There are so many things to do in our artisan town!
From incredible imported Bavarian collectables and produce; award-winning dining experiences; and world-class wines, there is something in our town and surrounding Adelaide Hills region for all to enjoy!
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Ambleside Distillers brings you local batch distilled gin, using an Australian handcrafted copper still, to produce sensational batches of gin, showcasing their own individual tastes and favourable botanicals. Enjoy the picturesque setting while kicking back, relaxing and sipping one of their handcrafted signature gins and perhaps a cocktail and food platter!
A microbrewery producing handcrafted boutique beers with their cellar door located in the heart of Hahndorf. They have a wide range of beers available both on tap and by the bottle, with tasting paddles available so you can pick out your favourite lager, ale or stout!
Hahndorf Hill Winery
Hahndorf Hill Winery is a boutique producer specializing in alternative variety wines such as Gruner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt. Indulge in their ChocoVino - a gourmet chocolate-and-wine matching experience!
Prancing Pony Brewery
Home of the “World’s Best Beer” (Supreme Champion at the International Beer Challenge, 2016) the Prancing Pony India Red Ale. Experience their entire core range, as well as seasonal specialties all from the comfort of their rustic and quirky brewshed. One not to be missed by all you hop-heads!
Sidewood Estate Winery
Only a few minutes from the main street of Hahndorf, take in the beautiful views of the surrounding Adelaide Hills at the Sidewood Cellar Door. Taste the award-winning Sidewood wines whislt enjoying casual dining available on the deck. But before you leave, make sure to take the Sidewood Golf Challenge to hit a hole-in-one on their floating green!
Welcoming and elegant, the Somerled Cellar Door is owned and run by the Moody family in Hahndorf Main St. Theirs is a compact, high end range of wines.
The Lane Vineyard
The Lane Vineyard is in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. A state of the art small winery, modern cellar door and vineyard restaurant are the perfect setting for discovering single vineyard wines, meeting friends for a long and lazy lunch or celebrating your wedding, birthday or reunion.
3 Wishes Candlebarn
3 Wishes Candle Barn specializes in handcrafting the most beautifully scented candles from 100% non-toxic Kosher certified soy wax & vegetable wax, infused with high quality triple scented oils. They even have their own candle making station for visitors to use! A visit here is bound to be a delight for your senses!
Agave Design and Living
Escape into the soothing sanctuary of Agave - showcasing unique, Australian-made, globally-inspired homewares and gifts. Including candles and diffusers, elk accessories, jewellery, selected clothing, plants and home-inspiration books. Let Agave help inspire you to create a serene home or a delight someone with a special gift!
Buzz Honey is a family owned business that produces hand selected and harvested honeys from a variety of locations across South Australia and specialised regions of Australia. They recently opened Adelaide’s First ‘Hive Door’, offering free honey tastings, viewing of their resident live bee hive along with a myriad of bee related products!
Chocolate @ No.5
Immerse yourself in your guilty pleasures - premium coffees made with passion and care, heavenly hot chocolates crafted from couvertures from around the globe, house-made Belgian Sugar Waffles and handcrafted artisan chocolates. Tempted?
Evercream Icecreamery offers visitors fresh, home-made ice-cream, gelati and sorbet all year round! Free of preservatives, artificial colours and artificial flavours, Evercream’s range encompasses an array of fresh and local ingredients, on top of being absolutely delicious!
Sometimes everything comes together to make something quite special. A vibrant arts scene, a community passionate about its town, its history and a grand old building - together these elements combine to create the Hahndorf Academy: a regional centre for the arts and heritage.
Established over 30 years ago, the Leathersmith and Bush Gallery is one of the longest trading and most iconic businesses in Hahndorf. The shop is unique in atmosphere, with hospitality that would be welcomed in the building’s origins as a simple pub. The warming fire, welcoming glass of port and a friendly smile make visitors feel at home and relaxed. They offer a range of goods made from cowhide, kangaroo and even crocodile leather!
Hahndorf Mini Golf
The course is true to its historic German roots with its classic, keyhole structure. The 18 hole course features some challenging holes and obstacles and is a heap of fun!
Hahndorf Soap Factory
The Hahndorf Soap Factory invites you to discover the fresh, fragrant, and fun way to papmer yourself with their diverse collection of all-natural bath and beauty products! All of their offerings, from their popular bath bombs to their unique handmade soap bars, hand and body lotions, are chemical-free! For those in search of an even more creative Hahndorf Soap Factory experience, mix your own bath milk and bath salts to create a custom design or fragrance of your own! Put your senses to work and your mind to rest today with Hahndorf Soap Factory.
Hahndorf Walking Tours
Meet Captain Hahn, learn about fachwerk architecture, visit the Pioneers Women’s Walking Trail memorial and more! An easy walk for all ages at only 1km in length throughout the township. A historic tour with lots of local input, conducted by a Hahndorf resident with access to special sites and stories. Book to avoid disappointment. This is not your average tour!
Hans Heysen’s The Cedars
The 60-hectare Cedars property is the historic home of one of Australia’s most noted landscape artists, Sir Hans Heysen. Visit Australia’s oldest artist’s studio, where some 200 original works of art can be seen in changing displays in the studios and the house, or just wander through the property’s gardens, admiring some of Heysen’s favourite painting sights.
Menz FruChoc Shop
A South Australian favorite, the Menz FruChoc shop in Hahndorf offers all you favorite sweets. From their famous apricot Fruchocs, to their delicious chocolate coated honeycomb, to their Rainbow Gems (giant freckles), which you can actually watch being made in store!
Monarto Zoo is the largest open-range zoo in the world spanning more than 1,000 hectares of fauna and flora! See Chimpanzees, Cheetahs, African Painted Dogs, Lions, Southern White Rhinoceros and Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies in their walk-through exhibit! A variety of tours and safaris are available every day!
A quaint little gift, jewellery and clothes shop located in the heart of Hahndorf. Looking for a new handbag, silver necklace or scarf? Look no further than Ophelia Cottage!
Otto’s Bakery uses the finest ingredients to produce a selecion of pies, pasties and savoury slices as well both German and Australian pastries and cakes! For those wanting a light lunch, they also make fresh sandwiches and rolls with a choice of fillings!
Red Cacao Chocolatier
Red Cacao is a unique chocolate experience nestled in the Adelaide Hills offering premium products from Hot and Iced Chocolates and Coffees, to tartlets and individual chocolates as well as a small desserts menu.
The Fairy Garden
The Fairy Garden stocks colourful fairies, quality rainbow Windmills, flags, Iron Fairies, collectable Spanish Elves and Felt Fairies (made in the Himalayas) using Australia Wool!
The German Village Shop
Step into this quaint building, built in 1866 and feel as if you just stepped into the Black Forest, Germany. Be surrounded by many exquisite German hand carved Cuckoo Clocks and specialty gifts from Europe. The German Village Shop has the largest range. There are 100 or more different Cuckoo clocks on display every day!
The Haus Hahndorf
Regional, Rustic, Refined. The Haus Restaurant is located in the heart of Hahndorf and showcases an amazing selection of dishes created from the best in local produce which changes with the seasons. From German specialties to rustic pizza, their vegan options to their Wagyu beef brisket, the Haus has something for everyone!
Udder Delights produces an award wining range of hand made goat & cow milk cheeses that boast of authentic flavours and beautiful presentation. Udder Delights offers cheese tastings, cheese making classes and a cafe offering homemade cakes and soups, and so much more!