For the October long weekend, we spent three days roadtripping around the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsular. We we so impressed by the beautiful countryside, rugged coastlines, delicious food and spectacular wines.
We spent three nights in a quaint bed and breakfast in Hahndorf – an original German settlement about a 30 minute drive east of Adelaide. From Hahndorf, the Adelaide Hills district is easily accessible. We spent time doing some walks – notably the Mt Lofty walk – a 8km round trip down and back, which was strenuous to say the least, but the view from the top was amazing. We sampled wine, ate great food with some amazing backdrops and just enjoyed the undulating green landscapes.
From Adelaide airport, we hired a car and drove south east along the M1 motorway. All towns are signposted at the respective exits.
We stayed at Amble Over Bed and Breakfast. Located just of the main road in Hahndorf, it’s within easy walking distance of all amenities, yet still quiet. The apartment was clean and spacious, with a beautiful view onto the paddocks behind. Rates start at about $220 per night for the apartment and breakfast.
Lunch at Hahndorf Hill winery – lovely platters of various pates and cheeses enjoyed with great wine and a lovely view from your table. Platters start at around $20 per person.
Our favourite wineries in the Adelaide Hills were Mount Lofty Ranges (who do a lovely 2012 Pinot Noir) and Somerled in Hahndorf town, who have a beautiful selection of delicate cool climate wines.