Touring Nuriootpa, a town we love

Within the heart of the Barossa you’ll find Nuriootpa, its financial hub where local delights are found at the community-owed The Co-op store. Here, rampant cottage gardens frame this pretty, wide main street. 

Stroll among mid-19th century German streetscape for traditional baked goods and unique curiosities at the local bric-a-brac store. 


Pic courtesy Mattinbgn


In town, you’ll find Nuriootpa Linear Park with picnic tables and large grassy lawns, playground, a skate park and an old steamy. 

And if you follow the river, you’ll come to the gorgeous community-run Barossa Bushgardens. Here, volunteers propagate native seedlings to boost Indigenous plants Barossa-wide, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Or, stop in every second or fourth Thursday morning for unstructured play at the Bush Playground.


For sinsational tastings, check out the small goods on offer at the provenance in Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst. Or sample just about everything at Maggie Beer’s Farm House and Cafe at Maggie’s Orchard, established by celebrity cook Maggie Beer.

In neighbouring Tanunda, taste hand-made sweets, create your own or watch chocolatiers working behind glass at Barossa Valley Chocolates. Here, dine lakeside on pizza at the licensed cafe.

Barossa Valley Chocolates


If you’re touring Nuriootpa, you’ll find some of the Barossa’s oldest wineries including Wolf Blass, Penfolds and Elderton. But you’ll also find some brilliant newcomers here, including First Drop Wines which serves a mean tapas. 

Yelland & Papps has a room to run for the kids with lawn games, a tyre swing and a trampoline. Stock your own picnic with Sunday delights at Barossa Farmers Market five minutes down the road.
Barossa Farmers Markets


Fabulous dining and historic experiences beckon along palm-lined Seppeltsfield Road.  More than 30 historic buildings–comprising miners’ cottages, homestead, smokehouse and distillery–are a short drive away at Seppeltsfield Winery.

Feast upon the grounds with delights at the Benno’s Kiosk & Picnic Grounds. Or watch artists spin their craft at the on-site JamFactory, the purchase bespoke gifts at the newly-renovated stables.

From here, you’re only a few streets away from the award winning gin-producer Seppeltsfield Road Distillery, where you can blend your very own gin.