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Two-day drive and play itinerary in the stunning Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills driving holiday

It’s South Australia’s best-kept secret – the Adelaide Hills.  Renowned for its restaurants and cafes showcasing some of the best produce in the state – you can’t blame the locals for wanting to keep this destination to themselves. The region is also home to some of the finest wineries and venues in the country, boasting magnificent backdrops and picture-perfect scenery. The choice of accommodation is also impressive, such as one of the region’s finest destinations – Mount Lofty House.  The best part about this? While it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s all within an easy 40-minute drive from the heart of Adelaide.  There’s so much on offer in this region, that it’s understandably hard to choose where to start. Here’s a suggested two-day itinerary for the foodie looking to get away for the weekend and experience the best Adelaide Hills has to offer. Day One: Start the weekend with a leisurely drive through the breathtaking Adelaide Hills and head to the historic Mount Lofty House. Overlooking the spectacular Piccadilly Valley, this iconic 5-star boutique lodge was originally built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy as his summer house. It features Chef Hat Award-winning restaurant, Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant and on-site boutique spa – Gatekeeper’s Day Spa – that offers a slice of heavenly rejuvenation. If the plan is to get away from it all for the weekend, you’ve come to the right place.  Once you’ve settled into your room and enjoyed a plate of moorish signature Mount… Read More