My Barossa Day #17 - Take in the Barossa from a whole new perspective
A submission from Billie-Jo Kies, Barossa Helicopters
My Barossa Day will see me doing what I love best ... showing off the Barossa from high above. I look forward to days spent flying couples around the Barossa, with special stops at some of our favourite cafes, wineries and restaurants. If you're looking to treat that special person in your life and want to take in the Barossa from a whole new perspective, here's my recommendation for a fun-filled Barossa adventure.
The day has to start at the Table Cafe in Lyndoch, where indulging in their amazing French toast or any of the bacon and egg combinations is an absolute must ……and don’t forget a coffee….smooth and delicious!!
After breakfast, it's onto Barossa Helicopters (just a short drive out of Lyndoch towards Williamstown) for an experience you’ll never forget. Be strapped into the chopper and be whisked away, flying high over the rolling hills and breathtaking Barossa landscape. First stop, Sieber Wines on the Western ridge of the Valley, where you'll more than likely be greeted by Val Sieber (owner). Val's hospitality is friendly and warm, she loves to chat and will have you leaving with a huge smile on your face and at least a few bottles of wine under your arm too. Their wines are bold, smooth and just delicious!
Next stop, a short flight to Chateau Yaldara, where the staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Take a few moments to get some snaps around the grounds of this magnificent old winery, it’s absolutely beautiful! After a tasting in the wine room at the top of the grand staircase enjoy lunch in the café overlooking the North Para river.
After lunch, your helicopter (and pilot) will be waiting to take you back to their base. By this time of the afternoon you may need some down time, perhaps even an afternoon nap, and there’s no better spot than the Barossa Pavilions to sit back and unwind.
Finish off your incredible day with a memorable dinner four-course wine and food degustation at St Hugo.
Now that's a day in the Barossa you and your partner, wouldn't be forgetting anytime soon.