To get a taste of all Barossa Valley has on offer, you’ll have to do more than just visit wineries.

Get up bright and early and follow this self-drive itinerary to get the absolute most out of your time in this stunning area of Adelaide.

1. Whispering Wall

Open from 8:30am to 5pm an 8pm daylight saving time

Located about an hour’s drive from Adelaide the Whispering Wall is a standout feature of the Barossa Reservoir Reserve. And it’s not like any other wall. You can actually whisper on one side and be heard clearly on the other! 

This phenomenon is due to its unique circular construction, allowing sound waves to travel effectively across its surface. Bring a friend along and experience this fascinating acoustic marvel for yourselves!

2. Lyndoch Lavender Farm

Open from 10am to 4pm, on weekends from 1st Jan to 31st Aug. Open every day* 

If you need some new content for your Instagram, there’s no better place to get it in the Barossa Valley than Lyndoch Lavender Farm. The farm’s cosy café offers an assortment of delectable lavender-themed goods for you to try, from body care products to oils, gourmet foods, and home care items. You can sample an assortment of delectable lavender-infused foods and aromatic drinks. 

Currently, the Farm serves lavender scones, ice cream, and biscuits among other treatsat their cafe, which can be catered for large groups with enough warning.

3. Jacob’s Creek Cellar Door

Open: 10 am-4:30 pm daily

It’s probably getting near lunchtime by the time you make it here! Well, you’re in luck!  The cellar door of award-winning winery Jacob‘s Creek is arguably one of the best places to wine and dine in the Barossa Valley. The 170-year old company are one of Australia’s most recognized wine brands, and for good reason. 

Their Estate Cootage has a range of facilities, including a cellar door, restaurant and functions space. If you find yourself enchanted by this gorgeous spot and want to spend longer, consider taking a stroll down the walking trail that runs along the banks of ther namesake creek.

4. Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Open: 10 am-5 pm daily

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, nestled in Tanunda, is a haven for chocolate enthusiasts, boasting an array of irresistible treats and tasting experiences. You can pair chocolate with local cordials or beer or enjoy a sorbet, gelati, and chocolate combo. For wine aficionados, there are also chocolate pairing options available.

Pop by to browse their extensive selection of chocolates and maybe even pop into their cafe to enjoy a decadent dessert before you continue on!

5. Lambert Estate Wines

Open: 11 am-5 pm daily

Another beacon of wine excellence, Lambert Estate’s cellar door invites visitors to experience the fruits of their labor firsthand. Enjoy guided tastings led by their knowledgeable staff and sample a diverse selection of wines.

Beyond tastings, Lambert Estate offers a range of experiences, from intimate vineyard tours to bespoke wine and food pairing events. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a casual wine enthusiast, a visit to Lambert Estate is a must!

6. The Barossa Valley Cheese Company

Open: 11 am-4 pm daily

If you’ve still got time, finish your day at the Barossa Valley Cheese Company. Located in Angaston, the company prides itself on crafting artisanal cheeses entirely by hand in their own cheese cellar! Their skilled artisans create each cheese, ensuring top-quality and exceptional flavor. Try some cheeses or go all out with a seasonal platter on site before heading back to Adelaide for the evening, or via Mengler Hill to catch the stunning sunset from this iconic viewpoint! It’s about an hour from here back to central Adelaide.

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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