Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Adelaide Hills
The hills are alive with food, wine and breathtaking vistas.
Get to know your inner foodie and luxury accommodation in Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills are one of South Australia’s greatest glories, lying within the shield of cool, green hills that ring its outer suburbs. In half an hour you can pass from Adelaide's CBD up into a unique hilltop world of wine, food, historic landscapes and luxury Adelaide Hills accommodation.
Start your Adelaide Hills getaway with the big picture by driving up to the Mt Lofty summit and its nearby Botanic Gardens. From up here, there is a superb vista of the Adelaide plain and its lush undulating hills. In autumn the gardens come alive with a dazzling display of thrilling colours. But the real reason to visit the Adelaide Hills is to explore the lanes, villages, farm gates and wineries that dot its scenic landscape. Few cities can boast one of the world’s great producers of gourmet food and drink right on their outskirts.
Your journey to a favourite winery from your Adelaide Hills accommodation is sure to take you past an organic market, foodie cafes, a stuffed second-hand bookshop or buildings quietly brimming with the region’s history. The pretty little town of Stirling has all this and you can pop over to Bridgewater and its famous mill for lunch and photography.
German immigrants seeking religious freedom settled Hahndorf in the 1800s. They created a graceful village, which today retains its European charm with bakeries, restaurants, pubs and shopping. Here ‘cookoo’ clocks are for sale; there a glass of German beer and a bratwurst sausage; and over there more local arts, crafts and gifts.
The Hills are dotted with charming little hamlets: Balhannah has a boutique chocolate shop that you visit at your peril (nothing banishes a cold and wintry day like one of their frothy hot chocolates); Callington is a perfectly preserved 19th-century mining town that is listed on the National Estate; and Oakbank is home to Johnston’s Oakbank Brewery, which was established in 1843 and today offers cordials and soft drinks. The boutique accommodation in Adelaide Hills is sure to charm as well, which you can find easily thanks to our handpicked collection.
The local wildlife is on display at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary near Stirling. This is South Australia’s only wild, fully protected sanctuary and, with free entry, spotting kangaroos, koalas, potoroos and bird life is a double bonus. As you meander through the Hills, drop some coins in a farm gate box and help yourself to fresh local produce. The Hills are Adelaide’s fruit and vegetable basket served with a side platter of cheeses, wines and gourmet goodies. Look out for chalkboard signs offering local delights.
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