Barossa Valley holidays offer a scenic trip to beautiful winelands. Here you can enjoy mouth-watering local cuisine, unforgettable celebrations, and some of the best wine in the world – all against the picturesque backdrop of rolling hills and tranquil vineyards.
Just over 37 miles north-east from South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital Adelaide lies the leafy green paradise of Barossa Valley. Heavily influenced by early German settlers, the towns still exhibit a lot of their European cultural heritage. To fully explore the area, try touring by bicycle, segway, motorbike or vintage car. Alternatively, take to the skies in a helicopter or hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of the valley and the scenic national parks surrounding it.
Explore endless vineyards on your Barossa Valley holiday
Wine is by far Barossa Valley holidays’ biggest draw, with the region boasting over 150 wineries and cellar doors to discover. The region produces an impressive number of world-famous premium wines, including Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek and Langmeil, plus a wealth of up and coming boutique winemakers. Take a tour of your favourite vineyard, strolling through the neat lines of plants heavy with grapes, then enjoy a tasting session or wine masterclass where you can try your hand at concocting your own blend.
Wine is far from the only attraction during your Barossa Valley holiday. The area is also renowned for its phenomenal local cuisine, and is home to a number of highly acclaimed restaurants that are perfect if you are a foodie. Visit the aromatic Barossa Valley Cheese Company to taste handmade artisan cheese, Apex Bakery for warm bread fresh out of the oven, or Maggie Beer's Farm Shop for a dizzying array of local produce.
If you have the chance, attend one of the local festivals. Join in with the lively, colourful celebrations to savour a showcase of Barossa Valley’s best food and drink, alongside live music and plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Once you’ve had your fill, relax and recharge at a luxury spa resort, or with a round of golf on one of the area’s superb courses.
Great sample itineraries
Browse our suggested Barossa Valley holiday itineraries for travel inspiration, whether you want to indulge in vineyard tours and gourmet cuisine, or relax and recharge with golf and spa retreats.
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“Head up into the cooler air of Adelaide Hills and visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. This quaint village still retains the charm of its heritage, with German-style pubs, bakeries and shops lining the bustling main street.”
“To sample a selection of the region’s best wine, join a Barossa Valley wine tour. Sit back, relax and let your driver transport you from one famous vineyard to the next as you enjoy gorgeous views of the rolling hills and picturesque villages.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Barossa Valley holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Adelaide Crush Festival
The stylish Adelaide Crush Festival during the month of January is a feast for the senses, featuring live music, art and theatre, and a range of activities to keep the kids entertained. There’s also a wide variety of mouth-watering regional cuisine, and – of course – the very best in locally-produced wine. The fun lasts all weekend, with events held in different venues across the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Aussie Wine Month
Aussie Wine Month is a country-wide celebration of all the different wine regions in Australia, showcasing the stunning quality and diversity of tipples they produce. Held every May, many wineries put on special events such as wine masterclasses and tasting sessions throughout the month. This gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of your favourites or try a glass of something new during your Barossa Valley holiday.
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