Fun things to do with your family in the Adelaide Hills

Lush parks and tadpole-filled creeks, animal farms and big backyards. The Adelaide Hills is the great Australian dream. The white picket fence, the kids and pets, and the space. And it’s only 30 minutes from the state’s capital city, so the city lifestyle is easily within reach.

Date:

02-Jan-2018

Category:

Lifestyle

Author:

Amanda Smith

Fun things to do with your family in the Adelaide Hills

Lush parks and tadpole-filled creeks, animal farms and big backyards. The Adelaide Hills is the great Australian dream. The white picket fence, the kids and pets, and the space. And it’s only 30 minutes from the state’s capital city, so the city lifestyle is easily within reach.

For families, the Hills are the perfect place to drop roots. Kids need space to grow, to run, to be free. The Hills give you this freedom, as well as a tight-knit community. Oh, and we can’t talk about the Hills without mentioning the wine. Right, ladies?

Life in the Adelaide Hills can be as busy or relaxing as you’d like. To fill up those weekends, here’s a few fun family activities.

Mount Lofty & Cleland

Lace up your boots and get those endorphins pumping through your body, with a hike up Mount Lofty. You can follow the shorter track, especially if your kids are younger. Treat your family to a nice lunch at the restaurant before taking a short drive over to Cleland Wildlife Park. If it’s a sunny day or autumn, you can’t miss the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Experience the magic of autumn in the Hills.

Strawberry picking

Hahndorf’s Beerenberg is an oldie but a goodie. Kids love to take control and show their parents what they can do. One of the most popular family activities in the Hills is strawberry picking. This farm is situated on the outskirts of tourist town, Hahndorf, and there’s plenty of things to do in town after you’ve got your hands dirty. There’s animal farms, markets and dozens of restaurants.

Take a drive… with no destination

Long Sunday drives are made for the Hills. The best way to see this gorgeous region is exploring by car, and playing it by ear. Want beaches and wineries? You can go via Strathalbyn and onto the beautiful coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Prefer leafy views? Take a drive through Aldgate, Stirling, Crafers and onto Belair. For those rustic, cute country vibes, head up through Gumeracha, Birdwood, Mount Pleasant and Williamstown. Visit the Big Rocking Horse and National Motor Museum.

There’s so much to see and do in the Hills. If you’d like more information about life in the Hills, talk to us.

The Pope Nitschke team has helped hundreds of families build their life in the Adelaide Hills. No other team know the Hills like we do.

Start imagining… waking up to that fresh Hills’ air.