News & Updates

We're really passionate about sharing the latest onsite news and information about Amblemead. 

Browse through our collection of articles to learn more about building your new home, meet some of our new residents, and see what's on in the Adelaide Hills, plus so much more! We believe in sharing stories to help our community grow, strengthen and stay informed.

We're always looking for great ideas for articles, so if you are a local business, or a new resident with a great story to tell, please get in touch!

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Introducing Amblemead's Designer Series

The Adelaide Hills is something to be celebrated. There’s a special beauty and romance to the changing of the seasons, the old trees, the wildlife, the spring sunshine and the rolling hills that...

Meet Anthea and Nathan, our two newest residents to join our Amblemead community! 

Read on to find out why they chose Amblemead as the place to start their very own story... Hi Anthea and Nathan, would you mind sharing with us a bit about yourselves? We are newly married, havi...

Progress of the Custom Built New Homes Quadrant

There is plenty happening around Amblemead lately, from the construction of our new Rivergum Sales Centre to the benching and retaining of 12 fully-titled allotments across stages one and two of the d...

Easily Connect at Amblemead

It’s an aspect of building that can often be overlooked initially, but don’t consider it and you may soon run into issues and end up pulling your hair out in frustration. Service connec...

Amblemead's Benched and Retained Offer

Amblemead prides itself on its beautiful rolling hills and slopes that make this estate uniquely picturesque - however, we understand that building your dream home on a slope is not for everyone. T...

Inspiration at Amblemead

Earlier this week, we were able to sit down with Inspiration Homes, one of the many fantastic builders who make Amblemead feel like home for our residents. Matt Box, Co-owner and director, tells us...

Amblemead’s $10,000 Sizzling Summer Deal

Begin your story at Amblemead this summer and reward yourself with all the pieces that turn a house into a home, on us!  We’re pleased to announce that we’ve paired up with Austral...

10 Reasons To Embrace The Slope

Embrace the idea of a sloping block and you might find your definition of the perfect home changes and a truly unique design can be yours. Flat blocks are golden blocks - right? They allow for a wi...

A Recap: Amblemead's 'Meet your Neighbour' Event

Last Saturday, it was with great excitement that the team behind Amblemead got the opportunity to meet some of our new owners and residents, and chat about our shared vision for the neighbourhood and ...

8 Ways to Turn Your Neighbours into Friends

It's turning out to be a big month at Amblemead with the first residents moving in! It's going to be wonderful to watch our new community flourish. To mark this long-awaited milestone, we have...

Norman The Foreman: Amblemead's Neighbourhood Watchdog

If you've been around Amblemead lately, you've probably already met Norman - the Kelpie Collie cross from the Yorke Peninsula. Over the past 5 weeks Norman has become a welcoming member of the...

Amblemead's Price Assurance | Fixed Price Packages

Building your dream home in a beautiful area like the Adelaide Hills exciting. As one of - if not the - biggest purchase you’ll make in life, it can also be quite daunting and stressfu...

10 Tips For Styling Your New Home On A Budget

Furnishing and decorating your brand new home is a chance to turn a blank canvas into your perfect living space. For many people, it’s the exciting part of moving into your new address - decidin...

What's Happening At Amblemead

All the latest news from on site. Amblemead is progressing beautifully. Over the past month the Amblemead Lake has filled with winter rains and is looking magnificent. We are thrilled ...

Nature Play is Coming to Amblemead

Playing outdoors is a vital part of everyone’s childhood, it facilitates imagination, creativity, communication, socialisation and problem solving and connects children to the natural environmen...

Welcome To Your New Home, Adam, Lauren & Baxter!

Two of Amblemead's future residents - Adam and Lauren - are very excited about what the future is bringing.    Lauren and Adam are excited to see construction progressing at their new Amblemead ...

A Day Trip to 4 of The Adelaide Hills' Best Wineries

Spend a day sampling some of the best of Adelaide Hills' food, wine, and spectacular views. One of the best things about living in the Adelaide Hills is your proximity to some of Australia&rsqu...

The Brand New Skipton Reserve Release

The anticipated second release is now selling at Amblemead! With over 50% sold in the founding “Colindale Release”, the anticipated second release “The Skipton Reserve Release&rdq...

On Track For Beautiful Living At Amblemead

Image courtesy of Wikipedia   Amblemead is one of Mt Barker's newest communities, transforming into a peaceful haven in a rapidly growing area.  With Stage 1 nearly sold out, civil...

Catching up with Tim Cosh - Developer of Amblemead

At Amblemead, we are working on the beginnings of what will be a close community. We have had a great start to the year at Amblemead, with Stage 1 Civil Construction now completed and Stage 2 well und...

