[ July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016. ]
Winter Reds Weekend – Take the family to the Adelaide Hills to warm up with good food and wine
Fancy a relaxed afternoon with the family eating delicious food, accompanied by great wine? Head to the Adelaide Hills for the Annual Winter Reds Weekend. Shrug off your jacket. Shake your scarf free. Close the door against the […]
[ July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016. ]
Lost in a Forest Wood Oven Pizza Place and Wine Lounge, Uraidla
If you are looking for warmth, fresh, wood-oven baked pizza and a relaxed atmosphere, take a little drive up Greenhill Rd to the newly opened Lost in a Forest Wood Oven Pizza Place and Wine Lounge in the quiet town of Uraidla. Lost in a Forest […]
A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Woodside to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team. From the tollgate (the start of the South Eastern […]
[ April 27, 2016; 12:00 am; ]
Piccadilly Kitchen | Piccadilly | Review
In Autumn, the beautiful Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens are no secret to tourists and locals alike who flock here to view the stunning autumn colours and meander through the gorgeous gardens.
There is, however, a little local café which pops up on Piccadilly Rd every Friday from 8:30am until 4pm […]
[ April 25, 2016; 11:00 pm; ]
The Cedars | Hahndorf | Review
Just on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Hahndorf, is The Cedars, which was the home of the prominent and prolific artist, Hans Heysen, his wife, Sallie and their eight children. Heysen had a passion for conservation, which is evident in his Australian landscapes and in The Cedars, set […]
[ April 30, 2016 10:00 am to May 1, 2016 10:00 am. ]
Don’t miss your chance to pick your own apples in the Adelaide Hills this year!
Only for 1 weekend, two orchards in the premium apple growing district of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills are opening their gates for you to pick your own apples on Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May 2016. What a great […]
[ April 16, 2016; ]
You’re invited to Cleland’s 49th birthday party!
Head up to Cleland Wildlife Park for a day packed with special birthday activities this Saturday 16 April. The perfect way to kick off the school holidays, the fun starts at 9.30am and keeps going until they close at 5pm.
The first 200 children will receive a free bag of animal feed […]
Red Cacao Chocolate Shop and Café Review
Within the quiet, leafy village of Stirling is a chocolate shop and café worthy of its status as one of the best in South Australia. It is tucked away just off the main street but has easy access to ample parking.
Marcus Booth-Remmers is the chocolatier and founder of “Red […]
[ December 3, 2016 to December 4, 2016. ]
ObstaSplash is Australia’s largest fully inflatable obstacle course!
What is ObstaSplash?
ObstaSplash is an all new Australian grown and operated 5km inflatable obstacle course suitable for all levels (ages 13 upwards). This is an untimed event with the emphasis on fun. The course is best completed with your mates for the ultimate laugh, and for extra giggles why […]
[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Elevate and celebrate the heart of the Hills
The Elevate Festival is a fabulous, free, family-friendly celebration of community taking place on Saturday 27 February at Federation Park, Gumeracha from 4-8pm. Festival goers will enjoy live music, entertainment, food and a number of free community workshops throughout the evening.
The Elevate Festival’s focus is on sustaining our […]
[ February 5, 2016; 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Come along for a beautiful summer evening at Wittunga Botanic Garden, soaking in live music, food and good times with family and friends!
Wittunga Under Stars is an annual event put on by the Blackwood Lions Club, allowing for a fun night out surrounded by uniquely Australian Hakeas and Banksias to diverse South African Ericas and stunning […]
[ April 1, 2016; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
A bush dance like no other… A Bridgewater bush bash!
It goes back a long way in the Hills you know. A place to kick up your heels. It started from when the Hills were wild and the legend of the Tiersmen was made. Runaway sailors, rustlers, convicts freed or fleeing, bullockies, even bushrangers – a […]
[ February 7, 2016; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Lobethal Sports Club will be hosting a Summer Sunday Session.
Put the date in your diary and don’t miss this fabulous event.
The Lobethal Oval will be the site of a relaxed and enjoyable winery-style atmosphere.
Wine will be sold exclusively by one of Adelaide Hill’s fabulous wineries. Full bar facilities. Amazing food available for purchase and cheese […]
[ December 29, 2015; 10:00 am; December 30, 2015; 2:00 am; ]
Rare Corpse Flower to bloom for first time in SA?
In a South Australian first, one of the world’s largest flowers – known for a stench likened to rotting flesh – looks likely to bloom at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the next fortnight.
The Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) – found in the rainforests of Sumatra – […]
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg or picking appples […]
There has never been a better time to visit Cleland Wildlife Park. With limited enclosures and the ability to get up close to some of South Australia’s most iconic animals, there are hours of fun for the whole family.
Cleland is a great place to bring a picnic or have a barbecue and spend the whole […]
[ December 13, 2015; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Golding Wines are squeezing one more Paella Day in before the end of the year because they have been so popular this year!
They will be firing up the wood-oven & big pans with La Dolce Vita to bring you delicious pizza & paella featuring beautiful fresh South Australian produce for a classic Golding Sunday Session. Live music […]
[ November 8, 2015; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Obstacool is an exciting initiative to keep kids healthy by doing what they love. Jumping, climbing, crawling through some awesome Obstacle Courses.
Obstacool is a kid’s obstacle course for boys and girls aged 5-12 and has fun elements such as climbing, crawling, jumping and bouncing along its course. Obstacles include walls, net crawls, balancing, and a run […]
Stirling Laneways brings a fresh burst of colour to monthly market Sundays.
Follow your feet through the lanes and side-streets to discover artists and entertainers mingled between our local traders and pop-up stalls.
Tin Lids Lane, is a small section of the market set aside just for kids who want to hold their own market stalls. Stalls […]
“Toddler space and big kids too”
a review by Catherine Leo
Steamroller Park is a very popular playground near the entrance to Stirling’s main street after you exit the freeway. The fully-fenced playground is part of a larger, leafy corner park with a rotunda, park benches and BBQs. There’s also plenty of shops and cafes to grab […]
[ October 24, 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The Mount Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair is a major fundraising activity for Mount Barker Waldorf School each year.
A strong tradition at Mount Barker Waldorf School is that the Mount Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair is organised by the parents of the school as a way of giving something back to the community.
There is a […]
[ August 30, 2015; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
If you haven’t been up to Deviation Road Winery for one of their DR Sunday sessions you are missing out on a beautiful Adelaide Hills afternoon. Deviation Road enjoys a stunning setting with views over the vineyard, gorgeous gardens and is only five minutes from Stirling.
Every few weeks on a Sunday afternoon, the cellar doors […]
Editor’s Note (17 April 2016): Sadly we have had reports that the fairy garden has been vandalised and much of it has been destroyed.
Have you headed up to Bridgewater lately? In a little corner of the Adelaide Hills you’ll find a sprinkle of fairy magic. For the past few months a fairy garden has been growing […]
[ November 22, 2015; ]
The Picnic at Marble Hill is an annual wine and food event held on the grounds of Marble Hill, the historic Governors’ summer residence that was nearly razed to the ground in bushfires in 1955.
The Picnic began five years ago when a local winemaker saw an opportunity to highlight the renaissance of a unique region, […]
Hidden up in Lobethal this nostalgic find is worth heading to the hills for.
Walking through the doors is a step-back in time; the slot cars, arcade games, skill testers, friendly owners; and it seems that “kids these days” are just as into it as we used to be (or secretly still are!).
The prices are happily […]