“I can’t believe it’s March already. Where did the last two months go?”

That seems to be the consensus these days. We all feel like time is flying. But instead of feeling down that summer is nearly over, make the most of what’s left with last minute getaways.

Set aside a couple of weekends this month to dedicate to enjoying long summer days, because the weather is certainly still on our side. If you’re budget-conscious, one of the best places to explore is the Adelaide Hills – because you’ve got a natural playground that doesn’t cost a thing.

Go cycling & hiking

Pack your bikes and drive to the start of one of our picturesque cycling trails. There are plenty to choose from and this resource will give you a snapshot of popular rides. Cycling is a great way to experience the rich, varied hill-scapes we call home.

Pick a trail with a grassed area or park along the way to enjoy a pre-packed picnic.

Go camping

You’ll find some of South Australia’s best camping spots in the Hills – perfect for budget holidays. And for the Mums reading this, we have good news for you. You don’t have to sacrifice looking good while you get out into nature. At the BIG4 Hahndorf Resort, you can wake up to birds chirping and fresh Hills air, then have a shower and post your mandatory ‘home for the weekend’ Instagram shot (to entice your girlfriends to join your family).

You can either pitch a tent or tow your caravan. Bring the pooch along, too. See why this is the best Adelaide Hills camping spot, according to South Australia Tourism. Take a look at your ‘home’. It’ll challenge your assumptions that camping has to be uncomfortable. Think glamping, without that exorbitant nightly cost.

Ready for a discount holiday weekend adventure this Saturday? Check our availability for last minute trips.

Go to the farm

No adventure in the Adelaide Hills is finished without a visit to a farm. If you love strawberries, pick fresh batches at Beerenberg Farm. Prefer cherries? Head to Stella Creek Cherry Orchard, Old Coralinga Cherries or Lennane Orchards.

Hahndorf Farm Barn is unmissable if you have young kids. Heck, there’s no age limit when it comes to cute animals. If you appreciate flowers and gardens, take a trip to nearby Littlewood Agapanthus Farm.

Pack your overalls and sync with the Hill’s natural rhythm, if only for a weekend, with these last-minute activity holiday ideas.

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