The Barossa tourism region is located approximately 75km North-East of Adelaide. It is comprised of the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley (with the Barossa Ranges bridging the two), and the Town of Gawler.
A patchwork of trim vineyards interspersed with charming villages and hamlets, with the Barossa Ranges in the background, sets the scene and the distinctive spires of Lutheran Churches built by the early European settlers dot the landscape. Rolling hills and ancient gum trees complete the timeless picture – the seasons providing the only change in the landscape.
One of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa is acclaimed for the food, wine and cultural experience it provides. Both German peasant farmers fleeing religious persecution in Prussia, and English free settlers aspiring to a gentrified country lifestyle settled it in the mid-late 1800’s. Following early traditions, some 500 grape growing families, many sixth generation, today continue to supply about 60,000 tones of grapes to about 60 winemakers – including household names the likes of Seppelt, Yalumba, Penfolds and Peter Lehmann. The Barossa is also home to some of the oldest productive Shiraz vines in the world.
The area’s rich European cultural heritage is reflected in the architecture, art, food, music and cuisine of the region. Great Australian foodies such as author and columnist Maggie Beer call the region home, attracted by a thriving and distinctive regional food culture. Since the 1840s, Barossans have taken great pride in growing, producing, preserving and cooking quality foods, and today local butchers and bakers continue to offer traditional wursts, small goods, breads and cakes.
While food and wine are it’s key features, the Barossa offers a diversity of tourism expereinces. It is home to a renowned and emerging art culture, as well as a thriving calendar of events year round. The region’s mild climate lends itself to exploration of a wide variety of landscapes for cycling and hiking. Recreation, conservation parks, and The Heysen and Mawson Trails traverse a diversity of landscapes with an abundance of flora and fauna.
Caravan & Camping
For a full listing of Caravan & Tourist Parks in the Barossa, see here.
Barossa Caravan Park (Lyndoch)
Barossa Valley Tourist Park (Nuriootpa)
Gawler Caravan Park (Gawler)
Mount Pleasant Recreation & Caravan Park (Mt Pleasant)
Queen Victoria Jubilee Park (Williamstown)
Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park (Tanunda)
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