Day Trips from Adelaide
There's an ease in taking a day trip to the Barossa – the region is closer than you think! You’ll be in the Barossa in less than one hour’s drive from Adelaide city or Adelaide airport, perfect for a spontaneous adventure when you discover some precious free time. Whether its for brunch, lunch or dinner, a day out with the kids, time connecting with nature, or discovering a new favourite winemaker or two – a day trip to the Barossa makes for a wonderful escape. We asked some Barossa locals to share their ideal Barossa Day Trips for your inspiration. You can explore them all or preview some highlights below.
My perfect Barossa day begins on a Saturday when the Barossa Farmers Market comes to life. It’s a family affair with the kids and husband all eager to get their hands on some delicious local produce. We usually arrive by 9am, enough time for a little sleep in but early enough to not miss out on our favorite purchases.
When you hear the word “Barossa” you might think of a leisurely wine tasting or two and a long, lazy lunch, followed by a breezy stroll through some gorgeous boutiques, an afternoon aperitif and, of course, dinner. When you hear the words “Barossa… with kids” you might have some slightly different ideas than those mentioned above, but don’t worry! I’m here to tell you that My Barossa Day… with kids can still be a beautiful exploration of our beloved region.
Making Magical Memories
My Barossa Day is all about making magical memories. Exploring and taking in all the beautiful views, delicious produce and amazing wine our region serves up on a daily basis. So with Camera in one hand and a copy of the Barossa Touring Map in the other, off we go!
Explore the Towns, Trails & Villages of the Barossa
There's nothing like a local's tips for discovering some hidden gems. This selection of curated itineraries takes in the picturesque and adventure-packed towns and villages of the Barossa and will introduce you to your new favourite corner of our region.
Wine and Food Trails
Fresh produce, boutique cellar doors, cool bars and farm-to-table restaurants await. Almost every road in the Barossa forms part of a wine and food trail – you can freestyle or follow a trail below.
Seppeltsfield Road is a must see destination in South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley and is home to iconic cellar doors, restaurants and accommodation.
Butcher Baker Winemaker Trail
The Barossa Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail is a self-drive meander of discovery through the Barossa’s famous food and wine producers. It’s our version of a luxurious Yellow Brick Road, that winds its way through the very best food and wine experiences our region has to offer.
Heritage and Culture
Take a drive back in time and explore the heritage and history of the Barossa and surrounding regions.
Kapunda Heritage Trail
The 10 kilometre ‘Kapunda Heritage Trail’ meanders past the town’s historic buildings, churches and remnants of previous lifestyles.
Feel the rich history and character that shaped Kapunda, Australia’s oldest commercial copper mining town (1844) and home of Sir Sidney Kidman ‘The Cattle King’.
Epic South Australian Road Trips
South Australia has the perfect recipe for road tripping, with its lush rolling wine country, staggering outback views, amazing wildlife and picture-perfect coastlines. Choose from one of these epic SA road trips, and plan to break your trip in the Barossa!
Epicurean Way Road Trip
A superb array of wines and spectacular scenery come together along The Epicurean Way, which seamlessly links the Barossa with three other SA wine regions.
*Z Wine Bar, Sven Kovac
Coastal Way Road Trip
Start this road trip with a stay in the Barossa before exploring the sandy playground of the Yorke Peninsula, with its pristine beaches, secluded hideaways and sprawling national parks.
*Salt Lake, Isaac Foreman, Serio
Tools for planning your trip
Time to start planning your trip? Here are some useful tools.
From indulgent romantic escapes to fun family getaways, the Barossa has a range of welcoming accommodation options to choose from, catering for all budgets and desires.
Download Barossa Touring Map, Barossa Visitor Guide and other resources to assist your planning.