Located only 20 minutes from the city of Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills region provides a wonderfully relaxing holiday destination full of truly memorable experiences.

Crafers is one of the oldest towns in the region and close by Stirling is home to some of South Australia’s most beautiful manors.

Aldgate retains its historic feel and Bridgewater provides a pleasant village retreat with European gardens.

Don’t miss the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary at Mylor, and stop in to see Echunga a once important gold fossicking area.

Stroll the thriving community of Meadows, or wander Macclesfield and discover its old village feeling. Then head to Mount Barker, known as the retail hub of the Adelaide Hills.

Nairne, the oldest township in the region is home to the famous Heritage Murals, and Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.

Balhannah is a pleasant wine tasting village, with Oakbank the site of the biggest picnic race meeting in the southern hemisphere close by.

Stop by the popular town of Woodside, or continue to Birdwood and visit the popular National Motor Museum, or see the famed 18-metre high Giant Rocking Horse at Gumeracha.

Lobethal is a favourite Christmas destination for travellers and don’t forget to stop by Norton Summit, a town surrounded by apple and cherry orchards.

For a relaxed holiday filled with history and experiences you will never forget, visit Adelaide Hills.

See the trip planner to plan your trip in this region.

Pictured Top: Melba’s Chocolate and Confectionery Factory. Credit: Chris Otto; SATC

Pictured Below: Child Feeding a Kangaroo. Credit: Adam Bruzzone; SATC