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Things we love – Summer 2023/24

What's hot around the Hills this season?

Tiny stays

Looking to experience nature without leaving behind the comforts of home? Tiny Away is the thing for you! The tiny house company has just unveiled a number of rural getaways (that they describe as “a step up from glamping”) across SA, including at Inglewood and Macclesfield. They’re all about experiencing the tiny house lifestyle and getting into nature without compromising on comfort.

Baubles and bubbles

You’ve heard of the paint and sip phenomenon … well how about baubles and bubbles? BYO bubbles and nibbles and decorate your own glass Christmas baubles under the guidance of The Makery Co.’s creative team. If baubles aren’t your thing, you can also try your hand at decorating a wooden nutcracker soldier or a Christmas wreath. Located at Hahndorf, The Makery Co. runs sessions until early–mid December.

Vintage Vibes

Want to see some of the best music acts right on your doorstep?
Look no further than Vintage Vibes!
Held at Woodside’s Tomich Wines over two days in January, this year the festival will feature artists including Meg Mac, the DMAs, the UK’s Rudimental, Groove Armada and Germany’s Milky Chance.


Did you know one of the two best new spas in the Asia Pacific region is right here in the Adelaide Hills?
Mt Barker’s MANE Day Spa was recently named the best new spa at the Spa and Wellness Awards, alongside NZ’s Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa.
The awards recognise excellence in the spa, health, beauty and wellness travel space in the Asia Pacific region.

Tourism Hall of Fame

Looking for a great tourism experience in your own backyard? Look no further than The Cedars at Hahndorf and Woodhouse Adventure Park. They were both inducted into the SA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after winning gold in the cultural tourism and unique accommodation categories respectively, for the third year in a row.
Meawhile, Monarto Safari Park won the Voter’s Choice award for an experience and Sequoia Lodge at Mt Lofty won gold in the five-star luxury accommodation category.

Pinot and Pooch

Did you know that every month you can take your furry, four-legged friend out to be pampered at a local winery? Simon Tolley Wines runs Pinot and Pooch on the third Sunday of each month, with free treats and lots of pats from cellar door staff. At 2pm visitors and their dogs can stretch their legs on a guided walk around the vineyard.


Editor’s note – Winter 2024

Welcome to the winter 2024 edition of the Hills Wanderer!Warm woollen jumpers, coats and gumboots – it's that time of year again!Over the past...