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Escape to wine country, making your way from Adelaide to Tanunda, and spend your afternoon walking the picturesque tree-lined streets filled with quaint stores and cafes. Take a drive to the Barossa Sculpture Park on Mengler's Hill to admire the art, and watch the spectacular valley sunset. Explore the region a little further the following day, and embark on an optional scenic flight over the Western Ridge. If you are in the region on a Saturday, don't forget to check out the Barossa Farmers Market to sample the incredible local produce. Next, spend a relaxing day being chauffeured across the Barossa to unique cellar doors by an expert wine guide, who will curate a personalised experience no matter your level of wine expertise. Your country getaway ends with an unforgettable sunrise finale, soaring above the expanses of vineyards and rolling hills in a hot air balloon before returning to Adelaide.

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This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,735 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Adelaide, finishes in Adelaide

4 days/3 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Rental car included

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Day One - Travel from Adelaide to Tanunda in the Barossa Valley
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Boutique Barossa Tour - Day 1
Explore Adelaide

Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to acclaimed museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections of Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The world renowned Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions are within driving distance, along with stunning beaches, national parks and riverland, making Adelaide an ideal base to experience South Australia's beauty.

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Our rental car range includes the latest vehicles from the top suppliers. From economy hatchbacks to SUVs, we can help you decide on a car suitable for this leg of your trip. Insurance can often be included with a small excess or deductible.

Adelaide to Tanunda, in the Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is located about 70km (44 miles) north-east of Adelaide. Leave Adelaide and head north towards Gawler, where you will take the bypass road onto the Sturt Highway. Take in the views of undulating grain fields and when you reach Gomersal Road, take a right and you will begin meandering through the region's boutique wineries and their rolling vineyard scapes as you approach Tanunda, home of the internationally-acclaimed Jacob's Creek wines.


The pretty town is populated with jutting church spires, picturesque wineries, and a selection of cafes and restaurants perfect for people watching. As well as the beautiful backdrop, there is also plenty to see and do in Tanunda, who's name derives from the Aboriginal word meaning "water hole". It is a large rural settlement with leafy streets and is totally circumscribed by vineyards. No matter which way you look there is one at the end of the street. Is the perfect destination for families! While our Barossa region may be renowned around the world for our grape growing and winemaking, but there is a whole world of adventure to discover in our beautiful region for the young and young at heart.

Barossa Sculpture Park - suggestion

Barossa Sculpture Park is located at the base of Mengler Hill Lookout. You will have nice views of the sweeping landscape of rustic vineyards, wineries, and traditional farm houses. Art lovers will enjoy a collection of interesting sculptures created by local as well as international sculptors. Dating back to 1988, the sculptures were originally created as part of the Barossa International Sculpture Symposium, and they can now be seen for free against a backdrop of rolling hills. The artists lived alongside local residents to capture a better taste of the Barossa Valley and its spirit in the artwork. You can wander around the trail, admire the sculptures made from local marble and granite, or have a picnic on one of the grassy spots that surround the hills and the lookout area. 

Accommodation: Barossa Weintal Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Barossa Weintal offers an assortment of quality and comfortable accommodation types to suit everyone's needs. It is centrally located, close to wineries, cafes and boutique shops. It is only one hour drive from Adelaide, in a beautiful Barossa Valley, famous for its wine, tranquil landscape and hospitality.
Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 53 kms / 33 miles : 0.9 hours

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Day Two - A day to explore the Barossa at your leisure, and take an optional scenic flight
Tour day 2
Meals included: Breakfast
Boutique Barossa Tour - Day 2
Barossa Valley Region

The Barossa Valley is an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Seppeltsfield, Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. With over 80 cellar doors, you can sample some of the most awarded wines in the world and taste sumptuous local produce. Cycle through picturesque villages and historic vineyards, experience fine arts and local artisans, or relax in a hot air balloon at sunrise - the Barossa has something for everyone.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Private Western Ridge and Valley Floor 20 Minute Scenic Flight with Barossa Helicopters

Experience the Western Ridge and Valley floor of Barossa from a bird's eye view! Leaving the hanger your pilot will take you over serene sights and stunning scenery while providing live commentary throughout the flight. Be amazed as you look out over the rolling hills, famous wineries, and farmland. Taking off you will fly over the western ridge and see the little township of Lyndoch, before heading over the land to reach Nuriootpa, keep your eyes peeled for 'Maggie's Beer Farm'. Heading over the valley floor to see the stunning old buildings and churches before cruising over Jacobs Creek Winery- the home to Australia's largest wine brand- with tanks that can hold up to 1.4 million litres of wine! Before heading out over the southern end of Barossa over Lyndoch before heading back to base.

