Explore Ziptrak® Stage 1
The first official men's stage of the 22nd Santos Tour Down Under is the perfect viewing stage!
As the peloton heads around a circuit of the Barossa Region – starting and ending in Tanunda – you’ll have the chance to catch them fly by a whopping five times throughout the day.
And your taste buds will revel in the chance to explore the popular food and wine destination.
They say to eat in the Barossa is to experience for yourself the heritage of the region come to life. With a diverse and vibrant dining scene, where local produce takes centre stage there really is so much to taste and discover.
Provenance Barossa in Nuriootpa is a must-visit while you're in region, with the perfect blend of food, beverage and tourism in the heart of the Barossa. Here, you'll find the likes of Barossa Distilling Company, Ember Pizza, Steins Taphouse and so much more. And there's plenty of room for the kids!
If you're interested in a little fine dining, consider a visit to the award-winning Hentley Farm or Appellation at The Louise (pictured above), then finish with a visit to the impressive Vino Lokal Wine Room & Bar or Penfolds cellar door for a drop of some of the Valley's best.
Be sure to visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and The Farm Eatery. You'll be able to try her products and leave with dozens of delectable treats from Australia's favourite cook.
Things to see and do
You can certainly shop up a storm in the Barossa, with a thriving retail scene featuring shops, boutiques and markets. You'll find antiques, homewares, fashion, souvenirs and so much regional produce at your fingertips.
If you like to get your hands dirty, we highly recommend a visit to Casa Carboni - the Italian cooking school in Angaston. You'll leave with a full belly after having perfected your pasta making with founders Matteo and Fiona.
Another must-see is the picture-perfect Gully Gardens farm shop. You'll find a large range of homemade confectionery and jams, goodie baskets and gifts to take home, plus an impressive range of Angaston grown dried fruit!
A quick visit to Tanunda Pines Golf Club wouldn’t go astray with January’s sunny days being the perfect opportunity to hit a few holes.
To catch a glimpse of the best views in the region, head for the Barossa Sculpture Park and Mengler’s Hill Lookout where you’ll capture incredible 180-degree snapshots of the wineries and fields making up the stunning landscape.
A quick tip: the start line on Murray Street and Barossa Valley Way in Tanunda is where you’ll want to sit throughout the day to catch all the cycling action with the peloton passing five times and feeding in the same area. Talk about prime time viewing.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company will leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store with their experiences! Not only can you watch the chocolate being made in the factory or indulge in their homemade ice cream, but the kids can become a chocolatier for the day in the junior chocolate workshop. And while they do, mum and dad can enjoy the ChocVine-A-Late Pairing combining five artisan choccies with five Vineyard Road handcrafted wine. Fun for the whole family, we say.
And if you’re wanting to burn off those calories, a little competition at Barossa Bowland and Mini Golf is just what we order.
Where to stay
For a luxury getaway, Tanunda House is a must. The backyard pool and tennis pool make for the perfect way to relax after a day on the stage, and it can host up to five couples so you can bring all your friends to enjoy it with you.
Head for Discovery Parks Barossa Valley, located in Tanunda, for a great family-friendly stay and hours of fun in their waterpark. With accessibility and pet-friendly stays available, we have a feeling this is a winner.
View more accommodation options at SouthAustralia.com.