Thursday, July 16, 2015

Plan Your Own Barossa Trip

South Australia is known for its wine regions. So when my friends visited, I knew I had to take them on a wine tasting tour. I heard that Barossa is the best. Being a newbie to Adelaide myself, I was initially leaning towards booking with a tour group because there didn't seem to be much material on the internet about planning your own tour. But we decided to save money, go on an adventure and use technology to our benefit and planned our own Barossa trip. And now I get to share it with you!




The Whispering Wall
We arrived at our first stop at 10 AM. The Whispering Wall is said to be South Australia's first and highest arch dam. The coolest thing about the dam is that sounds from one end can be heard clearly from the other. No shouting needed, just speak like how you normally would and your friend standing all the way at the other side can hear everything that you're saying as if you were standing next to him. What wonder!


Next stop, Lyndoch Lavender Farm.
Take a stroll amidst the lavenders and maybe try some lavender ice cream or lavender cookies! The cafe was closed when we visited but we did get to try the cookies. It wasn't my type of cookie but it was interesting to try.


Seppelt Family Masouleum
On the way to our next stop, we noticed that other cars stopped to park at this area so we did the same out of curiosity. With a pretty view to take pictures in, it was worth a really quick visit.

Seppeltsfield
Now, on to the wine tasting! Although we initially had other wine tasting venues on our itinerary, we decided to ditch the others since our visit to Seppeltsfield Winery was more than enough!

They've got a good selection of wine that you can taste for free! You can then choose to buy a bottle or two of the drink that you fancy.
After this, we ended our day trip by heading to Tanunda to grab a bite and visit their shops.
This is the first of my Travel Adelaide blog series and I'm excited to show you guys more of this city I've come to love. Visit soon?

Always,
Jeanne

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84 comments:

  1. great photos! Sounds like you guys had lots of fun :)

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  2. That sounds like such a good trip! I'm hoping to go to Australia next November, but we'll see!
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  3. Great trip and great photos, thanks for sharing!
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  4. What a great place to visit love your backpack lovely images. Have a great weekend

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  5. Looks like an awesome post to visit! Just a tad jealous. Looks great :)

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    1. I love this kind of adventure! And to discover a place on your own is much more fun than on a usual way! Would love to try the lavender cookies too! Interesting photos, Jeanne! How was the wine, dear? I'm a fan of sweet ones! ;)

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  6. Such a nice place! I just adore your high boots :) You look great!

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  7. Looks great but i would probably stay away from the lavender cookies and just stick with the wine :D
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  8. Love the pictures sweetie, especially the one of you walking through the lavender <3

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  9. Love the pictures sweetie, especially the one of you walking through the lavender <3

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  10. What a great review of your trip, looks SUPER fun! I also love the name of your blog :)

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  11. Looking at the place looks very calming. Very beautiful and relaxing! :)


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  12. You look stunning, I am in love with your style thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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  13. What a great day! The dam sounds amazing! Cute look for the day

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  14. I've always wanted to go to australia! I didn't know the south was known for wine. Very good to know :)
    Thanks for sharing
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  15. Wonderful! I love your outfit especially your boots <3
    Have a wonderful day! :)

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  16. It's a pity I didn't get to check out Adelaide while I was in Australia! Such beautiful pictures! Planning your own tour is so much more exciting than following a tour guide;)
    June

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  17. i love wine tasting too. this place looks awesome!

    love, liz
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  18. such lovely photos. seems like you had a great time

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  19. It looks like you did an amazing job with your own Barossa Valley trip! I haven't been so I will have to take your tips into account. I'm quite amazed at the whispering wall. It seems impossible while reading about it on a computer screen so it gives me an excuse to plan another trip away! Haha
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Sounds like you had a great time! I think road trips like this can be much more fun when you do it yourself, not as rushed as when you're on a tour either! :)

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  21. Oh my gosh, the whispering wall sounds soo cool!...if not, a little creepy! Hahaha, it sounds like you had a fantastic time in Barossa! <3

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  22. I really would love to visit this place one day! Unfortuatly its sooo expensive to go to Australia from Germany.
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    Larissa

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  23. Such lovely photos from what sounds like a great trip. You look adorable as usual.

