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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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