Barossa Valley and Adelaide - Worth a visit?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 10:37 PM Last Post By: jonappleton
Oct 10, 2012 12:28 PM
Oct 10, 2012 2:16 PM
1Depends on how much you like wine. They are very different wine regions. Barossa has lots of reds, especially Shiraz. The specialty in Marlborugh is the Savignon Blanc and the scenery is very different (well, except both areas have lots of grape vines). I'm not much of a Shiraz fan, but I still really liked the Barossa. Lots of quaint (overpriced) shops, lots of vineyards to tour and sample, we went hot air ballooning which was nice but pricey.
Oct 10, 2012 3:38 PM
2In winter - nothing much to see in the vineyards. The vines have withered and resting so better off going elsewhere.
If you want to sample wines (red predominantly in the Barossa) you can taste that anywhere in Australia.
Oct 10, 2012 4:37 PM
3We quite enjoyed our trip to the Adelaide and the Barossa, but we highlight of us in that part of the world was the tour of Kangaroo Island, just off the coast.
It is so under developed, and so laid back with only one crazily placed stop sign, and no traffic lights, and about 80% of it's roads unsealed, and so sparsely populated it is a sort of place that is very different to any thing we seen on the mainland, highly recommended for a very different view of Aussie lifestyle.
Oct 10, 2012 9:30 PM
Oct 10, 2012 10:02 PM
Oct 10, 2012 10:37 PM
6Agree with #5, if you're coming from NZ, then Sydney is the closer airport than Adelaide, and the Hunter region will be fractionally warmer than Barossa, still will have some cold days, though could be lucky. So lots of wineries to chose from in the Hunter Valley. Also generally a bit more to do in Sydney/Hunter Valley area, also Blue Mountains/Katoomba nearby if you didnt do that on your first visit.
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