Adelaide Hills Visitor Information
Established in the early 1800s, the Adelaide Hills are among the first areas in the state of South Australia to be inhabited by European settlers-in fact, some of its towns started as German settlements. Part of the Mount Lofty Ranges, this area is located about 27.8 kilometres south-east of the city of Adelaide, the state capital. The area-the entire region, in fact-takes its name after Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV. It has an estimated population of roughly 60,000 residents.
Residents of the Adelaide Hills consider the area as the gateway to the country, which is considerable in view of its close proximity to the metropolitan city of Adelaide (about 30 minutes by road). Thanks to its geographical situation, its residents are able enjoy a country-urban lifestyle.
The Adelaide Hills are represented in the House of Assembly of the state of South Australia by the State Districts of Heysen, Kavel, Morialta, and Schubert. As for the Australian House of Representatives, the Federal Divisions of Mayo, Strut, and Wakefield share representation for the area.
The Adelaide Hills have so much to offer to a variety of enthusiasts:
There is so much for local and visiting tourists to enjoy in the Adelaide Hills thanks to the area's artistic, cultural, and historical heritage. Some of the best locales to visit include the Aptos Cruz Galleries, Birdwood's National Motor Museum, Hahndorf Academy, Pikes Historic Brewery, and Samphire Wines and Pottery.
People who simply wish to enjoy a relaxing time with family, friends, or even by themselves can choose to spend time in the Adelaide Hills' numerous gardens, parks, and playgrounds. Some of the best open spaces to go to include Aldgate RSL Playground, Bradwood Park, Bushland Park, Charleston Centennial Park, Cleland Conservation Park, Cudlee Creek Reserve, Federation Park, Lions Park, Lobethal Recreation Grounds, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Norman Cole Reserve, Rotary Playground, Sherry Park, Steamroller Park, Tregarthen Road Reserve, Uraidla Reserve, Vincent Reserve, and Wairoa.