Top things to do in Hahndorf

Top Choice Cafe in Hahndorf

Seasonal Garden Cafe

Swimming against Hahndorf's mainstream currents – although slightly less earthy than it was, in its snappy new shopfront – this zero-waste cafe is adorned with wreaths, piles of pumpkins and strings of chubby chilli…
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…
Cafe in Hahndorf

Udder Delights

This udderly delightful cheese cellar/cafe serves salads, tarts, pies, soups, cakes, generous cheese platters, funky fondue ($49 for two people) and the best coffee this side of Stirling. Free cheese tastings, too.
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…
Bistro in Hahndorf


Haus brings some urban hip to the Hills. Rustic-style pizzas are laden with local smallgoods, and the wine list is huge (lots of Hills drops). Also on offer are baguettes, pasta, burgers, salads and quiches. Prop yo…
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…
Winery in Hahndorf

Shaw & Smith

Picture-perfect Mt Lofty Ranges and lake views almost steal the show at this mod winery, run by two cousins. Outstanding chardonnays and sauvignon blancs, holding hands with grand shiraz. If you buy a bottle they'll…
Food in Hahndorf

Buzz Honey

In Mt Barker's industrial backblocks, Buzz Honey has been generating quite a buzz of late, selling superb Adelaide Hills honey from its nondescript shopfront. Learn about the process, taste some, then buy some to go…
Pub Food in Hahndorf

Hahndorf Inn

This handsome, two-storey Hills pub (1863) serves a dizzying array of heart-clogging cheese kranskys, Vienna sausages, sauerkraut, apple strudels and sundry authentic German meat dishes. A kid-friendly buzz and no p…
Winery in Hahndorf

Nepenthe Wines

Homer described nepenthe as a potion to ease grief and banish sorrow from the mind. Accordingly, Nepenthe Wines bring great happiness, especially the semillon, chardonnay and (somewhat surprisingly for the Hills) ca…