Activities

The great outdoors

The Barossa is perfect for those who love to get out in the fresh air and explore our beautiful natural environment.

The pristine native bush of the Barossa Ranges is simply stunning.

The region, dominated by magnificent, towering Redgums, is home to an abundance of wildlife including kangaroos, kookaburras, echidnas and an abundance of birdlife.

Hike through the picturesque surrounds and check out the old vineyards and villages, spread far and wide among the Barossa Hills region.

You can bike ride along the many country roads and hidden lanes, and see where they take you, or simply hook up with a carefully planned cycling tour.

Alternatively, book a chauffeured vehicle for a guided tour in style, with some operators offering rides in a variety of classic cars.

Events

The Barossa hosts several highly acclaimed major events.

Barossa under the Stars is the best known of many live concerts on the calendar, with this year’s annual event featuring US singer Chris Isaak and Australia’s Tina Arena at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre in Tanunda.

Wine lovers can take in the Barossa Vintage Festival while the Barossa Gourmet sees participating cellar doors matching the area’s world famous wines with fine dining.

Other events include Gawler History Week, special presentations by the Barossa Film Club, theatre at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, and the Gawler Rotary and Village Fair.

During the festive season, the Barossa really gets into the Christmas spirit with the Tanunda Christmas Parade and Street Party, the Lions Christmas Carols and much more.

Markets are another popular aspect of the local culture and include the Barossa Farmer’s Market, Gawler Lions Market, Wiliamstown Market and Lyndoch Markets.

The Barossa also hosts a stage of the Tour Down Under and for motor enthusiasts, there’s the South Australian Spring Auto Parts Rally.

If you don’t feel like driving to these great events and tours, the Vines have their own village bus service for your convenience.

With so much to do in the Barossa, when you feel like getting out you will never be short of options.