A slower pace of discovery
Take the opportunity to really explore the history and heritage of the Barossa on a self-guided walking tour. Learn about the unique past lives of heritage buildings in Angaston, see photographs of how Tanunda looked in the mid 19th century and discover how the Bethany Lutheran Church has stood proudly at the centre of this tiny villiage for over 160 years. Along the way you'll also find cafes and restaurants for refreshments, beautiful retail stores and the odd cellar door or two as well.
For guided maps, further information and a few insider's tips, drop into the Barossa Visitor Information Centre, Murray Street Tanunda.
Heritage Walk of Angaston
The town of Angaston is integral to the history of the Barossa, named as it is after George Fife Angas, a founding father of South Australia. Angaston has well-preserved old buildings, huge street trees, pastoral views and a delightful main street. The Barossa's proud food heritage is on show in Angaston, including Schulz's Butchers and the Barossa Valley Cheese Company offering their wares. It is the centre of rich viticulture, horticulture and small-scale mining activities. This walking tour is an opportunity to enjoy a village where the heritage and traditions are valued and respected.
Historic Walk of Bethany
Bethany was the first village established in the Barossa, settled in 1842 by 28 families who emigrated from Prussia (now Poland). It continues to be a close-knot community centred around its church, grapegrowing and winemaking, and features some of the last remaining heuffendorf settler's blocks in the Barossa. There are 22 locations of interest along a 5km return walk.
Tanunda Heritage Trail
Follow the markers on the 2.5km trail through Tanunda. Historic photos and tales of the early days of the Barossa offer a rare insight into a unique part of Australia. There are six markers in total and there are lots of opportunities to visit cafés, galleries and other shops along the journey.