Campervan Touring Information
(50km north of Adelaide)
Trip duration: One day or overnight.
On the road One of Adelaide’s greatest assets is it’s close proximity to a number of fascinating regions. Vineyards and wineries, rolling hills and quaint villages, seaside resorts and beautiful wildlife reserves are all within easy drive of the South Australia's capital. Travel up Main North Road, via Gawler to the Barossa Valley Highway. Alternatively, travel through the Adelaide Hills visiting the pretty towns of Woodside, Mount Pleasant and Springton, Eden Valley to Angaston or Torrens Gorge, Inglewood and Chain of Pond.
Wine is a special part of the South Australian lifestyle and for the lover of fine wine, the Barossa Valley offers enormous varieties which range from the giant corporate winemakers to the small family-owned vineyards. In this area to the north-east of Adelaide there are more than forty wineries and a multitude of historic buildings, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
In August the Barossa Classic Gourmet Weekend offers visitors the opportunity to sample and enjoy fine wines and gourmet food.
Some of the Barossa’s most famous wineries include Wolf Blass, Orlando, Yalumba, Penfolds and Seppelts. The last few years have seen some dramatic changes in the Barossa with boutique wineries such as Rockford and Elderton, excellent art galleries and fine restaurants. Places to visit include Lyndoch, Tanunda, Seppeltsfield, Nuriootpa, Bethany and Rowland’s Flat.
For further information, contact:
Barossa Information Centre 66 Murray Street NURIOOTPA SA 5355 Phone: (085) 62 1866 Fax:(085) 62 1268
(133km north east of Adelaide to Blanchetown)
Trip duration: One or two days
On the road Follow the Stuart Highway north-east to the start of South Australia’s Riverland.
The region runs along the edge of the Murray through irrigated orchards, riverside towns and wineries. Boating and waterskiing facilities are excellent and a visit to the region wouldn’t be complete without fishing for Murray Cod, perch or bream.
First stop is Blanchetown, a century old town which retains its quiet charm as the first of the Murray’s six South Australian locks.
Taste apricots, oranges, peaches and many other fruits in season at Waikerie. For a scenic drive, head for Holders Settlement and the Waikerie Gliding Club, and spot the wildlife on the way to Maize Island Conservation Park.
Three of the furthest towns east in the region are Barmera, Berri and Renmark. At Barmera, Lake Bonney’s beautiful beaches are used for water sports including sailing and swimming. There is even a nude beach at Pelican Point.
At Berri, taste 10 year old wines in one of the many Riverland wineries. Complexes such as the Berri Estate produce around seven million litres of wine each year. Renmark, 260km north-west along the Stuart, is the major town of the Riverland, the heart of the oldest irrigation area. The area produces grapes and other fruits and there are plenty of wineries which offer free tastings.
For further information, contact:
Goolwa Tourist Information Centre Cadell Street GOOLWA SA 5214 Phone: (085) 55 1144
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