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Enjoy a Self-Paced Road Trip in the Barossa Valley - Part One

Barossa Valley

Being free to explore and experience all the offerings of the Barossa Valley is a truly magnificent excursion. From its amazing food and wine through to its delightfully captivating countryside, a trip to the Barossa region is a must-do for anyone searching for a relaxing getaway!

So what to do and where to go? Here's our guide to uncovering all the wonder and possibilities of the Barossa Valley. Presented in a three part segment, we hope the content will ignite your senses and get you in the travelling mood to indulge in the enticing landscapes on offer.

Planning Your Adventures
Whether you love to plan your adventures or you prefer to be simply spontaneous, the Barossa Valley is thriving with so much to see and explore that your time within the region is sure to be action-packed.

With a variety of townships calling the Barossa Valley home, you can set your sights on one specific location your take an excursion to touch base with them all.

So here are the townships of the Barossa region to help get you started. With so many places to explore and experience, you are sure to create a memorable trip. No matter which locations you visit, you will be enthralled by the welcoming persona of the locals and intrigued by the atmosphere of your surroundings.

Towns of the Barossa Valley

Intrigued to find out more?

Not to give too much away, here's a snippet of some characteristics and offerings of the local towns.

  • Angaston is the ideal location to delve deep into a historically rich society. From its architectural buildings paying homage to days of old through to its wealth of information and facts, you can embark on a journey that will quench your thirst for history.

  • What do you think of when you hear Killarney, Drover's Run, Tess Silverman, and Alex Ryan? If you are one of the many Australians that set time aside to watch McLeod's Daughters each week, then you will enjoy taking a trip to Gawler where you can soak in the atmosphere and scenery of the hit show. It is also the perfect location for your taste buds to take on a new adventure with a vast array of dining options on offer that serve up some culinary delights.

  • A sleepy retreat, Greenock hosts an amazing environment to indulge in a few treats that will tantalise your taste buds. The Barossa Brewing Company, the local tavern, and the Murray Street Vineyards are top choices for your itinerary. In addition to its offerings of great food and wines, Greenock is also a historical treasure with the town being a fundamental aspect for the grain and farming industry. Check out the solos and wheat store when visiting.

  • Explore and experience the Kapunda Copper Mine, the Visitor Centre Interpretive Display, Kapunda Museum, and Greenock Aviation Museum when making tracks to the township of Kapunda. Adding this region to your travel itinerary is well worth it as it's the ideal spot to unwind and relax.

  • Immerse yourself in the glorious surrounds of the local Lavender Farm when embarking on a journey to Lyndoch. Smell the aromatic essences of the farm while being in awe of the colourful visual display. You can also take home a great product with a range of lavender items available to purchase.

  • What do you get with the combination of wine, food, and music? That would be a magnificent atmosphere to simply indulge and relax. Check out Marananga and Seppeltsfield Road with the Seppeltsfield Winery a top suggestion if you wish to try one of the many locally produced wines on offer.

  • Head to Nuriootpa and enjoy navigating the many shops showcasing a delightfully yummy array of fresh produce. Pick up a few fresh ingredients and make plans to enjoy an outdoor picnic with North Para River, Tolley Reserve, and Coulthard Reserve being ideal settings for your outing.

  • Did someone say wine? If Tanunda is on your list of places to visit, then in addition to a remarkably wondrous heritage to experience, you will also enjoy the many wineries available to explore. Add Peter Lehmann Wines, Chateau Tanunda, Lambert Estate, Langmeil, and Richmond Grove to your plans.

  • Continuing the adventure of wine? Williamstown is also a great destination with Domain Day, TeAro Estate, and Linfield Road Wines all coming with high recommendations. Don't forget to take time out to enjoy the outdoor activities of cycling and walking.

Fallen in love with the region already?

We have more to come, so stay tuned for Part Two and Part Three of our Barossa Valley blog segment.

Happy travels!