One of the most spectacular sunrises I have seen in a long while. We stayed the night in Hahndorf, South Australia, and got up early to check out the main township. A big German influence, and during WWI it was re-named Ambleside, to stay clear of the German name. The name changed again back to Hahndorf in the late 1930’s.

The Old Mill Hotel is just one of many of the style hotels in the town. Just 30 minute drive along the Princess Highway out of Adelaide City, this is a must see for travellers.

Hahndorf, Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia.


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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot of the hotel…but the sky just makes the shot sing!! Fabulous work, Adam!

  • Thanks Wendi, was a spectacular sunrise, I think I could have put anything in the forground to make a stunning shot. Mother Nature at her finest :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • sharon wingard
    sharon wingardover 4 years ago

    thanks Adam you should work or our tourist SA yes Hahndorf is one of those places that you feel you have traveled to another country without leaving Adelaide. Love the sunrise and of course the Old Mill. By the way did you get to see the dancing etc?.

  • Thanks very much for the kind words Sharon, we had a strict time limit on the Motorhome relocation, and couldn’t hang around. We had to be on the road shortly after this shot..

    – Adam Gormley

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Great capture, love the colors, fantastic job!!!

  • Thanks very much ECH mate!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Nice capture Adam. I visited there last year – a great spot and one of my favourite little towns.

  • Thanks a bunch Michael mate, quaint little town, could spend a week here easy, I will have to come back when more time :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors…great capture!! Definite favorite!

  • Sonya Byrne
    Sonya Byrneover 4 years ago

    Very nice Adam. Know exactly where the hotel is as we were there last Nov.

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Lovely colours Adam.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    The sky is the “icing on the cake” in this beautiful capture Adam!

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreover 4 years ago

    Great work!

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, Adam; love the colors!

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