Barossa Shopping Day [1 day]

A guest submission from Bridget Laucke, owner of Alabaster. 

Showcasing fashion, home wares and accessories by those who put that extra splash of love into their work, Alabaster is a sanctuary from the busyness of our lives and a must-visit destination in the Barossa. 

Day out with the girls – Fashion, Food and Full-on Fun

The Barossa is geared towards making a girls' weekend a special experience – in fact we pride ourselves on it! 

If you’re needing an indulgent getaway with a smattering of retail therapy, check out this day itinerary for some ideas: 

Café life starts early in Tanunda, so after taking an energetic walk or cycle along the many bike tracks that are sprinkled throughout the region (or the streets of Tanunda to admire the heritage and architecture), nab a table at Darlings Cafe streetside in your lycra and enjoy a strong coffee and a light breakfast. Don’t fill up! 

The Tanunda Style Mile is a collaboration of 4 small boutique retailers who work together to ensure a great experience for visitors to the region.  Visit either Alabaster, Elemental, A Time for Seasons or Ironstone Cottage for a diverse shopping experience and top-notch service. Alabaster is the iconic Barossa store for fashion and accessories, Ironstone Cottage is full to the brim with quirky imported homewares and beautiful jewellery, make room in your car for on trend homewares from A Time for Seasons and take your time at Elemental Barossa which specialises in handmade and artisan products. There really is something to suit everyone. 

Alabaster Barossa

You’re not limited to the Style Mile stores of course though. Tanunda offers a diverse selection of retail outlets. It will take you a while to walk the length of the street so be sure to leave plenty of time. 

It’s time for some sustenance and a scenic drive. Wend your way to Angaston and visit Casa Carboni for your second coffee, not forgetting to order a sweet treat or the tasty Italian platter (and pick up some goodies from their well stocked larder). Visit the next door Barossa Valley Cheese Company and walk up the picturesque main street, window shop and visit some unique regional stores. 

Barossa Valley Cheese Company

Is it that time already? Head back towards Tanunda but drop in to Harvest Kitchen at Artisans of Barossa for a delicious lunch (book first if you can) with stunning Barossa views. Do not rush. While away a few hours here ordering from their small dishes menu and don’t forget to leave room for the salted caramel popcorn ice cream. 

Harvest Kitchen at Artisans

Freshen up, put on some of those new clothes you may have just bought, and take a moment to yourself before you head out to dinner. Check out the Eat and Drink section for all the info you could possibly need to make your choice!