The Barossa’s towns and hamlets are full of heritage charm and characters with stories to tell.
Start your Barossa journey in Nuriootpa, which means "the meeting place". Tanunda is the Barossa’s heritage heart. It has picturesque leafy streets, remarkable Lutheran churches and is steeped in pioneering history.
For some of the region's most stunning photographic opportunities, drive through Seppeltsfield. Huge date palms line the road and were planted during the Great Depression to provide work for local families. See if you can resist the urge to take a photo!
Eden Valley is also photogenic and is often called the “Garden of Grapes and Gums”.
Looking for a "tree change" - a chance to get away from it all and head back to nature? Try Williamstown, at the southern gateway to the Barossa, charming Rowland Flat or the "little Scotland" of Greenock.
Australia's first mining town
Kapunda is the oldest mining town in Australia and there’s a lot of history to absorb. Copper was first discovered in 1838 by a sheep grazier named Francis Dutton and Australia's first mining town was built from there.
Start your visit at the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre, grab a Kapunda Heritage Trail map and explore the treasure trove of historic buildings and historic mine site interpretive trail. The town is also on the popular Kidman Trail, which is great for walking, cycling or even horse riding.
The Barossa is also home to the oldest country town in South Australia, Gawler, which is a hub of activity in the region. You will be welcomed in Angaston, where there’s the vibrant, weekly Barossa Farmers Market, great cafés, wine bars and cheesemakers.
Roseworthy is home to a 1600 hectare working farm and university. It's where many of Australia's best known winemakers learned their craft. Taste a local drop of a different kind in Springton, best known for its milk and the amazing Herbig Family Tree.
Truro has had to be smart to prosper. Originally a copper town, when the mines proved unsuccessful, settlers discovered the land was perfect for grazing and cereal farming.
Lyndoch started life as one of the first flour mills north of Adelaide. Today it is home to some of the Barossa's best wineries.
Get your hands dirty at the annual Mount Pleasant agricultural show. You'll find stock judging, sideshows and plenty of local produce - just like it’s been for decades.
As seen on TV
Logie award-winning television series, McLeod’s Daughters, has its heart in the Barossa. Visit Freeling, near Roseworthy and pop in for a drink at what you may know as the “Gungellan Hotel”. While you're in the area make sure you stop off and stay at Kingsford Homestead. This magnificent property, once know as Drovers Run, is now luxury accommodation.
The Barossa - 170 years in the making.
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