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AHNDORF is one of 16 towns in the
Adelaide Hills, within the boundaries
of the District Council of Mount
Barker, that is unique in its own way for a vari-
ety of reasons, including the claim that it is
Australia's oldest surviving German settlement.
The town was among the first to be settled in
South Australia, by Germans in the mid
1800s, and still retains this characteristic in
the smallgoods outlets and bakeries that line
the main street.
It is still possible to hear some of the loc l
talking to each other in their mother tongu
Hahndorf is one of the State's heritage s
with 100-year-old plane trees along the m
street and many original buildings which h
been preserved and kept in use to this day.
The town is well served with hotels, cafes,
restaurants, cellar doors and boutique outlets
that offer something different to the steady
flow of tourists, including Banjac's Garden,
which has been supplying gourmet preserves
for 30 years.
Local resident Bev Moyle has been using
local produce and old recipes to create her
own style of chutneys, savoury jellies, mar-
malades, dips and sauces.
Apart from its long established attraction as
its German links
Bev Moyle sorts fruit for
her gourmet preserves
bethal lights and beer bring tourists
BETHAL has two enduring claims to fame,
e being industrial as the site of what used
o be the Onkaparinga Woollen Mill and the
ther festive as the Adelaide Hills venue for
Christmas lights display.
The Lobethal Lights Festival was created
th the cooperation of hundreds of local
dents and businesses decorating their
mes and premises with colourful lights.
s festival is a tourist attraction in itself and
ought thousands of families to Lobethal on
ual pilgrimage to enjoy the Christmas cheer.
rmer woollen mill is now a thriving tourist
attraction of several boutique cellar door outlets and
the celebrated Lobethal Bierhaus, which has just been
awarded two silver and four bronze medals for its
beers at the recent Australian International Beer
Awards ceremony in Melbourne.
The bierhaus opened in 2007 and incorporates a
small, all grain micro brewery, producing nine styles of
hand-crafted specialty premium beers with the tech-
nology and methods used on full display to the public.
The township is described as central to a wine, food
and beer trail of local cellar door restaurants and a
menu of themed meals provided by the bierhaus to
suit its range of beers.
Rose Holmes with a sample of the famour B
detail at T&C
Business of the month:
TOWN and Country Tyres this year is marking a
milestone many businesses would be thrilled to
reach -- celebrating its 25th anniversary.
While it has seen a change of ownership in
that time, the company prides itself on quality,
affordable service and attention to detail.
Based at Griffith and Leeton, in New South
Wales, T&C manufactures wheels and assemblies
for all types of agricultural equipment and pro-
vides machinery dealers, contractors, tyre ser-
vices and farmers across the country with expert
advice that meets the challenges of modern agri-
The sales team can also provide the latest
a range of tyre, wheel and stub axle packages.
The company also stocks adjustable rowcrop
wheels and can provide full rowcrop conver-
• Need to know more?
Leeton 02 6953 7711 or Griffith 02 6964 9999.
Email or website www.
For enquiries please call:
Terry Schubert 0408 896 811
The Valley of Praise Retirement Village is centrally located at
85 Main Street, Lobethal, offering retirees a very secure and
peaceful lifestyle in 2 or 3 bedroom units.
Are you faced with the burdens and responsibility of
maintaining your home or just looking to downsize, or simply
looking for the companionship of living in a retirement village
whilst still having access to all the amenities that Lobethal has
to offer. The Valley of Praise Retirement Village is centrally
location in the township of Lobethal offering retirees a very
special opportunity to spend their lives in a peaceful and
secure lifestyle environment.
The residents of the Village are encouraged to live as independently as possible while health
and physical fitness allows. You can be as private or social as you like it's your home, your
village and your lifestyle.
Available for immediate sale are 3 brand new, 3 bedroom units featuring open plan living/dine
kitchen area, sparkling spacious bathroom and separate toilet with hand basin, secure private
rear backyards, garage umr with remote control. Other features of the village are a friendly
central meeting place and support facility for family gatherings available within the village
complex, pretty gardens with a lovely rotunda with BBQ available for all residents to use,
caravan/boat storage available if required.
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