Discover the gold mining history of the area on one of the two loop trails. The shorter loop is just over one kilometre long and takes about one hour to complete. The longer loop is about five kilometres and takes three to four hours. Interpretive signs illustrate mining techniques, geology, and treatment of ore and the lifestyles of people who lived there.
Chateau Dorrien offers an experience not to be missed when you visit the Barossa Valley. Walk through an almost 100-year-old building that still has original concrete wine vats in tact, craft section and Heritage Gallery. A local Barossa Valley artist has lovingly painted in mural form the Settlement of the Barossa Valley and the winemaking technique from the beginning to the present day on seven vats, it is a delight for historians, school groups and general tourists.
Chateau Tanunda, built in 1890 from bluestone quarried at nearby Bethany, is steeped in history. It's an awe-inspiring place to visit, combining historic winery buildings and a stunning cellar door. The building is surrounded by vineyards and beautifully landscaped gardens, a great place to stop and relax while in the valley.
Clonlea Park, on the banks of the North Para River, offers exceptional opportunities for recreation, quiet reflection and quality time with others as you enjoy the delightful natural setting with its open grasslands and magnificent river red gums.
Built in 1861 on land and with money donated by George Fife Angas, Friedensberg (Hill of Peace) Schoolroom with Headmaster's residence attached also served for four decades as St Johannes Church for the early Prussian Lutheran pioneer settlers at Springton.
Nestled in a private valley surrounded by stunning scenic vineyards, Chateau Yaldara sits proudly perched on a hill overlooking the North Para River. The magnificent Chateau is home to McGuigan Wines and continues to nurture some of Australia's oldest vines. Property tours including the historic building are available 10.30am and 2.30pm daily.
Seppeltsfield Wines began in 1851 when Joseph Seppelt, fleeing turmoil in his native Silesia purchased a beautiful property in the Barossa Valley, and named it after himself - Seppeltsfield. He decided to plant vines. Thus was born the village you see today. These bluestone cellars now carefully mature the 100 year old Para Port. Over the years many activities and industries found a sympathetic home at Seppeltsfield. Our vision is to see as many of these (and more) revived.
The Herbig Family Tree is a large, hollow red gum tree at Springton. It is estimated to be 300 to 500 years old with a diameter of seven metres at its base and a height of 24 metres. A small stream runs nearby.
The Whispering Wall is in fact the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir. Built between 1899 and 1903, the dam was a revolutionary engineering feat for its day and attracted attention from all over the world, even making its way into the pages of the journal Scientific American.