As the weather starts to turn from spring to summer, it’s time to stop dreaming about balmy days, and start planning. There’s plenty of Adelaide Hills attractions and events to fill your summer weekends. From wineries and outdoor restaurants, hikes and picnics, the Adelaide Hills sure does put on a show in the summertime.

A day (or weekend) in the Hills… wining, dining, market perusing and movie-going

Enjoy the laid-back country charm with these summer events.

  1. Go cherry picking 
    Hahndorf is famous for its strawberry picking, but cherry lovers, this season is for you, too. You can find all the information about local growers who host guests at Cherries SA. Every orchard offers a unique experience – some with a café, shop, picnic area and activities for the kids. Find out more about how to plan your sweet cherry picking day.
  2. Macclesfield Strawberry Fete 
    No trip to the Hills is complete without a punnet of strawberries in your hand. Yes, make sure you check out Beerenberg Strawberry Farm, but this event is a community fete in Macclesfield. It’s a family-friendly event full of food, fun, and live entertainment. Click here for event details.
  3. Liam Gallagher at Bird in Hand 
    Are you an Oasis fan? On December 14, Oasis front man, Liam Gallagher will celebrate his second solo album at one of the most visited wineries in the Adelaide Hills. This is an event not to be missed. Get a group together and make a weekend of it. Get your tickets fast as this will sell out, fast.
  4. Christmas Twilight Farmers’ Markets 
    Dubbed the most popular twilight farmers’ markets in the state, Mount Pleasant are putting on a dazzling spread of Christmas cheer. We’re talking free tastings, entertainment, local producers, and of course, Santa Claus. Get more information here.
  5. Sinclair’s Gully Winery, Sunset Session 
    Pack a picnic for this one and head to Sinclair’s Gully Winery for a warm evening under the candlebark gum trees. Delight in the black cockatoos soaring through the forest as the sun sets. The small cover charge will go to a great cause – the Sumatran Homeless Women and Children Projects. Find out more about this special night.


After all that wine, market wanderings and art admiring, you’re going to need a place close by to rest. With accommodation for every budget, from camping around Adelaide to luxury-lakeside cottages, the Hahndorf holiday accommodation is a great ‘home away from home’ for the weekend.

Stay with us this summer. You’ll never be short of ideas on what to do in the Adelaide Hills.

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