Regional Tourism Guide for Adelaide Hills
South Australia  
Trails + Tipples
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Fancy a date with nature? April marks the start of trek season so it’s time to celebrate with your trail-obsessed tribe and explore one of Adelaide’s most beautiful suburb to hills walks. This experience takes us along a gorgeous section of the Yurebilla Trail, starting in Morialta Conservation Park and up the hill to Norton Summit and straight to the Ten Miles East cellar door. After filling up with goodness we head back down the hill to round-out a 15km loop.

What’s included in our 4-hour Trails + Tipples wellness experience:

- 3-hour return trail walk from Morialta Conversation Park.
- Tasting flight of Ten Miles East wines and glass of your favourite
- An intro on how Ten Miles East wine is made
- Plant-based grazing platter with fresh local produce
- Goodie bag with Scull kombucha and Roasted On granola
- Sunscreen and water
- Laid-back tunes to chill to
- 4-hours to switch-off and connect with nature
- 10% off your Ten Miles East wine purchase at cellar door

Trails + Tipples is tailored for small groups of 10 or less. Questions? Contact us or see our FAQs.
Easter at Melba's!
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Melba's Chocolates Easter Weekend.
Open ALL Easter long weekend, inc. Good Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

Join the Melba's team as they celebrate all things delicious over the Easter long weekend.

Bring the kids for a weekend of festivities. Stock up on your Melba's Easter favourites and discover our factory and all its happenings.

There's free entry and fun for the whole family, with activities including...
- Free face painting & balloon creations, 12pm to 4.30pm;
- Colouring-in competition;
- Silvio Apponyi's LIVE Giant carving display (Good Friday only, 10am to 4.30pm);
- Product demonstrations by the Melba's Team, and;
- Maxine's Baked Potatoes, with vegetarian options available.

Silvio Apponyi, award winning Adelaide Hills sculptor will be back at Melba's this Good Friday, from 10am to 4.30pm. Visit us and watch as he creates an array of Easter characters using a chainsaw and axe.

For more information visit the Melba's Chocolates Facebook page, or website.
Mollydooker Long Lunch , Oakbank Easter Carnival
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
A premium long lunch in the Mollydooker marquee at the Oakbank Easter Carnival.
Lunch package is from 12pm - 5pm and includes:
•Starter, mains with salads and cheese platters to finish
â€ٙ hour drinks package – selection of Mollydooker red and white wine, sparkling white wine, beer and assorted soft drinks
•Admission to the racecourse
•Access for the day to members grandstand and lawns
•Race books
•TV monitors and nearby tote facilities
2019 Oakbank Easter Saturday
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Easter Saturday at Oakbank is one of the jewels in the South Australian racing calendar.

The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by the time racing begins the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

Oakbank Easter Saturday will feature the Great Eastern Steeplechase. Gates will open at 7am.

The easiest way to get to and from the Oakbank Easter Carnival. One way bus transport is just $10, with a return fare only $20.
Transport is available from the following locations:
The Maid
Alma Tavern
Feathers Hotel
Tower Hotel
Scenic Hotel
Uraidla Hotel
City Central Bus Station
Arkaba Hotel
The Crafers
The Stirling
Stanley Bridge Tavern
The Gully Public House and Garden
The Barker Hotel
German Arms Hotel
Great Eastern Hotel
The Highway
Mollydooker Long Lunch- Oakbank Easter Saturday
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Join us at the annual Oakbank Easter Carnival on Saturday for the newly introduced Mollydooker Long Lunch. It's the perfect excuse to enjoy a day trackside indulging in South Australian food and wine.

What's included? 5 hour drink package with selected wines by Mollydooker, beers and assorted soft drinks, long lunch prepared by Adelaide Hills Catering Co, Melbas chocolate dessert station, admission to the racecourse, access to the members grandstand and lawns, race book and tote facilities. Location of the long lunch is also in prime space at the racecourse, with views of the stables, parade ring and Back Paddock precinct.
Easter Italian Long Lunch
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Sunday April 21st – Easter Weekend
We love Easter.

It’s a chance to officially put summer (and vintage) behind us and indulge in the bounty that an autumn harvest brings. Easter Sunday is also the first time we get to sit down with our families since the Christmas stuffing and - guess what? – eat and drink!

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at Longview for a laid-back LONG LUNCH that reflects our Italian heritage and to celebrate some new release wines.

Imbibe in our new 2017 Sparkling Pinot/Chardonnay, 2018 Macclesfield Chardonnay or 2017 Yakka Shiraz. Among many other award winners. Then after, take the party home and purchase a 6 pack or two from our new Adelaide Hills Cellar Door.

Space is limited, so BOOK NOW to secure a table!
2019 Oakbank Easter Monday
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

Oakbank Racing Club offers a range of options for racegoers wanting the experience the thrill of high-quality racing in an idyllic Adelaide Hills setting. These include general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the Carnival.

