Natural sights & experiences only an hour from CBD

South Australia is home to gorgeous gardens, parks, and strawberry fields for those after a day of fresh air and fun.

Hahndorf Day Trip

Head for the Hills and stop into the quaint German town of Hahndorf. Home to the butcher, the baker, and many candlestick makers, you’ll be able to spend hours walking up and down the Main Street shopping and eating until your heart’s content. You’ll also find an array of winemakers, distilleries, artists, and the famous Hahndorf Farm Barn! Visit the town’s website to see a full list of retailers and sites.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Located about half an hour out from the heart of Adelaide, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens is great for picnics, for afternoons as a family and for photographers with a love of nature. Featuring walking trails, sculptures and artwork, gardens and gullies all spread across 97 hectares, it is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature.

Plus, in autumn, you’ll see the most extravagant shades of red, orange, yellow and brown being thrown by the tall trees. It’s simply spectacular and a photographer’s delight.

Find out more about the gardens and all you can see or do there on the Botanic Gardens website.

Monarto Safari Park

Open every day of the year, Monarto Safari Park is one of the largest open-range zoos in the entire world! The park features more than 500 animals and 50 species across 1,500 hectares off the Old Princes Highway, only about an hour from the city. Some of the most memorable experiences include Lions 360 which gives you an up close and quite personal view into the world of lions, the interactive Black & White Rhino feeding times, and being a Keeper for the day!

For those who want a more general experience of the park, you can also hop onto the park’s busses for a tour around the animal facilities.

Cleland Wildlife Park

Love to get up-close with animals? Then you cannot miss a chance to visit Cleland Wildlife Park! Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, a visit to Cleland is your chance get cuddly with nature and native animals. Here, you can cuddle a koala, feed a pelican, enter the cockatoo aviary, or hold snakes and lizards. Ideal for families, bringing visitors and getting that perfect Instagram shot with arguably Australia’s cutest animal. Bookings are essential for animal experiences.

Beerenberg Family Farm

You’ve no doubt seen photos of people picking their own strawberries. Well, you can have those memories too thanks to the Beerenberg Family Farm in the Adelaide Hills! Visit during strawberry season (November to April) to get your hands on the juiciest strawberries you’ll ever try or stop into the Farm Shop during the cooler months and get your hands on impeccable, locally made jams, sauces, chutneys, and dressings. Sometimes, you’ll even find limited edition products only available on the Farm.