Enjoy a few days of pure indulgence in the Barossa Valley – one of the world's greatest wine producing areas, only an hour's drive north of Adelaide – perfect for a honeymoon trip or romantic getaway.
Comprising the Barossa and Eden valleys, the Barossa’s 20km by 30km (12mi by 18mi) wine region is home to a rich European culture with German and English-style villages and churches.
Enjoy wine tastings at the cellar doors of some of the 50-odd wineries, dine on gourmet regional cuisine at local restaurants and cafes and enjoy traditional wursts, breads and cakes of local butchers and bakers.
Explore the Barossa countryside on foot, test your golfing skills, browse the thriving arts culture that stretches back more than 160 years and don’t miss the famous Barossa Farmers Markets.
Trip length from Adelaide 2–3 days Total distance 150km (93mi) Road conditions Sealed roads Segment distances: Adelaide to Nuriootpa – 1hr 45mins, 80km (50mi); Suggested overnight stops: Seppeltsfield or Rowland Flat.
Be pampered at any one of the Barossa’s accommodation choices, ranging from luxury resorts to the relaxing ambience of lovingly-restored historic Barossa Valley cottages and farmhouses, such as the 1837 Barossa Luxury Cottages (photo).
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Must-see sights along the route, include the following…
Explore this lively and quaint town, which has always been at the heart of the Barossa region. Discover a thriving café culture and browse the town’s charming antique shops.
Watch the old German sport of kegel or get advice on everything you want to know about the Barossa at the Barossa Visitor Information Centre in the centre of Tanunda's main street.
Para Road Wine Path – Mix walking and wine with an easy stroll along the Para Road Wine Path in Tanunda. The trail leads to four of Tanunda's cellar doors – Stanley Lambert, Richmond Grove, Peter Lehmann Wines and Langmeil Winery – as it winds its way alongside the historic Para River past vineyards, some of which are more than 160 years old.
In the immediate area there are no fewer than eight wineries – Basedow Wines and Stanley Brothers Winery in Murray Street, Richmond Grove, Peter Lehmann Wines, Old Barn Wines and Langmeil Winery in Para Road, Chateau Dorrien on Seppeltsfield Road and Glaetzer Wines in Barossa Valley Way.
Tanunda is located around 72km (44mi) from Adelaide.
Surrounded by vineyards and recognised as the commercial centre of the Barossa Valley, Nuriootpa is home to some of the region's best-known cellar doors, including Penfolds, Elderton and the nearby Wolf Blass Visitor Centre.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Linear Path, enjoy a delicious picnic of local produce at Coulthard or Tolley reserves and dine on gourmet cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
Nuriootpa is located 78km (48mi) from Adelaide.
Take a stroll through this gracious tree-lined town. Along the way browse antique stores and craft shops, drop into the Barossa Valley Cheese Company for a tasting and dine al fresco style.
Don’t miss the Barossa Farmers Market on a Saturday morning – a must for fresh locally grown produce.
Sample a choice of premium wine at Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, and drop by the Barossa Old Rose Repository to see old rose varieties that are propagated and still growing in local gardens, on roadsides and in cemeteries.
Angaston is located 82km (50mi) from Adelaide.
The site of the first German settlement in the Barossa, Bethany is one of the few surviving examples of a 'hufendorf', built in the Germanic Silesian village style.
Each family farmed their own long, narrow strip of land, extending from the rear of each cottage to a common pasture.
Discover the beautiful Herberge Christi Lutheran Church, alongside the old school buildings and opposite the pioneer cemetery, with its distinctive 18th century revivalist ornamentation.
Stroll past many early cottages (most now private residences) to the Bethany Reserve – perfect for a picnic in a peaceful and shady location – or head over to the Bethany Vineyard for sweeping valley views.
Bethany is located 72km (44mi) from Adelaide.
Known as the Garden of Grapes and Gums, Eden Valley is one of the Barossa's most picturesque small towns.
Drive past stands of old red gums interwoven with numerous small vineyards that produce some of Australia’s finest riesling and merlot.
Head out to the Scenic Lookout for tranquil views across the town and vineyards, admire photogenic St Petri Lutheran Church, sample some of Irvine's wines from the unique pub-cum-cellar door at the Eden Valley Hotel and wander through the nearby Kaiser Stuhl National Park.
Eden Valley is located 69km (42mi) from Adelaide.
Sometimes referred to as a 'little Scotland in the Barossa', Greenock is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of western Barossa.
Taste boutique beer at the Barossa Brewing Company, located in the historic 1860s wheat store, or head to the cellar door at Murray Street Vineyards for a wine tasting.
Greenock is located 74km (46mi) from Adelaide.
Nestled at the base of the Barossa Ranges, the town boasts several of the Barossa's finest wineries, including Yaldara, with cellar door, café, wine tunnel and brewery, or Kies Winery, famous not just for the wine, but also the Monkey Nut Café & Tea Rooms.
Stroll the heritage walk, visit the arts centre and Lyndoch Hill Rose Garden, savour traditional German bread at the local bakery and pick up a stick of South Australia's award-winning smoky mettwurst.
Lyndoch is located 59km (36mi) from Adelaide.
Set in a landscape of low hills on the valley floor between Lyndoch and Tanunda, Rowland Flat is home to the Orlando Wyndham Winery.
Established in 1877, the winery houses one of Australia's best-known wine brands, Jacob's Creek.
Visit the famous creek where Johann Gramp first planted vines in 1847 and learn more about the wine at the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre.
An interactive display on winemaking, viticulture and the region's history complements the wine tasting experience.
Overnight at the luxury Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, perched high on a hill, overlooking the rolling hills of the valley.
Rowland Flat is located 65km (40mi) from Adelaide.
Discover a range of luxury accommodation and vineyards offering wine tours, as well as one of the region’s most scenic drives, winding past huge date palms that line the road between Seppeltsfield and Marananga.
Tour the nearby Seppelt Winery and Maggie Beer's Farm Shop – don't miss the daily cooking demonstration at 2pm.
In January, enjoy Shakespeare in the Vines at the Seppelt Winery or Australia Day celebrations at multi-award winning Whistler Wines.
Seppeltsfield is located 73km (45mi) from Adelaide.
Latest update: the Barossa Valley: 24 January, 2021
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