Welcome to Barossa Valley


The local towns have a distinctly German heritage, dating back to 1842. Fleeing religious persecution in Prussia and Silesia, settlers (bringing their vine cuttings with them) created a Lutheran heartland where German traditions endure today. The physical remnants of colonisation − Gothic church steeples and stone cottages − are everywhere. Cultural legacies of the early days include a dubious passion for oom-pah bands, and an appetite for wurst, pretzels and sauerkraut.


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$103.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

After pickup at your hotel in Adelaide or the Central Bus Station, step aboard your air-conditioned coach and meet your knowledgeable guide. Start with a drive along a scenic route that follows the River Torrens and winds through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Pass Kangaroo Creek Reservoir and Millbrooke Reservoir, which provide water to Adelaide, then continue through quaint Williamstown, the southern gateway to the Barossa Valley. Stop after about an hour on the road at Seppeltsfield Winery. Established in 1851, the winery includes more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards with shiraz and grenache grapes, the traditional grapes cultivated in the Barossa. We head to a multiple award winning wine at Wolf Blass. You will learn the art of winemaking on a guided tour and have a tutored wine tasting of their Gold Label and their Black Label wines. Wolf Blass is where you will indulge on a 2 course lunch along with an exclusive preview of Penfolds wine tasting. Hop back on your coach to travel to Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills that is the oldest remaining German settlement in Australia. Stroll under 100-year-old elm and plane trees on the main street and take in the quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms of the town. On your return to Adelaide, pass through the lush Adelaide Hills and villages such as Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. After an 8-hour tour, your guide returns you to your Adelaide hotel in the early evening.

$100.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley Wineries Tour with Tastings from Adelaide

Start in the morning with pickup at your Adelaide hotel, then leave the city behind as you drive into the Adelaide Hills aboard a deluxe minicoach. Disembark at your first stop of the day, the Whispering Wall. One of South Australia’s more unusual attractions, the wall is most famous for its incredible acoustics. Stand on either end of the wall, which spans 500 feet (150 meters), and say something to someone standing on the opposite end. You'll be amazed at how sound travels. Continue to your first winery destination, Chateau Yaldara. After a tasting of the chateau’s reds and whites, head to the township of Tanunda. Take a walk around quaint Tanunda before driving to the outskirts of town to visit Peter Lehmann winery. Enjoy sampling a variety of their excellent wines while relaxing inside the handsome stone building that dates to the 1880s. Afterward, tuck into the mouthwatering goodies such as locally sourced cheese, cured meats, breads, produce and more. Walk off your lunch by strolling next door to Langmeil winery, home of the oldest known shiraz vineyard in the world. Three Barossa Valley locals bought the neglected winery in 1996 and have since fully restored it. The staff welcome you in for a relaxed wine tasting in their rustic tasting room. As you make your way to your next destination, pause at Mengler's Hill Lookout for panoramic views over the Barossa Valley. The fourth and final winery will be something special. Your guide will pick something to suit the group size and time of year.Throughout your tour, your friendly guide and winery hosts share their insider knowledge and personal touch, creating a truly memorable Barossa Valley wine tasting experience.

$121.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Adelaide City, Barossa Valley, and Hahndorf Sightseeing Tour

Day 1: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours)Get to know Australia's 'festival city' on a full morning coach tour of the city surrounds, with the option of including a river cruise and a visit to Adelaide Zoo to meet the giant pandas. You’ll visit the North Terrace with its mix of historic and modern buildings and uncover the city’s past through its memorials, statues and plaques.Take a stroll along Rundle Mall, Australia’s first shopping street mall, see Colonel Light’s Lookout, named after the founder and town planner of Adelaide, then head to the beach and the quaint town of Glenelg.No trip to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates (closed on Sunday). Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while sampling the region’s finest milk and dark chocolates.If you take the option to cruise the Torrens River, enjoy a 40-minute journey on the city’s beloved ferry service, the Popeye, first launched in 1935. The cruise takes in views of the city center from the water, and stops at the Adelaide Zoo, where you also have the option of meeting the giant pandas! Wang Wang and Funi are the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia. Visit the state-of-the-art exhibit to learn more about pandas and how they survive in the forests of China today.Day Two: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour (8 hours, must be taken within seven days)Combine the German flavors of Hahndorf and the fine wines of the Barossa Valley on your day trip from Adelaide. Leaving Adelaide, the day trip takes you through the leafy green Adelaide Hills, only 30 minutes away from the city yet so far removed from the big-city bustle.Stretch your legs at Lyndoch, the gateway to the Barossa Valley and enjoy morning tea (included). Next, you’ll continue through the old mill town of Woodside before visiting two Barossa Valley vineyards to sample the region’s fine wines. Lunch is served at Keaslers Winery restaurant, where you can sample more Barossa Valley wines and gourmet regional produce.End your day with coffee or tea and a German streusel (own expense) in the tranquil German settlement of Hahndorf, filled with the atmosphere and aromas of old Bavaria, before returning to the city.

