Have your photo taken holding a Koala, handfeed kangaroos and wander amongst Australian wildlife through the open space enclosures. Learn about native species by joining animal keepers as they feed lorikeets, Tasmanian Devils, Dingoes, water birds and other native animals during our daily feeding sessions. Guided day tours and night walks are also available (bookings essential).
Wildcard (annual membership)
Warrawong offers a unique opportunity to get amongst the Australian bush and wildlife in a protected habitat. With over 100 species of birds and many native mammals, Warrawong Wildlife Park is a great day out and an educational one. Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary was first established in 1969 when dairy land was revegetated with native trees and shrubs to attract native animals and birds. In 1982 the 35 acres was enclosed with feral-proof fencing. Once the fence was completed, the bird population flourished and the release of many native animals began. Today, Warrawong is home to 100 species of birds and many native mammals, most of which are nocturnal. Warrawong offers a unique opportunity to get amongst the Australian bush and wildlife in a protected habitat. This wildlife park in Adelaide is only 20 minutes from the city, so make a trip to Warrawong, one of your things to do! Warrawong means: water on the side of the hill, so don\\'t expect anything but a good incline to descend and come back up....
The Organic Market & Cafe in Stirling prides itself on bringing real food to real people. The Market is a one-stop shop for certified organic and biodynamic products, local and regional gourmet and wholefoods to cater for any recipe. You'll find fruits and vegetables, dairy products, confectionery, breads, meat and poultry, flours and grains, wines and beers, and much more. The Cafe is a food lovers delight. There's flavoursome, healthy food - some organic, some conventional, plus a simple, home cooked menu. The cafe has a vegetarian focus and caters for most dietary requirements, with a choice of dairy free, gluten free and sugar free products on the menu. This family-run business employs a wide range of local people - chefs, cake makers, growers, designers, mums, dads, and students. The Organic Market and Cafe is passionate about good healthy food, so drop in to discover what it's all about.
The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden overlooking the Piccadilly Valley features displays of cool temperate plants, which thrive on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty. Spring and autumn in the Garden are both magnificent, with stunning mass displays of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias and roses adding a splash of colour to the gardens. The sweet scented ATCO Heritage Rose Garden, featuring both modern and old-fashioned roses is particularly popular. Several picturesque walking trails take you up and down the gardens seven valleys, including the Fern Gully - home to one of the richest collections of ferns in Australia. The Bank SA Nature Trail is wonderful at all times of the year allowing visitors to experience the diversity of original plants in the Garden. A picnic lunch by the lakeside after an invigorating walk is just the thing for an enjoyable outing with family and friends. Please see website for further details.
A very small winery in the European mould established in 1982. The fine elegant wines, plus bigger bodied wines made for the second label, Galah, are available for tasting at the friendly and bucolic cellar door where the winemaker is often in attendance. Ashton Hills Vineyard lies just below the summit of Mount Lofty on a ridge top overlooking the Piccadilly Valley. The wines reflect the regions cool and humid climate and have fine flavours with a lingering finish. The cellar door opened in 1991. Specialising in dry white and red table wines and sparkling wines. Grapes grown include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.
The Sticky Rice Cooking School is an award winning Adelaide cooking school offering real hands-on cooking classes in cuisines such as Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Moroccan and Spanish. Ranked as a top six best food experience in all of Australia by the prestigious Weekend Australian newspaper's Travel and Indulgence section, this is a fantastic half day experience for all food lovers. Classes offer the opportunity to refine your skills under the tutelage of some of the finest chefs from around Australia and special celebrity chefs are scheduled at certain times of the year. Pound your own curry pastes in a mortar and pestle. Get a real handle on your wok. Learn the restaurant tips and discover a whole new set of ingredients. At the end of class you will dine in the ambient dining room on restaurant quality dishes accompanied by premium South Australian wines. Classes run all year and dates and times are available on the website. Private groups wishing to hold social or corporate team building events can have classes tailored to suit by arrangement. Corporate packages and full day/half day itineraries available. Fun competitions or group work formats optional.
