In the beautiful town of Hahndorf, romance should not be limited to a single day of the year. In fact, the streets are filled with plenty of activities ready to add some spice to your love life all year round.
Check out a range of date ideas below.
With picturesque views and the most exquisite mix of locally made produce available, Hahndorf is the perfect location for a lavish picnic in the Adelaide Hills. Start at one end of Main Street and pick up your Plentiful Pickings cooler bag and vouchers at Somerled Wine Bar. From there, you have the chance to roam the village, picking up tasty morsels on your way, before finishing at the other end of the street with a full bag of wine, cheese, dips, crackers, chocolates and more. Bring your picnic rug and you’re set for a dreamy, sunset meal with your lover.
Hahndorf has ample accommodation options for you, whether you’re staying the night or choose to indulge for the week. Spend your days exploring the streets, learning about the history and spoiling yourselves with the products available – is that Makers Mark Jewellery you see in the distance? Make your own candles at 3 Wishes Candle Barn, ready for later in the evening when you need a little mood lighting. Try a new restaurant, café or pub for every meal. And finish the night feeding each other FruChocs while soaking in one of Coco Marie’s lavish bath salts. If you need to recuperate after a late night, we suggest a wholesome brekkie from The Seasonal Garden Café or Kitchen 2C.
Are you always asking your significant other to lend a hand around the house, perhaps by cooking dinner a night or two each week? Book a cooking class together at Rilka’s Real Food. At the end of it, you can enjoy a three-course meal with wine and reflect on the experience and what you’ve learnt. It’s quality bonding time!
Depending on your taste buds, there are plenty of options to add a little something to your day or night. For those who enjoy the savoury side, indulge in Udder Delight’s cheese fondue, perfect for two. Give Hahndorf Hill Winery a try for their picture-perfect platters, followed by their chocolate and wine pairing experience, ChocoVino. Satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert at Chocolate @ No. 5, where decadent hot chocolates and sugary waffles are a favourite. And remember to grab a few bottles of red wine to take back to the room for later.
Call it cliché if you will, but nothing says love like the couples who hold hands along the famous strawberry patches of Beerenberg, feeding each other the ripe, juicy fruits in between kisses. Imagine the two of you frolicking through the fields to do just that before you finish it off with a delightfully sweet ‘Berryberg Swirl’ featuring Goldern North vanilla ice cream and Beerenberg’s fresh berries. Yum! While you're there, give the Strawberry Trail a try, with a path leading from Hahndorf's Main Street right up to Beerenberg's front door. It's the perfect trail for a romantic walk.
Note: Beerenberg’s strawberry fields are closed from May to August, but we still recommend visiting to excite your senses with their wide variety of locally-made products.