If you take the Adelaide Hills road, you very quickly find yourself in a typical little Australian town, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, time seems to have stood still with its Victorian-inspired cottages and countryside of eucalyptus trees and golden wheat fields.
It's a trip back in time to when pioneers strode along these virgin territories to build the area's first hotels which remain in business today, like Mount Lofty House built in 1852 whose terrace proves to be one of the most beautiful viewing spots overlooking a sun-drenched region, a region that has something of Tuscany about it. This region has been strongly influenced by a hotel culture but has still preserved its natural heritage, thanks in particular to the large Cleland Wildlife Park. This veritable sanctuary of wildlife and local flora offers enthusiasts of biodiversity the chance to experience the quintessence of Australia, with the chance to hug a koala or feed a small kangaroo. It's a safe bet that you'll fall in love with the charm and tenderness of a family of dingoes or wombats. Better yet, Cleland Wildlife Park organizes night tours so that you can observe animals in the quiet of nightfall. A spectacle that won't leave you unmoved.
Conveniently located, Crafers will allow you to enjoy the cultural vitality of Adelaide without any of its downsides. In fact, it's the perfect destination for some Australian relaxation. Fancy a dip in the ocean? Glenelg Beach is just a short distance from Crafers; and after a short drive, you'll find yourself on one of Australia's most beautiful beaches with its pontoon and hordes of surfers. Fancy tasting all of the region's culinary riches? The city's central market is only about twenty minutes away. Tempting, isn't it?