Storison is a contemporary gift store that makes its home in the 1880 village blacksmith building in Hahndorf's main street. The thoughtfully selected products showcase contemporary Australian design, eco-friendly recycled creations and ethically sourced handcrafts from around the globe. The eclectic range includes jewellery, textiles, cards, world music, books and gifts with a little hint of the unconventional. Storison celebrates creativity, individuality and stylish innovation.
Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and feed kangaroos as they laze, wander wetlands, hold a koala, and surround yourself with over 130 species of Australian wildlife, all just 20 minutes from Adelaide. The award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park is one of South Australia's must-see attractions. Located in a beautiful natural bush land setting, Cleland offers visitor's many memorable opportunities to discover a large number of South Australia's captivating wildlife. Many animals are free-roaming in the 35-hectare park, creating wonderful impromptu opportunities to touch and interact with our native wildlife. You can even hold a koala and have this special experience captured with a souvenir photo (fees apply). Engaging interpretation, daily educational keeper talks, and self-guided discovery trails, all enhance the visitor's experience. Personal encounters with South Australian wildlife, combined with a licensed cafe and souvenir shop, ensure that Cleland has something for everyone.
People of all ages will enjoy the experience of a different world at the Louise Flierl Mission Museum. You will find a collection of artefacts, historic photographs and text from more than 100 years of history of the Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea and more recently, South East Asia. You will find the visit both fascinating and informative. The museum is located in the old St Pauls Lutheran Church building. The Museum is open by appointment and a donation is welcomed.
The Lane Vineyard is located in a most beautiful setting. The elevated Vineyard Restaurant enables diners to take in stunning views across the fields to the magnificent rolling hills as far as the eye can see. An alfresco dining area beckons in summer, in winter a wood fire invites you inside. The cellar door and restaurant is stylish and modern. Award winning chef James Brinklow has designed a menu that reflects fresh, regional seasonal produce. Diners can choose a taste, entree or main course size dish. The environmentally responsible small batch winery is one of the newest in Australia producing outstanding single vineyard wines. The Lane Vineyard is the perfect escape from the city, just 20 minutes and you can be a world away. Discover The Lane and you will unearth the secrets of single vineyard wines. Linger over a long lunch or take a tasting or tour.
Feel like a kid in a lolly shop at Humbugs of Hahndorf. Be tempted by a huge range of local and imported sweets including 30 varieties of original Hahndorf Fudge, made locally since 1998. You will find Dutch Licorice, German Chocolate, imported drinks, sugar free sweets, gluten free sweets and a huge range of Pick-n-Mix sweets and chocolates. We are located in the centre of Hahndorf opposite the German Arms Hotel, Humbugs selection of English, European, American and Australian sweets will definitely tempt your sweet tooth. Winner of SA Great Regional Awards 2007 - Tourism.
Manyara Vineyard is a small family vineyard located in Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills where the extended Lipman family concentrate on growing grapes of the highest quality. The vines are lovingly tended and carefully managed through hand pruning, shoot and bunch thinning to produce premium wines with distinctive fruit character. Wines available include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and the Manyara red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The 2011 Pinot Noir will be available early in 2012.
Barratt Wines, acclaimed for its award-winning specialty Pinot Noir, is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Piccadilly Valley; a premium grape-growing region of South Australia's Adelaide Hills. It sources grapes from two small vineyards (Uley and Bonython), to produce quality wines handcrafted to exacting standards. Adelaide Hills is very typically cool climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot are the varieties to flourish in this subregion.
Find handwoven textiles and tapestries produced on eight large looms are found at The Oakbank Weaver in the old cellars of Pike's historic Brewery. The weavers, Peter Stapleton and Mary Cassini, create their own patterns, which are fascinating to see emerging on the looms. The finished tapestries and textiles ranging from throw rugs to suit fabrics, upholstery, stoles and scarves can be purchased in the gallery located under the 1889 stone brew tower. Commissions are welcomed. The building is listed as a fine industrial example of Victorian architecture on the State Heritage Register. Entry is free for individuals. Groups are welcomed by prior arrangement.
