Balhannah is a pleasant Adelaide Hills village, popular for its roadside stalls, such as the Olde Apple Shed.
Balhannah boasts a renowned chocolate shop for pure indulgence. If wine tasting is your thing, be sure to visit Nepenthe Wines and Shaw and Smith, just out of town. The Balhannah Hotel is popular with locals. The Stanley Bridge Hotel and Maximilian’s Restaurant can be found nearby at Verdun.
Balhannah was founded by a Scottish immigrant named James Turnbull Thomas. There has long been controversy about the name he gave the village, since it may have been known at one time as Belhannah. His mother’s name was Belle and his sister was Hannah and Bel is Gaelic for village.
There is so much 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.