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Barossa Valley Weekend Escapes

Pack your bags and drive one hour north of Adelaide, to find yourself in the Barossa Valley. Here, tucked away in the luscious rolling hills, countless wineries, top-quality restaurants and rustic villages will transport you to the French countryside. Most famous for it’s internationally famous wines, this beautiful wine region is a must-visit for those visiting South Australia, meanwhile it remains a timeless gem for residents of the state.

You can image the Barossa Valley as a patchwork of vineyards and quaint European towns. Offering opportunities for both nature-based activities as well as plentiful culture, food and wine, a Barossa Valley getaway will go exceed all expectations.

 

Explore South Australia’s most famous wine region; experience a Barossa Valley Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Barossa Valley

Your Ultimate Guide to the Barossa Valley

A Barossa Valley getaway is perhaps one of the most popular in South Australia; and there’s no wonder why. World renowned for its wine-making, it’s also bursting with food, drink and countless hidden gems. Whether you’re seeking a romantic weekend away, an active weekend away with the kids or a luxury escape spent splashing out on the tastiest food and wine in South Australia, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in the Barossa Valley, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Barossa Valley Weekend Escape.

history of the Barossa Valley
Art & Culture

Rich European heritage shines through across the entire Barossa Valley. From German bakeries to quaint English villages, the essence of history is an integral part to the region’s identity. The Barossa Heritage Trail offers visitors a scenic route to explore the history of the region. During your Barossa Valley getaway, take the trail and find hints of German heritage in Tanunda, learn about Kapunda’s copper mining history and lay your eyes on a gorgeous French chateau. Angaston, an English settlement teeming with character, can be explored on foot.

The romantic Barossa Valley setting, with its rolling hills and green valleys has naturally been a muse for a number of local artists. Sculptors, photographers and painters showcase their work in the Barossa in a handful of galleries. Stunning Aboriginal art, sculptures, paintings and photography are found across the Barossa in a handful of art galleries. Contemporary works in wood, metal and glass and numerous travelling exhibitions from across Australia are also hosted in the Barossa Valley.

cycling in the Barossa Valley
Nature & the Outdoors

Aside from Barossa Valley’s vine-blanketed hills and leafy villages, a number of natural bushland areas brimming with wildlife offer utter tranquility. In total, three conservation parks exist in the surrounding area. Thick forests, fields of wildflowers and striking rock formations provide settings for hikers and bikers to go about their outdoor activities.

And speaking of bikers, the Barossa Trail which meanders through the Barossa Valley is an excellent way to spend time outside whilst experiencing the true Barossa countryside. The bike-friendly trail takes cyclists on a 40 kilometre journey past old vines, cellar doors and cosy local cafes. Never far from the next town or winery, the Barossa Trail is an ideal way to zip through the South Australian countryside. A Barossa Valley getaway not only takes you on a journey through the vines, but also immerses you in pristine nature on all sides.

 

wineries in the Barossa
Food & Drink

Iconic within Australia and renowned worldwide, Barossa Valley is known for its premium wines. Setting out on a Barossa Valley getaway crammed with cellar doors and wine tasting, sit back, relax and indulge in high-quality whites and reds. Explore the more intimate, boutique Barossa wineries and chat with local winemakers. Drop by some wineries with big names and sip on some international best sellers. More than 80 cellar doors in the Barossa Valley await you. Found a comfortable spot with a good view? Share a rustic cheeseboard with your loved ones and enjoy the best of local produce.

Also well known for its fresh and seasonal food, Barossa Valley restaurants are an integral part of the wine region. Anything and everything from Asian cuisine to local South Australian menus comprised of native ingredients, can be found here. Award-winning spots offering lavish tasting menus, as well as those with casual vibes and hearty meals, ensure that you’re spoiled for choice. Foodies will have a field day here, with the sheer number of quality of Barossa Valley restaurants waiting around every corner.

 

Where to stay in Barossa Valley

The Barossa Weintal

The Barossa Weintal is located just one hour North-East of Adelaide, in the picturesque Barossa Valley. Arrive at the Barossa Weintal via a short drive through sweeping green hills covered in famous vines. The hotel – located in gorgeous Tanunda – offers the ultimate location for exploration of the region. A variety of rooms accommodate all kinds of travellers, and a casual yet modern Angus&Co. restaurant on site adds to the warm and friendly atmosphere.

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