The magic of chocolate blossoms and blooms at Just Bliss, a boutique chocolatier nestled in the Adelaide Hills. Just Bliss specialises in making exquisite hand crafted chocolates including truffles, pralines, chocolate almonds, rocky road and many more favourites. Our signature range is the Couture Collection, a beautifully decorated selection of artisan pralines made using premium couverture. With creamy ganache centres, there are many flavours to choose from in milk and dark couverture. Gelee Rouge - a raspberry burst of flavour, Caramel Salt - a new favourite, Chilli Lime Caramel - an intriguing cocktail, just to name a few of the chocolates to indulge. For gift giving or the ultimate self-indulgent treat, Just Bliss is a specialty chocolatier that will have you coming back for more.
Hahndorf Sweets can be found inside a quaint little cottage, nestled deep within the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Hahndorf Sweets is an 'old-fashioned' sweet shop, tastefully decorated with vintage posters that add to its charm. Step inside for "A Trip Down Memory Lane" and pause a moment to enjoy the smell that washes over you. Explore our little shop and find sweets from your childhood, gifts for your friends and an experience to remember. We have all of your favourite sweets and chocolates. While we have a range of lovely locally-made products, we also have a number of international lines to temp those who are searching for something from home. Try some of our delicious Hahndorf Fudge. You will be delighted by the range of sweets and the friendly service. And perhaps, while you are here, you will find the ideal gift to take home for your family and friends.
At Tumbeela Native Bushfoods you can walk among the fields of lemon myrtle trees and taste and smell Australian native bush food at its best. Come and pick your own, its a sensory experience like no other. Taste our mountain pepper berries or freshly picked riberries. A wide range of bush food products and gifts are on sale including our exquisite, nationally acclaimed lemon myrtle. A choice selection of bush food plants are also available for sale. The Tumbeela setting, featured in ABC television's Gardening Australia, is idyllic, nestled quietly in the Adelaide Hills south of Mount Lofty and five minutes from Hahndorf. Full tours are available for 6-20 people and small picking parties are welcome. Group tours by arrangement, organise your own party and arrange a time to visit, seniors, social clubs, chefs and educational groups - all welcome.
The Hahndorf Academy is a regional centre for the arts and heritage set in the historic town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Based in a charming 150-year-old building, the Academy incorporates galleries, a migration museum, artist's studios, art classes and a retail gallery. A vibrant arts scene, a community passionate about its town, its history and a grand old building - together these elements combine to create the Hahndorf Academy: a regional centre for the arts and heritage.
Health and wellness centres have become a modern necessity in our hectic lives. Hahndorf Creek Day Spa is the ideal place to completely unwind and to rediscover yourself in tranquil surroundings where you will be fully pampered in five star style. Located less than two kilometres from Hahndorf township and only 25 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide on eight beautiful acres overlooking the Onkaparinga River valley and the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Hahndorf Creek is a health-centred day spa. We offer a unique, holistic experience, more than just 'skin-deep' therapy. Our treatments are designed to reflect your individual needs and address the mind-body connection. We aim to balance the body, unblock the flow of energy and enhance wellbeing with therapies such as massage, holistic beauty treatments, hydrotherapy, and naturopathy. All prices available on application.
One Planet Cellars is a boutique cellar door nestled in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, on the main street of Hahndorf. The stone cottage cellar door, built in 1845, is a stunning representation of old world meets new. Rustic, intimate and relaxed. One Planet Cellar is perfect for tasting and experiencing the premium wines on offer. Visitors will taste the world class regional wines of Rockbare and Alta Vineyards, along with the environmentally friendly One Planet range. Peruse the array of stunning books, organic giftware and gourmet produce for sale, enjoy fresh Lavazza coffee with locally made cakes and muffins or sit and relax with a glass of wine and one of our provincially inspired food platters. We love happy days chatting with friends, sipping fine wine in the sunshine and feasting on cheese made by greedy goats... so why not join us?
