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Breathtaking Southern Barossa

Southern Barossa is a breathtaking district within South Australia’s globally renowned Barossa Valley. The region includes the charming towns of Lyndoch and Williamstown as well as the Barossa Goldfields, Rowland Flat and, to the southeast, the Mount Crawford forests.

We understand that you may be tempted to explore the wider Barossa region, but allow us to showcase the myriad of attractions and activities right on your doorstep when you stay at Wilsford House.

An Abundance of Unforgettable Experiences

Within the Southern Barossa, you’ll find abundant experiences catering to all interests. Here are just a mix of suggestions to help you plan your stay.

Book a private wine tasting

OK, truly great wine is a given if you stay in the Barossa! But the Southern Barossa has its own eco climate and is known for its world-class wine, and there are plenty of wineries to choose from in the area. We have it all from big globally recognised wine brands, award winners, boutique wineries, multi-generational, and some exceptional hidden gems.

When you stay with us at Wilsford House, why not book an exclusive wine tasting with the Burge family? Advise us when booking that you would like a private tasting, and our concierge will happily organise an exclusive tasting of our family wine portfolio.

Take a scenic drive

The area around Lyndoch is incredibly scenic, with rolling hills, vineyards, and charming small towns. Drive through the countryside to see the sights and take in the views.

Smell the lavender

The Lyndoch Lavender Farm is beautiful, especially during blooming season (from mid-spring to late summer). You can take a tour of the lavender fields, learn about the distillation process, and purchase some lavender products to take home.

Embark on a kayaking adventure

The Southern Barossa is home to several waterways, including serene rivers and tranquil reservoirs, making it an ideal spot for kayaking. One of the area’s most popular kayaking locations is the Warren Reservoir within the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. This reservoir provides a peaceful and picturesque setting for a kayaking escapade.

Walk the Lyndoch Heritage Trail

The Lyndoch Heritage Walk is a self-guided walking tour that takes you through the historic town of Lyndoch. Along the way, you will see landmarks like the Lyndoch Institute and the St John’s Lutheran Church.
Download the walking trail flyer. Note the walking flyer was last updated in 2008, but still a fun and informative trail. 

Play a round of golf

The Sandy Creek Golf Club is located not far from Lyndoch and is a challenging yet beautiful course popular with locals and visitors. The picturesque 18-hole, par 72 course (6030 metres) provides the complete golfing experience, with superbly manicured greens, lush fairways and several holes featuring well positioned water hazards and bunkers.

Enjoy a scenic flight

When it comes to experiencing the Southern Barossa region in South Australia from a truly unique and exhilarating perspective, look no further than Barossa Helicopters. This adventure promises an unforgettable journey through the skies, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Barossa Valley and its surrounding areas.

Visit the Whispering Wall

The Whispering Wall is a unique attraction in Southern Barossa. It’s a curved dam wall that is known for its acoustic properties. If you whisper at one end of the wall, someone at the other end can hear you perfectly.

Take a hike

The Barossa Steingarten Walk is a self-guided adventure, allowing you to set your own pace and take in the sights at your leisure. Along the way, informative signage offers insights into the vineyard’s history, geology, and winemaking processes, ensuring an educational experience for all.

Have a meal at The Lord Lyndoch

The Lord Lyndoch is a historic pub serving classic pub fare and some more upscale dishes. It’s a great place to grab a meal and a drink after a day of exploring. The Lord Lyndoch is located on the main street at the western entrance to the picturesque town of Lyndoch.

Go on a bike ride

The Barossa Valley is a popular destination for cyclists, with plenty of scenic routes. If you are looking to explore the Southern Barossa on bike you won’t be disappointed as there are over 40 kilometres of dedicated bike trails within the Barossa and the majority are within the Southern Barossa district.
Download the Barossa Bike Trail Guide

Step back in time

Alluvial gold was discovered in the Barossa Goldfields in 1868 and resulted in a rush of up to 4000 people until 1870. The small township of Barossa was established and survived until the 1950s. Reef mining took place in the 1890s. Part of the goldfield, preserved in Para Wirra National Park, can be rediscovered on two self-guided interpretive trails, which commence from the northern entrance to the park. The shorter walk takes about an hour; the second walk 3-4 hours.
Download the Barossa Goldfields Walking Trail Guide

The Southern Barossa around Lyndoch is a beautiful area with plenty of things to see and do. Whether you’re a wine lover, a nature enthusiast, or just looking for good food and drink, there’s something for everyone in this part of South Australia. If you want to learn more about the Southern Barossa region, let us know when you book with us. We are more than happy to tell you about further memorable things to see and do.