How far is the Barossa Valley from the rest of South Australia?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/03/2019

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If you’re heading to the Barossa Valley you might want to visit some other South Australian icons, but how far away are they?

  • Adelaide CBD

    Adelaide is a mere hour drive away from the Barossa Valley. The Valley is so close to Adelaide there are bike routes between the two places!

    There are a variety of transport options available to take you between Adelaide and the wineries so there is sure to be one that suits your needs. If you have a car, then driving is the most direct route. However, if you’re carless there are regular public transport services that run every day. From the Barossa, catch the bus to Gawler Station, from here you can connect to any Adelaide train lines.

  • Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills

    The historic town of Hahndorf has been building a name for itself in recent years. Officially classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf’s colonial charm and hospitality has seen it climb the list of must-visit places in South Australia.

    To get here from the Barossa Valley you need to drive as there is no public transport available. However, the drive is quite short and only takes you an hour from the heart of the Barossa to Hahndorf’s main street. Here you can visit local goods makers, German-style pubs and local artisan delicatessens.

    The avid long-distance bike rider may also enjoy the approximately four-hour ride from the picturesque Barossa to the beautiful hills.

  • Fleurieu Peninsula

    From one wine region to another! The Fleurieu Peninsula offers fantastic coastal and vineyard views. Just a bit further than Adelaide and Hahndorf from the Barossa Valley. Buckle yourself in for a road trip since the drive takes approximately two-and-a-half hours. If you’re not keen on driving the full length of the trip at once, the city of Adelaide marks the halfway point between the Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula and makes a fantastic break point for some snacks and a stretch.

    There is no public transport available direct from the Barossa Valley however it is possible to use public transport from the Barossa Valley to Adelaide, and then use a charter service to make it to the Fleurieu Peninsula. This can be an expensive option though so it’s always best to do your own research on price before deciding.

  • Kangaroo Island

    Imagine, the endless vineyard views of the Barossa Valley one day and the white sandy beaches of Kangaroo Island the next. What a dream! A dream that you can make a reality!

    It’s approximately a half day of travel between the Valley and the Island but we think it’s worth it.

    If you have your own car then the best option is to drive. Though long, this will mean you have your transport sorted once on the island as well. You could also catch transport from Barossa to Adelaide and a charter from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, however you would still need to sort transport once on the island. Regardless of which choice you decide is best for you make sure you remember to pre-book your ferry tickets to get onto the island or you’ll be stuck on the mainland!

No matter where you want to head to from the Barossa Valley, you’re no more than half a day from the best places South Australia has to offer!

Related article: What are the differences between our Barossa Valley Tours?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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