Planning Your Trip

Only a 20 minute drive from Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills offers the rare combination of proximity to a capital city with the feel of being a world away.

Touching the Barossa Valley to the north and McLaren Vale to the south, the region can be accessed from many directions (for more details, see Adelaide Hills Wine Region Map). Road access from the city centre is via the South Eastern Freeway, which links Adelaide to Melbourne. Major towns in the Adelaide Hills, including Stirling, Hahndorf, Mount Barker, Lobethal and Birdwood, are all well sign-posted from the freeway.

Plan your trip by searching by winery, opening hours or wine variety and add them to your personalised trip planner. Or you can take one of our suggested routes through the Hills.

Download a map of the region

Public Transport

A regular bus service travels daily from Adelaide to major Hills townships. Phone the Passenger Transport Board on 08 7109 8117 for more information.


A taxi from the city to Mount Lofty will cost approximately AU$60 one-way.

Wine Tours

For those not wishing to drive themselves, there are a number of specialised wine tours available. For more information contact the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre on 08 8393 7600.

Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre

For more Adelaide Hills planning tools, please visit the Adelaide Hills Trails and Scenic Drives page.

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