Located some 60 kilometers northeast of Adelaide, Barossa Valley is the major wine-producing region in South Australia.
Apart from wine, though, the region boasts of other attractions that make it one of the top tourist destinations in Australia.
If ever you are planning to visit Barossa Valley one of these days, here are some of the major attractions you should never miss out on.
Top Places to Visit in Barossa Valley, Australia
1. The Best Museums and Art Galleries Visit in Barossa Valley
It is in museums and galleries throughout the region where you will learn about the arts of Barossa Valley. Among the top museums and galleries you should check out are the Barossa Regional Gallery, Greenock Aviation Museum, the Barossa Historical Museum, and the Barossa Living Gallery.
The Barossa Regional Gallery, in particular, is a must-visit. Located just a short distance from the main street of Tanunda, the gallery is actually a part of the Tanunda Soldiers Memorial Hall Complex and combines heritage and modern architecture.
It’s in this gallery where you will find the magnificent Hill and Son Grand Organ.
2. Shopping in the Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley is also one perfect shopping destination.
The shopping centers and retail stores found in the region are the best places to shop when you’re in for a good deal on clothing, home, health, and beauty products.
Ironstone Cottage and Wohlers in Tanunda, in particular, are excellent shopping destinations if you are looking for home and giftwares. Past and Presence and Alabaster Barossa as well are a perfect place to find something special to take home with you.
3. Experience Barossa Valley Best Food
Barossa is home to some of the finest restaurants in Australia.
Appellation at Marananga, for instance, is an award-winning restaurant that offers one of the best fine dining experiences in the region. And then there’s Jacob’s Restaurant, which has won both the 2010 and 2011 South Australian Tourism Awards.
Other restaurants that offer world-class dining experience are Angaston Roaring 40s Café and Harry’s Restaurant.
It’s considered as Australia’s most famous wine region, Barossa Valley is home to some of the best winemakers in the world, including Peter Lehmann, Grant Burge, Troy Kalleske, and Kim Teusner. With the 13, 256 hectares of vineyard found in the region, there is simply no way you can see all the wineries in one visit.
Thanks to the World Wide Web, you can always get Barossa Valley wine at www.winemarket.com.au and other popular online wine stores.
Nevertheless, you should never miss the world-class wineries by joining winery tours if you want an introduction to the beautiful Barossa Valley, it’s unique culture and heritage, and rich winemaking history.
About the Author: Stephen John is a food and wine enthusiast. He blogs about food, wine, and culture and writes wine reviews for a living. He loves to travel and try exotic cuisines of different countries.