The Adelaide Hills are only a short drive from the Adelaide CBD, but a long way from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Home to the Mt Lofty Ranges dotted with unique and historic villages, cellar doors and spectacular landscapes, this tour will give you a taste of the region.
Depart your city hotel for an afternoon tour of the Adelaide Hills. Drive along North Terrace, Adelaide’s cultural precinct, on your way to the east end of town. You'll pass by the pretty parklands that dot the city, and the lovely eastern suburb areas on the way to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Here, you'll take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline – it provides the perfect photo opportunity.
Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at the Beerenberg Farm Shop. You'll have the opportunity to taste and purchase from their full range of products. They have a delicious selection of jams, chutneys, pickles, mustards, relishes, and even meal-base kits for home-cooked dinners.
Then it’s on to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the main street of this quaint village, where you can sample local produce and check out the local arts. There are many shops and businesses of German origin, including craft, leather and fabric shops, butchers, bakers, cafes and of course pubs! You'll even get to enjoy afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn before the journey back to Adelaide.