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  • Appellation

    Marananga Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Elegant Surrounds with Grand Traditional Service

    Considered one of Australia’s finest dining experiences, Appellation is nestled in the Barossa Valley, just an hour outside Adelaide. The restaurant’s intimate and under...

  • fermentAsian

    Tanunda Restaurants SA

    AsianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    Why not try the Ca ri vit - Red duck curry with lychees and pineapple and to finish off the Bru lee chanh - Lime brûlée

  • Vintners Bar & Grill

    Angaston Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

    In the Barossa Valley’s historic town of Angaston is Vintners Bar & Grill, a picturesque vineyard dining experience. This tastefully renovated Barossa landmark bo...

  • St Hugo Restaurant

    Rowland Flat Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • Fino Seppeltsfield

    Seppeltsfield Restaurants SA

    Modern AustralianLicensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds $$$$$

  • 1860 Wine Country Cottages

    1860 Wine Country Cottages

    Springton Accommodation SA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Each Cottage sleeps 2-4.

  • Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat

    Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat

    Tanunda Accommodation SA

    2 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    Nestled amongst vineyards with stunning views across the Barossa Valley, Blickinstal Retreat offers free breakfast each morning and free afternoon te...

  • Treasured Memories Cottage Accommodation

    Treasured Memories Cottage Accommodation

    Tanunda Accommodation SA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Featuring a barbecue, Treasured Memories Cottage is a holiday home located in Tanunda in the South Australia Region. Offering free private park...

  • Abbotsford Country House Barossa Valley

    Abbotsford Country House Barossa Valley

    Lyndoch Accommodation SA

    4 Rating Hotel/Motels $$$$$

    At international award winning Abbotsford Country House, you will find all the comforts and attention to detail one would expect to find at a fi...

  • Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards

    Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards

    Tanunda Accommodation SA

    Guest Houses, Cottages, Bed and Breakfasts $$$$$

    Stonewell Cottages is a unique waterfront vineyard property, set amongst the vines and overlooking a private lake. All cottages feature free WiFi, a 2-...

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Barossa

About Barossa

Just an hour from Adelaide, the Barossa offers everything you'd expect from one of Australia's most famous wine regions - Winemakers waiting to share their secrets; landscapes etched with manicured vineyards; passionate food producers proffering their wares at country markets; and a grand chateaux surrounded by ornate gardens. Visit over 60 sensational cellar doors with household names like Jacob’s Creek, Wolf Blass, Peter Lehmann, Henschke, Seppelt, Yaldara and Yalumba. Float above the valley in a hot-air balloon, browse the local art stores, sit in a friendly cafe, or get out into the countryside and stretch your legs with a walk in a national park. Spend the night in a restored settler's cottage, resort suite, or luxurious country house. Or maybe sample German wursts and cakes in heritage bakeries and butcher stores as you follow the Barossa's Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail. Get right into the swing of things at one of the 100 events making up the biennial Barossa Vintage Festival.

When to Visit Barossa

The valley is regarded as a hot district, especially as far as wine regions go. On average the Barossa enjoys temperatures a couple of degrees warmer than Adelaide and has long, dry summers. Summer temperatures often rise to 30oC and above. During the winter the temperature is best described as cool to mild but the autumn and spring months is when the weather is typically at its most pleasant.

Getting Around Barossa

The Barossa Valley is located 73km North/Northeast of Adelaide. There are several routes from Adelaide, with the most direct being the Main North Rd through Elizabeth and Gawler. Getting to the valley by bus is reasonably easy: the Barossa–Adelaide Passenger Service stops at the main Barossa towns en route to Angaston, or the daily Sydney-bound Greyhound Pioneer service can drop you at Nuriootpa. Tours and Cycling around the Barossa Valley are popular options, with routes that take in several of the wineries. Barossa Valley Taxis have a 24-hour daily service that runs throughout the valley. Driving is not the ideal way to explore the Barossa, particularly if you want to enjoy wine tasting, however it is probably the easiest way to get around.
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