Best things to do in the Adelaide Hills (Especially if you are not a Wine lover)

Sometimes not everyone wants to join in with wine-tasting in the Adelaide Hills with you! And that is totally ok! If you are taking a non-wine drinker on tour, or if you have the kids in tow, don’t let that stop you – check out our list of places in the Adelaide Hills that offer more than just wine, enough to keep everyone happy.

Melba’s chocolate Factory – Located in Woodside, here you can watch the chocolate making process, from melting down chocolate in the large kettles, to the making of wonderful creations on the 2 metre long steel tables, to the packaging up of the delicious treats. There is also a coffee shop, so have a wander through the amazing array of sweet treats, then grab a bite to eat and a coffee. Yummo!

Woodside Cheese Wrights – Located right next door to Melba’s Chocolate Factory, here you can try some amazing cheeses made from cow, goat and buffalo milk sourced from small local dairies and made by hand. Some of the cheeses here are seasonal as they are only made when the milk is perfect for each cheese, this is how you know you will be in for a real treat. Want to experience making your own cheese? Why not stop in for a class (dates listed on their website).

Lobethal Bakery – Located in Woodside, here you can find some truly delicious pies, cakes, pastries, rolls, gelato, coffee and tea. There are the options to dine in or why not grab yourselves a feast and sit in one of the many gorgeous parks located in the area.

The German Arms – Located in Hahndorf, this place truly is a South Australian icon with all-day dining offering something from traditional German fare to popular Australian pub style food. The German Arms has the largest variety of imported German and Bavarian beers in South Australia, from traditional German wheat beers to local Adelaide Hills cider. So hop on over to German Arms and maybe try something a little different. Guaranteed to make beer and cider lovers very happy!

Gulf Brewery – Located in Hahndorf, a perfect spot for those that enjoy a hand crafted boutique beer. With a wide range of beers available, there is sure to be a beer that suits your taste from a crisp refreshing lager to a smooth dark chocolate stout. They also have on offer tasting paddles in case you just can’t decide which beer to have!

The Hahndorf Inn – Keen to try some other varieties of Bavarian Beer? At the Hahndorf in they take pride in delivering premium and authentic products, both local and imported from Bavaria and Austria. While you are there, grab a bite to eat from their traditional and extensive Bavarian menu.

Hahndorf Soap Factory – For something a little different, pop into the Hahndorf Soap Factory, they have over 25 varieties of organic and natural soaps including Goats milk liquid soap, oatmeal and shea butter soap, aromatherapy soaps, soap for men and soaps for kids. So why not head in and get yourself some beautiful items to take home and pamper yourself. Some other gorgeous shops in Hahndorf include Coco Marie for handmade bath goods, and the Fairy Garden for amazing fairy-inspired items for little people.

Udder Delights – This family operated business has a massive love of cheese, which shines through in their delicious array of handmade cheeses. Sit back on the beautiful deck overlooking Hahndorf Main Street and dive into a cheese board, soup, cake, coffee, wine, beer or a cider. The options are endless, you won’t leave disappointed.

The next time you want to see the sights. food and wine treats in the Adelaide Hills, leave the car at home so you can enjoy a few drinks and explore our beautiful state with our TrailhopperAdelaide Hills and Hahndorf Tour.

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