Barossa Valley, Lyndoch Lavender Farm, Barossa Wineries, Maggie Beer Farm Shop. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Adelaide. Themes include: South Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Barossa Valley hotel (luxury upgrades available)
South Australia Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
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Discover colonial architecture, historic goldfields, galleries, markets, county streetscapes and a lavender farm; take a Maggie Beer Cooking Class and see a tree that was home to a family. Indulge in culinary heritage of early German settlers - the Barossa wineries, brewers, bakers, butchers and artisans. And revel in the Angaston difference - the cultural cuisine of early British settlers - on a Self-Drive holiday of the Barossa Valley food and wine trail.
Self-Drive Tour from Adelaide, South Australia.
DAY 1 Adelaide - Barossa Valley
Take the Princess Highway northbound from Adelaide today to Gawler Historic Town, then eastbound on to the bucolic countryside and indulgent pleasures of the vine clad hills and dales, orchards and historic country towns, of the Barossa Valley wine region, first settled by German immigrants who thoughtfully brought with them the culinary delights and vintners skills of the 'old country', to delight us.
Gawler (earliest town in South Australia , heritage architecture, Church Hill State Heritage Tour, South and North Para Rivers, art and craft galleries, organic food products, Gawler Clock Tower), Sandy Creek, Lyndoch (township settled by Lutherans in picturesque, undulating hills, vineyards since early 1800's, Jacob's Creek producing wines at Lyndoch since 1850's, scenic Heli rides, balloon rides, self guided walks, picnic areas, Barossa Goldfields Trail walk, welcoming cellar doors, Lavender Farm, Williamstown ( 8km south west the Whispering Wall at Barossa Reservoir - Engineering masterpiece, words whispered quietly against one side of the retaining wall are clearly heard 130 m away on the other side of the retaining wall), Rowland Flat (wine trails), Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Direct driving 77km (1 hour)
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DAY 2 Discover Barossa Valley
Savour the tastes of the Barossa Valley Wine Region where some of the aged Shiraz wines date to the early 1840's and where generations of families continue the craft of their forbearers, keeping the business in the family for 6 and 7 generations and where even local schools include winemaking in their agriculture studies. See the German heritage of the Barossa Valley at places like Hahndorf in the architecture of steep, sloping roofs and the many stone built Lutheran churches created by master stonemasons in the 160 years since settlement in the Barossa Valley Wine Region. Explore the grand Seppelts Estate, established in the mid 1800's with a planting of some 2000 exotic date palms and a hilltop mausoleum - create your own wines at the Winemakers Laboratory and visit of the welcoming cellar doors of the Barossa Valley Wine Region. Taste the culinary heritage of Barossa in fresh local fruits dried to match local cheeses and the splendours of Maggie Beer's creations, try out the country town bakeries - sample the Germanic cream buns, the heavy, delicious Bienenstich cake and ice creams. Discover cafes and restaurants where sausages, Bratwurst and Mettwurst, feature strongly on the menu and compare the difference in culture and cuisine to the Angaston area, where settlers originated from Scotland or England creating, together with their German cousins, a gourmet food and wine culture in a wine producing region widely considered to be one of the best in the world for your indulgence.
Angaston (cafes, wine bars, boutiques, antiques, Collingrove Historic House, Barossa Farmers Saturday Market with 30 stands, Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Angas Park Fruit, Schulz Butchers 5 star bacon), Greenock (village green, microbrewery and country pub), Kapunda (historic copper mining centre, home of Sir Sidney Kidman, the Australian Cattle King, Celtic heritage and Celtic Festival, bronze statue of 'Son of Cornwall', character houses, museum), Lyndoch Valley (country town surrounded by vineyards and wineries and cafes), Seppeltsfield (excellent Seppeltsfield Winery and cellar door, Shakespeare in the Vines festival, avenues of date palms), Marananga, Nuriootpa (commercial centre of the Barossa Valley, Elderton Winery, Wolf Blass Wine VC and Penfolds Winery, Coulthard House, Coulthard Reserve.
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DAY 3 Barossa Valley - Adelaide
Time today to taste some of the unexpected treasures and pleasures that you have discovered; perhaps a quaint old church with historic graveyard, a new winery, galleries or boutiques, or superb cafes and restaurants featuring fresh from the farm local produce grown in the rolling hills and dales of the Barossa Valley, so close to Adelaide.
So much more to see and do today in the fabulous Barossa Valley; discover Nuriootpa (the awesome Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where "Everything is about the flavour, taste and quality are paramount" - Why not book in for one of Maggie Beer's world famous Cooking Classes?), Tanunda (Lutheran riverside township, churches, cafes, restaurants. Chateau Tanunda Winery and brandy, Peter Lehmann Wine, Langmeil, Richmond Grove, Lambert Estate, Mengler's Hill Lookout with vistas across the Barossa Valley), Hahndorf, Conservation Park, Mt Crawford Forest, Barossa Goldfields, huge mural, antiques, pubs, Colonist Corner, Victoria Creek Reserve, Domain Day Winery, TeAro Estate Winery, Linfield Wines), Springton Herbig Tree (hollow gum tree where Mr and Mrs Herbig and two kids actually lived). Direct driving 77km (1 hour)
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