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Visit The Adelaide Hills • Our Region

Adelaide Hills Activities & Excursions

From the hills. To the sea.

Adelaide, the state’s capital, is only 20 minutes away and inspires with its appealing mix of artistic lifestyle and vibrant subculture. From internationally renowned festivals, emerging designer markets, an exceptional stadium, and a buzzing bar scene, Adelaide has earned its place as one of the world’s most liveable and enticing cities.

And whether you prefer to come close to our spectacular wildlife, shop for national and global designer items, undertake a serious hike through the hills or just chill at a white sandy beach, we have it all. And so close.

Beautiful Beaches

South Australia is the country’s unsung hero for spectacular, pristine beaches. 

From city beaches that offer a vibrant mix of piers, cafés and restaurants like Henley Beach and Glenelg, to drive-on beaches with great surf like Sellicks Beach and Moana to the romantic, hidden stretches of Port Willunga and Middleton beach, there is a beach for every taste.

We recommend taking a scenic drive and beach-hopping your way along the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline.

Markets & Shopping

From artisan produce to handcrafted homewares, Adelaide offers a plethora of markets, boutiques, bazaars and galleries with something for everyone.

Nearby you will find the Stirling markets on the 4th Sunday of each month and the Uraidla markets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

If you’re after a buzzing atmosphere and beautiful fresh produce, the Adelaide Central Food Markets is the largest undercover produce market in the southern hemisphere.

Further afield, meet the local producers at the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Willunga farmers’ markets.

Visit Jam Factory for the very best in craft and design. Browse the stunning handcrafted ceramics and glassware and see artists in action with live glass blowing.

Historical Hahndorf

Being known Australia wide as the oldest German settlement on the continent, Hahndorf has so much more to offer that cute German heritage shops, steins and sausages.

The tree-lined main street invites you to stroll along, peeking into small artistic shops, local artisan and cellar doors and lots of cafes and restaurants.

Highlights include the art gallery & history museum, Udder Delights cheese cellar, The Haus winery and the Christkindlmarkt (during Christmas time).

Country Experiences Adelaide Hills

Automobile & train experiences

For the motor enthusiasts. Why not enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime luxury supercar driving experience through the Adelaide Hills to the Barossa Valley with Prancing Horse.

The Bend is a state of the art, world-class motorsport facility that delivers an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike.

From the stately to the absurd, from the hand-built to the mass-produced, visit the Birdwood Motor Museum to see an impressive collection of Australian road history. 

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan travels from Adelaide to Uluru and through to Darwin.

Golf Courses

Golfers will love Mount Osmond Golf Club with its breathtaking views across the city, and the serene golf clubs of Stirling and Blackwood

For a city feel choose the North Adelaide golfing range or head down to the ocean and play one of the two 18-hole championship golf courses of Grange Golf Club.


"Mount Lofty House forms the gateway to South Australia's incredible wine regions, and with everything so close, I can also go hiking or swimming in the ocean, all in one day!"


January, 2019

"We felt expected, truly valued and pampered and went into ecstasies over the meal at Hardys Verandah."

Cate & Nick

January 2019

"It was magical to explore and taste the Adelaide Hills. We cannot wait to come back as there is so much more still on our list."

Jane & Peter

December 2018

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