We made our last stop of our great road trip through Australia in the beautiful wine region of Barossa Valley. Located in the South, about 70kms north of Adelaide, where we would eventually return the camper. The region spans the area of about 900 square km and connects the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, and Angaston. There are plenty of things to do in Barossa Valley. If you love wine, good food, and stunning views, then this place is definitely worth a visit when traveling in the area.
We stayed at Discovery Park Barossa Valley, a spacious campsite with swimming pool and playground, close to the lively village of Tanunda. The atmosphere in this area immediately felt different from all other places we’ve stayed. It had something gastronomic, which is of course not surprising in a wine region. The village is a nice place to walk around and experience an ultimate holiday feeling. In addition to many trees and colourful flowers, terraces and cozy restaurants, you’ll also find plenty of boutiques where you can sniff around and find some local products and antiques.
You can explore the area around by car or by foot, but the best thing would be by bike. There are special cycle paths along the vineyards that take you to various wineries and farms. A great activity for the whole family, because you can also rent a seat or trailer for children at the Barossa Visitor Centre.
The days we’ve spent in Barossa Valley were full with cycling, wine and dine. Below I share some of our favorite addresses we visited during our stay:
Taste Eden Valley
The bike ride towards this place is definitely recommended, it takes you through vineyards and hilly landscapes. It’s a bit of a climb, but when you’re finally on top of the point, you’ll get a nice view and a very good address where you can join an extensive wine tasting. We selected a number of regional wines to taste and selected our favorite one for the lunch: a platter full of delicious local products, in the middle of a quiet garden surrounded by trees, flowers and even some wild bunnies.
6-8 Washington St, Angaston SA 5353, Australië – Open Mon till Sun from 10:00 till 17:00
A family business that’s currently run by father and his two sons. It’s clearly visible that the new generation has given the company a modern touch, given the design of the website and the label of the wines. The winery is a popular place to visit for young and old. In addition to a tasting room, there is also a kangaroo reserve, a playground and an outdoor pizza oven. A really nice place to have lunch while enjoying a glass of their own wine.
241 Seppeltsfield Rd, Stone Well SA 5352, Australië – Open Mon till Sun 10:30 till 17:00
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
Near Seppeltsfield Road you’ll find this gin brewery. A striking architectural building with a spacious terrace at the front, built in several layers. The distillery offers different gins that you can all taste. It’s clear that this place is a popular spot among the locals, the atmosphere is relaxed, their is live music street food, and the gins are delicious. 436 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga SA 5355, Australië – Open Mon till Sun from 11:00 till 17:00
A beautiful winerie, amidst the extensive vineyards. On the outside there is not much to see yet, but as soon as you step inside you’ll be taken into the world of wines. A special entrance between metres high stacked barrels. It’s all about experience here, not just inside but also from the high terrace where you can have a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings of Barossa Valley. We spent our last day here well, not only the wines were sublime, the platter was also a really good one.
451 Research Rd, Nuriootpa SA 5355, Australië – Open Fry & Sat from 13:00 till 20:00, Sun from 12:00 till 17:30
The days in Barossa Valley flew by, we enjoyed the tasty food, the view over the vineyards and of course the good wines. In the evening during our last barbecue on the campsite we drank our last glass. A wonderful moment to toast and to look back on our wonderful journey through beautiful South East Australia.