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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$105.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

After pickup at your hotel in Adelaide or the Central Bus Station, step aboard your air-conditioned coach and meet your knowledgeable guide. Start with a drive along a scenic route that follows the River Torrens and winds through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Pass Kangaroo Creek Reservoir and Millbrooke Reservoir, which provide water to Adelaide, then continue through quaint Williamstown, the southern gateway to the Barossa Valley. Stop after about an hour on the road at Seppeltsfield Winery. Established in 1851, the winery includes more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards with shiraz and grenache grapes, the traditional grapes cultivated in the Barossa. We head to a multiple award winning wine at Wolf Blass. You will learn the art of winemaking on a guided tour and have a tutored wine tasting of their Gold Label and their Black Label wines. Wolf Blass is where you will indulge on a 2 course lunch along with an exclusive preview of Penfolds wine tasting. Hop back on your coach to travel to Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills that is the oldest remaining German settlement in Australia. Stroll under 100-year-old elm and plane trees on the main street and take in the quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms of the town. On your return to Adelaide, pass through the lush Adelaide Hills and villages such as Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. After an 8-hour tour, your guide returns you to your Adelaide hotel in the early evening.

$123.59 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.

$52.23 Tours & Sightseeing

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with River Cruise Option

Your tour will start at Pop-eye jetty, board your comfortable air-conditioned coach for a comprehensive coach tour of Adelaide’s highlights. Your knowledgeable local guide provides informative commentary about the sights you pass on your 4-hour tour. Start in Chinatown where pagoda-style roofs, red lanterns, restaurants and grocery stores are found along Moonta Street, which is marked by a traditional Chinese archway with lion statues. Then swing by the Central Market, the hub of Adelaide’s food scene with hundreds of farmers and specialty shops that provide everything from fresh fruits and veggies to seafood and locally-sourced meats. Continue to nearby Victoria Square, the heart of the city with many of the South Australia’s most significant historic and modern civic buildings. See St Francis Xavier Cathedral and drive along the grand boulevard King William Street, where the governor’s residence is located along with other important landmarks. Motor down trendy Hutt Street as you head out to North and East Terraces, where cultural institutions like the South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens are found. Drive through the tree-lined suburbs as your coach climbs to the top of the Mt Lofty Ranges for spectacular views over Adelaide, from Glenelg to the Gulf St Vincent. Then follow the road to Hahndorf, passing the charming villages of Crafers, Stirling and Aldgate along the way.When you reach Hahndorf, the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia, your guide explains the history of the town as you drive through the quaint streets to the Hahndorf Inn, where you have about two hours to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea and time on your own to explore the town. Afterward, your coach returns you to your Adelaide hotel to end your tour. Tour and River Cruise (one hour):Begin your tour by hopping on board the iconic Pop-eye boat for a leisurely cruise along the River Torrens. The round-trip cruise departs from Elder Park and glides along the water to the Adelaide Zoo before returning to the landing. Along the way, your captain shares informative commentary about the many landmarks and points of interest located on the river. Look for wildlife including pelicans, Pacific black ducks, Australian wood ducks, black swans, ibis, egrets and herons. Pass under a number of beautiful bridges and get the chance to see some of their features up close. Take in public art and sculptures that dot the grounds of Linear Park, a popular city park that runs along the River Torrens. The river cruise is a great way to enjoy the quieter side of Adelaide and experience the river at the heart of the city. Next, head towards the rotunda (near the jetty in Elder Park) where you will have approximately 20-25-minutes before your bus arrives and your Adelaide highlights tour begins.

$43.40 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.

$128.74 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.

$109.61 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.