Hahndorf & Hills Hop On Hop Off Tour – City Pick Up & Return

Runs: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
From $79.95 City Pick Up, Weekdays

Typical Hills vistas @ Nepenthe Winery


Drinks and lunch at the Hahndorf Inn


Image courtesy of JK Imaging

Drinks and Lunch @ the Hahndorf Inn

Image courtesy of Greg Snell

Wine, cheese and stunning views @ Shaw and Smith winery

Wine and platters at Barristers Block Wines, Woodside


Cheese tasting @ Udder Delights, Hahndorf



While we are super keen to offer our amazing tour experience again, please know there are some important changes you need to be aware of before you book with us:

  • Most wineries now require bookings, and many have implemented paid tastings (this is regardless of group size, and whether you’re driving yourself or on TrailHopper). So please know you’ll need to organize your group’s day in advance by booking in to your desired venues before the tour departs. Our InfoPack contains all you need to know about the venues on this tour and we’re always on hand to help. We know this isn’t ideal, but it’s out of our hands.
  • We have introduced additional Covid-19 safety protocols to protect guests and staff, which you can read about via the ‘Golden Rules‘ page (this info is also in the InfoPack).

The best part is that the wine, the scenery, and the sheer enjoyment of being out on tour with us is as special as always.

We truly hope you’ll come on board soon and support not only our staff and business but those of the awesome venues and regions we visit.

Immerse yourself in the majestic Adelaide Hills with our exclusive hop on, hop off wine tour departing Adelaide City (click here for In Region pick ups)…

Just 30 minutes up the freeway, Hahndorf and its surrounds feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city. Make your way along this unique trail featuring the very best of the region and be captivated by the rich natural beauty, history, and of course some of the best food and wine in the country.

Our customers agree that trail hopping is the best way to experience the region – be sure to download our handy InfoPack containing everything you need to plan your day, including a description of each venue you can visit, our tips for planning ahead, and of course the coveted timetable!


These Adelaide City Return tickets (from the Stamford Plaza Hotel) are just $79.95pp on weekdays and $89.95pp on weekends (‘In Region’ pickups are $79.95pp on weekdays and $69.95 on weekends). With prices like these TrailHopper is easily the most affordable option for touring your way. Please know an increasing number of wineries are charging for tasting, please inquire with each winery directly for their latest tasting fees. Also lunch is not included in the ticket price.

Large Groups

For all large groups of 7+ guests, before you book please ensure you have read our Large Groups page so you understand how it works on TrailHopper, and then please call the office on 08 8271 4485 so we can discuss your requirements and help you plan your day. As there is a bit more planning involved with large groups, we know you’ll appreciate the help our friendly staff provide.

Golden Rules

Please see our Golden Rules for helping you to get the most out of your day.


The character of the hills depends on the time of year you visit – be it the mists of winter, the red and gold leaves of autumn, or the clear bright sunshine of the warmer months. This trail is all about winding country roads, panoramic vistas of vines and orchards, and more historic sites than you can waggle a wine glass at.


The cooler climes make for some outstanding wines. From Shaw & Smith’s ‘Australia’s Best Shiraz’ award at the London International Wine Challenge, to the iconic and eminently drinkable Sparkling Rosé from Bird in Hand, on this day you’ll have the opportunity to taste a wide range of Australia’s best and most memorable wines.


From Hahndorf’s plentiful array of authentic German cuisine, pubs and cafes, to the fine dining offered at The Lane vineyard, or the cheesemongers and chocolate factory at Woodside, our trail makes the most of the region’s delectable offerings. Alternatively bring a picnic and recline on the lawn at Shaw & Smith over looking lush views of lake, hills and vines.


We are proud to give you Hahndorf and the Hills as though you were driving yourself. Join us in the city or within the region and hop on or off along our trail as you please. Having too good a time at a particular cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus! With a bit of planning (and one of our handy Info packs!) you truly can Tour Your Way.

Touring Your Way, In a Nutshell…

  • Collection and return from Adelaide CBD (Stamford Plaza Hotel) or within the region itself
  • Regular timetable you can rely on (see below)
  • Hop on or off at any stop along the way (so long as you have booked!)
  • Stay as long you like at any stop
  • Maximise your wine budget
  • No need for drink driving or designated drivers
  • Amazing food options to suit all tastes and budgets
  • World class wines
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Unforgettable cellar door experiences

Download the Hahndorf & Adelaide Hills InfoPack Here for all the information you need to make the most of this tour,


Hahndorf & Adelaide Hills Tour Schedule – download here
Tour Days: Fri, Sat, Sun

View all of our tours here


Frequently Asked Questions

All of our city location pickups are collected from the Stamford Plaza - 150 North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Yes children are welcome onboard, however, please take note of the following:

1 Baby Seats / Boosters - Unfortunately there is no way for guests to bring or install car seats, as there are literally no anchor points. Legally our 20-seat buses are defined as 'omnibuses' which are any 'real' buses defined as above 13 seats. As such, like a public transport passenger bus or tram, children under 5 would have to ride on their parents at their own risk, and TrailHopper is not legally liable for any child passenger under 16 years old.

2 Prams, Strollers & Luggage - Unfortunately we have no storage space for large items such as prams. Also, due to health and safety regulations, our aisles are officially designated as 'Emergency Exits', so unless it is an umbrella pram or item that can fold up be stored under the guests' own seat then we cannot accept prams onboard.

3 In terms of child fares, children aged 5 or older are charged at the full seat rate. Children under 5 that can ride on their parents laps may travel free of charge.
All of our pickups within the region are at the information centers:

Adelaide Hills Tour: Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre 68 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245

McLaren Vale Tour: McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Barossa Valley Tour: Barossa Visitor Centre 66/68 Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352
Yes there will be other guests on the bus as we are not a private tour.
Yes you are more than welcome to make sure there is no disappointment its best to book in advance.


People Reviews

  • star rating  Great experience ,
    Nice views and amazing people look after me well.
    Learn little bit about wine process. Thanks

    June 25, 2022
  • star rating  Great service, good winery options. We enjoyed having the flexibility to choose where we wanted to go. All wineries we visited were great. Bus was always right on schedule and... read more

    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Did this tour last weekend. Teresa the guide was great (helpful, good sense of humour and good driver). This format is fantastic. I love my wine and most tours go... read more

    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  A wonderful and affordable option to do the wineries and other places of the Barossa area. You do need to do your homework before hand, but even so the driver... read more

    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Great service, good winery options. We enjoyed having the flexibility to choose where we wanted to go. All wineries we visited were great. Bus was always right on schedule and... read more

    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  Awesome day with Karl the driver making it a fun and enjoyable day.
    Definitely recommend chapel hills premium tasting.
    Give beach road a miss poor service and unorganised.

    June 19, 2022
  • star rating  Thanks to Nate & Trail Hopper, I had a great wine tour experience. Flexible, informative and fun, I'm happy to say that it's one of the best tours I've been... read more

    June 14, 2022
  • star rating  Our guide Teresa was just brilliant! Have us plenty of tips on where we would enjoy things best and was such a pleasure to be around.

    June 13, 2022
  • star rating  We had a great day in the McLaren Vale with Trailhopper! Trailhopper is the perfect solution for singles/couples/smaller groups to jump on a bus tour without the cost of hiring... read more

    June 13, 2022
  • star rating  Nathan was a fantastic driver and guide. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
    The weather was also on our side and overall a fantastic day

    June 9, 2022
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