Barossa Valley Caravanning
Barossa Valley caravanning – a wine lover’s dream. Most Australians are aware of the charming reputation of the Barossa Valley region, with most heading to this South Australian region with a desperate longing for timeless wine.
Barossa Valley – Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa
Yes, the Barossa Valley is all about wine, but you can also appreciate the beautiful land in which the wine is produced. You may spend a good portion of your Barossa Valley caravanning settlement sipping from your wine glass, but we’re here to remind you of some other delights in the area.
So where do you find the Barossa Valley region? Firstly, it’s located in South Australia. If you’re travelling from Adelaide, it will take you about an hour and ten minutes to arrive at the Barossa Valley region. You will be heading North-East from Adelaide.
As described in the name, Barossa Valley isn’t a town, but a region. It consists of towns that include Tanunda, Angaston, and Nurioopta. If you’re mulling over of the best time of year to visit the region, the answer is highly dependent on whether you’d like to be surrounded by fellow wine enthusiasts, or prefer to visit at a quieter time. Summer delivers perfect weather to walk around the wineries and consequently this results in more people.
Since the Barossa Valley region is all about the wine, let’s begin by highlighting how you can make the most of this wine produce region.
Location: 9 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Where did the Barossa Valley wine-producing reputation develop? Your answer is quite simple, the Chateau Tanunda. Here lies a gorgeous heritage estate, also coined the ‘birthplace’ of the Barossa Valley wine industry. Just gazing upon the estate will you leave you in awe, and feeling a little bit overwhelmed by its intense presence.
Whether or not you’re interested in tasting endless amounts of wine, this estate carries intriguing history and the opportunity to enjoy some local produce (local cheeses, smoked meats, chutneys, and more).
Those who’re keen to buy or taste the ‘world’s best Shiraz’, this is the best place to enjoy a glass. If you’re looking to get an overall picture of the Chateau Tanunda, we suggest undertaking the Estate and Winery Tour.
Estate and Winery Tour
- 1 Hour
- Group Sizes 2-50
- 7 Days
Location: 50 Pheasant Farm Rd Nuriootpa
Have you ever heard of Maggie Beer? If you have, then you know she is an extremely talented chef. Maggie has made several appearances on Australian cooking shows and has now become well known through the media. Currently, Maggie is a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off.
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is one way you can enjoy Maggie’s talent, through many great delicacies and products. Within the shop, you can purchase a wide range of food products, books, hampers, and more. Daily demonstrations also occur daily at the shop, conducted by the Farm Shop team.
Or if you’d like to enjoy some tucker on the amazing waterside Farm Shop, then you can immerse yourself in the picnic fare menu. An afternoon spent eating gorgeous food, brought to you by Maggie Beer, this is a perfect addition to your Barossa Valley caravanning experience.
Mount Crawford Forest Reserve
Location: Warren Road, Mount Crawford
Many caravanners are at times looking for quiet isolation from the busy world, seeking out natural wonders. At the Mount Crawford Forest Reserve, you receive the beauty of an amazing forest playground, plus the opportunity to set up camp within the area. If you’re really looking for something different, you can apply for a permit and fossick for gold!
Anyone who loves the smell of crisp forest air, the calm atmosphere, and subtle sounds of nature, will appreciate the appeal of this spot in the Barossa Valley region.
Access: Via Chalks Road
Chalks Campground is one of three campgrounds and is available to as many caravanners who can fit. You’ll find there is plenty of space to set up at a site, but there’s no guarantee of securing a spot, you just need to hope it’s not busy when you arrive.
Your caravan will be sitting in a gorgeous forestry setting, and it’s an ideal spot for relaxation.
Purchasing of entry passes at the Mount Crawford Visitors Centre (Warren Road
Places To Eat
Barossa Valley is a widely known region in South Australia, and not just because of the wine. You’ll find your Barossa Valley caravanning experience is full of potential, from beautiful sights to delicious eateries. You can dine in the utmost style, or find a more casual place to satisfy your cravings.