An Introduction to The Butlers Pantry, Amblemead's Coffee Partner

Everything we do at Amblemead is centred around building a close community. That’s why we want you to meet Sarah Stewart from The Butler’s Pantry. Sarah will be operating her fabulously re...

Your story begins here...Ashleigh and Jack

Find out why Ash and Jack are building their forever home at Amblemead!   We took some time to speak with Ash and Jack, our newest members of the Amblemead community. We wanted to know what t...

A Day Trip To Monarto Zoo From Amblemead

Monarto Zoo is a fantastic SA attraction just a short drive from Amblemead! image courtesy of http://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/ Visitors and residents of Adelaide should count themsel...

Walk The Neighbourhood Streets Of Amblemead

Walk the neighbourhood streets that will bring the Amblemead community together. At Amblemead we are building much more than houses within a development, we are building a peaceful retreat for our ...

Have You Been To The Mount Lofty Summit?

image courtesy of: https://www.adelaidehills.org.au Have you made it to the Summit? We aren’t talking Mount Everest, but kudos to you if you have! We want to know if you’ve experienced ...

New Year, New Inspiration. Designing Your New Home.

image: courtesy of https://clairecollected.com/ The New Year and beautiful weather of late, inspires us to update our living spaces to feel fresh, open and beautiful. After all, your home is your s...

Take A Trip Up The River

The Riverlands are inspiring in their own right, so we thought we would share some beautiful images we took last week at sunrise along the River, starting from the town of Mannum. There a...

The Adelaide Hills, A National Tourist Destination

This week we are celebrating the community members that bring light to the already brilliant landscapes of The Adelaide Hills. (Image courtesy of http://www.hansheysen.com.au/) At Amblemead...

Our Top Walks Around The Adelaide Hills

Living at Amblemead, we love that our future residents will get to experience the Adelaide Hills scenery so close to home... Mt. Barker isn’t just a pretty place to live in. The nature that s...

Find Out How To Spend A Weekend Away, At Home In Mt. Barker

Now that Summer is approaching, we thought we could take another tour of Mt. Barker to give you some inspiration for a weekend away, at home!   FRIDAY Work week, over! Head straight to T...

Roads are down at Amblemead!

Roads are now open, we look forward to seeing you soon... As promised this month, our Civil Contractors have completed the streets and curbing for the Colindale Release, the first release at A...

Inspiration From The Botanic Gardens, Mt. Lofty

Image courtesy of Lisa Duffy, http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/​   We are very lucky to have such a diverse and rich environment surrounding us in the Adelaide Hills. If you haven...

Christmas Is Coming To The Hills

Celebrating the community spirit. image courtesy of http://www.aroundyou.com.au/   So, we are jumping on the Christmas bandwagon now too, why not. It is a wonderful time of year and...

House & Land Packages at Amblemead

This week we are featuring our new Rivergum designs.  Now that we are out of the shadow of Winter (just!), a lot will be happening at Amblemead this Spring. Construction of the roads is underw...

All Roads Lead to Amblemead

Amblemead's roads are almost ready... In the coming weeks, we will have roads completed so that visitors can make their way through the streets that will bring this new development to lif...

Spring in Mount Barker

Thorngrove Manor  - image courtesy OGSA It may not feel like Spring, but we assure you that the festivities have begun in Mt. Barker! Open Gardens SA is back in 2016 and there will be over 50 ...

Landscaping from Scratch

When you move into a brand new home, one of the things you have on your ‘to do’ list is to establish a garden.  Patience is absolutely key to landscape design for beginners, and if...

The Reserve at Amblemead is at Your Doorstep

Our stunning Amblemead Reserve is currently under construction and set over a massive 2ha footprint, providing a fantastic kick-around space for all ages. We look forward to seeing our new reside...

A Bird's Eye View of Amblemead

Roads are in at Amblemead! When the sun is out long enough, we can get a great view of the construction progress at Amblemead.  We are also getting a picture of what the various lots will look...

Sazón Espresso adds a special touch to Mt. Barker

We took the day to explore this peaceful area and it started off with a visit to Sazón Espresso, a Mt. Barker mainstay owned by cousins Oswaldo and Jose Estralla. Driving into Mt. Barker, th...

Surfs Up in Mt. Barker

image courtesy of http://www.aroundyou.com.au/   Fighting with a sea change or tree change? You won’t have to if you choose Mt. Barker as the place to call home. You will st...

