How to spend a day at Adelaide Hills?

Travel to a land with crisp air, cool temperatures, vast valleys, and beautiful scenery. The Adelaide Hills lies east of Adelaide and is only a short drive to the stunning site. Within the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Adelaide Hills are famous for its wine, culture, and natural beauty.

The History of Adelaide Hills

Before the European settlement, the Hills were partly owned to the Kaurna Aborigines and partly to the Peramangk tribe. Due to this collective area, the Hills were vacant often. In 1836, the introduction of the Europeans settlers in South Australia began. At first, the area was a haven for those on the fringe of society, such as young runaways, bushrangers, and fugitives. Introducing vineyards started in 1836, the area growing in wine success quickly. The first gift of Australian wine to an English monarch done in 1843 and was made in the Adelaide Hills.

What to do there

The rolling hills are filled with an array of activities, suitable for the whole family. Here are just a few to choose from!

Wineries

The rolling hills are bursting with delicious wineries and restaurants. All offering unique varieties of wines created from the rich nutrient soil of the valley. There are many renowned wineries such as Penfolds, Hahndorf Hill, and Nepenthe Wines. Enjoy a white, red, or rose as you marvel at the lush greenery surrounding you. If you are visiting at the right time, you might even get to see the Adelaide Hill’s wine festival, held every year where all cellars celebrate this area’s fantastic wine.

Handorf

This German-inspired town of Handorf was founded back in the 19th century by a group of Lutheran settlers. The architecture and tree-lined streets of the town are European inspired, with historic buildings and squares around since the birth of the town. Visit the charming shops, restaurants, and beauty of the area. Either to wander through the galleries or museums, try the local craft beer, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape.

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm is a beloved family-owned farm, the dream of this farm starting almost 200 years ago. The family of George and Anna Paech left their home Prussia to adventure to South Australia! The family quickly got to work, using the hill’s rich soil to grow the perfect fruit and vegetables. In 1970, the family produced strawberries, turning their family farm into one of the top tourist destinations of the Adelaide Hills. The farm is not just famous for their strawberry’s delicious taste, but for how they are picked. By you! The fun activity of allows visitors to enter the strawberry fields and pick their very own strawberry punnet. Easy to remember tips from the staff make sure tourists pick the best choice of fruit offered, and to care for the fruit to keep in the best form after leaving the farm. After filling up your cars with strawberries, be sure to visit the farm shop. Consisting of several homemade products, such jams, spreads, chutneys and more. Enjoy this fun-filled day for the whole family.

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