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this beautifully presented nine-hole golf course located just off the main Onkaparinga Road at Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills. Our club has a membership of close to 270 and we provide a program of organised competitions and social functions. Casual players can hire all the necessary equipment if required. The clubhouse has bar facilities and offers group catering. The course is ideal for the recreational golfer: it is a comfortable 30 minute drive from Adelaide, is easily traversed, has no bunkers and is irrigated throughout the summer. There are nine holes and the men's par is 68, with a course length of 5315 metres; for women, the par is 72 and the course length, 5176 metres. Please note a dress code applies.
Maximilian's has been an Adelaide Hills icon since 1976. Cosy, romantic corners near big open fires, vineyard views, private rooms and a lush Beer Garden. Maximilian's menu is unique. Max's Austrian, Swiss and French influenced cuisine, with classics such as Prawns Florentine, Chateaubriand and his signature Toffee Strawberries highlight a menu spanning three decades. The cellar door is open for tastings of Maximilian's own estate grown wines , which will satisfy the most discerning connoisseur. "For a day out you'll never forget, book a spectacular helicopter luncheon flight from the city to Maximilian's "
Shaw and Smith Winery are situated on 46 hectares on Jones Road between Balhannah and Hahndorf and overlooks a four hectare dam with stunning views of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The winery, built for the 2000 vintage is a contemporary design and houses Shaw and Smith's production, marketing and administration. You are encouraged to purchase a tasting flight of four different wines from the Shaw and Smith range complemented by a specially chosen cheese plate at a cost of AUD15.00 per person. Each tasting flight comes with its own tasting mat allowing you to learn the secrets of the wine while you sip away on the terrace or in the cooler months, on the lounge by the fire. Wines are also available by the glass from AUD6.00 or by the bottle.
Hahndorf Hill Winery specialises in exciting new-wave wines, including Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankish. It also hosts ChocoVino tastings - an experience based on the concept of terroir, where fine wines are matched with the world's most exclusive chocolate. A small fee applies for this experience and bookings are recommended. The cellar door offers sensational views and has won numerous regional tourism awards. This is certainly one cellar door you'll be reluctant to leave!
Located in beautiful Hahndorf the Megan Jones Riding School and Trail Rides is nestled amongst Megan's own personal training facility at Kirby Park Stud. Conveniently located only 25 minutes from the Adelaide central business district the Megan Jones Riding School awaits you. With qualified instructors all directed by Megan Jones, the riding school welcomes all levels. With lessons catering for the first time rider through to advanced riders wishing to improve their skills, the Megan Jones Riding School has the program for you. Services include group or private lessons; school holidays 'own your own pony workshops', trail rides and corporate team building. Trail rides are available throughout the 100 acre property. Contact us for prices or special booking times as we understand that some people have special requirements and we are only happy to help.
Somerled is an elegant, welcoming family-owned cellar door located on Hahndorf's Main Street. We'll show you through a guided 'Once around the Track' tasting of our five super premium wines. Winemaker Rob, whose history includes 30 years in senior winemaking roles with Penfolds and Wynn's, is often in residence at the Cellar Door to talk you through the range and personally par for you. Rob's wife Heather and daughter Lucy are also two constants behind the counter at the Cellar Door. Ask for Heather's roasted almonds - or sit under the vines and enjoy Heather's Spanish Platter with a glass of wine. Somerled is the name of the bay gelding that was ridden to victory at the local Oakbank Picnic Races in 1908, by Rob's grandfather Stephen Bowd.
Discover the delightful village of Oakbank on this heritage walk. There are more than 40 sites for you to explore, all with numbered plaques, which are detailed in a brochure available from local businesses and the Adelaide Hills Council, Woodside. You can enjoy the walk at any time, which may take up to an hour to complete. Founded in 1840 by James Johnston of Campbelltown, Scotland, Oakbank was named after an area near Glasgow. James and his brother established their Oakbank Brewery in 1843. The original building is on the bank of the Onkaparinga River and you can buy wines and soft drinks there. See the Oakbank Racecourse, established in 1874 where thousands of people still come each year for the Easter Racing Carnival and Pike's historic Brewery founded by Henry Pike in 1886, see the heritage-listed brew tower and workshops now home to the Oakbank Weaver.
