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Steamranger Railway, Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Day Tour

8 Hours

Shared tour

Family friendly

Railway Tour

Visit the Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf before experiencing a piece of moving history to travel to Strathalbyn.

Join us on a journey into the Adelaide Hills and take in the views of Adelaide and the coast, possibly spot a koala amongst a forest of native gums, retrace the journey of previous travellers through the valleys along the old roads, experience some of the quaint villages hidden away from the modern traveller, and visit a historic slice of Germany within the Adelaide Hills. The beer, food and pubs of Hahndorf alone will make you think you are sitting somewhere in Germany!

After lunch, build a head of steam and jump aboard the Steamranger Heritage Railway for your trip back in time and travel to the other side of the Adelaide Hills to the township of Strathalbyn where you will discover antiques, collectables, museums, art galleries and a historic building around every corner.   

Tour Details 

​Pricing

$ 195 per Adult​ 

$  99 per Child

Tour code​

RTAH28T

Departs

10:00 am  

Selected Sundays from June to November

Adelaide hotel pickups prior to 10.00 am 

Returns

5:45 pm

What's included

Morning pickup and post tour drop off from selected Adelaide Hotels, return travel from Adelaide city, return train travel on the Steamranger Heritage Railway from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn and back and informative commentary by a local guide.     

Regions visited

Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf

Fleurieu Peninsula and Strathalbyn

Itinerary

Enjoy a late start to your Sunday with our Steamranger Heritage Railway, Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf tour with a 10.00 am departure from the City of Adelaide. One of our driver guides will show you around the Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges, through the quaint villages and picturesque scenery before arriving in the oldest German settlement in Australia, Hahndorf.

Hahndorf is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia and is a must visit for all who come to Adelaide. You will enjoy the time to explore the village at your own pace.

Mount Barker is a neighbouring township and the start point for the iconic Steamranger Heritage Railway which travels out of the Adelaide Hills, down to the South Coast of the Fluerieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor.

Board the Highlander Train for the return journey through the gumtrees and farming land to the heritage town of Strathalbyn.  If you enjoy exploring antique and collectable stores, doing a bit of retail therapy or sitting back with a drink on the banks of a river, this is the town for you.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Adelaide from the Mount Lofty Summit Lookout

  • Quaint Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater

  • Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in Australia home to a large collection of Artisan shops and historic buildings housing cellar doors, a brewery, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers, art galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leather smith, jeweller, sweet shops, German-style pubs, restaurants, and cafés.

  • The township of Mount Barker, home to the Steamranger Heritage Railway.

  • The Highlander train from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn travelling through the rolling hills, scenic valleys, tall gumtrees and farmland countryside of the region.

  • Strathalbyn’s collection of antique, collectable and speciality stores, heritage buildings and museums.

 

Our Steamranger Heritage Railway, Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf tour will give you a full day of excitement and memories of a lifetime suited for the independent traveller or the whole family. We can’t wait to show you around the Adelaide Hills.

Tour Schedule

  • 10.00 AM - Depart from Adelaide (hotel pickups will be prior to this time)

  • 10.30 AM - Arrive Mount Lofty Summit Lookout

  • 11.15 AM - Arrive at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

  • 11.30 AM - Arrive in Hahndorf Main Street (free time to explore the town and purchase some lunch)

  •  1.50 PM - Arrive at the Mount Barker Railway Station to board the Steamranger train

  •  2.00 PM - Depart aboard the Steamranger Highlander Train to Strathalbyn

  •  3.00 PM - Arrive at Strathalbyn with free time to explore the town.

  •  4.00 PM - Depart Strathalbyn aboard the train for Mount Barker

  •  5.10 PM - Depart Mount Barker Railway Station and travel back to Adelaide

  •  5.45 PM - Arrive back in Adelaide

​$195 Adult
$99 Child

Steamranger Railway, Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Day Tour          
What to Bring          
  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Warm clothing through the cooler months of the year.

  • An appetite for some German fare for lunch in Hahndorf

Tour Bits & Tips          
  • The Adelaide Hills can become cool in the late afternoon during the warmer months, so it is always good to be prepared.                                                        

  • The original Lutheran woman who settled Hahndorf use to walk their produce from the town to Adelaide 35 kilometres away whilst the menfolk worked the farms. Today 26 kilometres of the route has been turned into the Pioneering Women's Trail.                                         

  • The Steamranger Heritage Railway maintain and operate over 80 kilometres of railway line, making it the longest preserved railway line in Australia.                                      

  • When visiting Hahndorf', make sure to call past the Hahndorf Academy to inspect renown artist Sir Hans Heysen's sketches. Heysen lived on the outskirts of the village and quite often made sketches of early village life.    

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