Sue’s Travel Tip: Barossa Valley
Scenic Routes from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills
to the Barossa Valley
Taking the Adelaide Hills tour we recommend to have a stop at Gumeracha to visit the BIG ROCKING HORSE with the little ANIMAL PARK.
In the whole area you will meet a lot of history, businesses and signs which reflect to the German settlers of the region. We think we are not wrong when we say that the names of townships like Hahndorf and Lobethal are known around their world, we will talk about this area later and for now let’s go to the BAROSSA
The Barossa Valley is located approx. 60kms (37miles) North-East of Adelaide and is renowned for its high-profile wineries and the excellent wines they produce.
At this stage we’ll introduce you to the region generally and more of its cities with a series of photographs later.
Please follow the links to highlights Sue recommend to set on you “Must Visit” list
I love this little town with its historic buildings, the cute little shops, the bakery and the great food the pub has to offer. Definitely you should take the Scenic Route to the Barossa.
A must on my way is the Lyndoch Bakery. When you enter take a deep breath to inhalte the smell of fresh baked German Bread. If you hadn’t had brekkie I recommend having a German Platter for two, me and my partner loved it!
Next stop I recommend is Tanunda. Take your time to walk the mainstreet, stop by at the Visitor Information Centre, the little unique Art Galleries, the memorial and check out the versatile hospitality which reaches from traditional German (I never leave without buying my loved mustard and a bread) to modern Asian.
Turn into Basedow Rd to visit the
Tanunda and pamper your senses in tasting the beautiful wines (I myself can’t withstand a glass or two of their Moscato bubbly).
- Follow then the route to Nuriootpa, visit the farm of Maggie Beer, have a ‘look over the fence’ to her neighbours who participated in The Block 2018 (Gatwick) and have a stroll through the town.
- When you follow the road direction Angaston keep your time to take in the vast nurture, have a stop, lean back and let the history reflect, it opens your senses for the roughness of the land the first German/European settlers had to face. The land was even for the Aboriginal people that useless that they only stopped for a nights sleep on their way to’from Murray Bridge. See the rocks, the stone walls, imagine the dryness as this is the driest area in South Australia.
- Keep an eye on the small sign which leads you to Sedan in the Mid Murray Lands. Hidden in the nowhere is another Must-See place: The Old Barn. It was originally land by German settlers and I think (must look it up) Scottish. The Old Barn was home of the Clydesdale Horses and also sheep. The creek in the rear is rarely a watersourse as said it’s the driest part in SA. The owners are doing a great job in renovating with as much original items as possible.
During November 2018 you have the chance to see Sue’s colourful exhibition in handcrafted barnframes at The Old Barn in Sedan.