Wildlife, Parks & Local Destinations
Cleland National park
Just 12 kilometres from Adelaide City centre, Cleland Conservation Park conserves a vital area of natural bushland on the Adelaide Hills face and includes the internationally popular Cleland Wildlife Park, the viewing platform of Mt Lofty Summit and scenic Waterfall Gully. The area has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and European settlement. Visit website.
National Motor Museum at Birdwood
The National Motor Museum boasts one of the largest, finest and most important collections of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles in the world. The collection comprises over 300 vehicles dating from the turn of the century to the present day.
The museum is also the recognised centre for the recording of all aspects of road motor transport history in Australia. It is for this reason, among others, that the National Motor Museum enjoys an international reputation. Visit website.
Monarto Zoological Park
Monarto Zoological Park is a 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. The Park is located 45 minutes (70 kms) from South Australia's capital city, Adelaide and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region.
This unique adventure features the only drive through Cheetah habitat in Australia, South Australia's first ever Southern White Rhinoceros, Australia's largest Giraffe herd and the largest revegetation project of it's kind in South Australia's history! Adventurous safari bus and walking tours operate every day of the year, which are led by trained volunteer tour guides. Visit website.
Enjoy a visit to one of Australia’s most famous painters, Hans Heysen’s, historic home, nestled among the majestic gum trees which featured in many of his paintings. Visit his studio which has largely remained undisturbed since his death in 1968.
Ph: 83887277 open between 10am and 4 pm. Guided tours available. Visit website.
Mt Lofty Botanical Garden
Visit the Mt Lofty Botanical Garden which is 97 hectares of magnolias etc with several walking trails, stunning views and good picnic areas. Visit website.
Buy local, seasonal and fresh from the Adelaide Hills Farmers Markets.
For more information please visit the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre website.
Adelaide Hills Country Market - Gumeracha Town Hall
Open 1st Sunday of each month 10am till 3pm
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market - 25 Mann St, Mt Barker
Every Saturday 9-1pm
Stirling Market Inc - Druids Avenue, Stirling
Open 4th Sunday each month 10am – 4pm
Hahndorf Market - St Michaels Lutheran Church Grounds
Open 4th Saturday each month 9am – 12 noon
Woodside Market - Woodside Institute
Open 3rd Saturday each month 7am – 3pm
Hills Produce Market - Uraidla Institute, Uraidla
Open every Sunday Nov to April 10am – 4pm
1st Sunday of each month May – October
Meadows Market - Meadows Memorial Hall
Open 2nd Sunday each month 8am – 3pm
Mylor Market - Mylor Oval
Open 1st Sunday each month 9am – 3pm
Littlehampton Market - Littlehampton War Memorial
Open 2nd Saturday each month (not in winter) 8am – 1 pm
Wistow Country Market - Wistow Hall & carpark
Open 3rd Saturday each month (not in winter) 8am – 1pm
Macclesfield Country Market - Davenport Square (Spring & Summer) or Macclesfield Institute (Winter)
Open 4th Sunday each month 9am – 1pm
Local Food & Cellar Doors
Taste the Delights of the Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills is a melting pot of gastronomical delights and the cool climate winemakers are producing some of the State's best white wines. Along with the wine is a long list of food producers.
From October to May you can pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm near Hahndorf.
There are numerous boutique food producers:-
Udder Delights at Hahndorf produces goats cheese.
Willabrand Figs at Houghton produces fresh figs and fig products.
B-d Farm Paris Creek Pty Ltd (Meadows) produces organic and biodynamic yoghurt and cheeses
Bird in Hand at Woodside produces Olive Oil, Olives and wine
The Adelaide Hills offer some of the best dining experiences available. Bookings are usually essential and we can organize this for you.
We also have a range of Adelaide Hills wines for sale in our reception. Some of the wineries offer special deals to guests at Cladich Pavilions.
Regional Fine Dining near Cladich Pavilions
Adelaide Hills Day Trip
From chocolate cow pats to historic motors, this trip takes you to some of the Adelaide Hills' most spectacular scenery and attractions.
Gorge Scenic Drive - wind your way along this spectacular drive though the unique Adelaide Gorges.
Gorge Wildlife Park - want to cuddle a Koala? Get up close and personal with our natives.
Gumeracha - marvel at the World's Largest Rocking Horse.
Birdwood - see the Goggomobil at the National Motor Museum.
Woodside - visit Melba's Chocolate Factory and eat a famous Cow Pat.
Balhannah - visit some of the many wineries and learn the secrets of producing premium cool climate wines.
Hahndorf - drink some German Beer and visit Sir Hans Heysen's home and studio.
Aldgate - relax and enjoy a sumptuous meal at Fred's Eatery.
Mt Lofty Summit - enjoy the magnificent views of Adelaide and surrounds from S.A. highest peak.
Fleurieu Peninsula Day Trip
Macclesfield - Visit "Battunga Country" with its walks, wineries & historic "Three Brothers Arms" old coaching Inn.
Strathalbyn - Browse the High Street for antiques.
Goolwa - Go Eco-Cruising into the Coorong National Park from the historic wharf or take "The Cockle Train " to Victor Harbor.
Victor Harbor - Take the horse drawn tram to Granite Island.Climb "The Bluff " for great views.
Inman Valley - See Selwyn's Glacier Rock one of the largest glacial exposures in the World.
Cape Jervis - Join a fishing charter or visit nearby Deep Creek Conservation Park for fabulous views of Kangaroo Island.
Willunga - Drive around the village famous for it's slate or visit the farmer's market.
Sellick's Hill - Enjoy spectacular views of Adelaide's southern beaches.
McLaren Vale - Visit the Southern Vales wineries.
Barossa Day Trip
Hahndorf - Visit "The Cedars" the home & studio of Sir Hans Heysen.
Balhannah - Visit Nepenthe, Shaw & Smith, Bird in the Hand & Hahndorf Hill Wineries for some cool climate wines.
Birdwood - Visit the Birdwood Mill, Australia's National Motor Museum.
Gumeracha - Visit the Toy Factory & the Biggest Rocking Horse in the World
Williamstown - Visit "The Whispering Wall"
Nuriootpa & Angaston - Enjoy a wine or two.
Tanunda - Call into the Visitor Centre in Tanunda for other great ideas and tourist information
Murraylands day trip
Gumeracha - Visit The Toy Factory & the biggest Rocking Horse in the World.
Birdwood - See the Goggomobil at The National Motor Museum.
Mannum - The birthplace of the famous Murray River paddle steamers.
Murray Bridge - Take a cruise on the mighty Murray River.
Callington - Take a bus safari at the open range Monarto Zoo and see giraffes, cheetahs & the rare white rhinoceros
Hahndorf - Visit "The Cedars" the home & studio of Sir Hans Heysen.
Beautiful place, beautiful setting. Just had three days staying in the Dunes. Accommodation was clean, in a beautiful setting and a great place to base ourselves while exploring the Adelaide Hills. Thanks to Helen and Kate for their help and guidance with where to heat. Heaps of choice in the area. Would recommend this B and B.
Guest Review - Jayne, July 2017