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.

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Maggie Beers Farm Shop

Getting Around

Changed Traffic Conditions

As the use of public roads is required, changed traffic conditions and clearways must be enforced to ensure the safety of participants and volunteers. When planning your travel arrangements please ensure you leave plenty of time as traffic delays may occur.

The changed traffic conditions will apply on the event day of the Runaway Barossa Marathon. Please take the time to read the important information on how you are able to travel during the event.

Review the flyer below for timetable and detour maps.

The current Changed Traffic Condition Flyer will be available closer to the event date. Please use the below 2017 Changed Traffic Condition Flyer as a guide. 

View the 2017 Changed Traffic Conditions flyer.

For further changed traffic conditions information please phone 1300 761 384.

Getting There

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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.

Public Transport

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.

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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

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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Accommodation Partner

Hines Property is a multi-award winning property investment and development group with experience across high-rise residential, office, hotel and mixed-use developments.  Pullman Hotel Adeliade, owned by Hines Property, offers 308 accommodation rooms in the heart of Adelaide. Located in Hindmarsh Square, central Adelaide, within a short walking distance of Rundle Street, Rundle Mall and the city's key attractions. The hotel features include an indoor pool, spa, sauna and steam room, valet parking as well as a bar and restaurant.