Population 1865

Angaston takes its name from George Fife Angas who purchased the original plot of land on which the town now stands. He was a prominent figure in the South Australian Company and one of the shareholders who used his substantial buying power to get the best plots of land and dictate the terms of purchase. Many of the town's public buildings were funded by him, even before he emigrated. In a sense, the town's strong German heritage was also funded by him as he sponsored many Lutherans to make the journey to South Australia. Angaston still has strong ties with its history. In town is a German butcher shop that has been making wursts for more than 60 years, a blacksmith shop over a century old and a cafe and specialty food shop named the South Australian Company Store. Jacarandas and Moreton Bay figs line the main street.

Visitor Information

Barossa Visitor Information Centre, 66–68 Murray St, Tanunda; (08) 8563 0600 or 1300 852 982

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Nuriootpa

    The long history of winemaking in this Barossa town is apparent when travelling down the main street. Old vines that glow red in autumn...more

  • Tanunda

    Tanunda is at the heart of the Barossa and surrounded by vineyards. The modern-day township grew out of the village of Langmeil, which was...more

  • Lyndoch

    Lyndoch is one of the oldest towns in South Australia. The first European explorers, led by Colonel Light in 1837, described the area around...more

In Town

A. H. Doddridge Blacksmith Shop This is the town's original blacksmith, started by Cornish immigrant William Doddridge. The shop closed in 1966 and 15 years later it was purchased by local townspeople. On Sat and Sun it operates as a working smithy, complete with the original bellows that Doddridge brought out from England. Murray St.

Angas Park Fruit Co: retail outlet for Angas Park dried fruits and nuts; Murray St.

The Abbey: second-hand clothing and period pieces inside the old church; open Thurs–Sun; Murray St.

The Lego Man: one of Australia's largest Lego collections; Jubilee Ave.

Food outlets: include Angaston Gourmet Foods, famous for their baguettes, and the Barossa Valley Cheese Company, which makes cheese on the premises; Murray St.

Angaston Heritage Walk: brochure from visitor centre.


Eden Valley wine region This is another history-rich region abutting the Barossa Valley to the east, but with a cooler climate that creates different wines. Henschke has a shiraz plot that dates back to the winery’s inception in 1868, and the Hill of Grace label vies with PENFOLDS Grange as Australia’s classic red. Pewsey Vale and Heggies Vineyard make fine examples of riesling, and share a cellar door with Yalumba.

Collingrove Homestead: the old Angas family home, now owned by the National Trust and open for tours, boutique accommodation and dining; 7 km SE.

Mengler Hill Lookout: views over the Barossa Valley; 8 km SW.

Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park: a small pocket of native flora and fauna, with walking trails; 10 km S.

Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail: between Lyndoch and Angaston, taking in wineries and gourmet-food producers along the way. Smartcard available for purchase, which allows you VIP experiences and rewards points; details and brochure from visitor centre.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wine-tasting - Nuriootpa and Angaston 6 km

Elderton Wines near Nuriootpa is a carbonneutral winery. Its cellar door is partially solar-powered and the vineyard is using biodynamic methods of production. Yalumba in Angaston has three organic wines and an... Find out more

Cycling in the Barossa 8 km

In the Barossa, you can hire bikes from the visitor centre in Tanunda and take the paved 7-kilometre cycle path to Nuriootpa. For a guided, multi-day supported bike tour, sampling the best of the region’s cuisine... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Blond Coffee

The espressos are first rate but the team here are equally passionate about their food and local produce. The lunch menu features a plethora of panini and bruschetta variations, plus excellent salads and treats like... Find out more

Vintners Bar & Grill

A perennial favourite among visitors and locals alike, Vintners is housed in a restored landmark building. The dining room has hefty beams of iron gum and stone walls, with inviting vine-wrapped courtyards outside. The... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Adelaide Hills Craft Brewing 48 km

Located in the former Onkaparinga woollen mill complex at Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, this brewery/bar is run by Alistair Turnbull and Phil Jones. The pair turned their backs on careers in banking to study brewing in... Find out more

Campsites around town

The Old School House camping area 22 km

On the Heysen Trail, this historic building in the north of the reserve sleeps 8 and has tent spaces close by. You’ll find it 9 km east of Williamstown, from Springton Rd. Book ahead, as access is via a gate.... Find out more

Centennial Drive camping area 24 km

This long creekside campsite next to Centennial Dr and stands of large radiata pines is on the Heysen Trail. A short – but steep – climb from here leads to Mt Crawford. The sites are 12 km east of... Find out more

