Tanunda is the focal point of the Barossa. With its strong European heritage, distinctive church spiers, wineries, cafés and restaurants there is plenty to see and do in the town.
Strongly held religious views have shaped this small town which remarkably has four different Lutheran churches. Now a town of around 4000 people, Tanunda grew from the tiny neighbouring village of Langmeil which was laid out in long narrow strips allowing the early settlers access to the waters of the North Para River. The village spread along its then main street Langmeil Road, which runs parallel to the River, and among its original buildings are the dark ironstone cottages and barns of the early settlers, many of which remain.
Tanunda is home to the Barossa Visitor Information Centre, an ideal starting point for any visit to the Barossa, located at 66-68 Murray Street (the main street) and open seven days a week.
The town also boasts a number of wineries, including Peter Lehmann Wines, Langmeil, Richmond Grove, Lambert Estate and Chateau Tanunda, with its impressive buildings and grounds, located next to the Tanunda railway station.
One of the roads that connects Tanunda to Angaston climbs up Mengler's Hill where a large lookout provides an excellent vantage point to appreciate the vineyards and the richness of the Barossa Valley.