Day trips from the city of Adelaide, Australia will take you deep into the scenic Adelaide Hills, a mere 20 minute drive from the city centre. There are over 1,000 kilometres of walking trails, wineries, historic townships, wildlife sanctuaries, restaurants, traditional pubs and inviting coffee shops.
You’ll discover apple orchards, grazing sheep and locals playing cricket, Australian Rules football and much more.
The highest peak in the Hills is the appropriately named Mount Lofty Summit, rising 2,385 feet. From here you’ll be treated to a glorious vista of city and ocean. On a clear day you’ll see as far as Yorke Peninsula on the other side of Gulf St Vincent.
A taste of Germany
Hahndorf is Australia's oldest German settlement. The main street of this charming town is lined with private museums, craft shops, galleries, quaint coffee shops, delicatessens, German bakeries and a cellar door for a local winery.
Birdwood is home to Australia's largest collection of vintage, veteran and classic cars and motorcycles. Aldgate and Stirling are renowned for their glorious autumn season, when the rolling green hills turn into various shades of red, orange and yellow.
Cleland Wildlife Park allows you to see several native species in their natural habitat, including such as kangaroos and koalas, which have plenty of room to move in a free range setting. Warrawong Sanctuary is an area that has been returned to its natural environment to protect original flora and fauna. Sunrise and Sunset tours highlight the many nocturnal animals.