Things to Do in the Barossa Valley
Often South Australia can be overlooked compared to other places in Australia when it comes to a destination but anybody who overlooks the beauty and experiences that the Barossa Valley has to offer is seriously missing out. With a reputation worldwide for its wine, it is a case of coming to visit for a drop and staying for everything else the region has to offer. It is an area that is filled to the brim with arts, culture, culinary delights, beauty and experiences.
Arts and culture has a huge presence throughout the Barossa Valley region, so be sure to immerse yourself amongst the local studios and galleries. There are many professional artists that call the Barossa home, working with a range of materials so keep on the lookout for their work. If being outside is something that you find great joy in, then there are a multitude of outdoor activities to partake in. National parks, hiking trails, stunningly lush gardens, places to picnic and even wildlife sanctuaries to visit, there is enough to keep you busy for days.
For those who like to shop, then the Barossa Valley will not let you down. Homewares, accessories, boutique fashion, books, artisan products, the streets of the towns like Tanunda will have you shopping until you drop, offering a range of unique items that reflect the beauty of the region.
For the foodies, farmers markets, local produce factories and farms, restaurants and dining, there is no shortage of fresh food to really satisfy your appetite. Local produce shines and is in abundance, so whether you are having a paddock to plate style lunch at Hutton Vale Farm or visiting the JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, you can experience all the tastes the region has to offer.
Cellar Doors in the Barossa Valley
While the Barossa Valley has many notable accolades and attractions, the wineries really are the crown jewel in the crown that is the Barossa. Famous wineries like Penfolds, Jacobs Creek and Yalumba call the Barossa home and this is what has made the region renowned around the world.
With heritage vineyards spanning across the valley, it often likened to the Rhone Valley in France, even if it is not quite as old. Along with some top tier wines, the Barossa Valley is also home to a few breweries and distilleries, with Barossa Valley Brewing, Barossa Distilling Tasting Room & Bar and Seppeltsfield Road Distillers bringing forth quality beer and gin.
With a range of places to stay, there is plenty of time to visit all of the incredible vineyards and cellar doors that call the Barossa Valley home but with the Barossa being less than an hour out from Adelaide’s CBD, it is a great place to make a day trip. Driving up with a group of friends is one way to experience, but booking a tour is the best way.
Tour operators like Vino & Beyond not only can be your drivers for the day, leaving you to enjoy your wine without stress but every tour is personalised for you so you can spend a perfect day of drinking, eating and absorbing all that the Barossa Valley has to offer.
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