There's so much to do in the Barossa. Indulge in gourmet food and award-winning wine. Then there's the fresh produce and stunning scenery.
The wine...oh the wine!
The Barossa was built on wine. Generations of families have invested their passions to produce some of the most iconic and award-winning wines in the world. With over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries – from the boutique to the internationally renowned – you're bound to find a drop you like.
Feeling inspired? Make your own drop at Penfolds. Blend wine to your particular tastes using Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre grapes. You can even take a bottle home!
Dine on our state's very best regional produce in the Barossa, our gourmet capital.
Why not grab something direct from the producer? For a memorable Saturday breakfast, try the bacon and egg rolls; real eggs, real bacon and homemade sauce or chutney on freshly baked bread. It's a perfect start to the day so join the the hustle and bustle of the Barossa Farmers Market, held in the Vintners Sheds near Angaston. There are more than 30 stalls to wander through and the freshest of local produce available.
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
One of Australia's most loved cooks, Maggie – along with husband, Colin – has created a collection of all things culinary. Tastings are available, as well as limited edition produce and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy your wares overlooking the lake or take a wander though the trees.
Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail
Follow the Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail and celebrate the distinctive culinary tradition of the Barossa. Tread the same paths as the mid-19th century pioneers, sample olive oil and dukkah, local cheeses, dried apricots and delicious smoked bier sticks. Try them all with a glass of wine.
Believe it or not, it's not just about food and wine in the Barossa. Want to get back to nature? Head to Whispering Wall. It's curved in such a way that if you whisper at one end you'll be clearly heard at the other end, more than 100 metres away. Oh the secrets that wall must know!
For a family tree with a difference, head to Springton. You'll find The Herbig Tree, a large, hollow red gum that was actually home to Johann Friedrich Herbig, his wife Caroline and the first two of their 16 children.
Feeling adventurous? Take a hot-air balloon flight and see Barossa from the skies. Not keen on the early morning start? That's OK – take a helicopter ride over the region and view the patchwork quilt of paddocks and vines from the air.
Barossa - what a gem
Fossick for gold, opal, garnet or diamonds at the Mount Crawford Forest Reserve. Different to other conservation parks, this one is in a historic mining area. Grab a Forestry SA permit first from the Mount Crawford Information Centre. Even if your search for sparkles comes up empty-handed, the park is fabulous for bushwalking, cycling and horse riding. It has some fantastic spots for picnicking or camping but make sure to look out for those old mine shafts!
Once you have finished there, join the flocks of birds and butterflies and follow your nose to the Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Make your way though 2.5 hectares of blossoms.
If you're feeling competitive, the Barossa is home to a 10-pin bowling centre that also features a beer garden.
From tasting big bold wines to eating premium fresh produce – there's plenty to do in the Barossa.