Attractions

Top Choice Brewery in Mt Barker

Prancing Pony

Prize-winning craft beers, burgers, platters, bar snacks and live troubadours all make an appearance at this funky beer shed, on the road out of Mt Barker heading for Hahndorf. Something other than a pub or a winery…
Viewpoint in Stirling Area

Mt Lofty Summit

From Cleland Wildlife Park you can bushwalk (2km) or drive up to Mt Lofty Summit (a surprising 727m), which has show-stopping views across Adelaide. Mt Lofty Summit Visitor Information Centre has info on local attra…
Winery in Gumeracha, Birdwood & Lobethal

Pike & Joyce

High on a hill behind Lenswood (itself behind Lobethal), Pike & Joyce is an architectural doozy, with rammed-earth walls, jaunty corrugated-iron roof pitches and mesmerising views over the vine-striped hillsides…
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 eye-popping ranks of rhododendron blooms. Fre…
Winery in Hahndorf

The Lane

Wow! What a cool building, and what a setting. Camera-conducive views and contemporary varietals (viognier, pinot grigio, pinot gris), plus an outstanding restaurant (book for lunch: two/three courses $59/70, servin…
Winery in Stirling Area

Deviation Road

Nothing deviant about the wines here: sublime pinot noir, substantial shiraz, zingy pinot gris and a very decent bubbly, too. Grab a cheese platter and wind down in the afternoon in the sun. Unpretentious and lovely…
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 …
Wildlife Reserve in Stirling Area

Cleland Wildlife Park

Within the steep Cleland Conservation Park, this place lets you interact with all kinds of Australian beasts. There are keeper talks and feeding sessions throughout the day, plus occasional Night Walks (adult/child …
Museum in Hahndorf

Hahndorf Academy

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

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Pick your own strawberries between November and April 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 an…