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.  

Hahndorf Inn, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Germans brought the Lutheran religion with them to South Australia. The Hahndorf Museum is dedicated to a century of mission history. Another Hahndorf favourite is the Brauhaus pubs. Foodies will love it! 

Family attractions

Just down the road, the kids will love picking berries and cuddling animals at one of the region’s many family-friendly parks.

Hand-feed the animals at Cleland National Park. Check out the koalas, kangaroos and echidnas at Gorge Wildlife Park. 

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. 

Brews, Bentleys and Brie

Learn about the history of the automobile in Australia at the National Motor Museum. 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. 

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 amongst 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.

The Adelaide Hills… how long have you got? 

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of events on in the Adelaide Hills. Here are some ideas you might like.

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