The Best things to do in Adelaide Hills – Bushfire recovery edition


A local guide on the best places to eat, drink, stay, relax and explore in the Adelaide Hills

To Explore

Gorge Wildlife Park – Cudlee Creek

See all your favourite Australian animals such as Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Dingos, Echidnas and more. Walk amongst and feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies and enjoy a cuddle with one of their Koalas. They have a variety of exotic animals on display such as American Alligators, Meerkats, Otters, playful Monkeys and more. Meander along the undulating paths situated over 14 acres of land, under shaded trees.




30 Redden Drive

Cudlee Creek SA 5232

(08) 8389 2206

To Experience

That Pony Shop

An awesome selection of fashion, homewares and bespoke brands. The girls are so helpful – you will leave with gifts and
an assortment of ‘necessary’ treats. New and exciting stock is always arriving. The stunning colourful displays catch your eye as you approach, so pulling over is a must.


23 Onkaparinga Valley Road
Charleston, SA 5244
F: I: @thatponyshop

To Perk up

Emma & Ivy

Pop into this quaint little café in the heart of Lobethal. Think coffee – wholefoods and boutique blooms. Make this one of your little stops this Autumn and enjoy how Emma & Ivy have teamed up with all the locals to recover from the bushfires.
Chess and a fruit scone anyone?


47 Main Street
Lobethal, SA 5241

Insta: @emma_and_ivy

F: @emma&ivy

To Drink

Lobethal Bierhaus

The Lobethal Bierhaus operation includes a small all-grain micro-brewery with accompanying cellar door tasting facility, off-license bottle sales and restaurant/beer garden with matching beer themed foods built around unique local produce. They produce a number of handcrafted character beers with 12 different beer styles on tap in the restaurant at any one time. The brew house and equipment they use is on full view in the restaurant adding character, history and charm to the experience.

3A Main St
Lobethal SA 5241

To Eat

Udder Delights

From Blue Cheese to Brie, Chevre to Camembert, Udder Delights is passionate about making, sharing and eating cheese. Their handmade artisan products are lovingly created at their cheese factory in Lobethal, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Working with South Australian dairies, from the Hills
to the Fleurieu Peninsula, they value their relationships with local producers. They would love for you to join them at their Hahndorf-based cheese cellar for breakfast, lunch or a snack. How does a truffled cheddar toastie or Ploughman’s board sound? Even more decadent is their cellar speciality, cheese fondue — their take on the Swiss classic.


91a Main St
Hahndorf, SA, 5245


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