Barossa - Getting Here and Around
A famous wine region
The Barossa is Australia's most renowned wine region and is only one and a quarter hour’s drive from Adelaide.
While perfect for a day trip, to see everything it has to offer, you really need to stay longer.
To reach the Barossa from Adelaide, head up Main North Road (A1) to the Sturt Highway (A20) and enter via Gawler. Alternatively take the winding but scenic North East Road (A10) through Chain of Ponds and Williamstown.
From the east
If you're driving from Melbourne, head through Eden Valley, Murray Bridge, Palmer, Tungkillo and Mount Pleasant. Alternatively, take the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf and then drive through Birdwood and Williamstown.
From Sydney, take the A20 via Renmark and enter the Barossa at Truro or Nuriootpa.
Domestic and international flights frequently service Adelaide Airport, where hire cars are available. Some hotels in the region offer airport pickups but make sure you enquire when you book.
If you’re catching a bus, Link SA offers a daily scheduled service from Adelaide. There’s a Dial-a-Ride bus service between Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda on weekdays. A daily bus service makes regular trips between Adelaide and the Barossa. There are personalized private tours and medium to large group coach tours available from Adelaide. Many incorporate cellar door visits, so you won't have to drive after sampling the local drop!
A number of scenic drives wind their way through the region. Wind your way along the Barossa Scenic Heritage Drive, the Gawler Self-Drive Tour, or the palm tree-lined Seppeltsfield Road. For a stunning view, drive to the top of Menglers Hill – the Barossa looks pretty good from here!
Barossa towns are generally close together, so catching a taxi home is a realistic alternative to driving. Make sure you book ahead, particularly if you’re out after dark.
If you’re here with your friends, before you head off wine tasting for the day, toss a coin and choose a designated driver. Remember, if you’re only tasting wine, there’s no need to swallow.
All roads lead to the Barossa.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
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