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Barossa Valley Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
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What has more than 80 cellar doors and over 150 wineries? The Barossa Valley! The Barossa Valley is little over an hour’s drive from Adelaide and it is one of the most popular food and wine regions in Australia. Both South Australian locals and tourists flock to the region all year round, enjoying all it has to offer.
Did you know the Barossa was founded by an Englishman in 1836? It has since been a flourishing region, producing some of Australia’s best home grown wines. The Barossa region has a rich history, just waiting to be uncovered.
The Barossa Valley is not famous for nothing – it is a famous wine region for a reason. There are so many wineries to explore and even a brewery if you fancy beer over wine. The Barossa Brewing Company produces some of the best, most tasty hand crafted beers. Feel like some cheese to go with that wine? Cheese factories are where you want to be. At the Barossa Cheese Company get a taste of all the different types of cheeses you can think of – this company’s handmade cheeses are melt in your mouth good. The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre will present you with Australia’s favourite cheese brand, Bega.
Not only will food and wine lovers revel in all the wine tours and food luncheons, but travellers to the region will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picnic areas, walking and cycling tours and of course shopping. There are so many different options, it’s hard to name one spot or trail as the best, so walk or cycle as many as you can.
The Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Café is also a popular attraction in the Barossa Valley. As an expansive lavender farm, the smell is angelic. The purple lavender field makes for a great photo opportunity. Grab a coffee and just soak in the beautiful, peaceful surrounds.
Be sure you head down early on a Saturday morning to the Barossa Farmer’s Market and pick up quality breads, cheese, meats, fruit and veg. The fresh food here is guaranteed to be better than a supermarket.
Start planning your trip to the Barossa Valley now. As there are so many activities and places to go, it is a good idea to plan your trip and check out the local what’s on guides before you go!
Barossa Valley Events & What's On
- Watercolour With Alan Ramachandran Barossa Regional Gallery
- Songroom with the John Flanagan Trio Barossa Regional Gallery
- Barossa Gin Dig The Cellar Kitchen
- Stew & Shiraz Whistler Wines
- June Long Weekend Tempranillo & Paella Pindarie Wines
- Justin Parker Performing Live at the Vine Inn Vine Inn Barossa
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