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Hahndorf Tours and Activities

Hahndorf
Tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, the tree-lined lanes and historic taverns of Hahndorf have a distinctly Bavarian feel; so much so that the village has dubbed itself “Australia’s oldest German town.” Founded by German settlers in the early 19th century, Hahndorf displays its heritage in its culture, architecture, and cuisine. 
 
The Basics
The small town of Hahndorf is easy to explore on foot with lots of attractions situated along the central Main Street. Browse shops full of hand-crafted gifts, homemade foods, and traditional Bavarian items such as cuckoo clocks; pop into the Hahndorf Academy to admire local art and learn more about the town’s history; and visit the former home of the renowned landscape artist Hans Heysen. 

Wine lovers often stop in Hahndorf while touring the wineries and vineyards of the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. You can also pair a visit to the town with a stop at a local farm, such as Beerenberg Farm, which offers seasonal berry picking.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is a visitor information center on Main Street that offers free Wi-Fi, public restrooms, and paid parking. 
  • Hahndorf’s Main Street is easy to navigate and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Some local farms and workshops offer interactive activities. Check schedules for times and details.

How to Get There
Hahndorf is located in the Adelaide Hills, 16 miles (26 kilometers) southeast of the city of Adelaide; the drive takes about 30 minutes. To reach the town via public transportation, take the 864 bus from Grenfell Street in downtown Adelaide; the journey takes about 50 minutes. 

When to Get There
Most shops and attractions in Hahndorf are open from morning until early evening. The town is also a popular place to stay overnight with plenty of pubs and restaurants open late. The tree-lined Main Street is most picturesque in autumn, when it is covered with a canopy of colorful fall foliage. 

Eating and Drinking in Hahndorf
Foodies, wine enthusiasts, and beer lovers will be in their element in Hahndorf, where most of the eateries along Main Street serve typical German dishes such as schnitzel, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. The town also boasts a number of boutique wineries, including Somerled, Hersey, and Landhaus. You can also try craft beers, taste local honey and dairy products, or stop by a chocolatier, a traditional sweets shop, or a bakery serving pretzels and apple strudel.
Address: Hahndorf, SA, Australia
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Small Group Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Hideaway Tour from Adelaide

Small Group Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Hideaway Tour from Adelaide

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Combine a food-tasting tour with views from Mount Lofty on an Adelaide Hills culinary tour. This multi-stop tour includes all transportation, eliminating the need to rent a car, and stops at some of the region's top food producers as picked by your foodie guide. Focus on the scenery on your journey through the countryside, stopping to taste cheese, chocolate, and wine. A delightful German- style lunch with a glass of beer/wine is included.
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Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Half-Day Tour from Adelaide

Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Half-Day Tour from Adelaide

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Explore the Adelaide Hills and the town of Hahndorf on a half-day tour from Adelaide. Your driver takes you through historic villages that dot the Mount Lofty Ranges and stops in Hahndorf for the afternoon. Includes afternoon tea or beer tasting, air-conditioned transportation, on-board commentary, and pickup and drop-off at select hotels. Please note: Effective from May 3, 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary pick-up location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be 16, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
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  • 4 hours
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Small Group Gourmet Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Day Trip from Adelaide

Small Group Gourmet Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Day Trip from Adelaide

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Discovering the delicious food, wine, and beer on a full-day tour of the Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf. Taste fine chocolates, soak in the view from Mount Lofty Summit, and explore the town of Hahndorf, Australia's oldest remaining German settlement. Enjoy tastings of wine, craft beer, and local produce including cheese, chocolate and jam. Includes free time to explore Hahndorf, and pickup and drop-off from Glenelg, Adelaide or Hahndorf.
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  • 8 hours
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Adelaide Hills Regional / Hahndorf German Village Tour

Adelaide Hills Regional / Hahndorf German Village Tour

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TOUR THE ADELAIDE HILLS, HOME OF BREATHTAKING SCENERY AND ABUNDANCE OF PREMIUM, LOCALLY CRAFTED FOOD, WINE, CIDERS AND GIN. VISIT HISTORIC GERMAN VILLAGE OF HAHNDORF.
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Captain Proud Paddle Boat Lunch Cruise and Tour

Captain Proud Paddle Boat Lunch Cruise and Tour

Lunch Cruise on the River Murray with Captain Proud Paddle Boat. Explore the vast and natural beauty that is our River Murray. Cruising 7 days a week. The Captain Proud Paddle Boat boasts a fully decked out period styled dining area and bar. Enjoy a fine meal and a drink to wash it down with as you cruise slowly past majestic scenery. Experience the wildlife of the River Murray in all its untamed natural beauty. Cruise past towering cliffs of rock and sandstone, and other wonderful scenery as you take in the fresh air on the deck outside the dining room. Learn of the wonderful history of the area as you relax in comfort with friends, loved ones, or business partners. We will deliver a unique experience that will be both fun and memorable.
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  • 9 hours
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