National Trust, Hahndorf Branch

The National Trust of South Australia actively conserves, manages and promotes South Australia’s indigenous, natural, built, historic heritage and culture, and does so as a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation.

The Hahndorf Branch of the National Trust of Australia is primarily concerned with conserving the unique history and heritage of Hahndorf, which was settled by German migrants in 1839. They brought with them their cultural and agricultural traditions and successfully adapted them to their new environment.

Pioneer Womens Trail logo squareA major event in our calendar is the annual walk on the Pioneer Women’s Trail from Hahndorf to Beaumont House. This trail honours the German pioneer women who regularly walked along the old Peramangk trails with their produce to sell in Adelaide. The first public commemorative walk took place in 1980, and in 1999 officers from the Office for Sport, Recreation and Racing were invited to walk sections of the trail with a view to officially marking it.

The marked trail was officially launched in 2007. In 2009 the first annual Hahndorf National Trust walk, in collaboration with the SA Road Runners Club, was undertaken.

Postal Address
20 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245