Just 30 minutes by car east of Adelaide city centre is a beautiful area of cool climate countryside marked by gently rolling hills, historic villages, country roads and neat lines of grapevines. Start the day with breakfast at The Summit Café on top of Mount Lofty, which has astonishing views of Adelaide. From here, wind your way through the Adelaide Hills to Cleland Wildlife Park, where you can stroke a koala and wander among kangaroos, wombats, and Tasmanian devils. Next, head to the heritage village of Hahndorf, established by German settlers in 1839, and explore galleries, gift shops, and a delicatessen selling German-style produce. About 50 wineries offer wine tasting in the area, including Penfolds Magill Estate, home of Australia’s most prized wine, the famous Penfolds Grange. At The Lane Vineyard you can linger over lunch with views of the vines. And visit the National Motor Museum at Birdwood, which has more than 400 classic and modern vehicles on display.