Famous for its award winning wineries and well known for its wonderful views, the Barossa Valley is home to a number of day spas, championship golf courses and its fabulous food and wine. It’s the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a cosy winter retreat! Take a look at some of the activities and attractions this exciting region has to offer:
With over 80 cellar doors to choose from and a huge range of varietals and styles, you could spend weeks here working your way through! Here are some of the most popular picks:
- Grant Burge (Krondorf Road, Tanunda)
- Rockfords (Krondorf Road, Tanunda)
- Peter Lehmann (Para Road, Tanunda)
- Penfolds (Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa)
- Wolf Blass (97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa)
Hot Air Ballooning
Imagine viewing the sun rise from above, overlooking the breathtaking Barossa scenery….sounds like the perfect way to start the day! Companies such as Barossa Valley Ballooning and Barossa Balloon Adventures offer magical one hour early morning flights!
Imagine viewing the sun rise from above, overlooking the breathtaking Barossa scenery…
The Rose Garden at Lyndoch Hill
Opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2002, this spectacular garden is home to over 30,000 roses; making it one of the largest rose gardens in the world! Stroll through the gardens and discover the beautiful roses produced by world famous growers, relax on one of the park benches and enjoy a drink on the Terrace overlooking the Rose Garden and Barossa Ranges!
The Barossa is home to a number of National Parks where you are sure to come across some truly striking scenery. Bird watchers will be in their element at the Warren Conservation Park which is home to over 130 native species, whilst Kaiserstuhul Conservation Park offers trails for keen bushwalkers and is home to kangaroos, echidnas and bearded dragons!
Step back in time
With such a rich and diverse heritage, it is definitely worth checking out some of these historic experiences:
- Friedensberg School Museum – This beautifully preserved German School and Pioneer, tells the story of the early settler life of German migrants to the Barossa.
- Heritage Trails – With several trails linking key heritage sites, you can take yourself through the back roads and view impressive churches, steep-roofed farmhouses and houses built from locally quarried bluestone, ironstone, sandstone and marble.
- Kapunda Mine Site – Take a self-guided walk of the old mine workings and surviving buildings at Australia’s very first copper mine. The discovery of this mine virtually saved the South Australian colony from bankruptcy back in 1844!
- Heritage Museums – Among the best museums in the Barossa are Luhrs Cottage Museum and the Barossa Museum in Tanunda, the Doddridge Blacksmith shop in Angaston, the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum and the Gawler Old Telegraph Museum.