Visitors Guide to Barossa Valley
Where is Barossa Valley?
The Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in South Australia. You can find it about 75 km | 46.5 mi northeast of Adelaide.
How did Barossa Valley get its name?
Colonel William Light was one of South Australia’s first surveyors, he named the area after the Battle of Barrosa, where the British triumphed over the French on a Spanish battlefield . However, they misspelt the name, which is why the region is now called Barossa and not Barrosa.
How to get to Barossa Valley from Adelaide?
By plane: Adelaide is the closest airport to Barossa Valley for domestic and international flights. From the airport, it’s a very short drive to Adelaide CBD for a few days of city fun before heading to the wine region.
By car: Just 75km | 46.5mi from Adelaide, taking one-hour to drive, it is a great choice for a day trip from Adelaide. You can take a guided day tour with transport provided, self-drive or stay a night or two and make the Barossa Valley a highlight on your South Australia road trip.
Public transport: Take the train from Adelaide Central to Gawler Station, outside of Barossa. From there, you’ll need to take a bus that brings you into the wine region.
While getting to Barossa Valley by public transport is possible, it will take longer getting there, reducing your time spent tasting!
With a tour: Leave the car behind and join one of the many day trips from Adelaide to Barossa Valley. There are some highly recommended guided tours with hotel transfers from Adelaide that will select the best of the region to showcase. If you’re looking for a bespoke wine tour where you choose where you want to go we would recommend a private tour for the day.