For more information on the 2019 event, contact the Oakbank Racing Club on (08) 8388 4072 or email
Lutheran Churches in Hahndorf - Annual Open Doors Weekend
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Open Doors Weekend is a special weekend in South Australia where you can enter buildings not normally open to the public. It is part of the lead up to History Month.
This easy paced walking tour takes you inside St Michael's and St Paul's Lutheran churches and to the forgotten Lutheran church off the main street. A comfortable distance of 1.5km down our beautiful avenue of trees.

Understand the reason for the immigration of the Old Lutherans and why they left their homeland to come to South Australia in 1838, (and then Klemzig) to come up to the Adelaide Hills.

Understand the imagery of the churches and the intriguing stories of the village and these special places of worship.
A never before seen special display of the images and photos of Pastors in Hahndorf since 1839 (except for 1!) Can you help?

Refreshment provided. Discount sheet provided for the village. Book early!
Dirty Weekend
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Join 350 mountain bikers for an awesome weekend at Cudlee Creek forest, just out of Adelaide. Over the weekend you'll be riding some of the best mountain bike trails SA has to offer.

Team up with friends or ride solo and choose from a range of ride options, including 6hr, 12hr or SA's only 24 hour mountain bike challenge. There's even an E-MTB 3 hour challenge. With an event village setup, including mechanical support, food stalls, live music and much more, just bring your bike and hit the trails!
Sinclair's Gully Sunday Session - Wine and Music Afternoon,
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Head for the hills for a fabulous autumn afternoon at Sinclair's Gully Winery, enjoying some fine wine and fabulous music, while supporting a great cause in Sumatra!

Our wine and music fundraiser will support the homeless families in Sumatra, to provide much needed shelter, education and daily living supplies.
100% of the door proceeds and 20% of wine sales will be donated towards supporting the homeless women and children that live in the slums at the local market in our little village in Sumatra to provide food, shelter, clothing and education. Our goal for this year is to build a little school room, support a teachers salary and buy much needed school supplies and clothing for the homeless children.
Hahndorf Band Festival
Date Sat 11th May 2019
The event, now in its twelfth year, is the major ‘entertainment’ contest for community bands on the South Australian band calendar, and has now made its mark as a regular feature of the cultural calendar in this historic Adelaide Hills town.

The Hahndorf Band Festival will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 in the landmark Hahndorf Pioneer Memorial Gardens, located in the main street.

On-stage entertainment will begin at 10.30 a.m. and will feature the Hahndorf Town Band with at least six other bands from around South Australia each performing a 30 minute entertainment programme designed to woo the audience and impress the adjudicator.

Entrance is FREE, and the public can enjoy local live community music, and soak up the festival atmosphere in the park, with food, drink and market stalls available, all within Hahndorf’s popular main street precinct.

This event brings together the wonderful talents of our state’s community musicians, soloists, and conductors for what is always a most memorable and enjoyable day of music, entertainment and camaraderie.

What a great day to spend in Hahndorf!
F***WERK and other architecture in Hahndorf
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
There are some excellent examples of Fachwerk construction in Hahndorf.

Sharon from Hahndorf Walking Tours will be taking guests to various locations in the village to visit those sites. Included is a 30 minute talk and demonstration.
The 10.30am tour will include a demonstration of hand hewing lumber using traditional woodworking tools. The 2.00pm tour will show cutting a mortise and tenon joint.

This part of the tour will be undertaken by Mr Chris Hein, who has an Advanced Masters degree in Archaeological Science from ANU, and whose experimental archaeology thesis project
(a Fachwerk frame) will be displayed. Refreshment provided.
Mothers Day Lunch at Longview
Date Sun 12th May 2019
MOTHER'S DAY lunch in the Adelaide Hills!

Join us on MOTHER'S DAY for a 3 course luncheon in our gorgeous re worked barn. Indulge in the menu:

House cured ocean trout, pickled fennel wild rice and mascarpone

Chicken breast, pea purée, rye crumb, & roast garlic jus Or Beef cheeks, cauliflower , burnt onion & yakka jus

Garden Salad


The perfect MOTHER'S DAY gift for $68 per person.

Alternatively, spoil your mum in our stunning Adelaide Hills cellar door. Enjoy Paella whilst overlooking the picturesque views of the vineyard for $35 per person. With floor to ceiling glass, the cellar door is the idyllic space to spend time tasting, imbibing and eating with your mum on her special day.

Both MOTHER'S DAY lunch options include a glass of Wagtail Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay on arrival!


Enjoy wines by the glass or bottle from our award-winning portfolio, or immerse yourself in a premium wine tasting experience in the cellar door.

