Things to do
It takes years to learn the secrets of the Barossa but after over 40 years of being a local we are prepared to share some of the best kept secrets with you. These are the places that most other visitors overlook and should be on your list of things to do in the Barossa.
The smokehouses and baking ovens of Barossa butchers and bakers – places like Lyndoch Valley Meats – award-winning Mettwurst and Fritz straight from the smoke house or Apex Bakery in Tanunda – they still fire their oven every night with Mallee roots – a real wood fired oven.
Regional produce from farm kitchens and small shops and world class restaurants – look for the Food Barossa logo – it is that distinctive “cork in a fork”.
National Parks, forests and reservoirs – there are signposted walks in the Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park, the Sandy Creek Conservation Park and around Barossa Goldfields.
Home-based crafts such as wood carvers, potters, quilters, coopers (wine barrels) and blacksmiths – see Michael Mason hand carve rocking horses at the Wood Carvers Haven near Springton. Check out the quilting at Jenny’s Sewing Centre in Angaston main street. Watch the boys at The Keg Factory hand make wine barrels – they can even make you a personal port barrel to take home.
Museums and collections including Lincoln Nitschke's aircraft collection just out of Greenock , the Angas family homestead - Collingrove or the National Motor Museum at Birdwood is a real trip down memory lane
Churches, organs, stained slass and cemeteries – many of the two dozen Lutheran churches are open. Walk through any local cemetery and see grave stones written in German.
Antiques - for sale and collections on display. Mavis Kraft is the local dealer of repute. Check out her shop in Tanunda main street or at home just out of Rowland Flat.