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11 October, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

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

Barossa Valley Sunrise

Welcome to the final instalment of our three part Barossa Valley blog segment.

So you have caught the travel bug and are impressed by what the Barossa region has to offer?

Well this section is all about offering you some great travel resources and tips to help you with making the most of your time.

Mapping Your Adventures

Google Maps has some great features that will help you with planning your travels in and around the Barossa area.
If you are unsure on where each township is located or you are intrigued to create your own travel itinerary with times, distances, and best travel routes, then check out Google Maps. You can also select the map below to get directions to any specific town.

Towns in the Barossa Valley Map

Packing Right For Your Travels

Here's a guide to the seasonal weather experienced by the Barossa Valley to help you with packing the right clothing for your trip.


Autumn


Autumn - March to May

Crisp evenings means warm clothes while the day time can see temperatures of approximately 26 degrees Celsius in March and May showing signs of milder conditions with average temperatures reaching maximums within the high teens.




Winter


Winter - June to August

If you love to snuggle while in the warm surrounds of a comforting fire place, then visiting during winter will be ideal for your travel plans. Don't forget to pack warms clothes for both night and day outings with day temperatures averaging 15 degrees Celsius and night time experiencing averages of 5 degrees Celsius.




Spring


Spring - September to November

Spring has sprung and the Barossa region is alive with a thriving landscape of activity. Day time is the perfect setting for embracing the great outdoors and for exploring the region's many great activities. With temperatures being around the high teens during September with November bringing out the warmer weather of temperatures around 24 degrees Celsius, it is best to pack light clothing for day wear and something warm for the cool evening weather. Top Tip: Dress in layers so you find it easier to alter your clothing to suit the weather conditions.




Summer



Summer - December to February

Break out the summer clothing with glorious warm days experienced within the region. The setting is ideal for hitting the open road with the windows down while taking a journey through the captivating landscapes of the Barossa Valley. During the day you can expect temperatures to be around 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.



Searching For Car Hire?

There's no need to worry if you don't have a car as there are plenty of rental vehicle options available to you.

Whether you are flying in to Adelaide Airport or requiring a cheap mode of transport from a destination within the city or surrounding locations, there are a great selection of suppliers and vehicles to choose from.

Are you in search of a zippy vehicle with loads of features like fuel efficiency and enough room to seat four adults? Check out the compact and economy car hire ranges. In addition to being light on the pocket for running costs of a road trip, they are a fantastic option if you want a vehicle that is easy to park within built up areas.

Of course the options for car hire don't stop there. There are great deals on offer for vehicles within the fullsize, standard / intermediate, SUV, van, and luxury / premium ranges, so your family car hire plans for the Barossa Valley are covered!

Car Hire Vehicles

To find the best rates for suppliers like Thrifty, Redspot, Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Ace Rental Cars within Adelaide, compare your options with a comparison website like Car Rental Buddy.

Explore, Experience & Relax

If you are planning to embrace the Barossa Valley, we hope you have a memorable and truly magnificent experience.

If you plan on attending any wineries, take care with your alcohol intake and consider opting for a designated driver.

Obey all signs and always drive to the conditions of the road. If you are new to the Barossa region, take extra care when travelling on roads during wet or severe weather conditions.

Enjoy your travels and don't forget to take plenty of happy snaps!