Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

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One of the great pleasure of playing golf at The Stirling Golf Club is the wonderful course environment. Even if you hit a duffed shot, you can at least take solace in soaking up the natural beauty that surrounds you.

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The crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia. The cooler, wetter location suits plants from temperate climates which are difficult to grow on the Adelaide Plains. Amongst the native Australian flora there are tree ferns, as well as exotic cultivated plants from cool climates including Rhododendron and Magnolia and the National Species Rose Collection.

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Just 12 kilometres from Adelaide City centre, Cleland Conservation Park conserves a vital area of natural bushland on the Adelaide Hills face and includes the internationally popular Cleland Wildlife Park, the viewing platform of Mt Lofty Summit and scenic Waterfall Gully. The area has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and European settlement. 

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There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked strawberries. It’s hard to describe the juiciness and flavours – you won’t get it from any supermarket! And there’s no better day out with the family than hunting through our patch to find the perfect strawberry.

We’ve been running pickings at our farm since 1975, and never missed a season. It’s become an Adelaide institution during the warmer months, usually from November to April.

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Looking for some fun activities to enjoy with the kids in the beautiful Adelaide Hills these school holidays? Let’s take a look at what’s on in Adelaide! The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children's farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of our animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. And we pride ourselves in providing the best school holiday activities Adelaide! There are many activities for kids at the farm and you can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family.

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Enjoy a visit to one of Australia's most famous painters, Hans Heysen's, historic home, nestled among the majestic gum trees which featured in many of his paintings. Visit his studio which has largely remained undisturbed since his death in 1968. 

Open between 10am and 4 pm. Guided tours available – ph 8388 7277.

The National Motor Museum boasts one of the largest, finest and most important collections of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles in the world. The collection comprises over 300 vehicles dating from the turn of the century to the present day.

The museum is also the recognised centre for the recording of all aspects of road motor transport history in Australia. It is for this reason, among others, that the National Motor Museum enjoys an international reputation.

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The Big Rocking Horse and the Toy Factory share the same site at Gumeracha, in the glorious Adelaide Hills, only 40 minutes from Adelaide. So come and visit us for fun, educational value and an experience of a lifetime.

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Monarto Zoological Park is a 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. The Park is located 45 minutes (70 kms) from South Australia's capital city, Adelaide and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region. 

This unique adventure features the only drive through Cheetah habitat in Australia, South Australia's first ever Southern White Rhinoceros, Australia's largest Giraffe herd and the largest revegetation project of it's kind in South Australia's history! Adventurous safari bus and walking tours operate every day of the year, which are led by trained volunteer tour guides. 

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Wallis Cinema - Mt Barker www.wallis.com.au


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