Unique Father's Day Experiences + Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Are you struggling to come up with a gift idea this Father’s Day? 

Forget the stock standard socks or bottle of red this Father's Day (although you can find a great range of both of these things in Hahndorf – you haven’t lived till you’ve tried our fluffy Alpaca Shop socks, or a bottle of The Saint from Landhaus Wines).

Surprise dad with the gift of an experience he will remember forever this Father’s Day.

We’ve come up with some unique Father’s Day experiences and gifts for the dad who has everything – and doesn’t need more socks.

Somerled Wines

1. Somerled Wine Flights – wine flights from $15

A visit to the Somerled Wines cellar door is a must for food and wine-loving dads. Somerled is more than just your typical cellar door, stocking an amazing range of artisan produce in a gorgeous, quaint setting in what we call the Hahndorf French Quarter. This Father's Day you can expect a varied selection of their mouth-watering platters, that you can customise and match with their stunning range of Adelaide Hills wines.

somerled.com.au // 89 Main Street, Hahndorf.

2. Wine + History - Wolf Blas Gallery & Museum

Bring dad to Hahndorf to visit the wonderful Wolf Blass Gallery & Musem. It's a beautiful venue offering wine tastings, pizzas and platters - all surrounded by a marvellous history. Over 60 years of Australian wine history and the fascinating life of Wolf Blass is now on display and open to the public at the Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum, Hahndorf.

wolfblassgm.com.au // 62 Main Street, Hahndorf.


Uncover the hidden secrets: Hahndorf Walking Tour

3. Uncover the hidden secrets: Hahndorf Walking Tour - $35/adult

Take your dad off the beaten track and discover the original architecture, picturesque streets and spooky stories that make up the village of Hahndorf. Don’t just walk up and down the main street of Hahndorf with all the other dads, dig a little deeper and experience the real Hahndorf village with the knowledgeable (and entertaining) intrepid guide, Sharon. A Hahndorf walking tour is one of the most unique ways to explore the back streets, original Germanic cottages and cool local stories.

For more details click here.


ChocoVino chocolate and wine matching at Hahndorf Hill Winery

4. ChocoVino chocolate flight and Austrian wine at Hahndorf Hill Winery – From $25pp

For the sweet tooth and wine-loving dad, you can’t go past the ChocoVino experience at Hahndorf Hill Winery. This experience matches boutique HH wines with the world’s most acclaimed (and tasty) chocolate. The experience has been ranked in CNN’s ‘Top 10 global adventures for chocolaholics’ and also the ‘Top 10 food and wine touring options’ of SA. With spectacular views of the vineyard and surrounding Hahndorf countryside, it’s a spectacular experience. If your Dad is missing his sweet-tooth, they also offer wine and cheese flights, and a unique Austrian varietal flight, with cheaper options for those who aren't drinking. They have sessions available in the morning and in the late afternoon, so call to secure your place!

hahndorfhillwinery.com.au/ // 38 Pain Road, Hahndorf


Click here for our Wine Lovers Guide to Hahndorf

Hahndorf’s Plentiful Pickings artisan picnic trail

Hahndorf’s Plentiful Pickings artisan picnic trail - $35

Plentiful Pickings is a cool way for dad to experience the flavours of Hahndorf. Explore the village to create your own perfect picnic hamper filled with everything from cheeseboard paste pots to smoked produce, from some of our favourite Hahndorf traders. Call into the Visitor Information Centre to buy your Plentiful Pickings cooler bag and ice pack that your dad will use time and again, and use the vouchers inside to follow your tummies down Hahndorf’s main street. From iconic Beerenberg at one end to Harris Smokehouse and K2C, there’s something for every dad’s taste.

Read more // Starts from Hahndorf Visitor Information Centre, 68 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

Hahndorf Academy, The Cedars Hans Heysen Studio - and local galleries

For lovers of art and Dads with creativity in their bones, there's nothing nicer than a trip to the Hahndorf Academy to peruse their museum and latest SALA exhibitions. Entry is free while the museum offers a glimpse into the charming history of the German town, boasting fascinating relics and a collection of sketches donated by Sir Hans Heysen. hahndorfacademy.org.au/ // 68 Mount Barker Road Hahndorf D

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Sir Hans Heysen's home and studio, The Cedars whilst in town. This beautiful estate was home to renowned Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen. Today, it is known as one of the nation’s most well preserved historic homes, which includes the famous chalet-style studio built in 1912. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the home, visit Sir Heysen’s studio, peruse an extensive collection of his original works, as well as view his daughter Nora’s artwork. Ticket sales support the maintenance of the property.

Heysen Road, Hahndorf SA 5245 // hansheysen.com.au

You'll find wonderful galleries in town too including Decor Dreams // decordreams.com.au, The Aboriginal Art House // aboriginalarthouse.org, Tineriba Tribal Gallery // burkatilla.com.auByzantine Art Studio, Bamfurlong and more.

Click here to explore the arts in Hahndorf

A sample of gift ideas from Hahndorf Leathersmith & Bush Gallery


If your dad is more interested in a tangible gift than an experience, check out Hahndorf's awesome stores to find the perfect pressie. From skincare at Coco Marie or Beeswax Natural Health & Harmony, to a new tie from Silk Linen or some authentic leather goodies from Leathersmith & Bush Gallery. For the dad who loves to cook, head to the Hahndorf Knife Shop for some sharp new tools, or indulge in a set of tasty sauces from Beerenberg.

Here are some more ideas...

Gift ideas form Grass Roots Vintage


Handmade beautiful quality gentleman's gifts from Hommes Uniques


Stunning knives from the Hahndorf Knife Shop

Men's gifts, jewellery and watches at Makers Mark Jewellery Studio


Delicious chocolates from Chocolate @No5



Don't forget chocolate and sweets from our other traders... Menz Fruchocs Shop, Hahndorf Sweets, Bean & Bikkie Co - gingerbread cafe, plus we have over 100 flavours of fudge in Hahndorf >> find out more here.

Also, click here to read our Hahndorf's Guide for Sweet Tooths

There's also Hahndorf Mini Golf, The Katze of Hahndorf, the Hahndorf Farm Barn and lots of family activities in town. Click here.

There really is something for every dad in Hahndorf!