Nature Reserve in Stirling Area

Cleland Conservation Park

Clambering up the slopes from the foothills to Mt Lofty, this conservation park has some steep bushwalking trails through tall eucalyptus forest and cool gullies. Inside the park, the fab Cleland Wildlife Park lets …
Gardens in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

From Mt Lofty, truck south 1.5km to the cool-climate slopes of the botanic garden. Nature trails wind past a lake, exotic temperate plants, native stringybark forest and bodacious rhododendron blooms. Free guided wa…
Market in Stirling Area

Stirling Markets

This lively market takes over oak-lined Druids Ave in Stirling: much plant-life, busking, pies, cakes and Hills knick-knackery (not many druids…).
in Mylor

Warrawong Sanctuary

The going concern in leafy Mylor is Warrawong Sanctuary, 3km from town – a feral-free private wildlife sanctuary with a cafe and accommodation. Take a self-guided walk, check out a wildlife show (adult/child/family …
Museum in Hahndorf

Hahndorf Academy

This 1857 building houses an art gallery with rotating exhibitions and original sketches by Sir Hans Heysen, the famed landscape artist and Hahndorf homeboy (ask about tours of his nearby former studio, The Cedars).…
Historic Site in Hahndorf


You'll see more than 300 of Sir Hans' original doodles on a tour through his studio and house, 2km northwest of town.
Farm in Hahndorf

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Pick your own strawberries between November and May from this famous, family-run farm, also big-noted for its myriad jams, chutneys and sauces. Last entry for picking 4.15pm; open til 8.30pm Fridays in December and …
Chocolate in Oakbank & Woodside

Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery Factory

Stock up on rocky road, scorched almonds and appallingly realistic chocolate cow pats.
Cheese in Oakbank & Woodside

Woodside Cheese Wrights

A passionate and unpretentious gem producing classic, artisan and experimental cheeses (soft styles a speciality) from locally grazing sheep and cows.
Monument in Gumeracha, Birdwood & Lobethal

Big Rocking Horse

Gumeracha's main attraction is climbing the 18.3m-high Big Rocking Horse, which doesn't actually rock, but is unusually tasteful as far as Australia's 'big' tourist attractions go.