Head for this hills and escape for a ladies’ day out in Hahndorf! With the trees lining the main street starting to show their beautiful autumn leaves, it’s the perfect time of year to explore all the things Hahndorf has to offer after the summer rush.
Whether you’re going it solo for a bit of ‘me time’ or you’re rounding up your favourite gal pals for a weekend getaway, we’ve got the ultimate itinerary planned.
Day spas, shopping, cooking classes and of course the best spots for some sparkling wine, Hahndorf will give you that much needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
For a girly getaway you’ll need a great place to rest your head close by to all the action but still gives you a bit of space away from the busy street. The Haus Studio Apartments are completely self-contained with a kitchen fit with a two-stove cook top, microwave, toaster, refrigerator and kettle, and they’re available as either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom studio. With complimentary Wi-Fi, it’s an ideal spot for social media addicts as there’ll be no difficulty in uploading that candid group shot from the days’ adventures. The finishing touch is also their ‘take one, leave one’ book collection with classic novels and popular reads.
34 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hausstudioapartments.com.au
Devour the menu at Kitchen 2C for brekkie with an aromatic selection of fresh, seasonal, local produce coming together to create wholesome meals to start the day right. Pair it with their artisan coffee (or perhaps two) and you’ve got a real winner.
43B Main Street Hahndorf, SA 5245 // Facebook
It’s not a ladies’ day without a tranquil moment at a spa! Sit back, unwind and let the Hahndorf Creek Day Spa work its magic. With seven spa treats to choose from consisting of full body massages, foot spas, chocolate body masque, hydrating facials and a whole lot more, you’re bound to feel completely relaxed, without a worry in the world.
8 Storch Lane, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hahndorfcreekhealth.com.au
With so many fantastic shops along the main street of Hahndorf, it’s hard to spend a day without popping into a few of the local gems to see what you might find. Clothing stores, jewellers, antique stores, artisan stores, quirky gifts… Trust us you won’t be able to keep yourself away!
Pop in to the Beerenberg Family Farm and stock up on those delectable family favourites. We’re talking jams, sauces, honey, chutneys and more. Oh, and how can we forget the strawberries? Take a few happy snaps on their lush, green fields and we guarantee you’ll be the envy of all your friends.
Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf SA 5245 // beerenberg.com.au
Have you always wanted to strengthen your culinary skills or impress everyone with a fantastic dish? Take a cooking class with the flamboyant foodie, Rilka Warbanoff and learn how to take your cooking skills from average to amazing in Hahndorf. All classes focus on food that contains no gluten, wheat, yeast, preservatives or added sugars, while retaining flavour and fun. Depending on which class you pick, the class will be followed by a three course meal complete with wine!
9 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // rilkaskitchen.com
This mother-daughter run café is a local gem and popular for coffee, brunch, lunch and burgers! All produce is South Australian and sourced as locally as possible and they offer a range of foods to suit all dietary requirements: meat lovers, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Their meals are delicious and will give you plenty of fuel to keep your girly day on track. A caffeine hit won’t hurt either.
Shop 3/44 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf SA 5245 // thelemonrie.com.au
Discover the hidden secrets of our German inspired town, with a Hahndorf Walking Tour (hyperlink to blog http://hahndorfsa.org.au/news/discover-hidden-secrets-on-a-hahndorf-walking-tour-287.html) led by pioneering family descendant, Sharon Pippos, and explore the charm of the beautiful village. The 90-minute walking tour takes you off Main Street and into the picturesque parts not usually open to the public. Learn the history, uncover the original architectural stories and reveal the beauty of Hahndorf.
Tours start from $33 and run at 2pm on Fridays, weekends and public holidays. // Book here.
To really wind down (or should we say wine down) you simply must visit The Lane Vineyard, located only a short drive from the main street. Organise to indulge in their tasting room experience, and enjoy the clean flavours of the Block Series wine accompanied by delicious food made by the Chef. You can choose between three tasting options: Block Series Tasting for $5, The Gathering Experience for $20 or The Gathering Indulgence for $35. We also recommend taking home a bottle of their Lois Blanc De Blanc Sparkling if you’d like some bubbles later in the night!
5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf SA 5245 // thelane.com.au
After a big day of activities, you might be feeling pretty hungry and seeking a great place for a delectable dinner. The stunning Indian dishes of The Mustard Seed are enough to make our mouths water just thinking about it. There are plenty of options on their menu and we bet you’ll just want to try them all.
17 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245 // themustardseed.com.au