Pretty Stirling, in the Adelaide Hills, is home to some of South Australia’s most beautiful homes.
Stirling became popular with Adelaide’s wealthy residents in the 1800s, who built summer houses to escape the heat of the plains in the late nineteenth century. A walk through Stirling will reveal many of these homes, including some that have been converted to bed and breakfast accommodation.
The tree-lined main street, a riot of colour in both spring and autumn, has a good collection of cafes, restaurants and shops. Many of Stirling’s magnificent ‘English’ gardens are accessible to visitors via the Open Garden Scheme.
On the fourth Sunday of each month Druids Avenue is closed off for the Stirling Market, with local produce, plants and homemade wares, the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable.
There is more to discover in the Adelaide Hills.
It’s the home of boutique wineries, country markets, art galleries and charming villages. It’s also the place for romantic weekends away, cosy pub meals, scenic drives and nature walks.
Children love the Adelaide Hills’s giant rocking horse, National Motor Museum and wildlife parks.
Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide’s central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city.