Being just a 50-minute drive out of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of the region’s top tourist attractions.

An internationally acclaimed wine region, bursting with award-winning wineries, restaurants, and other incredible spots! The region comprising of the charming towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. No matter what kind of adventure you are after, whether it be relaxing while wining and dining, or discovering the native bushland of the area, or even tasting the best locally grown produce, Barossa Valley has you covered. Here are our top picks for the best attractions found in the Barossa Valley that are worth your time!

  • The Wineries

    Of course, our number one attraction on our list, the Barossa Valley’s famous wineries! The area is home to over 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors, giving guests plenty to choose from when they travel in for a day or weekend trip! The wineries range from worldwide famous brands to family boutique companies, so no matter what your taste, there is bound to be a winery that suits your style. Many of these wineries have restaurants attached, so you don’t have to fill your stomach up just with liquid! Instead enjoy the professional matching of the delicious cuisines with the reds, whites, and pink wines on offer!

  • The Cheese Company

    What goes better with wine than a delicious slice of stinky cheese? The Barossa Valley Cheese Company offers a range of cheese, from soft to hard, all are authentically traditional varieties. Only using the local milk from the cows and goats in the surrounding farms, this cheese shop is bursting with fresh cheese to choose from. The owner of the shop is originally a winemaker and strives to create a cheese that would go with the Barossa Valley’s wines perfectly. Stop in and try a couple of samples before purchasing a variety to try at home! And being the cheeses made by a winemaker, you know exactly what they’ll complement perfectly.

  • The Barossa Distillery

    Once you get sick of the valley’s wines, why not head to their popular distillery spot? Full of delicious gins, vodkas, whiskeys and more, you can sample each variety to find the perfect choice to take home! There is a range of cocktails on offer, so you can soak up the sun while you sip on a fruity drink mixed with the best spirits, liqueurs and mixers around!

  • The Markets

    Rise in the early hours of the morning and follow the smell of coffee and fresh food! Barossa Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday morning from 7.30 am to 11.30 am, giving guests a close up look into the town’s charm! The market offers the best produce around, serving seasonal fruits, veggies, and more! From cheese stalls to butchers, to hot bread, there is no shortage of goodies in this morning market! There are even the region’s most delicious specialities, with oils, preserves, pastes, pastries, and more up for grabs.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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