Wind your way through the scenic Adelaide Hills and take a trip to the gorgeous Barossa Valley in South Australia. Barossa Valley produces some of the most iconic and award-winning wines in the world. And with over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, including its gourmet food, fresh produce and stunning scenery, a trip to the Barrosa Valley is perfect for all foodies and sightseers.

 

Below, we share top tourist attractions in one of the most famous grape-growing regions in Australia.

 

1.  Wineries

 

Wineries

Barossa Valley wine region. Photo: redballoon.com.au

 

Take a tour at the vineyards and wineries which produce some of the world’s best wines. With over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, Barossa Valley is home to the biggest names in Australian wine, from the boutique to the internationally-renowned including Penfolds, Henschke Cellars and Jacob’s Creek. 

 

2.  Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail

 

BaroButcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail

Happy picnickers with a basket of gourmet food and wine. Photo: barossa.com

 

Go on a drive or hop on two wheels as you make your way to the Butcher Baker, Winemaker Trail famous for its artisan food, produce, and award-winning restaurants. Pick up a map and picnic hamper and add to your basket with gourmet food stops along the trail. Get freshly baked bread, handmade cheese, smoked sausages among other equally delicious gourmet delights.

 

Tour de Vines 

3.  Hot Air Ballooning

 

Hot Air BalloonsIncredible hot air balloon flights over Barossa Valley. Photo: TripAdvisor

 

For those looking for an ultimate experience, try hot air ballooning which gives a gorgeous Barossa Valley sunrise from up high, with spectacular views of the region. Float over picturesque villages, verdant hills and vineyards. This incredible experience will simply take your breath away. And once you float back down to earth, celebrate your return with a sparkling wine and a fabulous gourmet breakfast.

 

4.  Barossa Heritage Trail

 

Heritage Trail

The heritage town of Tanunda. Photo: traveller.com.au

 

Explore and take a tour of Barossa Heritage Trail and learn about the region’s rich heritage. Visit the local art galleries and admire paintings and drawings by local artists. The trail passes through the antique shops and the historic towns of Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Angaston and Bethany.

 

5. Barossa Farmers Market

 

Barossa Farmers Market

Fresh local produce at Barossa Farmers Market. Photo: saskianc.com.au

 

Join the hustle and bustle of the Barossa Farmers Market every Saturday morning and find amazing stallholders selling everything from organic fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked pieces of bread, free-range eggs to freshly roasted coffee. Wanders through stalls for the freshest local produce available.

 

6.  Biking through the Barossa

 

Tour de Vines

Tour de Vines provides guided cycling tours around Barossa Valley. Photo: Tour de Vines.

 

Get some sunny miles in and hop on a bike as you take a guided cycling tour around Barossa’s wineries and vineyards. Visit world-class cellar doors for wine tastings and the finest restaurants for superb food while getting an excellent workout and enjoying panoramic views.

 

7.  Festivals

 

Barossa Festivals

Crowds gather for a show at the Barossa Vintage Festival. Photo: weekendnotes.com

 

Join the merry-making on one of the many festivals held in Barossa Valley. April celebrates the end of the grape harvest and vintage at the Barossa Vintage Festival. It is the largest and longest-running wine tourism event in Australia. In September, The Barossa Gourmet Weekend Festival offers the best of the Barossa's wine and food offerings, with winemakers hosting a series of special events to welcome spring.