CRAFERS

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The rugged bushlands of the Mount Lofty Ranges are the backdrop for this idyllic, hilltop sanctuary. Within easy reach of Adelaide, the Cleland Wildlife Park, Belair National Park and the Heysen Trail, Crafers has a natural beauty that lures the fashionable and the adventurous.

Lifestyle

The first township out of Adelaide via the South Eastern Expressway, Crafers offers a laid-back country lifestyle with the convenience of being close to the city. Beautiful and quiet year-round, the town is rich in history and natural splendour, with wonderful walking trails, picturesque valleys and spectacular lookouts. 

Home to the historic Mount Lofty House, Summit and Botanical Gardens, Crafers is as much a destination to visit as it is to live. Weekends attract day-trippers who come to explore the town and surrounding bushland. Walkers and mountain bike riders venture along the many hiking trails, keeping an eye out for wildlife, while busloads of tourists converge on Mount Lofty Summit to take in the superb views over Adelaide and across Gulf St Vincent.  


The town itself only has a petrol station, a small post office and a handful of eateries, including the historic Crafers Hotel. However, it’s a short five-minute drive to nearby Stirling, where you’ll find plenty of great cafés, supermarkets, banks and other basic services, as well as a great calendar of community events and activities. For those who need to commute to the city, the Crafers Park ’n’ Ride provides convenient access via bus while a short drive down the expressway will have you in the heart of Adelaide in under 15 minutes. 


Always a few degrees cooler than the city, the streets of Crafers are lined with native and European trees which provide a shaded canopy and shelter from the summer heat. During the cooler months, locals get on with life despite foggy conditions, often ending the day in front of a roaring fire with a glass or two of wine from the Adelaide Hills. 

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Lifestyle

The first township out of Adelaide via the South Eastern Expressway, Crafers offers a laid-back country lifestyle with the convenience of being close to the city. Beautiful and quiet year-round, the town is rich in history and natural splendour, with wonderful walking trails, picturesque valleys and spectacular lookouts. 

Home to the historic Mount Lofty House, Summit and Botanical Gardens, Crafers is as much a destination to visit as it is to live. Weekends attract day-trippers who come to explore the town and surrounding bushland. Walkers and mountain bike riders venture along the many hiking trails, keeping an eye out for wildlife, while busloads of tourists converge on Mount Lofty Summit to take in the superb views over Adelaide and across Gulf St Vincent.  


The town itself only has a petrol station, a small post office and a handful of eateries, including the historic Crafers Hotel. However, it’s a short five-minute drive to nearby Stirling, where you’ll find plenty of great cafés, supermarkets, banks and other basic services, as well as a great calendar of community events and activities. For those who need to commute to the city, the Crafers Park ’n’ Ride provides convenient access via bus while a short drive down the expressway will have you in the heart of Adelaide in under 15 minutes. 


Always a few degrees cooler than the city, the streets of Crafers are lined with native and European trees which provide a shaded canopy and shelter from the summer heat. During the cooler months, locals get on with life despite foggy conditions, often ending the day in front of a roaring fire with a glass or two of wine from the Adelaide Hills. 

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Neighbours

Popular with Adelaide’s wealthy and elite, Crafers is home to many young families, successful businesspeople and artists who enjoy the area’s tranquillity, laid-back lifestyle and proximity to the city. 

A friendly neighbourhood, with a real community feeling, retirees and empty nesters also enjoy the country setting and the convenience that Crafers brings. On the weekend, you’ll find many locals either hard at work maintaining their rustic gardens, complete with backyard chicken coops and vegetable patches, or lapping up the great food and wine on offer in the surrounding Adelaide Hills. 

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Neighbours

Popular with Adelaide’s wealthy and elite, Crafers is home to many young families, successful businesspeople and artists who enjoy the area’s tranquillity, laid-back lifestyle and proximity to the city. 

A friendly neighbourhood, with a real community feeling, retirees and empty nesters also enjoy the country setting and the convenience that Crafers brings. On the weekend, you’ll find many locals either hard at work maintaining their rustic gardens, complete with backyard chicken coops and vegetable patches, or lapping up the great food and wine on offer in the surrounding Adelaide Hills. 

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Area Features

MOUNT LOFTY BOTANICAL GARDENS

A hidden gem in the Adelaide Hills, this beautiful botanical garden provides 97 hectares of spectacular gardens, walking trails and lakes, with a rich display of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. A favourite with locals and visitors alike, the garden is impressive all year round although the colours of spring and autumn are particularly beautiful. 

PROXIMITY TO THE CITY

Despite being in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, Crafers is still a quick 15 minute drive via the South Eastern Freeway. Locals enjoy hitting the city for work and entertainment but retreating home to their leafy residences for rest and relaxation. 

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