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…
Repair to the quasi-industrial Lobethal Bierhaus for some serious craft-brewed concoctions (the Red Truck Porter will put hairs on your chest).
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. You can buy nifty wooden kids' toy…
Behind an impressive 1852 flour mill in Birdwood, the National Motor Museum has a collection of 300-plus immaculate vintage, modern and classic cars (check out the DeLorean!) and motorcycles.
The modest Lobethal Bakery is a Hills institution, spawning franchises in other towns. Load up on Germanic biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties and takeaway soup in a cup.
Come September, a convoy of classic cars chugs its way up from Adelaide to Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills, crossing the finishing line at the National Motor Museum.
Dazzling Christmas lights festival, lighting up Lobethal's front yards. In December (naturally). Expect bumper-to-bumper traffic.