Enjoy a Self-Paced Travel Excursion
Heading to Adelaide and in search of an adventure that will take you on a journey offering up an amazing treat of things to see and do?
If your answer is yes, then add an excursion to the Barossa Valley. With a glorious array of townships each exuding their own unique character and charm, the areas and destinations to explore and experience within the Barossa region are endless.
In addition to presenting a visual feast of various captivating landscapes, the region is also renowned for its delectable wines and local produce and your taste buds will absolutely love the culinary indulgences on offer.
So pack up the car and make tracks to a destination that will surely impressive you. Our helpful guide below will detail how to get there, the things you can do, and provide access to some great resources to aid in your adventures.
Where is the Barossa Valley?
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 the Barossa Valley is located or the travel times from your home destination, then click on 'View Larger Map' below and find out a wealth of information from travel times, distances, and the best routes to take.
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Things to Do & Places to See
The Barossa Valley is a magnificent destination within South Australia. Just a short hour drive from the heart of the city, you will be surprised by the many townships dotted throughout the area. Each location offers its own interesting landscape to explore and enticing atmosphere to experience.
So what are the suggested townships to add to your itinerary?
Check out these destinations and revel in the bountiful activities and soak in the ambience of each location.
Take the trip to Angaston and delve into a rural town that showcases a wondrous range of historic buildings. Navigate the streets and develop a sense of appreciation for the history and heritage that oozes from your surroundings. Union Chapel (1844), Rosa Villa (1855), Zion Lutheran Church (1854-55), Angaston Hotel (1846), Angaston Town Hall (1911), and the Uniting Church (1878) are just to name a few of the many historical attractions to explore.
Remember the hit show, McLeod's Daughters? If you are planning a trip to Gawler, then ensure you check out Freeling where you can explore and experience the landscapes of this television series. Don't forget to take time to treat your taste buds to delectable array of culinary delights on offer with ample dining options available.
Best described as a sleepy retreat, Greenock is a small town with big offerings. A trip to this destination would not be complete without a visit to the Murray Street Vineyards, the local tavern, and Barossa Brewing Company. You can also take a step back in time with the region still illustrating its historical connection to the trade of grains and farming with its silos and wheat store still on showcase.
Head to Kapunda and simply embark on a journey to wash away the hectic pace of the city lifestyle and to unwind in the relaxing atmosphere of your surrounds. Add Kapunda Copper Mine, Kapunda Museum, the Visitor Centre Interpretive Display, Greenock Aviation Museum, and Eringa to your travel itinerary if you love to take a trip through history.
Visiting the Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe is a must! Showcasing a magnificent display of lavender, your senses will surely love the aromatic essences of this location as well as the visual feast of colour on display. Don't forget to purchase your bit of lavender heaven by picking up one of the many products on offer.
- Marananga & Seppeltsfield
Indulge in an area that combines food, wine, and music to bring about a captivating and welcoming local atmosphere. Add Seppeltsfield Winery to your travels and let your taste buds savour in the delicate locally produced wines.
A commercial hub for the region, Nuriootpa is a popular destination and a starting point for many visitors travelling to the nearby cellar doors and wineries. Make the stop in Nurioopta and enjoy the scenery provided by the North Para River, Coulthard Reserve, and Tolley Reserve. Why not purchase an array of fresh produce and head out on a picnic adventure? The perfect outdoor settings with great food - what more could you ask for?
Exuding a rich heritage, Tanunda provides visitors with a captivating atmosphere to explore. If wine is the order of the day, then a trip to Peter Lehmann Wines, Langmeil, Richmond Grove, Lambert Estate, or Chateau Tanunda are highly recommended. Don't forget to soak in the town's ambience by taking a relaxing stroll through its welcoming streets.
Williamstown is a great base if you are searching for the nearby activities of wildlife watching, cycling, walking, and antique browsing. The local wineries of Linfield Road Wines, TeAro Estate, and Domain Day are top choices if you want to sample the delightful flavours on offer.
There is plenty more to discover within the Barossa Valley and the above is just a small snippet of what's on offer.
Resources for Your Travels
Resources are a great travel companion, especially if you are venturing to an unfamiliar travel destination.
Here are a few travel resources (courtesy of barossa.com) that are designed to ensure you have a fantastic and memorable journey through the Barossa Valley.
Safe Driving Tips for the Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley Travel Times
Barossa Valley Touring Map
Resources Courtesy of barossa.com
Looking to Hire a Car?
If are you starting your excursion from Adelaide, then you will find a great selection of vehicles on offer from various suppliers. Pick a car from the zippy compact range and enjoy the benefits of great fuel efficiency and the comfort to seat four adults. If you want luxury, then explore the cheap rates available on vehicles like the Audi Sportback and Mercedes E Class.
Flying in from interstate? Check out the rates on offer from suppliers located direct at the airport. You can enjoy the convenience of flying in and driving away. You can easily coordinate your pick up and drop off times with your flights as most on-site suppliers cater for hire customers between 5:00am and 12 midnight.
Whether you are looking for a day outing or you want to enjoy a lengthy stay within the region, hiring a car is the perfect addition to your travel plans.
So start comparing your options now by completing our free online quote form, or give us a call 24 hours a day on 1300 737 400 (or +61 2 8228 1898). Our team is ready to help you with finding the perfect deal for your holiday needs. They can also assist you with the best hire locations that will meet your preferences.
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