Fromms Farm camping area 26 km

This former dairy is now a generous-sized shelter for group camping, with tent spaces close by. It's located on Mount Rd, 2 km from the information centre. You enter via a gate, so you need to book. This camping area... Find out more

Rocky Paddock camping area 26 km

A large open campground set among rocky outcrops on the edge of the forest plantation, this site is 1 km from the information centre off Tower Rd. There is water here but it is not suitable for drinking, so carry in your... Find out more

Chalks camping area 28 km

This expansive and popular grassed site is set among river gums on Chalks Rd, close to the corner of Warren and Forreston rds, 4 km from the information centre. There’s a short walk from the parking area over... Find out more

Cromer Shed camping area 28 km

This recent addition to the forest’s list of campsites features a large shelter shed among eucalypt woodland on the south-eastern edge of the forest. It’s off Cricks Mill Rd, 7 km west of Mt Pleasant.... Find out more

Mount Crawford camping area (bush camping) 31 km

For self-sufficient walkers there are assorted bush camping options along the Heysen Trail, with walk-in access only, including 2 huts. The information office can provide details. Some have rainwater tanks but bring a... Find out more

Swan Reach camping area (bush camping) 43 km

Sites for self-sufficient bush camping are signposted off Swan Reach–Sedan Rd, 10 km west of Swan Reach. Near here, on an unsealed road off the Swan Reach–Walker Flat Rd, are spectacular views of the Murray... Find out more

John S Christian Reserve camping area 46 km

There’s self-sufficient camping on Marne Valley Rd, 15 km north-west of Walker Flat, beside the Marne River.... Find out more

Ridley camping area (bush camping) 51 km

Self-sufficient bush camping is permitted in the park, 8 km south of Swan Reach on the way to Mannum.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Barossa Valley Tourist Park 5 km

This good quality Barossa Valley caravan park has a large number of sites, a choice of accommodation and a range of facilities including tennis courts. It is within walking distance of the town centre and close to... Find out more

Tanunda Caravan and Tourist Park 9 km

Enjoy the Barossa Valley experience from this popular park; it is a great base for exploring the fabulous wine-producing region. Located 1.5 km from the town centre, with easy access, it offers patrons a good range of... Find out more

Gawler Caravan Park 29 km

This is a good quality park close to the town centre and located on the banks of the Gawler River. It is a good base for exploring the nearby Barossa Valley and is easily accessible from the Sturt and Barrier highways.... Find out more

BIG4 Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park 55 km

This well-maintained park is in a picturesque spot on the banks of the Murray River, just below the Blanchetown lock. It is a smaller, good quality park with a range of accommodation, about 500 metres from the town... Find out more

Levi Park Caravan Park 58 km

Levi Park is just 5 km from the city and a very good base for exploring central Adelaide. It has shady caravan sites and pleasant grassy tent sites, all located in a magnificent historic garden. The River Torrens flows... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Caithness Manor

A former girls grammar school has graduated to be a hosted B&B with grace and poise. Two sumptuous suites are located on the ground floor of this impressive stone residence. Both are presented with antiques and fine... Find out more

Naimanya Cottage

This attached stone cottage is a congenial getaway in the rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges. Located among 5.5 hectares of vines, the cottage offers outstanding views to Flaxmans Valley and beyond. With two bedrooms,... Find out more

Strathlyn B&B

As well as suites in the impressive main residence, this property also provides fully self-contained options in its restored coach house and a separate modern apartment. Quality furnishings and attention to detail are in... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Moppa Road rest area 8 km

29km NE of Gawler (L) or 3km W of Nuriootpa (R)

Just off the highway behind a few trees.

Truro East Rest Area 13 km

1 km E of Truro (L) or 45 km W of Blanchetown (R)

Small area just off the highway among a few large trees. Good shade.

Tarlee park area 36 km

At Tarlee

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Annadale rest area 38 km

29km E of Truro (L) or 17km W of Blanchetown (R)

Just off the highway among trees. 

Riverton rest area 46 km

At Riverton

Just off the highway among trees. On the south side of town.

Winkler park area 51 km

2km S of Saddleworth (L) or 7km N of Riverton (R)

Very small area adjacent to the highway. Limited shade.

Hanson rest area 55 km

13km S of Burra (L) or 28km N of Manoora (R)

Just off the highway among a stand of pine trees. 

What's on around town

Farmers market: behind Vintners Bar & Grill, Nuriootpa Rd; Sat mornings.

Angaston Show: Feb/Mar.

Barossa Vintage Festival: celebration of locally produced food and wine in various locations; odd-numbered years, Apr.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend: Aug.

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