What Towns are worth seeing in the Barossa Valley?

The sprawling lush hills of Barossa Valley are bursting with impeccable nature and charming towns. Enticing both the locals and tourists to trek out this paradise of wine and stunning scenery. It is famous for its famous and boutique wineries, but what really makes Barossa fantastic is the many towns and valleys these wineries call home. With a rich history and a tranquil atmosphere, have your troubles melt away as you discover the Barossa Valley.

  • Tanunda

    The name Tanunda is an aboriginal word translating to ‘watering hole.’ The area was first made up of a collection of the smaller settlement and only became one big town in 1942. Despite its late arrival, the town thrived and soon became one of the most popular towns within the Barossa Valley. Continuing to grow, Tanunda is teeming with cafes, restaurants, cellar doors, and boutique shops that are all flooded with country charm.

  • Nuriootpa

    The town was first laid out by a William Coulthard in 1850, who built the historic Coulthard House which still stands today along the main street. Nowadays it is one of the major commercial centres of the Barossa Valley and is the largest town in the area. It is home to multiple wineries within, including the famous Penfolds, Elderton Wines, and Wolf Blass.

  • Marananga

    Despite its smaller size, Marananga has a lot to offer tourists. It is a perfect relaxing paradise within the lush greenery, with historic cottages available that are a moments’ walk from the popular wineries. The town is renowned for its unique music, with brass bands being a part of the history of Barossa’s heritage. Listen to some live music as you sip on a glass of delicious wine and marvel at the stunning surrounds.

  • Gawler

    Galwer was South Australia’s very first country town and promises visitors a rich past and historic architecture. The town is a perfect blend of historic traditions and modern elegance. With a bucket load of boutique shops, amazing outdoor activities, and relaxing restaurants to choose from.

  • Greenock

    Barossa is known for having major German influences on its architecture, food, and history. But Greenock is actually known as the ‘Little Scotland’, with Scottish immigrants creating this Scottish styled town. Make sure to visit during lunchtime, for this place is renowned for having amazing chefs at their cooking classes and restaurants. The town also has a number of small wineries and even a brewery so you can wash down your food with a local beverage or two.

Take a look at our Barossa Valley Winery Tour for your next trip!

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