The Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Valley and the Southern Vales, Clare Valley and beyond are abundant with wineries, cafes, pubs and restaurants all with great food, wine, beer, coffee and cosy log fires. More often than not the days are mild and sunny.
Autumn is a favourite time of year. Perfect weather, food and wine festivals. Springtime we have the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, WOMAD and so much more! Always a perfect time to grab a convertible sports car for a day or three and enjoy.
The Adelaide Hills are jam packed full of places to see and things to do. Although you may well find that just driving one of our sports cars around the Hills is fun enough in itself.
There are literally dozens of wineries, restaurants, art galleries, villages, parks, walks and places to stay, dotted throughout the Hills and surrounding areas. The Adelaide Hills is increasingly winning recognition as a premier wine region, with at least a dozen cellar doors within half an hours drive of our place, and more than 50 listed in the Adelaide Hills Cellar Door Guide. Whether you have a single day, or 3 or 4, an open top tourer is the ideal way to get around.
We have amazing wine country to the North, in the Barossa and Clare valleys. Oh yes, and throughout the hills, and the Southern Vales, and the Coonawarra if you want to go further afield. Where there are vineyards of course there are cellar doors, and restaurants. And cafes. And art galleries, craft shops, roadside stalls….you might just want to drive where your fancy takes you. Or let's have a chat and we can let you in on some of our favourites. We can make sure you get the very best out of your visit.
Its easy to spend a day exploring Stirling, Crafers, and Mylor. These are English Villages the way English villages ought to be done. Quaint stone cottages, shady green trees, meandering lanes, all nestled amongst tight little hills and valleys, and always a delightful surprise around the next corner.
The South Coast with has surf beaches. We love Pt Elliot for a mix of surf and family friendly sand and sea, with a great fish and chip shop next to the Surf club. For rocky inlets, try Second Valley, and the protected lakes. Goolwa and Clayton are our favourites. A wonderful drive and a great place to spend a day or 3 or 4.
Hahndorf is a well established attraction for visitors to Adelaide, with a strong German flavour and history. Spend a couple of hours walking the main street before you settle into a local pub for a hearty lunch.
If you are into cars, like we are, you should call in to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood. Another perfect driving road through the hills and a great place for the enthusiast to spend a couple of hours.
The best thing you can do really is hop in the car and go for a drive. There are so many unique things to see and do while you tour though the Hills, you can’t really go wrong, its all good! Take a look here at the SA Tourism Commission'sRegional Guide to the Adelaide Hills