Location & Climate

The Barossa is located in South Australia, about 70km (1.25 hour drive) north-east of Adelaide the state’s capital city. Once you arrive, you will find it is only a short drive between the towns and hamlets.

Adelaide is well serviced by regular domestic and international flights. Once you arrive in Adelaide there are plenty of options to complete your journey to the Barossa. Car hire, Barossa tour operators and public transport are all available.

Our neighbours

The Barossa is ideally situated as a base to explore other South Australian Wine Regions. Driving times to other regions from the Barossa:

  • Adelaide Hills 60mins
  • Clare Valley 60mins
  • McLaren Vale 100mins
  • Riverland 60mins

The Barossa climate

Spring (September - November) offers sunny days and a great time for nature walks. Pack lighter clothing for the day and some warm clothing for the cool evenings.

Summer (December - February) in the Barossa means sunshine and warm days. The average temperature is 29 degrees Celsius. Shorts and short sleeves are in order here. Balmy evenings are ideal for outdoor dining.

The Autumn months (March - May) are mild but sunny, but there can be chilly evenings. The autumn leaves on the vines are a sight to behold. Light clothing during the day, some warm clothes for the evening.

The Winter months (June - August) bring chilly days and some rain, cold nights during which warm Barossa hospitality can be enjoyed in front of a cosy log fire. Warm clothing required.

Nuriootpa Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

Barossa Climate Chart


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