Discover boutique hotels in Barossa Valley, Australia

Areas in Barossa Valley

When to go

Summer in the Barossa (December to February) can be hot and heaving with visitors: better to time your trip during autumn (March to April) when the grapes are being harvested, the days are fresher and the nippers are back at school.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The Barossa is a one-hour drive (on a good day) north of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide. Domestic flights from all other Australian capitals and many regional centres fly into Adelaide’s international airport (www.aal.com.au).
  • Automobiles

    The Barossa is compact – 25 kilometres end-to-end – but you’ll need a motor to get there and access back-road cellar doors and townships off the main tourist trail. Hire a car at Adelaide airport or in the city itself, where all the major rental brands are represented.
  • Taxis

    Barossa Taxis (0411 150 850; www.barossataxis.com.au) operates around the clock, and has two nine-seater taxis if you're travelling en masse. Barossa and Light Cab Service (08 8563 3631) also runs a 24-hour service throughout the valley. A cab from Tanunda to Angaston costs around AU$20.