Reasons to visit
Mount Barker is very popular with twitchers with several bird-watching 'hides', walking trails and boardwalks winding around nearby wetlands. Try the Mount Barker Linear Trail, a seven-kilometre trail along the local creek from Laratinga Wetlands.
The town of Hahndorf is just 10 minutes away and here you will find German-inspired Fachwerk architecture, sensational strudel and a passionate art scene at The Cedars and Hahndorf Academy.
Adelaide Hills boasts a burgeoning food scene to go with its established fine wines. Taste cheese at Udder Delights or Woodside Cheese Wrights, pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg or follow the Cherry Trail.
For fine dining head to historic Mount Lofty House, European-themed Maximilian's or Bridgewater Mill restaurant. For gourmet pub food check out Grumpy's Brewhaus, the Scenic Hotel or Aldgate Pump Hotel.
Whether you're touring the region by car, bicycle, on foot or horseback, the Adelaide Hills offers plenty of picturesque trails and roads.
A local's top tips
Jo Elson, Owner, Mount Barker IGA Fresh
"We pride ourselves on our range and quality. Our hero products are our fruit and veg and our wellbeing section. We stock local produce wherever possible and support regional growers such as Riverland oranges.
Our new wellbeing section focuses on lactose-intolerant and gluten-free products. We have grown the wellbeing section to 14 shelving bays and it is very popular.
My favourite local suppliers are Beerenberg, just down the road in Hahndorf and Barossa Fine Foods in our deli and meat case, including Barossa olive oil and Kurianda Barossa honey and olive oil. My personal favourite is the Barossa Fine Foods beef jerky."
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