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Barossa Valley
Travel Planning
Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley at a Glance

The Barossa Valley is South Australia's famous wine country. This picturesque region of rolling hills, blue sky and growing vines is an easy day-trip from Adelaide. 

One obvious way to enjoy the Barossa Valley is to organize a tasting tour of different area wineries. Barossa's cool winters and hot, dry summers are perfect for grape-growing. If you don't want to taste as much as experience, self-guided driving tours, foodie trails and cycling tours are other ways to experience the valley. The rolling terrain and cloud-swept landscape is a dramatic sight to take in. 

The Barossa Valley is deeply influenced by its German heritage. Along with nearly 160 wineries, you'll find breweries, pretzels brats and other German specialties. Many town centers reflect this German heritage in their architecture and churches. 

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Major Airport Adelaide Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Barossa Valley can be very hot and dry and wildfires occur. Summers are hot and winters are mild. 

      Safety Concerns It is important to stay alert while in South Australia's urban areas. Pick-pocketing, theft, car break-ins and other crimes occur. Don't accept drinks from strangers and don't set yours down anywhere. In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. Obey warning signs about beach dangers and be wary of dangerous currents, sharks, jellyfish and undertows. 

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. For travel in remote areas, consider taking a wilderness first aid course. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated.