Welcome to Hahndorf

That said, Hahndorf is undeniably pretty, with Teutonic sandstone architecture, European trees, and flowers overflowing from half wine barrels. And it is interesting: Australia's oldest surviving German settlement (1839), founded by 50 Lutheran families fleeing religious persecution in Prussia. Hahndorf was placed under martial law during WWI, and its name changed to 'Ambleside' (renamed Hahndorf in 1935). It's also slowly becoming less kitsch, more cool: there are a few good cafes here now, and on a sunny day the main street is positively pumping.

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$104.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lyndoch Heritage Walk, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaStop at Lyndoch Bakery to buy morning tea (own expense)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWine Tastings. Time to explore the Jam Factory and surroundsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Wolf Blass, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaTour of winery with tastings of Wolf Blass and Penfolds Wine. 2 Course Lunch is served here.Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At: Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaStop in the town of Hahndorf and explore this old German SettlementDuration: 1 hour

$122.86 Day Trips & Excursions

Adelaide City, Barossa Valley, and Hahndorf Sightseeing Tour

Day 1: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours)Get to know Australia's 'festival city' on a full morning coach tour of the city surrounds, with the option of including a river cruise and a visit to Adelaide Zoo to meet the giant pandas. You’ll visit the North Terrace with its mix of historic and modern buildings and uncover the city’s past through its memorials, statues and plaques.Take a stroll along Rundle Mall, Australia’s first shopping street mall, see Colonel Light’s Lookout, named after the founder and town planner of Adelaide, then head to the beach and the quaint town of Glenelg.No trip to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates (closed on Sunday). Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while sampling the region’s finest milk and dark chocolates.If you take the option to cruise the Torrens River, enjoy a 40-minute journey on the city’s beloved ferry service, the Popeye, first launched in 1935. The cruise takes in views of the city center from the water, and stops at the Adelaide Zoo, where you also have the option of meeting the giant pandas! Wang Wang and Funi are the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia. Visit the state-of-the-art exhibit to learn more about pandas and how they survive in the forests of China today.Day Two: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour (8 hours, must be taken within seven days)Combine the German flavors of Hahndorf and the fine wines of the Barossa Valley on your day trip from Adelaide. Leaving Adelaide, the day trip takes you through the leafy green Adelaide Hills, only 30 minutes away from the city yet so far removed from the big-city bustle.Stretch your legs at Lyndoch, the gateway to the Barossa Valley and enjoy morning tea (included). Next, you’ll continue through the old mill town of Woodside before visiting two Barossa Valley vineyards to sample the region’s fine wines. Lunch is served at Keaslers Winery restaurant, where you can sample more Barossa Valley wines and gourmet regional produce.End your day with coffee or tea and a German streusel (own expense) in the tranquil German settlement of Hahndorf, filled with the atmosphere and aromas of old Bavaria, before returning to the city.

$51.92 Tours & Sightseeing

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with River Cruise Option

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: North Terrace, Adelaide, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaNorth TerracePass By: Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaDriver ThroughStop At: Hahndorf Sweets, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaEnjoy morning tea at Hahndorf Inn or a flight of German Beers. There is plenty of time to explore this old German settlement set in the Adelaide HillsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Beerenberg Farm, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaStop for shopping and tastings of local produceDuration: 20 minutes

$43.15 Tours & Sightseeing

Small-Group Adelaide City Sightseeing with Handorf Tour

After morning pickup at your Adelaide hotel, travel by comfortable minicoach with a knowledgeable guide through Adelaide to take in the highlights of Australia’s fifth largest city. Drive towards the North Terrace along King William Street as your guide points out the governor’s residence and other significant landmarks. Take in views of the River Torrens and pass the Adelaide Zoo and cultural institutions such as the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and South Australian Museum. Then journey Our day trips to Hahndorf are an excellent and unique way to see one of South Australia’s most beautiful heritage sites, along with stellar views of the city that you will treasure for a long time. Our tour around the city starts as we cruise the boulevard of North Terrace and King William Street. Views of the picturesque River Torrens can be seen as we continue on past Adelaide Zoo and journey through North Adelaide, learning about its colonial history and viewing the beautiful heritage architecture. We then head towards the picturesque Adelaide hills while on the lookout for Koalas and Kangaroos as we climb steadily towards the summit of Mount Lofty.   As the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, Mounty Lofty summit offers amazing and panoramic views of the city and definitely provides a photographic opportunity not to be missed! Hahndorf is our last stop of the day, the oldest remaining German settlement in Australia. Your guide shares informative commentary about Hahndorf’s history as you motor along the quaint streets. Have time to stroll down the main street to browse the shops and cafés. Afterward, your coach returns you to Adelaide’s Victoria Square where your tour ends in the early afternoon.  We return to Adelaide city at approximately 12:45pm, however for those who would prefer to spend a little more time in Hahndorf there is the option to leave the tour and return to Adelaide on the public bus.

$127.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Small-Group Tour from Adelaide

After meeting your guide at your centrally located Adelaide CBD or Glenelg Hotels, travel approximately 30-minutes towards Mt Lofty. Here you can stand at the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and look back east to the city of Adelaide.Your first stop will be at Woodside Cheese for a delicious cheese tasting. Enjoy some of Adelaide’s finest cheeses as you savor the taste of Woodside’s incredible cheeses. Make sure to taste their award winning cow and goat milk cheese.For those with a sweet tooth, Melba’s Chocolate Factory is sure to please you. Here you’ll see the array of delicious chocolate and candy and have the opportunity to purchase any treats before heading to your first wine tasting.Small group tour - Minimum 2 - Maximum 8 ppl.Next, visit two of Adelaide Hills popular wineries where you will discover the history of the area as well as get the opportunity to taste some of their delicious wines.Now that you’ve worked up and appetite, you’re sure to enjoy your 2-course pub lunch with a complimentary beer or wine in the German town of Hahndorf. You’ll then have approximately 45-minutes to explore the historical town on your own before heading to Beerenberg Strawberry Farm.Famous for their homemade jams, jellies and dessert sauces, Beerenberg Strawberry Farm offers a range of incredible flavors and unique products you won’t find anywhere else. Here, you can also purchase any of the goods on offer to take home with you.Your next stop will be your final winery for the day where you will enjoy another delicious wine tasting before making your way back to your Adelaide CBD Hotel.

$108.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Adelaide Hills Day Trip Including 3-Hour Murray River Luncheon Cruise

Depart Adelaide’s suburbs traveling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills en route to Australia’s biggest river – The Mighty Murray.Take a scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills, maybe spotting a koala along the way. Arrive at Wharf Road, Murray Bridge at 10:45 am for 11:00 am departure on Captain Proud for a 3 hour cruise with two course lunch. On arrival to the river township of Murray Bridge board the Paddle Wheeler ‘Captain Proud’ and depart for your 3-hour cruise, relaxing as your Captain provides an interesting commentary on the river system including Aboriginal folklore.While you journey on the river, relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings as you indulge in your 2-course lunch taking in the peaceful tranquility of the river red gums while spotting galahs, cockatoos, pelicans and kangaroos.Return to the Wharf after the cruise at approximately 2pm and head towards the historic town of Hahndorf for a city tour. Return to your hotel at approximately 5:30pm.