Location: 90 Murray Street, Tanunda
If you’d like to compliment the fine wines found in the Barossa Valley region, you won’t be disappointed with the menu offered at fermentAsian. Here you’ll be treated to a stylish Vietnamese cuisine, curated from the finest produce available (with a focus on local produce). Chef-owner Tuoi Do and her partner, have created a business that delivers not only tasty produce but also a sparkling of visual delight.
Many of the herbs contained within this SouthEast Asian inspired cuisine are sourced directly from the owners vegetable garden. You can’t help but indulge in this award winning banquet of flavour.
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LUNCH – Thursday to Sunday 12 noon until 2.30 pm
DINNER – Wednesday to Saturday 6.00 pm until 9.30 pm
other times by prior arrangement
Vintners Bar and Grill
Location: Cnr Stockwell and Angaston Roads
Romance, decadence, and modernity is exactly how you would describe Vintners Bar and Grill. If you’re a Barossa Valley caravanning duo, searching for the perfect end to your day of exploration, consider this restaurant for your evening meal. Just looking at the exterior of this eatery will leave you impressed, with a setting backing onto the Barossa Farmers Market.
Step into the restaurant and the luxurious feel remains evident. Vintners Bar and Grill is one of those restaurants you often see, but never step into, and not because you’re afraid you might not enjoy it. It sinks into your mind as a ‘fancy’ ‘upmarket’ ‘only on a special occasion’ type of eatery. We urge you to make your Barossa Valley caravanning adventure, that ‘special occasion’.
Set yourself up for a delicious array of tasty dishes.
- Carpaccio of beef, mushroom, horseradish, truffle & potato
- Steamed chicken salad, quail eggs, nam jim, coconut & peanuts
- Milk chocolate & licorice mousse, puffed wild rice, chocolate pearl & rhubarb salad
You know you’ve stepped into the finer realms of this earth when you take a look at the length of those meal titles.
Valley Pizza and Gourmet
Location: 51 Murray St, Nuriootpa
Just looking for a casual pizza with your favourite topping? Perhaps you’re not looking for a long dining experience at a restaurant, or prepared to think about formal dress of any sort?
Sometimes a night out dining isn’t what we all desire after a possibly exhausting day. Valley Pizza and Gourmet can provide the low-key dining you’re after, maybe you could just pick up the pizza and head on back to your caravan?
You can stick with your traditional toppings, or mix another meal with your pizza, such as the Kebab Pizza?
Places To Stay
Location: Penrice Road, Nuriootpa
If you’d like to be right in the heart of Barossa Valley, you’ll be right at home at Barossa Tourist Park. Here you’ll be amongst leafy surrounds and have access to a broad range of convenient facilities. You definitely won’t be ‘roughing it’ in the outback while Barossa Valley caravanning at this popular tourist park. With over 150 sites available, you shouldn’t find it too hard to secure a site, just don’t leave it to the absolute last minute. You should also consider the time of year you’re planning to stay as this wine region can get populated fast!
- 140 Powered Sites
- 10 Unpowered Sites
- Free Wireless Internet
- Pay Washing Machines and Dryers
- 8 Tennis Courts
- Bike and Pedal Go Kart Hire Available
- Bagged Ice Available
- 2 Children’s Playgrounds
- Camp Fire Ring
Discovery Holiday Parks Barossa Valley
Location: Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda
Sitting in Tanunda, the Discovery Holiday Park Barossa is another caravan pad for your Barossa Valley caravanning adventure. With many Discovery Holiday Parks across Australia, this is a facility with unified standards. Boasting a range of amenities and a family friendly vibe, you’ll certainly feel right at home. What’s more? You can bring your beloved pooch – or other pet! As mentioned by park owner Vivian – even a pet snake has entered the premises (don’t be alarmed, this is not a ploy to keep you away).
You can set-up your caravan at one of the shady powered or unpowered sites, and let your young ones roam free through the park (with many activity options available).
- Bike Hire
- Bouncing Pillow
- Swimming Pool
- Inflatable Whale Waterslide
- Camp Kitchen