01 Apr Hahndorf In Autumn
Summer is well and truly over but never fear, Autumn is here! The Adelaide Hills region is well-known for its beauty in Autumn. Many of its towns, in particular Hahndorf, are lined with spectacular trees. It’s also the time when some of the region’s famous produce is harvested including apples, pears, figs and of course grapes!
Autumn is a great time to visit Hahndorf and its surrounds. The weather is still sunny if a little cooler. The mild temperatures mean it’s the perfect time for outdoor adventures and exploring some of the hidden gems of this beautiful little town.
Here are our top picks of what to see and do when visiting Hahndorf this Autumn.
Walk The Streets
Walking the Main Street of Hahndorf in Autumn is like stepping into a picture book village. The street is lined with beautiful old elm trees, and many of the shops and businesses sit inside original or restored German style buildings.
Start your day with a coffee at one of our favourites, Bean & Bikkie Co. There are plenty of food options to choose from as well. Of course there is German fare, but Australian and European food is in abundance as well. Check out Comida for Spanish tapas, The German Arms Hotel for a schnitzel or modern Aussie fare at The Haus.
Pop into the local visitor information centre and say hi to the volunteers. They would be more than happy to give you tips and ideas on how to spend your time in Hahndorf.
Bring Your Dog
We bet you didn’t know this. Hahndorf is officially South Australia’s most pet-friendly destination. According to a study that ranked the Top 100 Most Pet-friendly places around the globe, Hahndorf has made its way to the top 3 most pet-friendly places in Australia, landing in at number 21 globally.
This one-day tour is the perfect way to see some of the best food & wine locations in Hahndorf. Join Jack from Bike About Tours as you start your E-Bike tour from our vineyard.
The first stop on your journey is the iconic Beerenberg Farm, a sixth-generation family run farm selling homemade jams & chutneys.
Stop no. 2 is Udder Delights, a quaint little cheese shop selling a range of local cheese including goat and cow milk cheeses.
Stop no. 3 is the world-renowned Shaw & Smith winery. Taste a range of 5 wines matched with local cheese.
Stop no. 4 is Nepenthe for more wine tasting.
From there you’ll ride along a stunning track amongst the gums and vineyards to finish with us at The Lane. Here you will enjoy a gourmet picnic basket, a bottle of our Lois sparkling and sensational views! What more could you ask for?
Gin tasting in the Adelaide Hills is fast becoming as popular as wine tasting. One of the best places to visit for locally made Gin is Ambleside Distillers. A family run company, they use the traditional method of single-run vapour infused distillation to craft spirits that capture the essence of local produce and bring their passion for craft distilling together. They have created an authentic local Australian distillery that celebrates some of the finest botanicals South Australia has to offer. Book a Gin masterclass, meet the distillers or try one of their signature tasting flights.
Hahndorf Mini Golf
Looking for some outdoor fun with kids? Why not try your hand at Mini Golf. Open 7 days a week the 18 hole course features some challenging obstacles and a nice garden, located right in the heart of Hahndorf.
Located in a beautiful heritage building from the 1850’s, the Hahndorf Academy is the place where visual arts & heritage meet art galleries, a shop & a museum. View contemporary artworks by local SA artists, shop for handmade jewellery and learn about the fascinating history of Hahndorf.
Gathering Experience at The Lane
No trip to Hahndorf would be complete without a little wine tasting. As luck would have it, just a short drive up the road you will find our modern tasting room. This Autumn, indulge in our signature tasting. Take a seat and enjoy a miniature degustation style wine tasting that showcases the harmony between our estate wines and restaurant menu, with views to match.
The Manna by Haus
When visiting Hahndorf this Autumn why not make a weekend of it and stay with our friends at The Manna by Haus. Featuring all the facilities of a modern CBD Hotel in the relaxed, regional setting of the Adelaide Hills. The Manna hosts more than 50 Scandinavian-inspired rooms offering great comfort and quality.
Set back just off the historic Hahndorf Main Street, The Manna by Haus has 19 Superior Rooms, 27 Executive Rooms and 5 Indulgence Spa Suites each offering high quality and luxurious comfort. They cater for both small and large bookings, for one or more nights. Guests are also welcome to use the swimming pool located at The Lodge by Haus.