A Masterplan in Community Living

Amblemead is taking shape this month. Read on for more news! We are approaching some major Milestones at Amblemead: Stage 1 is selling quickly and Civil Construction is due to start this month. We ...

Big Plans for the Future of Mount Barker

Mount Barker and the Greater Adelaide Hills, is proving a fast-growing ‘Hub’, whilst still offering the charms of country living. We think that the increased urbanisation alongside the pre...

Meet the Loan Experts from Funding Options

At Amblemead, we are dedicated to providing you with a personalised service at every stage of your home-buying journey. We know that our friends at Funding Options will be able to provide that same le...

Buying 'the' Block. Our top tips for your land purchase.

When looking to buy a block of land to build your home or investment on, we want to share some considerations that we think could help make your decision-making process easier! Lifestyle. The neigh...

The Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market is dedicated to Community.

The Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market, bringing people together with food! We recently spoke with Peta Page, Market Manager of the Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market. Home sick with two small ...

The Barker. A Pillar of the Adelaide Hills Community.

What we love about Mount Barker and the greater Adelaide Hills community, is that there is always a great story behind the people who live and work here. We interviewed the team at The Barker Hotel to...

Swapping the City for the Hills. Why a tree change can be a great change.

Looking for a Tree Change? You certainly wouldn’t compare the ‘rat race’ in Adelaide to that of Sydney’s or Brisbane’s pace of life, however, it may prove unpopular fo...

Pearle Boutique, a Mount Barker Gem.

Entrepreneur and Mother of three, Alexandra Thornhill celebrates 20 years in the Retail Industry and a wonderful sense of style that brings light to Mount Barker. We want to know, how did your...

A community that celebrates excellence in education

Mount Barker is home to private and public schools alike, that care just as much as we do about our children's education. As parents, we agonise over most things that concern our children and w...

Your story begins here...The Ramos Family

This week we spoke with Nicole Ramos about the purchase of her new family home. We wanted to know more about her family’s story as they start a new chapter here at Amblemead.   Do you...

4 Good Reasons to buy land and build

We thing there are some real benefits to buying your new home and building - read on for our top 4!   If you are looking to buy your first home, we think you will be making a great choice b...

Your story begins here...Boutique Living at Amblemead

Our Boutique development is not just another suburb. What we love about the space we are creating at Amblemead, in the heart of the scenic Adelaide Hills, are the exclusive features you will enjoy. In...

What was your best sunset ever?

What was the best sunset you have every witnessed? Perhaps it was the time you took that trip to the Serengeti, watching Rhinos and elephants graze on the Tanzanian planes. Or, was it closer to h...

A Weekend in The Adelaide Hills

From Friday to Sunday here are our suggestions for a weekend away, at home in Amblemead!   FRIDAY The work week is over. You’ve picked the kids up from school and they are with the...

The Laratinga Wetlands - 5 Things You Need to Know

1. Laratinga Wetlands is one of the most successful and diverse artificial wetlands in Australia, and the only one of its kind in South Australia. These 12ha Wetlands are lined by ...

Why is Amblemead DIFFERENT?

Why is Amblemead different to other Mount Barker developments? Here are our Top 5 Reasons!   Reason #1 Amblemead’s premium location ensures that residents are able to walk or ride in...

Sales Office Opening Soon!

The Amblemead Land Sales Office will be opening in a little over a week. Located onsite at 6 Sims Rd, Mount Barker, our office will be the place to go to learn all there is to know about Amblemead... ...

5 Reasons to Make Amblemead Your Home

Apart from it's stunning scenery and Hills setting, Amblemead offers a whole lot of reasons why it should become your new home. Here are our top 5... 1. PROXIMITY....to just about everything Mt...

House & Land Packages Available!

A variety of House and Land packages are now available at Amblemead! From 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms, we've got you covered with some of SA's best builders.   Every allotment at Amble...

Pre-Release Pricing Advantages

The Colindale Release has now been pegged, meaning civil construction has officially begun! The start of construction means momentum is building for the public release of Amblemead. The next two we...

Construction Starting Onsite

Civil contractors have been appointed and we are excited to announce that construction will officially be starting onsite this week.  Works will begin immediately on building the roads an...

Free Landscaping Design & Crossover Package - Valued up to $3,500!

Amblemead and the team at Black Lime are pleased to offer a FREE 2D front yard landscaping design and crossover for all purchasers in the Colindale Release (to the value of $3,500).  FREE 2D ...

Colindale Release - Map and Pricing Now Available

The Colindale Release features a variety of block sizes at pre-release prices. Now is the time to secure your favourite block, whether it be close to the Reserve or higher on the hill with a beautiful...
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