Hahndorf is just 5 mintues away
Located just 5 minutes from Grandview Accommodation, Hahndorf is a contemporary village proud of its German heritage still visible in its traditional streetscape with smallgoods, bakeries, cuckoo clocks, wooden folk art and German-style pubs.
Stroll the tree-lined main street and discover shops, galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leathersmith, jeweller, candle makers, a craft brewery, winery cellar doors, gin distillery, chocolatier, traditional sweet shops, restaurants and cafés.
Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, built by Prussian settlers in 1839. Learn more at Hahndorf Academy’s migration museum or on a guided walk with Hahndorf Walking Tours.
Don’t miss artisan food producers such as Udder Delights cheeses, Buzz Honey, and Harris smoked goods.
Visit Hahndorf Academy, a regional arts and heritage hub in the main street, with exhibitions, museum and a shop. Just out of Hahndorf is The Cedars, home and studio of famed landscape artist, Sir Hans Heysen.
Kids will be delighted to have a round of mini golf, meet some friendly animals at Hahndorf Farm Barn and pick strawberries at Beerenberg Farm (in season November to April).
Main Street Highlights
- Browse the incredible range of shops; from toys, antiques, books, clothing, shoes, minerals, cuckoo clocks, hand-crafted leather wares, natural beauty products and gift ware, right through to butchers, bakers and candle makers! Hahndorf really is a shopper’s paradise – just park the car and wander up and down the main street. For works by local artists and designers pop into the Hahndorf Academy and Bamfurlong Fine Crafts. If you have the kids in tow keep an eye open for the Hahndorf Candlemaker, 3 Wishes Candle Barn (where you can make your own candle in a jar), traditional lolly shops, mini golf, toy shops (including a dedicated puppet shop) and fairy garden and shop.
- Visit the Hahndorf Academy which is a regional hub for the arts and heritage based in a charming 150-year-old building. Walk through its four galleries, migration museum, artist studios, and retail gallery featuring the work of local artisans. Other cultural highlights are the many galleries and the Angel of Hahndorf sculpture outside the Hahndorf Academy which forms part of the Hills Sculpture Trail.
- Satisfy your appetite at an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bakeries – many serving traditional German fare.
- Visit several boutique winery cellar doors in the main street – Somerled, Hersey, Scott & La Prova wines and Landhaus. Hahndorf Inn also has the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre where visitors can taste and purchase a huge variety of wines from across the region.
- Visit Gulf Brewery for a local craft beer or Ambleside Distillers for small-batch handcrafted gin.
- Visit Buzz Honey ‘hive door’ to taste honey and see an observation beehive in action.
- Taste and purchase a wide variety of artisan cheeses at Udder Delights and enjoy some of the other experiences they offer including fondue, high tea and cheese making classes by arrangement.
- Take a guided walking tour to soak up Hahndorf’s history and character with Hahndorf Walking Tours.
- Visit in autumn for an incredible show of colourful foliage lining the street.