The Adelaide Hills is normally one of Australia's prime destinations for lovers of spectacular autumn foliage but thanks to COVID-19 you'll need to enjoy the show from the comfort of your couch this year, unless you're fortunate enough to be a Hills local.

The deciduous trees, orchards and vineyards flaunt their vibrant colours from late March to May, traditionally peaking in mid- to late April. Here we take a look at some of our favourite autumn shots from previous years and invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (Visit Adelaide Hills) as we share the best of autumn from the past, and some new images shared by locals lucky enough to be enjoying this year's show firsthand.

The townships of Stirling and Hahndorf are spectacular in autumn due to streets lined with deciduous trees dropping crimson and honey hued leaves. 


Hahndorf Main Street lined with trees with autumn colour, Adelaide Hills

 Hahndorf's Main Street (Credit: Andrey Moisseyev)


Autumn trees, Main Street Stirling, Adelaide Hills

 Stirling's Main Street (Credit: Darren Clements / Stirling Business Association)


Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Crafers is one of the best places to see autumn leaves en masse however the garden is temporarily closed in the interests of public health and safety. Here's some inspiration to get you dreaming of how you might spend autumn next year!

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden with Autumn Colour, Crafers, Adelaide Hills

 Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers (Credit: Andrey Moisseyev)


Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers, Adelaide Hills - sun streaming in through autumn leaves and ground covered in red autumn leaves

 Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers (Credit: Lachlan Swan)


Aerial view of lake and autumn trees at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers, Adelaide Hills

 Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers (Credit: Isaac Forman @_serio_)


Family walking in autumn leaves at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers, Adelaide Hills

 Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers (Credit: Paul Duan)


Vineyard with red and orange autumn leaves, Hahndorf Hill Winery, Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Autumn Vines, Hahndorf Hill Winery, Hahndorf (Credit: Marc Dobson)


Adelaide Hills Vineyard with yellow autumn leaves, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills 'Golden Valley' by Benjamin Goode

Autumn Vines, Piccadilly Valley (Credit: 'Golden Valley' by Benjamin Goode)