Australia's most famous wine region is on Adelaide's doorstep. Just over an hour's drive from the city, you can get to the Barossa by car or coach.
A famous wine region
The Barossa is Australia's most famous wine region. It’s just over an hour's drive from Adelaide city. While perfect for a day trip, to see everything it has to offer, you really need to stay longer.
To reach the Barossa from Adelaide, head up Main North Road/Port Wakefield Road (A1) to the Northern Expressway and enter from Tanunda. Alternatively take the winding but scenic North East Road (A10) through Chain of Ponds and Williamstown.
The best way to explore the Barossa is by car. Feel the freedom of the open road.
From the east
If you're driving from Melbourne, head through Murray Bridge, Palmer, Tungkillo and Mount Pleasant to Eden Valley. Alternatively, take the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf and then drive through Birdwood and Williamstown.
From Sydney, take the A20 via Renmark and enter the Barossa at Truro or Nuriootpa.
From the city
Domestic and international flights frequently service Adelaide Airport, where hire cars are available. Parafield Airport (for light planes) is 45 minutes south of the Barossa and available for private charters. Many hotels in the region offer airport pickups but make sure you enquire when you book.
If you’re catching a bus, Link SA offers a daily scheduled service from Adelaide. There’s a Dial-a-Ride bus service between Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda on weekdays. A daily bus service makes regular trips between Adelaide and the Barossa.
There are coach tours available around the region departing Adelaide. Many incorporate cellar door visits, so you won't have to drive after sampling the local drop!