Nairne, in the scenic Adelaide Hills, has historic buildings lining the main street, including the town’s first school which opened in 1851, and the Miller’s Arms Hotel.
There’s a good antique shop and a blacksmith shop selling wrought iron wares in Nairne, along with an excellent nursery, which specialises in roses and hydrangeas on the outskirts of town.
Named after founder Matthew Smillie’s wife, Elizabeth Nairne, this is a rapidly growing town with a rich history. Famous as a wheat growing area, the old Albert Mill is an impressive structure, showcasing historical architecture. In the late 19th century the Chapman’s Smallgoods Factory became a major employer and continued to be until its closure in 2002.
There is more to discover in the Adelaide Hills.
It is 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.