The Adelaide Hills
Just a twenty-minute drive from Adelaide, business event groups visiting the Adelaide Hills are certain to enjoy the abundance of fresh produce and cellar doors as well as the rolling vineyard views nearly everywhere. It’s a region that’s also full of memorable wildlife encounters and cultural experiences.
Here you’ll find some of the country’s finest and freshest produce, in fact, there’s so many food and wine experiences at the ready, the region’s been affectionately called the ‘The Land of the Long Lunch’. The region’s clean, high altitude environment produces some of Australia’s best wines that can be tasted at cellar doors located all over the area and many food and wine matching tours, master classes and fine dining experiences are all available for groups. Lovers of craft beer, spirits and cider are also well catered for with a number of award-winning microbreweries, distilleries and cider houses.
Visually, the Adelaide Hills views are nothing short of spectacular as far as the eye can see and the stunning mix of both modern and heritage architecture create an atmosphere that will inspire your group and allow them to focus on the business at hand.
One of the more historic areas of South Australia, The Adelaide Hills were settled in the 1830s with many of the early towns such as Norton Summit, Meadows, Mount Barker and Hahndorf quickly becoming home for many German and Prussian settlers. In particular the town of Hahndorf still celebrates much of its German heritage reflected in the shops and attractions in town. The town is still a popular spot for visitors as many of the original buildings are still intact, including The Hahndorf Academy. Here you’ll find art galleries, studios, a museum and gift shops featuring the work of local artists.
The Adelaide Hills is also a popular choice for groups keen on cuddling a koala (a big hit, especially with international visitors) or enjoying a number of wildlife encounters at the Cleland Wildlife Park or the Gorge Wildlife Park, both of which accommodate groups for a variety of talks and experiential programs.
There’s golf, day spas and for the active types, bicycle tours and abseiling in addition to the many cellar doors and farm gates so there’s never a shortage of off-site activities or ideas for partner programs.
With a selection of boutique accommodation options available, it’s an ideal location to experience the best of South Australian food and wine culture without venturing too far from the convenience of the Adelaide CBD nearby.
For groups keen on adding in pre or post touring, nearby Adelaide offers so much for delegates including the famous Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Zoo and Art Gallery of South Australia, all within close proximity.
Talk to us today about some exciting options for your group in the Adelaide Hills.