Adelaide Hills in South Australia is an area of Australia that is mainly popular with people who love good wine, good food, and good chocolate. Winery tours are very popular, and there are also some nice walks in the area – if people would like to walk off all the calories they took in during a wine and food tour.
How to get there
If you don't have a car, your only option to get to cities and villages in the Adelaide Hills is to take a bus.
How to get around
The Adelaide Hills are not the easiest place to travel in if you do not have your own car or motorbike. And even if you have a car, the windy roads and the signs that are often rather confusing, will not make navigation that easy. Even the locals sometimes have problems – and that's bad news for visitors. If you would like to go to wineries, then the best solution would be to go on one of the organised bus tours that Gobananas can organise for groups.
A speciality of the region – Food, wine, and chocolate
The Adelaide Hills are a great place to visit if you enjoy good food and good drinks. You will be able to visit wineries and local food producers. There are plenty of organic food producers, and the restaurants and cafes in the Adelaide Hills usually have a very good menu. You certainly will find some of the best foods and wines there.
The sights and activities you shouldn't miss
Mount Lofty Lookout: You can actually get a bus to a lookout at the highest point in the area (712 meters). Mount Lofty offers you great views of the area, and there's also a visitor information centre and a restaurant.
Mount Lofty botanical gardens: While you are at Mount Lofty, you might as well visit the beautiful botanical gardens.
Winery Tour: As the Adelaide Hills have plenty of wineries, small ones and big cooperative ones, it would be a pity if you did not go on one of the winery tours (or go on your own, but you have been warned about the navigation!).
Hahndorf: This village is quite famous in the area, as it is the oldest German settlement in Australia. This means that you will find plenty of German goodies there – and also traditional German bakeries. Apart from that, there are also good wineries, a farm park which is a nice place for families, and you can even pick your own berries at the berry farm. (depending on the time of the year).