What a perfect time to visit the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Leaves are starting to change colour, it’s cooling down but not too much yet and the food and wine is second to none. Here’s a few ideas for people living in South Australia to do this Easter weekend or for those further afield, to put on your wish lists.
There is so much to see and do in the Adelaide Hills at this time of year. Start your trip early and you may encounter a foggy morning, spectacular in its eeriness. From Adelaide take the South Eastern Freeway and exit at the Hahndorf turnoff, turning left to meet up with the Onkaparinga Valley Road. The road will take you through the towns of Verdun, Balhannah, Oakbank and Woodside. Here you can stop at one of the many bakeries or cafes in the region for a fine coffee and a savoury or sweet treat.
My top tips of what to see are: Living by design in Balhannah, an iconic shop for locals looking for classic and sumptuous furniture, beautiful decorating pieces, kitchenware and stylish clothing. Then continue on a little further and you will find the The Olde Apple Shed where you can stock up on a variety of apples, juice, big hearty apple pies and more. In Oakbank there are wide open spaces and green farms that lend themselves to great photos.
Stop in at the old Johnston Brewery and pick up some old fashioned cordials (good old sarsaparilla) and enjoy some wine tasting. Continue reading