A visit to South Australia is not complete without experiencing the iconic Barossa Valley.
Australia’s most famous wine region lures tourists from far and wide. It attracts people looking for outdoor fun, romantic escapes, delicious gourmet food, picturesque villages, and of course, the world-class wines.
With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors in the region, many of them are small, family-owned and operated businesses that are the backbone of the Barossa. Many of the producers are also opening restaurants at the cellar door so that visitors can sample the local produce matched perfectly to their boutique wines.
There are a wide range of experiences to enjoy in the region. For those who want to tour the Barossa by bike, take the Jack Bobridge Track linking Gawler and Tanunda, winding through vineyards and villages. For a change of pace, stroll a part of the Heysen Trail – a 1200 kilometre walking track. This section weaves its way through the Barossa taking in the dense pine trees of Mount Crawford Forest and the stringybark-clad ridges of Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park.
For those who need a bit of retail therapy, lose yourself in the many shops, markets and boutiques throughout the Barossa. The towns and villages are bursting with homewares, antiques, fashion and souvenirs.
The stunning scenery of the Barossa serves as a dramatic backdrop for a host of outdoor activities from hiking, bike trails and self-guided tours to helicopter rides and hot air ballooning – experiences you will not soon forget.
With its immaculate vineyards, historic townships and strong sense of community, the Barossa is not only Australia’s most famous wine region but also a magnet for those looking for great food, outdoor fun or a romantic getaway. You’ll be consumed and never want to leave!