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

Friday, August 31, 2018

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!).

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 gift experiences for the dad who has everything – and doesn’t need more socks.


Somerled Wines

Somerled Wine Matched Platters – $$ varies

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 gorgoeus, quaint setting. 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.

Uncover the hidden secrets: Hahndorf Walking Tour

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.


ChocoVino chocolate and wine matching at Hahndorf Hill Winery

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

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

Adult art classes at Hahndorf Academy

Hahndorf Academy museum and SALA exhibitions - FREE

For lovers of art and Dads with creativity in there bones, theres nothing nicer than a trip to the Hahndorf Academy to peruse their museum and latest SALA exhibitions. The Hahndorf Academy's current artist in residence, Wendy Dixon-Whiley has an open studio and a street art style, while the museum offers a glimpse into the charming history of the German town, boasting fascinating relics and a collection of scetches donated by Sir Hans Heysen.

hahndorfacademy.org.au/ // 68 Mount Barker Road Hahndorf


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. There really is something for every dad in Hahndorf!