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Things to do

in the Adelaide Hills

Walk & Ride

Hit the trails and explore the great outdoors of the Adelaide Hills. Trailblazers of all levels are able to head off on a tangent to explore eucalypt forests brimming with animal and bird life, or traverse the Adelaide Hills terrain with some of the more advanced treks. If cycling is your thing, then saddle up your trike because there are an abundance of mountain and road bike tracks and trails from ‘mild to wild’ just waiting to be explored.



  • Heysen Trail

  • Yurrebila Trail

  • Pioneer Womens Trail

  • Mawson Trail

  • Stirling Walking Trails



  • Amy Gillet Bikeway

  • Eagle on the Hill

  • Norton Summit Hill Climb

  • Fox Creek Trails

  • Mawson Bike Trail

Eat & Drink

The Adelaide Hills fertile farmland, clean air, and pristine vineyards ensure lots for foodies and wine lovers to get excited about. From farmer’s markets and local eateries, from cheap and cheerful pubs to high-end bars and restaurants. Whet your whistle and see why the Adelaide Hills is home to some of Australia’s leading cool climate wines as well as premium hand crafted beers and farmhouse ciders.



  • The Crafers Hotel

  • Jimmies

  • The Summertown Aristologist

  • Uraidla Pub

  • Lost in a Forest

  • Brid Coffee Shop

  • The Lane

  • Pike and Joyce



  • Tappanappa

  • Deviation Road

  • Barrat Wines

  • Ashton Hills

  • Greenhill Wines

  • Petaluma

  • CRFT Wines

  • Prancing Pony Brewery

  • Wotton Family Wines


Take your time strolling through parks and historic gardens where a kaleidoscope of blooms and foliage await all year round. It’s a scenic haven of ponds, rock walls, creeks and a breath-taking array of native flora and fauna. Meander through markets and laneways where fresh produce, vibrant art displays and hidden gems are to be found.

  • Mt Lofty Summit

  • Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

  • Cleland National Park

  • Belair National Park

  • Cleland Wildlife Park

  • Morialta Conservation Park

  • Stirling Markets


CultureIndulge in the Adelaide Hills arts and culture scene in venues across the region.

See everything from contemporary works by local and national Australian artists to classic pieces by Hans Heysen at The Cedars. Visit independent galleries and artist-run spaces to talk to the artists and get the inside story on the Adelaide Hills arts scene.

  • The Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail

  • The Cedars in Hahndorf, home of Sir Hans Heysen

  • The Hahndorf Academy

  • Top of Torrens Gallery, Birdwood

  • National Motor Museum, Birdwood

  • The Oakbank Weaver

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