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Barossa

Not so long ago, life was simpler. People talked to each other, made things, grew things. Watched the seasons. Shared a long lunch. Shared stories and laughter. In the Barossa, we still do all of these things.

When the first German and British settlers came to the Barossa in the 1840s, they knew there was something special about this broad valley, the majestic hills and the surrounding countryside. Despite the worldwide fame of its wine, the real Barossa has remained slightly hidden, mysterious even. But now everything has changed.

The widely acclaimed ‘Be Consumed’ advertising campaign, which has won awards around the world, has helped to unlock many of the Barossa’s best-kept secrets, showcasing the region’s strong farming heritage, its rich cultural traditions, abundant produce, stunning physical beauty and refreshing sense of community.

While winemaking continues to be the main activity in the Barossa – there are around 750 winegrowing families here – traditional occupations such as fruit growing, smoking meats, flour milling, cheese making, blacksmithing and barrel coopering are making a welcome return. You’ll also find a few newer products, such as virgin olive oil and craft beers, to sample during your stay.

Remaining true to its heritage, the Barossa keeps many of the old world traditions alive. But a new generation of growers, winemakers and chefs are pushing the boundaries, offering new and exciting gastronomic experiences. Whether you want a quick bite at the farmers market, a casual vineyard lunch or a fine dining experience, you’ll find it all here in the Barossa.

Importantly, the Barossa is not a place to be enjoyed as a passive spectator. There are so many ways to get involved – whether that’s chatting to a winemaker, cycling along the Jack Bobridge Track, visiting an art gallery, enjoying a heritage walk or taking a cooking class. And the kids will love their time here. Cycling, hot-air ballooning, skateboarding, minigolf and swimming are just some of the great things to do.

With a broad range of accommodation, plenty of organised tours, quiet country roads, picturesque villages, delicious wine, amazing food and a timeless beauty all its own, the Barossa is a little slice of heaven. We know that you’ll be consumed too.

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The Barossa Trail

Walking  |  Cycling
40km

Gawler to Tanunda (27km) This fully sealed trail runs from the corner of Railway Tce and Ann Milroy Lane, just east of Gawler, through to the arch at the entrance to Tanunda. For the most part it’s a dedicated shared use trail (pedestrians and cyclists), with some short linking sections on minor roads (Cockatoo Lane, […]

Walking 1 Day Easy
Cycling 4 Hours Easy

Chowilla – Slaney Creek

Canoeing
14km return

Slaney Creek is in the Chowilla anabranch system running between River Murray and Chowilla Creek. There are at least 3 major snags that must be negotiated in Slaney Creek. One day round trip of approx 14 kms. 1. Commence at the Customs House boatramp and paddle downstream to the junction with Slaney Creek (approx 1.5 […]

Canoeing 6 Hours Easy

Chowilla – Salt Creek Murray Loop

Canoeing
45km return

This loop trail in the anabranch creek system you are paddling against the flow most of the distance (approx. 21 kms). When you reach the Murray River you will paddle downstream. On this trail you cover the upper third of the anabranch creek system and entering into NSW. 1. Start at Boarder Cliffs Customs House […]

Canoeing 4 Days Easy

Chowilla – Salt Creek 3 day Loop

Canoeing
62km return

1. Start at Border Cliffs boat ramp (Lat: 33974532 S, Long: 140.958220 E) 2. Paddle upstream to portage point at 399 River miles portage into Hypurna Creek (approx. 75 m) and then paddle down to the junction with Salt Creek. Passing the “Chute” on the LH side approx. total distance = 2.2 kms + 75m […]

Canoeing 4 Days Easy

Chowilla – Salt and Hypurna Creek Loop

Canoeing
33.5km return

1. Start at Boarder Cliffs Customs House boat-ramp (Lat: 33974532 S, Long: 140.958220 E). 2. Paddle downstream to the “Shute” (approx. 150m) a fast-flowing, narrow creek (leaving the main river on the RH side) joining Murray River and Hyperna Creek. (If the “Shute” is considered hazardous for the skills of the group the alternative is […]

Canoeing 3 Days Easy
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