Driving safely in the Barossa
If you do decide to explore our region in your own car, to guarantee you have the safest experience in the Barossa, please ensure you have an excellent understanding of the South Australian road rules. In Australia, we drive on the left hand side of the road. Please also note the speed limit in built up areas in the Barossa is 50km per hour, and on open roads the limit is 100km per hour, unless specified otherwise. For more information on the South Australian Road Rules please visit the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure website.
Self Guided Drives
Driving through the Barossa is an absolute delight, with each bend in the road revealing more of the beauty of the region. Breath taking scenery, intriguing historic ruins and pretty villages are the reward for visitors who take the time to explore. For maps of driving routes within the Barossa click here.
Extra driving resources
In addition to their day bus service connecting the Barossa with the Adelaide Metro public transport service (via the Gawler Railway Station), LinkSA bus service makes regular stops at towns along the route between Gawler and Angaston. Visit www.linksa.com.au for more information and all timetable details.
If you prefer to travel on your own time, LinkSA also provides a ‘Dial-a-Ride’ service Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm, which can take you door-to-door between Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda. Advance bookings are essential. For more information, visit www.linksa.com.au or enquire with a Visitor Information Centre.
Barossa Explorer offers a ‘hop on, hop off’ service to a number of wineries and points of interest within the Barossa. Visitors can join the bus at any point and take advantage of all the stops during the course of the day.
Local taxi services are available seven days a week. If you need a taxi during the evening, it’s advisable to book ahead. Taxi contact details can be found here.
Why not take a journey of discovery with one of the Barossa’s excellent tour operators. From private limousines to classic cars, custom trikes to bicycles, you’ll find an experience that’s perfect for you, your family and friends. You can find the contact details for excellent tour operators here or contact a Visitor Information Centre.
There is no better way to explore the Barossa’s premium food, wine and heritage than by bike. The Barossa’s network of shared paths, quiet country roads and rolling landscape will provide you with something new around every corner. Full details for cycling within the Barossa can be found here.