Lyndoch Lavender Farm - suggestion

Lyndoch Lavender Farm is the largest family-owned lavender farm in South Australia. It gives you the opportunity to relax and wander around acres of lavender in a beautiful natural landscape. You can touch and smell more than 70 different varieties of lavender and enjoy an abundance of birds, butterflies, and Bearded Dragons in spring and summer. You can go for a scenic walk and soak up the atmosphere and wonderful views. There is a cafe offering light meals and a selection of lavender gourmet food products. You can also purchase unique lavender merchandise, body care, seeds, and oils.

Barossa Farmers Market - suggestion

Open every Saturday from 7:30 am till 11:30 am pop on down to the Barossa Valley Farmers Market to pick up some local goodies. You will find a range of fresh sustainable seasonal produce all locally grown, ranging from delicious sweet treats, local specialties, fresh fruit and veggies, and the chance to mingle with the wider local Barossa community.

Accommodation: Barossa Weintal Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Barossa Weintal offers an assortment of quality and comfortable accommodation types to suit everyone's needs. It is centrally located, close to wineries, cafes and boutique shops. It is only one hour drive from Adelaide, in a beautiful Barossa Valley, famous for its wine, tranquil landscape and hospitality.

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Day Three - Sit back and be chauffeured across the region to premium wineries
Tour day 3
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Boutique Barossa Tour - Day 3
Uncork the Barossa with Small Batch Wine Tours - Lunch Included

Uncork the historic Barossa, discovering boutique wineries that are big on character. With a flexible tour itinerary and a very small group of up to six guests, you'll avoid the crowds and taste the premium wines the region has become so well-known for. See, taste, smell and learn the difference between wine varieties like Shiraz and Grenache, or different styles of Riesling. Learn about the importance of winemaking techniques like oak aging or minimal intervention. Discover the history of the Barossa visiting world renowned wine destinations, and enjoy a stellar lunch at Harvest Kitchen, all part of one of the most sought after wine tours in Australia. No matter your level of expertise, your professionally trained wine guide will be sure to create a unique and intimate experience.

Accommodation: Barossa Weintal Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Barossa Weintal offers an assortment of quality and comfortable accommodation types to suit everyone's needs. It is centrally located, close to wineries, cafes and boutique shops. It is only one hour drive from Adelaide, in a beautiful Barossa Valley, famous for its wine, tranquil landscape and hospitality.

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Day Four - Experience a stunning sunrise as you float over the expanses of vineyards, before making your way back to Adelaide.
Tour day 4
Meals included: Breakfast
Boutique Barossa Tour - Day 4
1 Hour Sunrise Balloon Flight with Barossa Balloon Adventures - Breakfast included

Begin your experience as you watch your pilot and crew launch the balloon to be ready for take-off! Experience a sunrise like no other, float in a hot air balloon over the gorgeous Barossa Valley as the sun is rising and the stunning light casts the colors across the sky to welcome in the day. Enjoy the mesmerising 360-degree views as you look out over the valley and countryside, sit back, and relax as you soak in the scenery for 1 hour in the air. Once you have landed, be greeted by the crew to pack up the balloon and head back to the office for a delicious breakfast, a glass of champagne, and the chance to chat with your pilot before receiving your 'Balloonatic Flying Certificate'.

Tanunda to Adelaide

Depart Tanunda and head off along Gomersal Road, passing by the rolling fields of wheat and vineyards. If you haven't already, stop by the Pindarie Cellar Door to taste the multi-award-winning wines, and take in the 180-degree views of the vineyard estate. Continue on to the Sturt Highway and take the exit to the town of Gawler for lunch and a walk along the river. Travel for a further 45 minutes to reach your destination of Adelaide.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 81 kms / 50 miles : 1.1 hours

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