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The picturesque valleys and dappled lanes that criss-cross the Adelaide Hills have so much to offer. 

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard’s deck is the perfect spot for lunch or to host a private function dinner. 


Start at Hahndorf’s German Pantry (08 8388 7454) to pick up some traditional smallgoods, sauces and sweets, then tuck into flavour-packed fare crafted from produce within a 160-kilometre radius at Locavore ( in Stirling. If the weather’s good, enjoy a sunny afternoon in a beer garden that backs onto a babbling creek at The Bridgewater Inn (, or sample high-end menus on the three-tiered deck at Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard (, which overlooks vines and orchards.


Choose between lush fern-filled gullies, beautifully manicured picnic areas and dense bush as you walk through the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden ( Nearby Cleland Wildlife Park ( is home to roos, wombats and koalas, as well as rarer native species such as dingoes and Tassie devils. And don’t forget to ensure there’s time for a wine-tasting: Shaw + Smith ( and Tapanappa ( are two highlights of the region.


Bed down in Hahndorf at the Stables Inn Boutique Motel (08 8388 7988), or opt for high-end luxury at Mount Lofty House (, where every stay includes a bottle of sparkling and a guided tour of the grand sandstone manor that overlooks the Piccadilly Valley.

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