He’s someone you ask to make you a playground. Let’s you braid his hair and watch your favorite show with you. He’s the one that lets you run wild when you were just a kid but gets frustrated now when you are just as wild at parties. He mans the grill when there’s a barbeque party whether he burns the meat or not. Most importantly, he’s the one breaking wind and then blames it on you. Whatever silly things that they do, they still deserve to be the man of the hour, especially on Father’s Day.
The great thing is that Adelaide Hills has tons of activities and places you can go to that your dad will surely enjoy.
Visiting cellar doors and dine at wineries.
Adelaide Hills has a wide range of wineries and cellar doors that your dad will appreciate. Many of them even offer tours and food and wine tasting! If there are kids in tow, Barristers Block in Woodside, Howard Vineyard in Nairne and Golding Wines in Lobethal is the place to be. They have plenty of space that they can run around. For light meals and tasty wood oven pizzas, you should definitely go to The Lane Vineyard at Hahndorf, Bird in Hand, and Maximilian’s Restaurant at Verdun. They offer gourmet cheese boards and produce platters which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Visit the motor museum.
There’s the National Motor Museum in Birdwood that houses more than 300 of Australia’s collection of vintage, veteran, and classic motors and cycles. Your dad will most definitely like this place! They even have a collection toys and models that will appeal to both children at heart and serious collectors. They don’t only house cars and motors, but automobilia as well. This collection includes road maps, motoring costumes, garagenalia, and advertising ephemera that will capture the interest of our man of the house.
Take a tour on a two-wheel.
There’s nothing more fun than riding the bicycle and feel like a kid again that is out for an adventure with friends. There are abundant of trails around Adelaide Hills that will lead you to breathtaking places such as forests parks, and farmland; as well as historic towns such as Lobethal and Birdwood before passing through the Barossa and Clare Valley on its way to the Flinders Ranges. Just 15 minutes away from Adelaide city centre, there’s the Eagle Park Mountain Bike Park that will suit more experienced riders.
Take a stroll or ride a horse, take your pick.
You can either stroll through the charming streets of Adelaide Hills or go to Belair National Park that features a series of trails used by walkers, cyclists, and even horse riders. Like the Belair National Park, the Kidman Trail is also a multi-use horse riding, walking and cycling trail that traverses 225 kilometres of roadsides, quiet farm routes, and forest tracks.
Visit a local distillery.
For those dads who love distillery, there’s the Applewood Distillery’s that you can take him to. Their whiskey and gin with a twist are made at an Old Gumeracha Cold Stores. Some of their gins are more experimental than others having a Thai gin with chili, tamarind, and kaffir limes that are distilled with coconut water. They absolutely love putting a new spin on the classic. Aside from Applewood Distillery, next port will be The Red Hen distillery. After being put up by four Adelaide men, 2 years, and 30 testing batches, they were finally able to find the right mix for their gin. Red Hen Gin crafts small batches using native Botanics in the traditional London dry style.
A lot more can be done around Adelaide Hills on this special day. But since it’s Father’s day, why not just let your dad relax and sit around while enjoying his food, beer or wine. It’s certainly one good way to show how much you appreciate him, silly things aside,