$83.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley Highlights Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

Your day will start by one of our local guides collecting you from your Barossa Valley accommodation. Your day will be a mixture of wine, food, sights and characters of the Barossa. There are so many wonderful places to showcase so your guide will adjust the itinerary according to group on board. The first winery you may visit might be Murray Street Vineyards. Murray Street Vineyards are a family owned winery located in the beautiful town of Greenock. Alternatively, the day might start with a visit to Yelland & Papps, a boutique winery owned by first generation wine makers and located just outside Nuriootpa. Then move onto the very famous Maggie Beers Farm Shop. Here you will get to taste a range of Maggie's produce or sit and enjoy the view. After Maggie's you will travel to the the historic winery of Seppeltsfield. Seppeltsfield is one of Australia's oldest wineries being founded in 1851 by Joseph Ernst Seppelt. You will receive a tasting including selected fortified wine. When it's time for lunch, there is nothing better than to sit down to a gourmet platter of local produce, right there at the winery. All of our lunch locations are at the winery/cellar door and include the likes of Grant Burge, Thorn Clarke and Z Wines.  After lunch enjoy the wonderful views of Mengler Hill lookout, showing the overall vista of the beautiful Barossa Valley, truly spectacular and a perfect photo opportunity.  You can even walk through the Barossa Sculpture Park. Looking to get some local foods to enjoy, the Award Winning Barossa Valley Cheese Company's produce is the perfect place. Barossa Valley Cheese Company located in the town of Angaston is an artisan producer sourcing milk from local dairy's. They offer a range of over 25 cheese some of which you will be able to try. After Barossa Cheese if time permits your tour guide will include a drivers choice winery, sharing one of their favorites with their guests on tour. A real special offering. Then you will start your trip back to your accommodation in the Barossa Valley. The day may vary slightly subject to availability but will consist of some wonderful highlights of the Barossa.

$78.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide with Gourmet Pizza Lunch

After winding our way through the suburbs and scenic Adelaide Hills for an hour, we stop at Gumeracha*, home to the World’s Largest Rocking Horse. It also boasts a café and Australia’s only remaining wooden toy factory. There, we can hand-feed the remarkably tame kangaroos, goats and alpacas.In Williamstown, the gateway to the Barossa, we visit the astonishing Whispering Wall*. As tall as a 9-storey building and constructed in a perfect semi-circle over 110 years ago, it’s possible to hear someone whisper from one end of the dam wall to the other end 140 metres away.As the vine leaves replace the gum trees, we enter the largest and most celebrated wine region in Australia. Our first stop is the world-famous Jacob’s Creek, the largest wine exporter in the valley. A local guide will provide an informative explanation of their wines and offer a selection of their famed shiraz, merlot and rosé for tasting.  Our next stop, Kies, is a family-owned boutique winery, where the setting is quaint and the service is personal. Their exquisite wines are not available for sale anywhere else in the world. For lunch, we’ll head to Saltram’s for gourmet pizzas. You’ll also get the chance to do a cellar door tour and taste a selection of their wines.After lunch, we’ll slowly make our way to Wolf Blass. This world-renowned winery created in 1966 is one of the world’s most awarded wine brands. We will get the chance to taste their wide range of wines before we pop into our final winery: Lambert Estate a family owned business that made their name thanks to their Chocolate port! Finally, we’ll stop by Menglers Hill lookout for a superb view of the Barossa Valley before heading back to Adelaide, arriving at approximately 5pm.Please note: The Whispering Wall is not available on days when there is a fire ban; the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly if you are unable to visit this attraction on the day of your tour.

$180.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group Gourmet Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide

Your gourmet food, wine, and sightseeing tour begins with complimentary pickup from your Glenelg, Adelaide CBD or Hahndorf accommodation, before driving through the beautiful hills villages of Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. Visit the Herbig Family Tree in Springton, an approximately 400-year-old hollow red gum tree, which housed the Herbig Family in 1858.Drive to Angaston and sample cheeses at Barossa Cheese Co., then head to the magnificent Seppeltsfield Winery. See its 100-year-old palm-lined boulevard, to begin your wine tasting journey.Head to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop in Nuriootpa. Here, you can view and sample Maggie’s world-renowned products, with the option to purchase if you wish. You can also see the set where Maggie films 'The Cook and the Chef.'Experience a panoramic view over the Barossa Valley at Mengler’s Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park.Take an optional 10-minute helicopter flight over part of the Barossa Valley, allowing you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of this beautiful wine growing region. A minimum of two passengers is required, at an additional cost of AU$77 per person, payable direct to the helicopter operator.By now you will be ready for lunch, as the group travels to Lou Miranda Restaurant and Winery where you will sample their quality wines. Select a glass of your favorite wine to accompany your choice of main course from their a la carte menu. If you prefer, explore Tanunda where you can purchase your own lunch, with a choice of over 20 eateries within a 500-meter strip on the main street.After lunch, travel to Kellermeister Cellar Door to sit back and sample their premium wines, cider, and delicious chocolate liqueur.Enjoy a special treat at Schild Estate to finish your tasting journey. Indulge in 5 handmade chocolate truffles paired with Schild Estate wines (for the non-chocolate lovers, enjoy a gourmet cheese platter instead).The last stop is a visit to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown – a 9-story high reservoir built in approximately 1900 where words spoken in a whisper at one end can be heard clearly at the other end of the wall 140-meters away. It’s hard to believe, but the wall really does whisper! Indulge in a complimentary box of chocolates on the drive home, before being dropped off at your Hahndorf, Glenelg or Adelaide CBD accommodation.