Day trips from Adelaide
Although there is a lot to discover in the Adelaide city center there is many day trip’s you can take. To view point’s, walking trail’s, beaches and waterfall’s.
A day trip to the Barossa Valley is located an hour out of Adelaide city. You can head out of a wine and food lovers tour from $149 or Hire a car and take a self driving tour to all the wineries you would like to visit. I do Recommend to spend at least two nights in the Barossa Valley to really explore the area. You can take a bike along the Barossa trail and visit the wineries along the way. Click here to hire a bike. Click Here to find out the top places to visit when in the area.
Captain Proud Paddle Boat Cruise
Located 1 hour from Adelaide The captain proud paddle boat cruises along the Murray river. prices start from $65pp with a 2 course lunch. the tour takes 3 hours. Click Here for more information and bookings.
Head to a Winery
Angas Plain’s wines
Located in Langhorne 1 hour from Adelaide. They have a wine tasting for $5 per person you cans select 5 of their wines to try.
Entry to the cube is $15 per person which includes a wine tasting which is located on on the top floor and the Alternate Realties Museum which is located on the ground floor. It is also worth checking out the public toilets on level 2. You can pay an extra $10 to walk through the surrealist exhibition which features 25 authentic Salvador Dali bronze sculptures and graphic artworks.
Day trip to Hahndorf
Hahndorf is a beautiful town it’s located in the Adelaide Hills. It’s classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Stroll the tree-lined main street and discover butcher, baker and candlestick makers, shops, galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leathersmith, jeweler, a craft brewery, winery cellar doors, gin distillery, chocolatier, traditional sweet shops, German-style pubs. While in Hahndorf we also visited the Twin tunnels which is located in Little Hampton 9km from Hahndorf. It’s fairly easy to find. Park at 18 Child’s road and head down the path to the first tunnel don’t go under the tunnel head up the path way to the tracks and you will see the tunnel from there.
Day Trip to Mount Lofty
Mount Lofty Summit
There is a few way’s up to Mount Lofty summit. Hike the Steub trail from Cleland wild life park. This walking trail is 7km return to the summit and back. The other popular option is to begin at Waterfall Gully the trail here is 8.5km return to the summit and back. You can also drive to the summit, which is a popular spot to watch the sunset. We chose to walk the Steub trail and return via the waterfall gully trail back to the Steub trail it was an easy trail but quite steep on the way back down. The trail wind’s it’s way up the mountain to make the trail less steep and easier. It’s a beautiful trail through the forest to the summit.
Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
A botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hill’s. Weather you are out for a leisure stroll or a more vigorous walk there is always something new to discover at Mount Lofty botanic gardens. The Botanic gardens pathways are across 97 hectares of land. The easier walk’s begin at the Lower carpark as the land is more flat here and then you can adventure up the hill’s into the gardens. From the upper terrace carpark you will begin by going down hill and the land is not as flat here. Click Here for the map of the garden’s and some suggested walking trail’s.
It’s located on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is just an hour from Adelaide city. Visit the Bluff for beautiful view’s looking out to Encounter bay to granite island and the township of Port Elliot. Head over to granite island you can either walk along the pier on foot or take the horse and carriage over to the island. Once on the island you can stroll along the island on a 1.6km return walk. Where you get beautiful oceans views the whole way around the island.
Barton’s Forest Ruins
Located on the way to Cape Jervis stop by the Ruins. It is located right just before the Ingalalla Falls, you can park on the corner there is a little parking spot. You will then head through the gate and down the path. You will come past the ruins after about 200 meters down the hill and it will be on the left. It is also pinned on wiki camps.
Spending the day at Mount Barker there is lots to see and explore. Located only 30 minutes from Adelaide Cbd. You can go for a walk or ride along the river linear trail or in Laratinga wetlands. Walk to the top of the summit either via the short or Long loop. Ride/walk along the Amy Gillet trail located just 10 minutes outside of Hahndorf.