The Adelaide Hills - Sightseeing

There is plenty to see and do when you stay at Bishops

Bishops Adelaide Hills is located just a short drive away from an exciting array of local boutique wineries, pubs, quality restaurants, farmers markets, arts and craft shops, gardens, parks and other tourist attractions.

Many of our guests come regularly to enjoy the local annual events such as the gourmet food and wine festivals, the Oakbank Races, the classic car rallies and the world renowned Tour Down Under.

Even the cultural events held in Adelaide itself are easily accessible only half an hour away.

From Basket Range, a stunning 20 minute drive through this magnificent part of the Adelaide Hills will take you to the historic German settlers village of Hahndorf. Home to the legendary artist Sir Hans Heysen, Hahndorf abounds with eateries, pubs, museum, gift, clothing and souvenir shops.

Mt Lofty Summit
A 15-minute drive will take you to the lookout at Mt Lofty Summit which offers unrivalled views of the city of Adelaide, the opportunity to learn about the history of the area and a Visitor Information Centre. There is also a café and licensed restaurant.

Cleland Conservation Park and Wildlife Park
Nearby you can cuddle a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park, which offers a close to nature experience of Australian birds, animals and flowers, and walking trails to Waterfall Gully and Eagle-on-the-Hill.

Mr Lofty Botanic Garden
The Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is reached from the Summit Road or Sprigg Road in the Piccadilly Valley. It showcases a magnificent collection of native and exotic plantings beneath towering Stringybark trees.

Adelaide Hills Produce and Wares markets
During weekends, the Adelaide Hills come alive with local growers markets held in many towns. You can buy fresh locally grown produce and enjoy arts and crafts as you meander through the many stalls.

Melba’s Chocolate Factory
Visit the popular Melba’s at Woodside and delight in their locally produced chocolates and confectionary. Next door is the world-famous Woodside Cheese Wrights.

Stirling and Aldgate
A popular hills townships, Stirling and Aldgate offer art and craft shops, a myriad of cafes, pubs and restaurants, heritage houses and beautiful gardens and is only a 15 minute drive from Basket Range.

Local wineries
Accessible by a stunning drive through the glorious Adelaide hills, a range of award winning, boutique South Australian wineries are in easy reach of Bishops Adelaide Hills – all within a 15-20 minute drive. The closest wineries include:
Grove Hill Winery
Ashton Hills Winery
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard
Shaw & Smith
Nepenthe Wines
Golding Wines
Sinclair Gully Vineyards
Pike and Joyce
The Lane Vineyard
Hahndorf Hill Winery and other cellar doors located in nearby Hahndorf

Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale Wineries
These well-known wine regions in the Mt Lofty Ranges are only about an hour’s drive away – take the Kangarilla Scenic Route south to McLaren Vale or head north to the Barossa Valley along the Hills roads through Williamstown to Lyndoch.

Enjoy a game of golf in the local golf clubs at Oakbank, Piccadilly (Mt Lofty Golf Club) or Echunga.

Mt Lofty House

German Arms, Hahndorf

Basket Range War Memorial

Carminow, Mt Lofty

Emu at Cleland Wildlife Park

Former Mt Lofty Post Office

Bridgewater Mill

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Oakbank Weavers

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Cherries at Bishops

Bishops Adelaide Hills through its primary production arm - Bishop Orchards - is a fully operational cherry orchard, producing over 20 different varieties of cherry each year.

Cherry production is a year-round operation involving the planting of new trees, the maintenance of older ones and the picking season which commences in early December of each year.

Bishop Orchards currently sells directly into the Adelaide market and also exports interstate through local agents.

Cherries can be purchased direct from Bishop Orchards from December to the end of January each year.