What can I do in the Barossa Valley over the weekend?
Go wine tasting
The Barossa Valley is known for its wines, so a Barossa holiday isn’t complete without trips to the vineyards. There are more than 150 wineries dotted around the area, and many open their cellar doors to visitors holidaying on Barossa Valley holiday packages. The Barossa is particularly known for its shiraz and riesling, but there are other varietals to try as well. Come for the wine, then stay a while to take in stunning views at the different vineyards.
Barossa Farmers Market
The popular Barossa Farmers Market is a must-do for visitors who book Barossa Valley packages over the weekend. It’s held every Saturday morning and showcases products from local producers. Shop fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, and breads as well as items like locally-produced olive oil and freshly-roasted coffee beans that make a nice souvenir. Some stalls also serve hot drinks, freshly squeezed juice, and pastries that you can enjoy while walking around the market.
Drive along the Barossa Heritage Trail
Driving along the Barossa Heritage Trail is a great way to see a lot of attractions in a small window of time while holidaying on Barossa Valley packages. The road is 40 kilometres (25 miles) long and passes great vineyards and restaurants as well as many historic spots. Make your way along the trail while visiting South Australia with Barossa Valley holiday packages to learn about the mining history in Angaston, visit the Barossa Museum, and explore the German heritage at Hoffnungsthal Settlement.
What is the cost of visiting the Barossa Valley?
Webjet’s Barossa Valley accommodation and flight packages help you get the best holiday deals. Hotel rates in the Barossa are typically around $150 AUD per night, but combining your flights with hotel and accommodation in the Barossa Valley means you may pay less. There are also high-end resorts with beautiful vineyard views – a great option if you’re booking Barossa Valley holiday packages for a special occasion.
The closest airport to the Barossa Valley is Adelaide Airport, which is about an hour away by car. The best way to reach the Barossa is by hiring a car after booking Barossa Valley accommodation and flight packages. You can hire a car through Webjet for prices starting around $30 AUD per day. An airport shuttle is also available from Adelaide Airport and is an option to keep in mind if you won’t have a car while holidaying on Barossa Valley packages. The journey to Tanunda in the Barossa Valley costs $105 AUD. There isn’t a major transport network in the Barossa Valley, but there’s a Barossa Explorer hop-on hop-off bus which costs $40 AUD for a day. It stops at different vineyards and galleries plus some hotels and accommodation in the Barossa Valley.
A sealed cycling track winds its way around the region for 40 kilometres (25 miles) and is an excellent way to visit different attractions while holidaying on Barossa Valley holiday packages. Bike rental costs about $40 AUD daily. Touring the Barossa Valley vineyards is a must-do, and booking onto a wine tasting tour means you’ll have an expert guide and won’t need to worry about driving. Tours departing from within the Barossa typically cost around $100 to $120 AUD.
When is the best time to visit the Barossa Valley?
There are four distinct seasons to keep in mind when booking Barossa Valley packages, and each one offers something unique.
Summer days have temperatures of about 30°C and little rain, so this attracts many visitors. This is high season, so you may want to book your package holiday early for the best price on hotel and accommodation in the Barossa Valley. The summer is also when grapes get harvested around the region, so you’ll get the chance to see this process.
Autumn is another popular time to travel with Barossa Valley holiday packages. Temperatures range between 17° and 25°C most days, and there’s gorgeous foliage around the Barossa Valley in late autumn. The Barossa also hosts its most famous event, the Barossa Valley Vintage Festival, every other April.
Winter days are chilly with temperatures of about 14°C and some rain. However, there are advantages to booking Barossa Valley packages during this time. The low season means you’ll come across fewer tourists and benefit from lower hotel rates. This is also a nice time to visit vineyards and cosy up with a glass of red.
The spring is another excellent time to travel with Barossa Valley accommodation and flight packages. Temperatures reach about 18° to 25°C with a bit of rain in early spring. This is one of the most colourful times of year to plan a Barossa holiday as fruit trees in the vineyards are covered in beautiful blossoms.