Come to Beerenberg Strawberry Farm and pick your own delicious strawberries during South Australia's strawberry season from October to May. See the Jam Kitchen. See the historic old half timbered barn constructed in the 1840s. Our farm shop is open seven days a week all year round except Christmas Day. Beerenberg sits at the eastern end of the main street of Hahndorf, among the beautiful scenery perpetuated by the paintings of Sir Hans Heysen. The Paech family continues a horticultural tradition which began in 1839. Beerenberg kitchens produce jams, pickles, chutneys, mustards, marinades and sauces to old Hahndorf recipes.
Discover the Adelaide Hills' most unique and intimate wineries and cellar doors in Australia's most beautiful and vibrant wine region. Take the breathtaking climb from Adelaide. In just 20 minutes from the city centre, you are here and feeling it. Use all of your senses to get in touch with what beats at the heart of this region - our wines and our winemakers. The climate, which coolly nurtures the vines, provides fruit of fresh, clean and unforgettable flavour. Meander your way along our boutique wine trail. Why not pack a picnic and head for Sinclair's Gully, enjoy the vistas while seeking out those hidden treasures. Enjoy chatting with the winemakers, while tasting their passion in each unique handcrafted wine. An experience never to be forgotten...
Situated in the Mount Lofty Ranges with splendid views to the coast and surrounding hills, the Mount Osmond Golf Club ranks as one of the most picturesque in South Australia. The licensed clubhouse is a popular venue for weddings, seminars, lunches and dinners and private functions. The professional's shop stocks an excellent range of golfing equipment at very competitive prices. Managed by head professional Ian Pritchard, Ian has an excellent reputation as a tutor for both novice golfers and touring professionals. Facilities include, 18 holes on a par 70 courses, an Australian course rating of 69, with a length of 5,692 metres.
Greenhills of Aldgate is a charming shop situated in the picturesque hills township of Aldgate. It is a great place to browse and you never know what you will find. We stock a large range of needlework supplies including the unique sepia tapestries by Hills Tapestry Design. We also sell small antiques and collectables, giftware (including a selection of Italian jewellery and masks) and Howard's furniture polishes and finishes. Several of the lines we stock are not available anywhere else in Australia. We are situated in the arcade off the main street directly opposite the cafe. Our staff are friendly and helpful and will make your shopping experience a pleasure.
Mount Lofty Golf Club is one of the most picturesque golf courses in South Australia. An 18 Hole, Par 67, the course is shorter than some, resulting in the inclusion of six par three holes, but the layout places a premium on accuracy. The combination of challenging course, stunning environment and comfortable facilities makes the golfing experience at Mount Lofty Golf Club a truly memorable one. Only 20 minutes from the Adelaide central business district, Mount Lofty Golf Club is a popular venue for conference delegates, social and corporate golf days and of course the keen golfer. The fully equipped Pro-Shop and resident Professional can satisfy all of your golfing needs.
Discover the wild side of wine... Black cockatoos at dusk. Wildflower walks in spring. A towering candlebark forest. Just breathtaking... Come and uncork conservation today at the hills' only eco-certified multi-awarded winery and cellar door. Enjoy a taste, a glass, or bottle of award-winning wines with a platter of regional produce, while relaxing under the towering candlebark gums in the Adelaide Hills, only 20 minutes from the city. Friday night Twilight Tastings, where you have the opportunity to watch the black cockatoos fly to their nesting hollows at dusk, while enjoying some fine wine and company during summer, are a must. Sinclair's Gully offers a unique and intimate experience for wine lovers, bush walkers, and bird watchers.
The boutique Arranmore Vineyard is situated on Rangeview Road, Carey Gully in the heart of South Australia's picturesque Adelaide Hills super-premium wine region. We have three central varieties: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. All our wines are made using traditional hands-on techniques in our tiny manual winery and we have a cellar door area for tastings.
