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See & Do: Heritage – Barossa

See & Do: Heritage

The heritage and history of the Barossa isn’t sitting on a dusty bookshelf or locked away in a dark cupboard. It’s a living, dynamic fibre, woven through the everyday life of our region, with roots stretching back, unbroken into nineteenth century Europe.

The founding story of the Barossa is rightly the stuff of legend: how an uncompromisingly devout Lutheran Pastor named Kavel befriended George Fife Angas, an entrepreneurial Scottish industrialist who had recently come into possession of vast tracts of land in the newly founded South Australia. Together they paved the way for the migration of the founding families of the Barossa.  

These founding Barossans were lit by the light of God who, they believed, had delivered them to a promised land of plenty. Their industriousness, devotion and unfailing belief in community found expression in their new home and delivered into the 21st century a region unlike any other in Australia. You can see it in the celebrations and festivals that infuse our calendar and bring the whole region together, in our generous, abundant food culture and in our rich, diverse arts community.

To dive deeper into our cultural heritage, feel free to browse through our collection of Heritage Articles below.

Heritage Articles

The following articles were written by the Barossa, Light and Gawler Regional Heritage Network and this collection will be continuously updated.

Barossa Heritage Trail

Cheer Up Hut Commemorated at Mt Pleasant

Creating a Town - the Foundations of Nuriootpa

1891 Vintage Forecast

Lyndoch - Barossa's First Settlement

The Barossa Goldfields
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  • Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Valley

    Gerald Roberts Road, Seppeltsfield

    Seppeltsfield Road is a must see destination in South Australia's famous Barossa Valley and is home to iconic cellar doors, restaurants and accommodation. Seppeltsfield Winery, founded by the S...

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  • Barossa Goldfield Trail

    Para Wirra Recreation Park, Goldfields Road, Cockatoo Valley

    Discover the gold mining history of the area on one of the three loop trails. 'Victoria Hill circuit' is the shortest loop, just 1.4 kilometers long and takes about one hour to complete. ...

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  • Kapunda Heritage Trail

    51 Main Street, Thomson Building, Kapunda

    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...

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  • Chateau Tanunda Estate

    9 Basedow Road, Tanunda

    Château Tanunda, built in 1890 from bluestone quarried at nearby Bethany, is steeped in history. It's an awe-inspiring place to visit, combining historic winery buildings and a stunning ce...

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  • JamFactory at Seppeltsfield

    730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield

    JamFactory at Seppeltsfield provides a unique hub for craft and design in the Barossa Valley. Housed in Seppeltsfield estate’s iconic horse stables, our shop, gallery and artist studios represen...

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  • The Kidman Connection

    51 Main Street, Thomson Building, Kapunda

    The Kidman Connection is a walking or driving tour of Kapunda, highlighting places connected with Sir Sidney Kidman. ( A detailed self guided tour brochure is available from the Kapunda Visitor Info...

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  • Whispering Wall

    Yettie Road, Williamstown

    The Whispering Wall is in fact the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir. Built between 1899 and 1903, the dam was a revolutionary engineering feat for its day and attracted attention from all over...

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  • Doddridge Blacksmith Shop and Angaston Museum

    19 Murray Street, Doddridge Blacksmith Shop, Angaston, Angaston

    The Doddridge Blacksmith Shop is a working blacksmith museum on the main street of Angaston in the Barossa. See volunteers of the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society Inc. demonstrate the art of bl...

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  • The Herbig Family Tree

    Angaston Road, Springton

    The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres. A small stream ru...

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