This is the place that has inspired generations of artists. The place that legendary painter Sir Hans Heysen called home. One visit to the Adelaide Hills and you'll see why this place fueled the creative fires of so many artists. The picturesque farmlands and charming villages of the Adelaide Hills look like they were meant to be painted.
Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide's central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city.
Lose yourself among the local craft shops and bakeries of villages like Stirling, Hahndorf and Lobethal. Or go for a drive into the countryside and buy freshly picked fruit and vegetables from a roadside stall.
Enjoy the changing scenery on one of our scenic drives, or pack a picnic and while away an afternoon in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Learn about Australia’s native wildlife at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary or see if you can spot the first car you owned at the National Motor Museum, or admire the stunning panoramic views of Adelaide from Mount Lofty Summit. Pull on the walking boots and explore the Mount Lofty Ranges on the Yurrebilla Trail, or enjoy a round of golf at one of the many public golf courses.
Australia’s premier cool climate wine region, the Adelaide Hills, is well known around the world for its quality wines. Arguably Australia’s purest and most desirable sauvignon blanc lives in the Hills. But crisp sparkling wine, exciting and complex chardonnay and the most sensual of all wines, pinot noir, will tempt visitors. Seek out enticing examples of shiraz, riesling and cabernet sauvignon along with new varieties of pinot gris, viognier, nebbiolo and zinfandel. At last count there were 33 cellar doors including Chain of Ponds, Hahndorf Hill Winery, Longview Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and Shaw & Smith – just to name a few!
With good wine comes great food, and there's certainly no shortage of either in the Adelaide Hills. The steep hillsides and valleys of the region are lined with vineyards, orchards and market gardens, and its towns are home to some of Australia's most innovative food producers and restaurants.
There’s so much to do in the Adelaide Hills, you’ll need to stay a few days.
Caravan & Camping
For a full listing of Caravan & Tourist Parks in Adelaide and surrounds, see here.
Belair National Park Caravan Park
Upper Sturt Road, Belair SA 5052
Phone: 08 8278 3540
Mount Barker Caravan & Tourist Park
40 Cameron Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
Phone: 08 8391 0384
Find Out More
The Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide offers plenty of information and inspiration for visitors. From accomodation to attractions, use this guide to plan your Adelaide Hills experience. download a copy.
See us at www.visitadelaidehills.com.au