Destination Barossa Valley
Live the Barossa Life
Barossa: Life’s great pleasures in one unique place.
Just a 50-minute drive north-east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally recognised wine producing region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa.
With more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, the Barossa is built on wine. Expect to wander into one of the many cellar doors where you can often meet the winemaker, family owners and proud locals at work.
From long table celebrations, artisan creations, farmers’ markets and exploratory food trails to fine dining experiences, the Barossa has great food to match its great wine. For a memorable morning, the Mount Pleasant Farmers Markets offer a beautiful variety of fresh produce and hand-crafted delicacies to enjoy in their atrium. Explore Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop (pictured) in Nuriootpa and create your own picnic hamper, or indulge in contemporary fine dining at world-class Appellation at The Louise in Barossa Valley.
Believe it or not, it's not just about food and wine in the Barossa. Hot air balloons and helicopter rides offer spectacular views of the region’s patchwork quilt of paddocks and vines. Head to Tanunda for a mix of modern and eclectic shopping options, or test your hearing at the Whispering Wall. Walk through 2.5 hectares of blossoms at The Lyndoch Lavendar Farm or explore the region on your bicycle via the Jack Bobridge Trail. Whether you want to relax and indulge or be active and explore, you will be consumed by the Barossa.
Welcome to the Barossa.
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Find best things to do in the Barossa
Wondering what to do in the Barossa? There's so much to do, from gourmet food and award-winning wine to the stunning scenery. Check out images from local wineries below and learn more here.
The Barossa is Australia's most famous wine region. It’s just over an hour's drive from Adelaide city. While perfect for a day trip, to see everything it has to offer, you really need to stay longer.
Domestic and international flights frequently service Adelaide Airport. Parafield Airport (for light planes) is 45 minutes south of the Barossa and available for private charters.
Many hotels in the region offer airport pickups but make sure you enquire when you book
Driving from Adelaide
To reach the Barossa from Adelaide, head up Main North Road/Port Wakefield Road (A1) to the Northern Expressway and enter from Tanunda, alternatively take the winding but scenic North East Road (A10) through Chain of Ponds and Williamstown.
Driving from the East
If you're driving from Melbourne, head through Murray Bridge, Palmer, Tungkillo and Mount Pleasant to Eden Valley. Alternatively, take the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf and then drive through Birdwood and Williamstown.
From Sydney, take the A20 via Renmark and enter the Barossa at Truro or Nuriootpa.
If you’re catching a bus, Link SA offers a daily scheduled service from Adelaide. There’s a Dial-a-Ride bus service between Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda on weekdays. A daily bus service makes regular trips between Adelaide and the Barossa.
There are coach tours available around the region departing Adelaide. Many incorporate cellar door visits, so you can sample or indulge in local drops along the journey.
For more information about getting to the Barossa head to www.barossa.com
An overnight or extended stay is all part of immersing yourself in the Barossa.
With boutique hosted bed and breakfasts nestled among the vineyards, self-contained heritage cottages, luxury hotels, farm stays, stylish apartments and family-friendly caravan parks, the Barossa has a huge selection of accommodation options catering to all budgets and desires.
Choose to stay in townships or a small village on the outskirts of the region – or stop over on a property that immerses you in the heart of the vineyards and ranges.
Explore all of the accommodation options available in the Barossa and find something to suit your needs at Barossa.com
Alternatively, Adelaide offers plenty of accommodation options in the city centre as well as hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in surrounding suburbs. See Where To Stay in Adelaide.
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