Things to do in Hahndorf

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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

1. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

Embark on a guided tour to the historic village of Hahndorf and Barossa valley from Adelaide. Immerse yourself into the culture of the area with guided winery visits, wine tastings, and lunch. After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Your first stop will be at Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Up next, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard. With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

2. Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

Depart your city hotel for an afternoon tour of the Adelaide Hills. Drive along North Terrace - Adelaide’s cultural precinct - on the way to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

3. Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

Join this full-day small-group tour featuring some of Adelaide's finest experiences, including a visit to the German settlement town of Hahndorf and two wine tastings. Pickup is available from selected locations around Adelaide CBD. Your tour starts with a city highlights tour. As you get your bearings, learn about Adelaide's history and gain some insider secrets from your tour guide, the must-dos, the places to visit, and the best restaurants at which to enjoy Adelaide's finest food. Traveling out of the city, the tour takes you to visit the iconic Adelaide Oval (events permitting). Then, head through picturesque North Adelaide, scattered with stunning Federation architecture and lavish homes.  Be sure to have your camera ready because the next stop is a spectacular view of Adelaide from the summit of Mount Lofty. From Mount Lofty, it's on to Hahndorf. The German settlement of Hahndorf is an absolute delight. With its abundance of boutique shops and eateries, there's plenty to explore as you enjoy 2 hours of free time to do whatever you please. Meet the bus back at Bus Stop 54 on the main street of Hahndorf. Climb back on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy the short but scenic drive through the heart of the beautiful Adelaide Hills en route to the iconic wine-tasting region of McLaren Vale. Once you arrive at McLaren Vale the first stop is the stunning Chapel Hill Winery. Have your taste buds primed and your camera poised as your host at Chapel Hill tantalizes you with a wonderful wine tasting experience at their picturesque cellar door. From Chapel Hill, you'll wind through the stunning countryside, with grapevines and sea views as you head to the next winery, the quaint Shingleback Winery.  This Wine tasting is really relaxed and you'll get to enjoy a structured tasting of Shinglebacks finest wines. If you're peckish, you can purchase a cheeseboard to enjoy with your wine. Now the tour heads back towards Adelaide along the scenic route. Gaze out at the Adelaide coastline as you journey towards the final destination of the day, Adelaide's beautiful seaside suburb of Glenelg.  There are two options here. Either take a 20-minute stroll to check the place out and hop back on board or stay and make your own way back on the tram.

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

4. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

The Ultimate Day Tour of Adelaide and Hahndorf

5. The Ultimate Day Tour of Adelaide and Hahndorf

Your driver/guide will introduce you to this delightful city, which is surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, and the Australian National Wine Centre, where you will have free time to explore the Wine Discovery Journey Museum. Pass Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval. After a lunch break (not included), enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, and check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

6. Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

Experience the best of Adelaide on a half-day tour. This tour covers some of the top spots around the city before heading to Mt. Lofty and then onto Hahndorf. In Adelaide you'll see the St. Peter's Cathedral, the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, the University of Adelaide, the South Australia Museum, Art Gallery, and State Library, and the world-famous Adelaide Oval. Discovering further, you will encounter the Colonel Light's Lookout, Plane Tree Drive, Victoria Square, and more. Once you've finished exploring the city, the tour heads to Mt. Lofty Lookout to give you a birds-eye view of the city before heading to Hahndorf. Once in Hahndorf you will have free time to taste food and wine, explore the art galleries, shop, and wander the streets of Australia's first German settlement. Your tour will then drop you back to your tour's start point.

Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

7. Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

Create your dream tour of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding areas and visit only the sights that interest you the most. Together with up to 3 other guests, travel through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, and Clare Valley wine regions. Discover the best South Australia has to offer from your expert guide/driver. Visit both iconic and boutique wineries as well as local attractions including Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving settlement. Choose which wineries to visit based on your individual tastes, or alternatively opt out of visiting wineries and simply admire the best sights and attractions in the area.

The Lane Vineyard: Gathering Experience

8. The Lane Vineyard: Gathering Experience

Take a seat and enjoy a miniature wine tasting that showcases the harmony between The Lane Vineyard's estate wines and restaurant menu. Discover the flagship Estate range thoughtfully paired with amuse-bouche by the chef. Take in the views of the Mount Lofty Ranges as you enjoy wine and the beautiful estate.

Adelaide: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Guided Tour with Lunch

9. Adelaide: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour with pickup from select hotels in Adelaide aboard an air-conditioned bus. Explore the streets of the oldest surviving German village in Hahndorf and delight your senses with visits to the Woodside Cheese Cellar, Melba’s Chocolate Factory, and wine tastings at 2 Cellar doors.  Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable bus and relax on the drive into the hills. Capture pictures of stunning views of the city from the Mt. Lofty Lookout. Visit the Woodside Cheese Cellar to taste award winning cow and goat cheeses. Tickle your sweet tooth at Melba’s Chocolate Factory. Taste cool climate wines at two Adelaide Hills wineries while learning about the region and it’s history. Sit down to a hardy German-influenced lunch in Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German town.  Take ample free time to explore many boutique shops, galleries, museums, and cafes in Hahndorf before delighting in the extensive range of jams, chutneys, and sauces at the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. Relax on the journey back to your meeting point in Adelaide as you pass some of the picturesque villages of the Adelaide Hills.

The Lane Vineyard: Winemaker's Experience

10. The Lane Vineyard: Winemaker's Experience

Go behind the scenes in a state-of-the-art winery for a crash course in winemaking with expert winemakers. Enjoy an interactive experience, going through the art of winemaking before being unleashed to create a personal master blend! After bottling a masterpiece, indulge in an immersive sensory experience that captures the best of The Lane Vineyard - Gathering Experience. Step in to a world of single vineyard excellence with a curated flight of Estate and Heritage wines carefully paired with creations from the chef.

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What people are saying about Hahndorf

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 277 reviews

This tour was fabulous from beginning to end and is thoroughly recommended. Craig, our tour guide and driver, was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his home city of Adelaide. We learnt so much from him. He was fantastic! Continuing our journey from Adelaide, we went into the hills and after stopping for a panoramic view of Adelaide and surrounds from Mt Lofty Summit we were driven to beautiful Hahndorf where we had plenty of time to wander around the shops and eat and drink. Then on to McLaren Vale where we were taken to two vineyards for wonderful wine tastings and the scenery along the way was stunning! Our final stop was the coast, at Glenelg.

Thomas is great! He is fun, knowledgeable and talkative - everything you want in a tour guide. Many times he veered off the well beaten path to show us something special that would just be missed usually. He also had tons of fun stories that make the day fly by. Thanks Thomas!

Great trip and loved Hahndorf although shame about the rain. Lunch was lovely and the wine tasting enjoyable. Guide gave good information and jokes got better as day went on.

The day was amazing. Our guide Geri was incredible and it was her first day. We had a fabulous fun crew to do our tour with.

A great overview of Adelaide and the surrounding area. Craig was very helpful!