straight to Hahndorf, be sure to check out the Hahndorf Farm Barn! Kids are invited to try their hand at milking a cow, have a play with guinea pigs and take a ride through the paddocks on the train!
For the ultimate indulgence, visit Hahndorf. Located less than 20 minutes from Adelaide, this German village boasts an incredible array of shops and foodie destinations.
Start your visit by checking out Beerenberg Farm! Located on the outskirts of Hahndorf, Beerenberg is a wonderful destination for the foodie within. If you’re visiting in winter you’ll miss out on picking strawberries, but they have an incredible range of gourmet jams, sauces and condiments. All crafted at their factory in the Adelaide Hills!
Hahndorf also boasts incredible restaurants, pubs and cafes. Warm up in the iconic Hahndorf Inn, as you indulge in a traditional German Beer and check out their enormous European style meals. Another top pick is the Haus, offering an impressive range of delicious food, from your usual burgers to fish and chips – there will be something for everyone.
Something for Mum & Dad
To finish off the adventure through the Adelaide Hills, don’t forget to check out some of the regions iconic wineries. The best part is, some are kid-friendly! Meaning you can sit back with a glass of red, as the kids are kept busy.
Golding Wines offers a cellar door with a difference. The family-run winery invites kids to run around on the lawns, and during festivals (like Winter Reds) offer live music and host activity days perfect for the whole crew.
Don’t forget about dessert…
When you need a little something sweet to finish the day, be sure to check out our Adelaide Hills chocolate factory. Located in the idyllic township of Woodside, you’ll find Melba’s Chocolates, home to the famous Inch Licorice and Traffic Lights! See our Team produce all your Aussie favourites right before your eyes, and pick up a range of chocolates and confectionery factory direct!