There’s a lot of things that make the Adelaide Hills one of South Australia’s most visited regions. It doesn’t matter what season it is, there’s an undeniable Hills charm, all year round.
Just 20 minutes from the city, this short drive takes you to what feels like another country. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the wine regions of France, a quaint German village or beautiful hiking trails in the Swiss foothills. The Adelaide Hills is known for its stunning natural landscapes, its famous food and wine scene, and laid-back ‘country’ lifestyle.
Experience the magic of the colourful, falling leaves of autumn or winter’s heavy rainfall blanketing the lush greenery. There’s the striking blooms in spring, which make hiking even more picturesque, and of course, summer’s outdoorsy vibe.
If you love wine, you might have to visit in summer and winter. Nothing says ‘Adelaide Hills’ more than a glass of local red, cosied up by the crackling fire. But then there’s the vineyards with a decked outdoor area. You won’t be able to order a glass of white quick enough.
The Hills celebrates the great outdoors. And with some of the most beautiful landscapes, there’s no wonder why. Spend the morning hiking Mount Lofty, explore the plantations in Kuitpo Forest, follow the trails at Morialta Conservation Park or plan a picnic near one of the many lakes (like Stirling’s Woorabinda Lake).
If you love wildlife, you’re going to have a field day here. The Hills are home to some of South Australia’s best known wildlife. They flock (and hop and walk) to our conservation parks, numerous walking trails and spectacular gardens. The amazing flora, fauna and animal life make your day trips even more exciting.
We can’t end a list of things to do in Adelaide Hills without mentioning shopping. Three words: Adelaide Hills markets. Chances are, if you drive around to the different towns you’ll stumble upon buzzing weekend markets. But if you’d like to plan your day around them, don’t miss the Stirling Markets.
After all this adventure, come back to a place that’s comfortably luxurious. Wake up with nature to scenic all-encompassing Hills views. Make a plan for your weekend or ask us about the top things to do in the Adelaide Hills. Hint hint: Take an Adelaide Hills scenic drive.
Do the Hills, your way.