Backpacking in the Barossa Valley

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    THERE ARE OVER 60 CELLAR DOORS TO SAMPLE SOME OF THE BEST WINES IN THE WORLD: Photo - Mike Annese, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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    SAMPLE SOME EXCELLENT LOCAL PRODUCE AT THE BAROSSA FARMERS MARKET: Photo - Matt Nettheim, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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    SO MANY GREAT PLACES TO EAT, LIKE MAGGIE BEER'S FARM SHOP AT NURIOOTPA: Photo - Adam Bruzzone, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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Barossa Valley Highlights

  • Wine capital of Australia, with over 60 cellar doors, this is a place known worldwide for its excellent wines and fine cuisine.

  • Visit the Barossa Brewing Company in Greenock for some excellent boutique beers.

  • Go bushwalking (hiking) to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside in one of the national parks, or take one of the great walking trails that run through the region; including the Heysen Trail, The Kidman Trail, or the Lavender Federation Trail.

  • For the adventurous mountain biker, the 900 kilometre Mawson Trail passes through here.

About the Barossa Valley

This is the wine capital of Australia, a place known worldwide for its excellent wines and fine cuisine. The region offers diverse experiences including festivals, the arts, bushwalking, mountain biking, cycling and shopping, which can all be enjoyed in a stunning Australian landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, and charming little towns and villages.

Towns and villages of the Barossa Valley



This is a charming tree-lined town, known for its great food and specialty shops. You can do tasting at the Barossa Valley Cheese Company, or visit the Barossa Farmers Market on a Saturday morning, which is well-known for fresh, locally grown and home made produce. Australia's oldest family owned winery, Yalumba, is also located here.

Eden Valley

This is one of the Barossa's most picturesque small townships with numerous small vineyards surrounding it.


Freeling is a quaint rural town with many historical buildings. More recently it has become well known as the 'home' of the Australian TV series 'McLeod's Daughters', which has been shown in over 100 countries.


This is a picturesque well-planned country town, and the oldest country town in South Australia, established in 1839. This town has the largest shopping precinct in the Barossa and also has 10 historic hotels offering some of Adelaide's finest live bands and attractions.


Greenock is a beautiful village sometimes referred to as a 'little Scotland in the Barossa'.  Greenock is home to a new boutique beer brewery, the Barossa Brewing Company. There is also the Murray Street Vineyards, where you can taste some of their unique wines or delicious local produce.


This town has a strong combination of English and German influences and has some excellent wineries and cellar doors on its doorstep. In the town you can wander the heritage walk, visit the arts centre, or try some traditional German bread at the local bakery.

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a bustling country town and home to one of South Australia's largest annual agricultural shows - the Mount Pleasant Show.


This is a great place to start exploring the Barossa as it is home to some of the region's most popular cellar doors such as Penfolds and Elderton and just a few kilometres out of town is the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. The town is also the business centre of the Barossa, offering services, shops and many places to eat.


Here you will find a variety of vineyards that have cellar doors and offer winery tours. The Seppelt Winery is the most famous landmark of the region and you can learn the fascinating story of the Seppelt family by taking one of the tours at the winery.


An historic and picturesque town, Tanunda is home to some of Australia's and the world's best-loved wines. There's also a thriving cafe culture, some great eateries and a happy pub scene to tempt visitors. You'll also find the Barossa Visitor Information Centre right in the centre of Tanunda's main street, where you can get advice on everything you want to know about the Barossa.


This the gateway to the Barossa from the north-eastern end of the region and has recently become a Mecca for lovers of olives - a thriving new Barossa industry.

Orientation Map for the Barossa Valley

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Barossa Valley Visitor Information Centre

66-68 Murray Street
Tanunda, South Australia
Phone 1300 852 982