Barossa & CLARE VALLEYS
THE BAROSSA VALLEY
Just a 50-minute ride north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa.
From tasting the official best wine in the world, to sipping a local drop that's as old as you or soaring over some of the oldest vines in the world, discover it all in the Barossa.
Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce.
For the ultimate foodie's adventure, take the Epicurean Way road trip through the best of the Barossa, and beyond.
THE CLARE VALLEY
Slip away for a ride among the vines where days are best spent sipping crisp Rieslings, dining at restaurants dishing up the best local produce and kicking back in luxury.
Less than two hours from Adelaide lies Clare, the heart of the famed Clare Valley wine region. Surrounded by the rolling vineyards of world-renowned wineries, it's the perfect base to taste test your way around Clare Valley.
Half an hour out of town, Lake Bumbunga’s bubble-gum pink shores beckon. Located in Lochiel, the lake is known to change colour from pink, to white, to blue depending on the salinity of the water so stop and take a snap before heading back to Clare for a colour-coordinated rosé.
BAROSSA VALLEY WINERIES
Barossa is widely regarded by international wine writers, judges, retailers and consumers as Australia’s most famous wine region. Why?
It has the longest unbroken lineage of winemaking and grape growing families in the country, some entering their seventh generation. It has been the headquarters of innovation and production since the early 1900s.
It is home to Australia’s most unique varietal style – Barossa Shiraz – and its most premium and sought-after embodiments: among them Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace.
While Shiraz is our hero red variety, Riesling is our hero white variety, where its place is firmly entrenched in Eden Valley.
Barossa is home to over 40 wine grape varieties, each with its own character, reflecting the hand of the grower and the winemaker.
For a full list of the wineries located within the Barossa Valley, click here.
LAKE BUMBUNGA - PINK LAKE
Less than two hours’ drive from Adelaide, Lake Bumbunga’s bubble gum shores draw an eclectic crowd from casual photographers to high-end fashion brands. Located in Lochiel, the lake is known to change colour from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year.
Head east from Lake Bumbunga and you’ll find yourself in the famed Clare Valley wine region where you can quench your thirst with colour-coordinated rosé from Mr Mick, Kilikanoon or Jim Barry.
Lake Bumbunga is a 1 hour and 40 minute drive from Adelaide.
Come and lose yourself in a unique experience of a living hedge Mintaro Maze, consisting of over 800 conifers, featuring fountains, twists and turns to trick even the most committed explorer, have loads of fun with our range of giant sized games featuring local Mintaro slate. A truly water-wise garden, the maze hasn't been watered since the year 2000.
Be amazed by the quirky gifts in the maze gift shop where you can browse or try your hand at puzzles and games. We also specialise in locally made aromatherapy products made in our natural therapy clinic adjacent to the maze, or enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea. A great experience for everyone.
BAROSSA VALLEY BALLOONING
Barossa Valley Ballooning invites you to join us and be enchanted by the Barossa Valley, South Australia, whilst enjoying the romance and adventure of the oldest form of flight.
Early morning flights over this world renowned wine region are scheduled every day of the year and take place weather permitting. The tour includes a one hour balloon flight followed by a fabulous breakfast with sparkling wine in The Cellar Kitchen Restaurant at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.
BURRA COPPER MINE
Enjoy a self-drive tour or walk through the Burra Mine Site, a Nationally Listed Heritage Area. The open-air museum contains remains of the mining operations, recreating the exciting atmosphere of the monster mine.
Entrance to the Burra Mine Site is included in the Burra Heritage Passport, available from the Burra Goyder Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra.
Copper ore was discovered at Burra in 1845 and by 1850 Burra was the largest metal mine in Australia, employing 1,000 men and boys.
Purchase the Burra Heritage Passport and gain exclusive access to this iconic 1856 gaol, used in the South Australian Film Corporation film, "Breaker Morant".
The gaol was closed in 1894 and later used as a girls’ reformatory. It features displays depicting the life and living conditions of prisoners and reformatory inmates.
Entrance to the Redruth Gaol is included in the Burra Heritage Passport, available from the Burra and Goyder Visitor Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Burra. Access is available with your Passport key during daylight hours, purchased as part of the Burra Heritage Passport.