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  24. It's simplicity at its best, dear! xoxo

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  25. Amazing photos and great post
    xx
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  26. Oh very cute pics, that place looks so pretty
    xx

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  27. I love this idea of the whispering wall, what a great day out!

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  28. OMG lovely pics!! :)
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  29. The whispering wall sounds so cool! Great pictures, looks like you had a great time!

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  30. You look so lovely dear and love your pics.
    Happy weekend.

    Cheers!

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  31. This trip sounds like so much fun! Lovely photos ^-^

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  32. looked like you guys ad a great weekend ♥


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  33. Hello! Looks like you had a lot of fun ! :-)
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  34. This is amazing! I had never seen this side of Australia before! The lavender fields are really lovely, and it looks like you really had fun!

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  35. As a wine lover myself, this trip sounds incredible!! Looking forward to keeping up with this series :)

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  36. You are so pretty! Love these photos! Wish I can visit this place someday :)

    xo, Janine
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  37. Are you serious about the whispering wall? Omg now I really want to go. That is amazing. I'd probably be stuck testing it out and forget to do anything else, hehe. Such great fun you had with your friends and you look lovely darling.
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  38. The dam that enables people to be heard from one side to the other talking at a normal volume is just incredible - I'd love to try that for myself! I'm so glad you enjoyed a fun day with your friends :)

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  40. hat sounds like such a good trip!!!
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  41. Lovely photos! I'd love to visit one day! :) xx

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  42. I've never actually been to Australia myself, but Adelaide looks so lovely! You really did some great activities there :)

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  43. Looks like you had a great trip! Fab pics :) x

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  44. lovely pics

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  45. Such a fantastic post with lovely photos. The lavender fields are incredible and the cooks look so unique and definitely worth a try. Have a terrific week!

    xo, Bry

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  46. Such a fantastic post with lovely photos. The lavender fields are incredible and the cooks look so unique and definitely worth a try. Have a terrific week!

    xo, Bry

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  47. Lavender fields! I love it! I've always wanted to see one! Great pictures!

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  48. omg, such fantastic pictures my dear! lovely post :D xoxo

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  50. So awesome! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  51. All that lavender is so pretty! That's like my favorite smell ever

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  52. So nice pics and lovely review about your interesting different stops :-)

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  53. I've always wanted to try wine tasting! Looks amazing
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  54. Great pictures and it looks like you had a great time!! Never been to Australia but it's definitely on my wishlist :)

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  55. Impromptu trips with self exploring are the best!

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  56. wine and lavender, that's a really great trip, my dear
    enjoy and have fun
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  57. wine and lavender, that's a really great trip, my dear
    enjoy and have fun
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  58. I like that shot in the middle of the road! That's so adventurous, dear! xoxo

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  59. Amazing place, pictures and outfit! Beautiful boots! =)

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  60. Looks like a great visit with your friends, so glad you had a wonderful time. BTW- I want to steal those boots! They are too lovely!
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  61. wine tasting sounds like the best part of the trip ;)

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  62. Wow look at that lavender farm! So pretty! It looks like you're have a great time!

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  64. I love your blog so much - travel posts are definitely the best.

    Looks like you've had a lot of fun! The whispering wall sounds interesting.

    One day I will make it to Australia!

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  65. Love the photos - looks like such a beautiful place to travel! ❤
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  66. This place looks amazing! it seems like you had a wonderful time! thanks for sharing :)
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  67. Awesome post, i love travel posts !
    xoxo

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  68. I'm a really lover of red wine!!! I'm so curious for this....Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
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  69. I love stuff like whispering walls! I took my friends to the whispering gallery in NYC'S Grand Central Station and blew their minds. / My mom is obsessed with anything lavender! If I ever find myself in the area, that's a place we'll have to hit. / Ooh la la, wine tasting! #classy #sophisticated ^-^ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  70. Great post and you looked so lovely in all of the photos! I especially love the picture where y'all are sitting in the road! XO
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  71. oh wow - that pic of you in the lavender field is gorgeous! Australia is one of those places I am just aching to go, it hurts!
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