Top five things to do in the Barossa that aren’t wine-related
Although the region is well known for arguably having some of the best wines in the world, the Barossa Valley has a lot of fun things to do that are not wine-related when you are visiting us.
Here are our top five.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
A new addition to the Barossa Valley, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, is a feast for the tastebuds and the eyes. With handmade artisan chocolate made on-site, you can see the chocolatiers in action.
You can taste, takeaway some yummy morsels or enjoy the view that the chocolate company has to offer. There is something for everyone here.
Go Bike Riding
Keen to get some exercise in and stretch the legs? Biking around the Barossa can be a great way to see the Valley. You can hire a bike from reception or bring your own.
Ride the straight and scenic track from Nuriootpa to Tanunda (7km) or take the more hilly track to Angaston (6km).
South Australia’s first regional dedicated Cycle Hub in Tanunda offers a range of amenities including toilet, change-room, storage, bicycle maintenance station, lockers and bicycle vending machine, plus regional cycle and tourism information.
The Jack Bobridge Track is an excellent option for longer rides connecting from Tanunda, via Lyndoch to Gawler (27km).
Visit Maggie Beer Farm Shop
Take a visit to Maggie Beer's famous Farm Shop where you can taste, eat and learn. Visitors are encouraged to browse the Farm Shop and taste the produce as they do.
And you can pick yourself up some of her most popular products; Verjuice and Vino Cotto, there are also daily demonstrations on how to use these in your cooking at home.
Visit the Whispering Wall
The Whispering Wall of Williamstown in the Barossa Valley is a weird and excellent example of a natural phenomenon at work.
Who'd have thought a simple reservoir could become a popular tourist attraction? While it's nothing particularly special to look at, the "Whispering Wall" of Barossa Reservoir's curved shape leads to voices being carried from one side of its arch to the other. Even a whisper can be heard clearly over 100 metres away.
And it’s a beautiful spot to enjoy a Spring picnic with family or friends.
Barossa Farmer Markets
If you are in the Barossa for the weekend and after local produce, this is the place to find it.
Open every Saturday morning the Barossa Farmer’s Market is the place to grab some breakfast and an assortment of other treats to take home with you.