Crafers is the first township that is located in the Adelaide Hills region along the South Eastern Freeway on route from the Adelaide CBD.
Visitors to Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park most times arrive via the township of Crafers. The small settlement includes hotel, restaurants/cafes post office, shops and service station.
A major attraction is the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens nestled in the hills behind Crafers. The gardens, opened in 1977, include an extensive mix of European and Australian native plants and are at their finest in the spring months.