Surrounded by market gardens, orchards and vineyards, Uraidla's stunning setting makes it a favourite with many visitors. Uraidla is known for its Hills Produce Market, open on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 10am to 3pm. The market sells fresh produce, gourmet foods, plants and cut flowers. The Uraidla Show, held in February, offers all the fun of a traditional country show. While in the area, take a few minutes and divert to Basket Range - arguably one of the prettiest scenic areas of the Adelaide Hills. Uraidla's origins can be traced back to 1840, but it wasn't until the 1870s that the area really boomed, with farming the main industry. The valley that surrounds Uraidla was christened Chapel Valley after the wooden chapel built there by the early settlers; however, they replaced it with a stone version in the 1850s. Though its no longer there, a replica model sits in the pioneer cemetery on Swamp Road. There is more to discover in the Adelaide Hills. It's the home of boutique wineries, historic homes, art galleries and charming villages. It's also the place for romantic weekends away, cosy pub meals, scenic drives and nature walks. Children love the Adelaide Hills's giant rocking horse, National Motor Museum and wildlife parks. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide's central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city.


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