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Once the most important gold fossicking area in South Australia, today Echunga is a pleasant farming town with historic buildings to admire. The Jupiter Creek Heritage Trail interprets the mining craze that took place in the mid to late 1800s and includes visits to the 80 metre New Phoenix Tunnel and several old shafts. Don’t forget to take your torch! There’s also a heritage walk available in town, and a treasure market on the first Saturday of each month. Surrounded by rich farmland and natural bushland, the 18 hole Echunga Golf Club is another attraction. Echunga Golf Course covers 5,403 metres of well watered fairways in an Australian setting among large gum trees. 18 greens complement the par 70 course that will suit the average golfer, while providing a challenge to the more experienced. The course is available for play everyday with an honesty box available when the clubhouse is closed. And there's more to discover in the Adelaide Hills. It's the home of boutique wineries, country markets, 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.