Barossa Visitor Guide : 2017-2018 Barossa Visitor Guide
barossa highlights barossa.com 7 On Saturday mornings make a pilgrimage to the Barossa Farmers Market in Angaston, or the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. You won’t want to rush your visit to the Barossa. Allow space in your plans to savour all the region has to offer! Against the backdrop of beautiful Barossa wine and food experiences, we encourage you to: Get on your bike The Barossa offers a broad range of cycling options for road and mountain bike enthusiasts, as well as those who want to tour the Barossa at a slower pace. The Jack Bobridge Track offers an idyllic cycling/walking link between Gawler and Tanunda, winding through vineyards and villages. The 13 kilometre cycle track from Nuriootpa to Angaston follows an old rail easement, while the Gawler Rivers Path (Tapa Pariara) offers a chance to cycle or take a leisurely stroll beside the North and South Para rivers. Experience Barossa adventure Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the glorious patchwork of vineyards and villages below, with an early morning hot- air balloon ride with Barossa Valley Ballooning or Balloon Adventures. For another amazing aerial perspective, take a ride in a helicopter with the team from Barossa Helicopters. Add to your Barossa adventure on one of Barossa Unique Tour’s custom built trikes, or take a Segway tour alongside stunning vineyard vistas. Soak up some history With a strong Lutheran heritage, the Barossa is home to more than 20 historic churches, whose spires mark the spiritual centres of the community. The lovingly preserved churches and historic cemeteries dotted throughout the region all have their own stories. Follow the Barossa Heritage Trail and be transported back in time to the early days of Barossa settlement. Get up close to some art Wander through the sculpture park at Mengler Hill Lookout, spend some time in the Barossa Regional Gallery, browse the work of local and visiting artists and perhaps select something to take home. You’ll find plenty of private galleries dotted across the region. At JamFactory in Seppeltsfield, you can watch local artisans at work and purchase their creations in the nearby gallery shop. Shop to your heart’s content You could lose yourself for days among the many shops, boutiques and markets in the Barossa. Explore the towns and villages for antiques, homewares, local Barossa produce, fashion with soul or souvenirs. Be sure to wander down the main streets of Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda where you’ll find a few treasures to take home. Take a tour So many amazing things are waiting to be discovered in the Barossa – gorgeous scenic vistas, intimate cellars doors, generational food traditions and entertaining local characters. Why not take a journey of discovery with one of the Barossa’s excellent tour operators? From classic Daimlers to sporty Mustangs, from horse drawn carriages to bicycles, you’ll find an experience that’s perfect for you, your family and friends. Celebrate the Barossa way The Barossa loves to celebrate – with food and wine festivals, live music, markets, art exhibitions, long lunches, international sporting events, masterclasses and more. We’d love you to join us – so why not explore our events calendar on www.barossa.com as you plan your trip to the Barossa? Enjoy a leisurely stroll In addition to amazing food and wine experiences, the Barossa offers a perfect location for walkers of all levels! Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll through a pretty township, a guided heritage walk, a hike through idyllic bushland settings and alongside vineyards, or you’re tackling the 1200 kilometres of the Heysen Trail – the Barossa has a fun option for you. The Barossa’s mild climate and terrain support a broad range of walking options, with kilometres of sealed shared walking/ cycling trails and secluded pockets of bushland providing a wonderful diversity of experiences and views. Have some fun with the family There are so many Barossa activities for families to enjoy together. A Saturday morning visit to the farmers’ market is a wonderful experience for children and parents alike. The many kilometres of off- road cycle track provide safe cycling for the entire family. Numerous parks offer fantastic playgrounds, a skate park, and even an historic steam train to clamber over! Enjoy a day at Barossa Bowland for mini-golf or tenpin bowling. Accredited Visitor Information Centres BAROSSA VISITOR CENTRE 66–68 Murray Street, Tanunda Phone: (08) 8563 0600 or 1300 852 982 Make the Barossa Visitor Centre your first port of call when visiting the Barossa. Not only can you pick up all the essential maps and guides, but the centre also offers accommodation, a tour and ticket booking service, bike hire, Butcher Baker Winemaker Trail hub, free Wi-Fi, internet PCs, digital touchscreen, mobile charge stations and video lounge. There is a range of hand-crafted Barossa made gifts and produce as well as Barossa branded souvenirs. The Barossa Cycle Hub (next door), offers bike hire, undercover bike parking, bike accessories, bike maintenance station, public toilets and showers. GAWLER VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 2 Lyndoch Road, Gawler Phone: (08) 8522 9260 or 1300 545 254 En route to the Barossa, stop at the Gawler Visitor Information Centre for advice on things to do and see, local maps and day trip suggestions. The centre provides many services to visitors, including accommodation and tour bookings, bike hire, passenger bus tickets and freight services within the state. There are also souvenirs, local produce and craft items available for that lasting memory. KAPUNDA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 51–53 Main Street, Kapunda Phone: (08) 8566 2902 or 1300 770 301 Located in the heart of Australia’s oldest copper mining town and home to Sir Sidney Kidman (“The Cattle King”). The centre features the “Taste of the Region” interpretive display, inspiring visitors to explore the historical attractions, numerous trails and some of the best wineries in the Barossa. The friendly staff can help plan your experience, with an extensive range of brochures and maps available.