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09 October, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

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

Barossa Valley Vineyard

Intrigued to continue on with our Barossa Valley blog segment?

If you found Part One of interest, then you will surely love the captivating information on offer within Part Two. Read on if you wish to uncover more on this great region.

Hidden Treasures at Every Turn

Exploring at your own leisure is the ultimate way to enjoy all there is to see and do. In addition to presenting the best location to indulge in a delectable array of food and wines, the Barossa region is the ideal spot to experience a magnificent range of outdoor activities and scenery.

Are you still undecided on your plans and are in search of more travel suggestions?

Check out the following and be on your way to creating a journey of fun and discovery.

The Scenic Drive

Every inch of the Barossa region is bursting with scenic landscapes that will surely present a visual feast for your senses.

The following is just a small sample of some top destinations that will allow you the chance to embrace the scenery on offer.

  • Mengler Hill Scenic Lookout
  • GBA Parsons Lookout
  • Lyndoch Lavender Farm
  • The Knob Lookout
  • Gawler View Picnic Area
  • Bethany
  • Mengler Hill Sculpture Park
Lyndoch Lavender Farm

Image Courtesy of weekend.com.au

A Tour Through History

Are you are traveller that loves to soak in the historical foundations of a destination? If so, then you are in luck as there are plenty of historical hot spots dotted throughout the region.

Each and every town within the Barossa Valley exudes a captivating level of character and charm. Angaston, Greenock, Kapunda, Seppeltsfield, and Tanunda are top suggestions if you wish to embark on a journey that will offer up a wealth of historical information and a landscape that illustrates its heritage.

Here's some sought after attractions that have grabbed the attention of many visitors to the region.

  • Kapunda Heritage Trail
  • Barossa Heritage Trail
  • Heritage Walk of Angaston
  • Historic Walk of Bethany
  • Gawler Driving Tour
  • Tanunda Heritage Trail
Barossa Heritage Trails

An Excursion to Curb the Stomach Rumblings

Being a renowned wine region, you are never short on a place to stop and savour in a locally produced wine. Its culinary culture also extends to delectable home grown produce that is readily available through markets, bakers, butchers, and be can be indulged in the form of freshly prepared dishes from a multitude of restaurants and cafes.

Here are some ideas for top food and wine attractions that are a must for your travels.

  • Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
  • Angas Park Fruits
  • Barossa Brewing Company
  • Barossa Farmer's Market
  • Chateau Tanunda
  • Barossa Olives
  • Barossa Valley Cheese Company
  • Tanunda Bakery
  • Lyndoch Bakery
  • Corner Bakery
  • Gawler South Bakery
  • Yalumba Winery
  • Seppeltsfield Winery
  • Elderton Wines
  • Irvine Wines
  • Henschke Cellars
  • Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre
  • Hentley Farm
  • Penfolds Winery
  • Peter Lehmann Wines
  • Wolf Blass Winery
Barossa Valley Sights

If you are undecided, then the Barossa Butcher, Baker & Winemaker Trail is something to consider. In addition to taking you on a journey that will have your taste buds salivating in a delicious array of foods and wines, the trail offers you $200 worth of vouchers, a souvenir hamper, and a free bottle of wine for only $65.

This is the perfect excursion to dip your toes into the Barossa Valley journey of discovery.

Go Sky High

Soar high above and span the gorgeous landscapes of the Barossa region with a hot air balloon adventure or scenic flight.

Get a bird's eye view of the region and fall hopelessly in love with the scenery presented before you by embarking on a journey with Barossa Helicopters. Offering a selection of fantastic flight options, you are sure to find a package that will serve up a treat for your Barossa travels.

If you prefer to take flight by plane, then Swiftair's Barossa Valley Tours are the ideal choice for you.

For something a little different, consider the offerings of a hot air balloon ride. Barossa Valley Ballooning provides you the perfect chance to soak in the inviting and sprawling landscapes of the region with a journey best described as breath-taking, truly amazing, and spectacular. With descriptions such as these, why would you not consider taking the trip?

Barossa Valley Helicopter Tours

Image Courtesy of Barossa Helicopters

Love Spontaneity?

No matter what type of traveller you are, or what interests you in visiting a destination, you will be thoroughly impressed by the Barossa area and its character rich and bountiful landscapes.

Of course, the above is only a small snippet of what is on offer. There are plenty of choices for the type of adventures you can create and best of all, the region is perfect for those travellers that love to be simply spontaneous with their time.

Don't forget to check out Part Three that touches base on some great travel tips for the Barossa region.