EXPLORE: ZIPTRAK STAGE 1
The first stage of the Santos Festival of Cycling kicks off from Seppeltsfield Winery, meandering through the beautiful Barossa Valley and winding up in Tanunda.
Take in everything this region has to offer, from food and wine through to priceless experiences.
FOOD, COFFEE, WINE
Octeine Coffee at Seppeltsfield
Octeine Coffee the newest addition to the Seppeltsfield village will be open very early to help you get the breakfast fuel you need - with a range of coffee and local food options on offer.
Barossa Arts Centre
Include a show in your visit to the Barossa. The Barossa Arts Centre is a performing arts complex with the capacity to seat nearly 1000 people. The Calendar of Events each year caters for all preferences, including kids shows, Opera, comedy and musicals. The Barossa is filled with great wine, delicious food and excellent entertainment. Visit their website for more information and upcoming shows.
Ember Pizza Barossa
DID YOU SAY PIZZA? We're there. Ember pizza Barossa is all about "great food cooked with fire". This family friendly pizza wonderland will fill you up with produce from the region. A perfect stop for dinner or lunch.
Red Door Espresso - Kitchen & Pantry
Sink your teeth into food that is hand-baked, handmade and hand grown. Red Door Espresso - Kitchen & Pantry welcomes you with a seasonal menu, coffee, cake and raw vegan treats, Barossa wines and craft beers, for the perfect morning or afternoon delight.
Celebrity chef Callum Hann and his business partner Themis Chryssidis have teamed up (again) to open a brand new restaurant, Lou's Place, at Lou Miranda's cellar door in the Barossa.
Think Mediterranean inspired cuisine, with a focus on local seasonal produce.
Tanunda Bakery & Cafe
Crusty, artisan sourdoughs, soft and fluffy pretzels, traditional sweet Streusel buns... and barista coffee? Sign us up! Tanunda Bakery in the Barossa Bakery is a family owned business with a German influence. They are passionate about authentic, German sourdough. A perfect place to stop for a quick bite of lunch, or to stock up for that picnic!
Barista Sista Beanery and Coffee Roasters
Looking for a "GOOD" coffee? Barista Sista Beanery and Coffee Roasters pride themselves on smooth, rich liquid gold, designed with the coffee connoisseur in mind. Of course, their organic boutique coffee is roasted on site. Cold brew is also on offer, perfect for a sizzling day of Santos Festival of Cycling viewing. Oh and by the way, there's breakfast and light meals available too, including plant based options for vegans (yep, vegan cakes, too!).
A visit to the Barossa Valley wouldn't be complete without stopping off at a renowned winery. Rockford Wines ticks that box, well and truly. For stunning, high quality wine in a beautiful surrounding of old stone buildings, you can't go past this place... And they're open seven days a week!
Seasonal dining on Magnolia Road! This restaurant looks over across the surrounding vines, located at the Calabria Family Wines tasting room. Expect fresh, exciting and flavourful food all produced in the Barossa Valley. The perfect spot for lunch or dinner.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield is the hub for craft and design in the Barossa. Visitors can marvel at professional artisans working on their craft - from knife making, ceramics, glass and millinery, and then purchase incredible handcrafted goods in the retail store.
Oh... And while you're there, go on a segway tour! Spend one hour on a motorised segway as you explore Barossa architecture, tranquil gardens and stunning vineyard vistas.
The Barossa Bike Trail
Explore the Barossa by bike! 40kms of sealed bike trail weaves its way from Gawler to Tanunda. You'll ride past luscious green vineyards and rolling landscape... And perhaps stop off at a few wineries along the way!
Barossa Farmers Market
Feast your eyes (and stomach) on a delectable selection of Barossa Valley's finest produce at the Barossa Farmers Market! Open every Saturday morning, you can expect the best of the Barossa, from seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats, breads and cheeses... As well as your special treats (pastries and cakes to name a few). Of course, coffee is available - sip, peruse, indulge, while you're stopping by during the tour.
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop & Cafe
Maggie Beer products galore at the Maggie Beer Farm Shop & Cafe! Help yourself to an exclusive (and delicious) selection of sauces, ice creams and small goods (to name a few), or sit down, have a coffee and a cake and take in the serenity of the adjoining lake. You can also book in to a daily cooking demonstration.
Barossa Bowland and Dinosaur themed Mini Golf
Swap the saddle for some bowling shoes and/or a golf club at Barossa Bowland! Dinosaur themed Mini Golf and a 12-lane ten-pin bowling centre will provide plenty of entertainment for a group of mates, or the kids.
Hot air ballooning
Seek out a birds-eye view of the stunning Barossa from a hot air balloon! Rides last for about an hour, first thing in the morning. Celebrate with a champagne breakfast and gourmet breakfast upon return.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Hands up chocolate fans! Weave your way to the outskirts of Tanunda to the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, nestled in luscious vineyards. Between the handmade, artisan chocolates paired with wine in the cellar door and chocolate-making classes, this place has everything for the chocolate lover.
WHERE TO STAY
If luxury is what you're after, look no further than Tanunda House. With world-class facilities, access to incredible dining (AND a pool!), Tanunda House has it all.
Discovery Parks Barossa
For something that caters to the whole family, you can't go past Discovery Parks Barossa! Between a giant bouncing pillow, a swimming pool and a playground (not to mention BBQ facilities), Discovery Parks Barossa will provide the perfect sanctuary and just the right amount of fun.