The Barossa needs no real introduction. Famous for its world famous wines the area is a Mecca for visitors from all over the world. Backpackers will find plenty to see and do in the Barossa as apart from visiting the many wineries and wine tasting there are other culinary delights in which to partake; cheeses, cured meats, breads and an array of fruits are all her for the taking. Located only 70 km north east of Adelaide, the Barossa has a lovely climate with warm summers and cooler winters. A perfect place to start your Adelaide tours There are art galleries to visit, history museums and art and craft displays. There is plenty of shopping, not just for basic needs but for souvenirs, curios etc.
Take a hot air balloon ride or go cycling along the many tracks or around the beautiful towns. There are some scenic drives to enjoy so take a picnic lunch and take in the rolling hills of the countryside. There are many events and festivals throughout the year and these are usually a lot of fun depending on your individual tastes. Fossicking for gems can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Other places of interest include the Barossa Regional gallery, the Gawler Community Gallery and Tanundra’s Old Mill Gallery.
There are many forests, parks and reserves in and around the area where you can go bird watching, hiking and see many plants and wildlife. The Mawson Trail is another good track to follow. The Barossa Valley offers many styles of accommodation including guest houses, resorts, B&B’s as well as backpacker accommodation and camping and caravan parks with many facilities. Restaurants are plentiful and there are many cafes, eateries and takeaway food outlet for you convenience. The locals are very friendly and helpful and the whole are is rich in history and a delightful place to spend some time.
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