Barossa Valley

A Local’s Guide To The Barossa Valley

7 May 2021
Read Time: 2.7 mins


Top 9 things to do in the Barossa Valley


1. Alkina Cellar Door 

2. Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

3. Barossa Farmers Market

4. Three75 bar + kitchen @ The Louise

5. Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf

6. The Barossa Trail

7. Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

8. El Estanco

9. Hot Air Ballooning



Dreaming of wine country? We’re pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to grape country here in Australia. One of the most loved wine regions surely has to the mighty Barossa! South Australia local and Flight Centre Travel Expert Carolyn shares their top recommendations for food, wine and fun in the Barossa Valley!





Alkina Cellar Door 

Newly opened, Alkina is one of the smaller cellar doors around the Barossa. There are so many to uncover when you get off the main tourist route. Alkina serves up wine flights, gourmet grazing platters and luxury accommodation.

Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

Take some time to relax at this award winning gin distillery, where you can sit out on the open deck along the picturesque Seppeltsfield Road sampling handcrafted flights of gin,  cocktails and perfectly paired platters. 

Barossa Farmers Market

Grab a coffee and breakfast before browsing through the Barossa Farmers Market. Pick up local vegetables, fruit, meats, breads and cheeses. Plus there’s a bounty of quality olive oils, preserves, pastries, cakes, sweet treats, drinks and other local specialities to stock up on for your Barossa break! This bustling and cosy market is the perfect place to meet the locals and talk about everything food and drinks! Open Saturdays from 7.30am to 11.30am.



Three75 bar + kitchen @ The Louise

One of the most recent additions to the famous The Louise luxury accommodation and renowned Appellation restaurant at Marananga Barossa Valley is the Three75 bar + kitchen. Dig into mouth watering comfort food including legendary burgers in a chilled out bar setting, it’s a great space to relax overlooking the picturesque Barossa vineyards.

Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf

The whole family will love this fun centre with ten pin bowling—12 lanes replete with glow in the dark lightning and dinosaur themed mini golf—what a combo! Chillout in the relaxed licensed outdoor area, and if you’re hungry, dig into a yummy wood fired pizza. Barossa Bowland has been a family favourite for many years and will be for many more to come!


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The Barossa Trail

13kms sealed track from Tanunda  to Angaston following the old railway line. For cyclists and walkers this trail takes in the vineyards of the Barossa. Finish in Angaston at the recently added Barossa Adventure Station where there is a mountain bike loop, skate ramp and picnic areas.

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Want to have the traditional wine tasting experience in the Barossa? How about pairing it with chocolate? Winning combination! Watch as chocolatiers carefully craft over 250 varieties of chocolate. Enjoy chocolate in every form (the hot chocolate is a must!) and balance out that sweet tooth with a delightful meal made from locally sourced produce enjoyed on the dining deck overlooking vineyards and water.





El Estanco

This unique Colombian restaurant operates out of a former 19th Century General Store in Greenock, one of the smaller towns surrounding the Barossa. Dishing up a tasty South American twist on Barossa produce in authentic surroundings. Open for breakfast and lunch, and on Friday nights you can kick off the weekend at their Friday Fiestas with wood fired pizzas and local wines. 

Hot Air Ballooning

Enjoy an early morning flight over the vineyards of the Barossa. Watch as the balloon inflates, hop aboard your basket and soak in the serenity below as you float over the villages and vineyards below, all while watching the sunrise. Stunning! 


Carolyn Barton

Experience Catherine's Experience

Carolyn is an avid traveller and photographer—visiting over 76 countries—with many more to come! Getting off the beaten track to the unknown and discovering something new is always a highlight. Authentic experiences with the locals can lead to so many memorable moments