Come and discover our hidden secrets

The District of Mount Barker’s own backyard is well worth a serious look, with its sweeping countryside, a wide range of accommodation, an abundance of fresh local produce and a host of beautiful wineries.

Numerous events are staged in the district, a region known and admired for being a centre of excellence for the arts and culture. Major events include the annual 'Hoot' – Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival, Mount Barker and the Heysen Festival in Hahndorf to honour the renowned artist Sir Hans Heysen.

The local community also deliver events such as Power of the Past, Highland Gathering, the Mount Barker Show, plus the largest Christmas Pageant outside of Adelaide to name just a few.

On top of that the District offers over forty events each year so there is something for everyone and enough to keep you going all year round. For more information go to

Mount Barker District Council is the heart of local government in the district, servicing 15 other communities and townships, each with its own diversity and characteristics of beauty and history, providing wonderful lifestyle for residents and a wide range of experiences for visitors.

Numerous festivals and events across the district encourage community participation and welcome visitors, and these activities include the Heysen Festival at Hahndorf, Meadows Country Fair, Macclesfield Horse Show, as well as hosting major events such as Classic Adelaide, Tour Down Under and the Motor Cycle Riders (MRA) Annual Toy Run attracting 10,000 motor cyclists.

Take time to visit Mount Barker, Hahndorf, Nairne, Macclesfield, Echunga, Meadows, Prospect Hill, Littlehampton, Blakiston, Brukunga, Dawesley, Harrogate, Kanmantoo, Callington, Wistow and Flaxley where a diversity of experiences await you!

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200