Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Barossa Valley is a world famous wine region that is made up of a number of quaint townships including the major centres of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Angaston, as well as the smaller historic towns of Lyndoch, Greenock, Bethany and Seppeltfield. The Barossa Valley is ideally situated only 1 hours drive north east of Adelaide and not only features over 70 wineries with cellar doors providing tastings of a wide variety of different wines but the region also has tranquil landscapes, panoramic vistas and warm, friendly hospitality.

Within the major townships of the Barossa Valley you will find an array of boutique shops, al-fresco cafes, restaurants serving fresh local cuisine with a selection of quality local wines, antique and craft shops, supermarkets, parklands, ten pin bowling and even a skate park for the kids to enjoy. Around the surrounding area you can visit the Greenock aviation museum, vintage car museum, the Lyndoch lavender farm, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park or Mengler's Hill scenic lookout. Alternatively you can play a round of golf at the Tanunda & Barossa Valley golf clubs, taking a romantic hot air balloon ride of the wine region, ride your bicycle around one of the many bike paths that wind their way across the region or explore the delights of the Barossa Farmer's Market which is held every Saturday morning.

To sample all that this region has to offer you can choose to drive yourself around, ride your bike, walk or even join a winery tour. Regardless of whether you are visiting the major wineries like Yalumba, Peter Lehmann, Rockford, Jacobs Creek and Langmeil or one of the smaller boutique wineries the internationally renowned Barossa Valley is sure to have something to suit your taste and provide you with a relaxed holiday experience that will make you want to come back again and again.

How To Get There :      You can easily get to the Barossa Valley by car as this famous wine region is situated only 1 hours drive north east of Adelaide. Simply head north from Adelaide only the Princes Highway (also called the Main North Road and then Port Wakefield Road), turn off onto the Northern Expressway which becomes the Sturt Highway and then turn off the highway to get to either Nurioopta, Angaston or Tanunda. There are also regular winery tours that leave from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley, or alternatively you can catch the train from Adelaide Central station to Gawler and then catch the Linked SA bus to Angaston.

Weather :      The weather across the Barossa Valley consists of mild winters (May - September) with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 13-17°C and numerous rainy days and then much warmer weather for the rest of the year with maximum daily temperatures ranging from 20-29°C and predominately sunny days.

Suitable For :      Couples looking for a romantic getaway, international travellers and wine lovers.

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