Book a night in one of our gorgeous Adelaide Hills suites & receive two Premium Wine Experiences + a Bottle of Wagtail Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay. There's no better way to show Mum how much you appreciate everything she does!
Whispering Walls - If the Walls had Ears
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Ink Pot Arts Inc presents this History Festival SA event:
What tales could be told if walls really did have ears? During this unique theatre performance that incorporates live performance and multimedia, audience members will weave in and out of historic buildings to discover the tales of Nairne.

Listen to the haunting tones of the didgeridoo; smell the dank, dark history in cellars where doors creak and stones echo; soak in the panoramic visual delights of building projections; be delighted by songs of ragamuffin children; touch and taste the culinary delights of a bygone era. Get your map and be prepared for anything.
Winter Reds Weekend 2019
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The Adelaide Hills will play host to the annual Winter Reds weekend on 26-28 July 2019, where guests will be welcomed at more than 30 cellar doors and associated venues offering an array of sumptuous wine and food events.

Events range from exclusive ticketed lunches, dinners and wine tastings for followers of fine food and wine, to relaxed venues offering rustic food, alluring wine, live entertainment and warming fires.

Many venues are also family friendly.

Ticketed events sell out quickly and need to be booked in advance.

Admission to general events is free, and food, wine and other beverages can be purchased separately.

The official souvenir wine glass is available for $10 at all general events and is your 'passport' to purchase wine wherever you go.

Entertainment, food, facilities, costs and accessibility all vary depending on venue.

Check out the event guide at for full program including booking information and access to special accommodation and transport offers.

It is recommended that all groups book in advance as space may be limited at some venues.

So shrug off your jacket, shake your scarf free and fire up your winter soul in the Adelaide Hills!

Uraidla & Summertown Country Show
Date Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Uraidla & Summertown Show - Sunday, 3 November 2019

Enjoy a family day out for everyone with all the attractions of an old-fashioned country show just up the hill from the Adelaide CBD.

Experience a taste of country life with agricultural displays, fresh fruit and veggies available from local farmers, log chopping competitions and a traditional Devonshire Tea.

The Show will offer visitors a huge variety; catering for all tastes, featuring an action packed line-up of entertainment, family activities, rides, market stalls, exhibits, competitions, delicious food options and some of the best wine from Adelaide Hills region, there will be something for every member of the family!

Bands and local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day, while more unique events including an old fashioned Tiersman Challenge will keep punters entertained throughout the day.

Incorporating the Uraidla Sustainability Fair, showcasing sustainable lifestyle options and a wide array of industry expert’s presentations.

Visitors can relax in the shade by the food and wine tents, experiencing the best local wines whist listening to music from talented local artists.

Its going to be a fun day, check out our website for show times and entry fees.

St Nicholas Comes to Hahndorf 2019
Date Fri 6th Dec 2019
This year the annual ‘St Nicholas comes to Hahndorf’ event will again begin at the historic St Paul’s Lutheran Church, where children will gather and participate in a craft activity that’s sure to be fun for them all.

Parents will be entertained by musical entertainment and a free sausage sizzle.

The tradition of St Nicholas reminds us all about the spirit of giving, and the ‘St Nicholas Boot’ will again be rolled down the street and available to collect any public donation to the event's selected charity.

The whole community is invited to come and join in with the fun on Friday 6th December at 6.00pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, and to see the procession leave St Paul’s car-park at 7.00pm.

The Parade will be led by the Hahndorf Town Band and of course feature ‘St Nicholas’, and conclude at Alec Johnstone Park where children will again learn of the legend of St. Nicholas’s gift giving and his help to the needy!

After everyone has joined in with the traditional Christmas singing, the children will receive a gingerbread gift from St Nicholas, and the adults can enjoy tea, coffee and cake, with entertainment from the Hahndorf Town Band.

All British Day 2020
Date Sun 9th Feb 2020
All British Day 2020 will be held on Sunday 9th February.
A multi-club, picnic day in the Adelaide Hills with hundreds of British vehicles from 1900 to the present day, including cars, motorbikes, commercials, farming and stationery engines plus displays and entertainment for all ages.

In 2020 we celebrate the Armstrong -Siddeley marque - more info later.

Held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Echunga Oval, after a drive into the Hills, our Trade stands and local food bring a fete atmosphere to Echunga.
We encourage youngsters to attend and will have things for them to do - we will advise these when confirmed.
Visitors have free parking and car display will be ready for public entry from 10.30am to 3pm.

The proceeds go to charities and good causes, so come along and support this event.
Entrants can apply via the website when entries open in early October - Visitors can just turn up on the day.
Further information via Facebook or our website.
See you in Feb 2020!
Hymns & Classics 2020
Date Sun 5th Apr 2020
A concert of classic masterpieces performed by Hahndorf Town Band conducted by Philip Paine, and classic support vocalists.
Enjoy the featured community hymn singing together with the backing of a full brass band in the historic St Paul's Lutheran Church at Hahndorf.