Adelaide and the Hills

Hahndorf, the Barossa Valley and Adelaide: Beer, wine and high spirits.

Our long stay in Adelaide and the surrounding regions was full of problem solving, city exploring and relaxing with a good tipple or three.


This isn’t the first time we’ve visited the Adelaide area, but we nonetheless had such a good time exploring it anew!

Adelaide is of course beautiful. It’s a modern city that oozes a uniquely laidback culture, topped off by the gorgeous river running through its small and walkable CBD. We love it here.

This time though, we started from where Adelaide-ians go to chill out: Hahndorf.

A sweet little German village, its full of quaint beer gardens and bespoke shopping.

Typically, we did our washing before walking into town to drink litre jugs of beer while people watching the afternoon away.

The next morning was the first of many in the Garden City.

We spent a week in the South Australian capital catching up on Christmas shopping, wandering Adelaide’s streets and parks, finalising uni work, and most importantly, getting the car tuned.

After the tuning we went from burning around 20 litres per hundred kilometres, to more like 13, a definite improvement!

While we had heaps to do in Adelaide, we managed to put a day aside to visit to Barossa Valley with TrailHopper. We’d visited McLaren Vale with the same company a while ago and had a fantastic day, and our trip to the Barossa was no different.

The idea behind TrailHopper is inspired. it’s similar to that of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, but more personalised so you can enjoy the are the way you want to without having to rely on a private or designated driver. We thoroughly recommend them if you’re a wino like we both are!

Having spent the day in the Barossa, we decided to spend a night there on our way out of Adelaide.

We stayed at a fantastic donation camp site on the Greenock Oval and walked into the town from there.

The local pub, it turns out, has an incredible beer garden and allowed us to have Captain off leash there while we enjoyed Westend draught and The Barossa Cider Company’s cider (both vegan BTW).

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