Barossa Heritage Trail

Tanunda, SA 5352

The natural beauty of the Barossa Heritage Trail

Lobethal, South Australia

The Barossa Valley is world famous for its fine wine and gourmet food, but a visit to this wondrous region doesn’t have to be solely based on indulgence! Sure, the Barossa is Australia’s top wine region, producing world class drops with names like Penfolds, Peter Lehmann and Yalumba sprawled across the bottles, but the Barossa’s natural beauty is just as stunning as a tipple!

Case in point: the Barossa Trail and the raw valley beauty that accompanies it.

This 40km walking and cycling trail is perfect for people who want to experience the Barossa sober, those who want to work off the effects of a few too many vinos from the night before and for those who want to duck off the track for a drop or two.

Traversing the gorgeous vineyards and rugged landscape that makes the Barossa Valley as beautiful as it is fertile, this spectacular trail is one of the best attractions in the valley.

So, whilst you’re there, what are some of the other amazing activities you can take part in, vino included?

  • Visit some of the world’s best wineries

    Okay, onto the wine. The Barossa Valley rightfully holds its place as Australia’s top wine region, edging out the Hunter Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale and Yarra Valley as Australia’s crown jewel in viticulture. For lovers of all things Shiraz, Cab Sav and Riesling, the Barossa is a travel rite of passage.

    Visiting the incredible cellar doors of Seppeltsfield, Peter Lehmann and Australia’s most famous winery, Jacob’s Creek, are memorable experiences that offer up these wineries world class wines alongside delightful local food.

  • Speaking of food…

    The Barossa Valley isn’t just for fine – it’s also a foodie’s paradise! There is no better way to experience the smorgasbord that is Barossa Valley produce than a visit to the region’s two farmers markets: the Barossa Valley Farmers Market and the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, where local delights like fresh cheese, milk, pastries, smallgoods, fresh flowers and, of course, fine wine are available to fill your very own Barossa cornucopia.

  • Visit Maggie’s Farmshop

    Maggie Beer isn’t just a Barossa icon – she is probably the mother of Australian gourmet food! A visit to Maggie Beer’s Farmshop is a truly wonderful experience, as not only can you pick up some of the delicious products her label is famous for, but you can also take part in cooking classes and verjuice making demonstrations – c’est magnifique!

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