The five acre vineyard is on a high easterly slope. The altitude varies from 1,790 to 1,870 feet above sea level; only about 500 feet lower than Mount Lofty Summit. The views from the vineyard are magnificent, extending in the east over the Onkaparinga Valley to the summit of Mount Barker.
Deviation Road Winery produces exciting cool climate wines from mature vineyard resources in the Adelaide Hills. Owners Hamish and Kate Laurie continue a five generation winemaking tradition. Devoted to the high altitude sites of the Adelaide Hills and with Kate's French oenology training, the wines they produce are at once traditional and contemporary.
With a fiery passion to create premium bottle fermented and aged sparkling together with textual aromatic whites that can genuinely cellar, their signature style is focussed, textural, restrained and balanced. At Deviation Road every sip reveals a little of the mystery; a taste of the terroir, a glimpse at the season, a hint of the science and a wink to the heritage that crafts its existence.
Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, the Deviation Road experience combines a spectacular garden setting with a sophisticated wine menu that showcases the Laurie's commitment to cool climate viticulture. Surrounded by heritage listed bush land, the cellar door and vineyard celebrates the very best of the Adelaide Hills.
In chic boutique style, Verdun Park Wines specialise in producing a limited quantity of premium, elegant, cool climate Adelaide Hills wine each vintage. Taste the commitment in our small and exclusive parcels of Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Shiraz.
Tickle your palate and tempt your taste buds with a wine flight, enjoy a glass or share a bottle with friends beside the garden and vineyard.
Cellar Door Opening is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February from 12pm to 5pm and then on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of every month.
Elegance in a glass.
Nepenthe was described by Homer in the Odyssey as an Egyptian herbal drink so powerful that it eases grief and banishes sorrow from the mind.
A quick 25 minute drive from the centre of Adelaide and you will arrive at Nepenthe's Cellar Door. A great location, spectacular vineyard with awesome views, a fun and relaxed atmosphere with out of this world wines - and the odd surprise!
All current release wines are available for tasting plus a limited release or two. Nepenthe Cellar Door is open every day except Christmas and New Years Day.
Amphora Wine Group is one of Australia's leading wholesale and bulk wine producers. Based at the historic Stonyfell winery in the Adelaide foot hills, Amphora delivers high quality, value for money Australian wines through cellar door sales, domestic (Australian) wholesale clients and international export clients.
Amphora offers clients a wide range of specifically designed wine varieties, styles and packages using their broad vineyard winery, packaging and design network in the heart of Australia’s wine growing home, South Australia.
Amphora provides their extensive client network with a broad range of purchasing options, offering everything from a single bottle at cellar door to a bulk shipment of over 100,000 litres.
Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door is located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, home to some of South Australia’s finest food and wine. Now we welcome you to our home, Johnston Oakbank new Cellar Door. Taste award-winning wines and enjoy our delightful food platters in a place that has been our home for over 170 years. No visit to the Adelaide Hills is complete without a stopover at the Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door.
Experience fine Adelaide Hills Wines, delightful food platters, a wonderful variety of local produce and taste our famous, full flavoured cordials and the history of an iconic South Australian company, since 1839.
ChocoVino is a gourmet chocolate and wine matching experience held at the boutique Hahndorf Hill Winery in the Adelaide Hills.
A selection of the world's most acclaimed chocolate is paired with the cool-climate wines from Hahndorf Hill in a fun and informative experience based on the concept of terroir.
Relax in the beautiful, glass-enclosed tasting room overlooking the vines and embark on a journey of discovery exploring the synergies between fine wine and single-origin chocolate. Find out why CNN rated ChocoVino as one of its 'Top 10 global adventures for chocoholics'.
You'll enjoy new taste sensations and are sure to learn something new and interesting about chocolate and wine.
ChocoVino is run seven days a week (public holidays excluded) at the Hahndorf Hill cellar door. A charge applies and bookings are recommended, especially on weekends. For more details, visit the Hahndorf Hill Winery website.