Due east of Adelaide in the heart of the spectacular Adelaide Hills, ‘Dunnfield’ offers the best of both worlds; a genuine rural setting adjacent to the historic town of Mt Torrens with picture postcard scenery, wide open spaces, big allotments and a chance to put down roots in a friendly Hills community


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Find work life balance and a real sense of belonging

  • Convenient access to the city / 45 minutes to the central CBD

    Direct routes to the northern and southern suburbs

    35 minutes from Tea Tree Plaza / 25 minutes to the Barossa / 20 mins to Mount Barker? / 20 minutes to the Murray River playground / camping, fossicking, water sports and house boating

  • 16kms of safe off-road cycling and walking trails at your doorstep

    Multiple local area primary and secondary school options

    Established rural community and facilities – Post Office, General Store and Rural Hardware

    Supermarket shopping at Birdwood, Lobethal, Woodside or Mt Barker hub /within easy reach

    50 hills cellar doors, food festivals & entertainment in close proximity

    Community groups, sporting clubs and public facilities including planned community garden

    Medical services – Birdwood, Lobethal ,Woodside and Mt Pleasant Hospital

    Small, unique, environmentally sensitive development that can’t be built out




Uniquely positioned within a 10.9 hectare site adjoining the existing township, Dunnfield is enclosed by a landscaped reserve that extends along its western side and wraps around the northern end at the main road.

The developers employed the combined talents of leading environmental consultant Wayne Brown (Environments by Design) and notable landscaper Frank Ross (Creative Solutions) to design an environmental footprint which enhances both the development and the town’s setting and amenity.



Uphill streams of the Angus Creek meander through the village from this catchment, requiring careful planning and rehabilitation to capture and redirect future runoff through a series of basins, spillways and swales.

Bluestone excavated from the within the site and calcite from the broadening of a local dam has helped in the profiling of the swales and strategic rock placement and selective planting will ultimately transform the area into an outstanding habitat.


Mt Torrens Marble

A large excavated pit and two lime kilns are still visible from the Amy Gillet Bikeway and remain as evidence of one of the town’s earliest industries.

Stone and timber were stacked in alternate layers and burnt at high temperature in these kilns to make quicklime for early masonry work.

This chalky white layer is still visible from the bikeway, interspersed with rocks of hard crystalline calcite or ‘Mt Torrens Marble’. In 2014 several very large sections were donated by the current owners of ‘Barton Springs’ for use by international sculptor Chanan Sonmezdag Zongur and now stand as a polished marble sculpture in the main street beside the Coach House.

Her key is emblematic of the importance of the small things in our lives that we take for granted, but which carry profound significance…