Vineyards near Lyndoch, South Australian Tourism Commission

Population 1419

Lyndoch is one of the oldest towns in South Australia. The first European explorers, led by Colonel Light in 1837, described the area around Lyndoch as 'a beautiful valley'. The undulating landscape and picturesque setting attracted Lutheran immigrants and English gentry, who began growing grapes here. By 1850 Johann Gramp had produced his first wine from the grapes at Jacob's Creek.

Visitor Information

Kies Family Wines, Lot 2, Barossa Valley Hwy; (08) 8524 4110

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • 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

  • Gawler

    Set in the fork of the North and South Parra rivers and surrounded by rolling hills, it is no wonder that Gawler was picked, in 1839, as the...more

  • 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

In Town

Spinifex Arts & Crafts: retail shop selling exclusive quality handcrafted goods including pottery, quilts, folk art and paintings of local scenes. All goods are locally made in the Barossa region; Barossa Valley Way.

Helicopter and balloon flights: scenic flights over the Barossa region; contact visitor centre for details.

Historic Lyndoch Walk: self-guide walk featuring buildings from the mid-1800s, including many built from locally quarried hard ironstone; brochure from visitor centre.


Para Wirra Recreation Park Para Wirra comes from the Aboriginal words for 'river with scrub'. The park has a large recreational area with extensive facilities including tennis courts, picnic and barbecue areas, and walking trails ranging from short 800 m walks to more extensive 7.5 km trails. The park consists of mostly eucalypts and is home to a large variety of native birds – including inquisitive emus that meander around the picnic areas. The historic Barossa Goldfield Trails (1.2 km or 5 km loop walks) cover the history of the old goldmines. 12 km SW.

Barossa Valley wine region The Barossa Valley is a landscape of vine-swept hills and old wine estates. For some history on the Barossa and winemaking, the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre has a gallery with displays next to its wine-tasting area, where you can sample some of this well-known label’s varieties.

Sandy Creek Conservation Park: on undulating sand dunes, with walking trails and birdlife. See western grey kangaroos and echidnas at dusk; 5.5 km W.

Lyndoch Lavender Farm and Cafe: wander through rows of over 60 lavender varieties. The nursery and farm shop offer lavender-product sales; open Mon–Sun Sept–Feb, Mon–Fri Mar–Apr; Cnr Hoffnungsthal and Tweedies Gully rds; 6 km SE.

Barossa Reservoir and Whispering Wall: acoustic phenomenon allowing whispered messages at one end to be audible at the other end, 140 m away; 8 km SW.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Cycling in the Barossa 11 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

Wine-tasting - Nuriootpa and Angaston 18 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

Adelaide Zoo 43 km

With its catchphrase ‘We exist to save animals from extinction’, this is another of Australia’s excellent zoos. Visit the Giant Panda enclosure to see the Wang Wang and Funi. The sea-lion display... Find out more

Aboriginal gallery, Adelaide 44 km

The Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum holds the largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts in the world. Some 3000 are on display at any one time.... Find out more

Morialta Conservation Park 45 km

One of the most stunning parks in the region and located only 10 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, this has waterfalls and deep gorges, woodlands, koalas, echidnas and southern brown bandicoots. The pick of the walks is... Find out more

Swimming with dolphins off Glenelg 54 km

Since 2002, the eco-accredited Temptation Sailing has offered a ‘swim with the dolphins sail’ on a 17-metre catamaran out of Glenelg, in which the bottlenose and common dolphins reputedly come to the vessel... Find out more

Golf courses around town

The Grange Golf Club (East Course) 48 km

Vern Morcom was working on the final changes to The Grange’s West course redesign when the club announced plans for a second course. Morcom was asked to design it, on 150 acres of adjoining land, and the East... Find out more

Royal Adelaide Golf Club 48 km

In the city of churches, Royal Adelaide is the golfing equivalent of the Vatican. Every visiting golfer should make a pilgrimage to this Dr Alister MacKenzie-designed layout, one of Australia’s top 10 courses,... Find out more

The Grange Golf Club (West Course) 48 km

Melbourne’s sandbelt wasn’t the only region in which golf course construction was booming during the 1920s. Various sites in Adelaide’s western suburbs – Kooyonga in 1922, Glenelg in 1926... Find out more

Kooyonga Golf Club 49 km

Kooyonga is a thinking player’s golf course. One of the game’s greatest strategists, Peter Thomson, gave an insight into what is required to play well at Kooyonga after winning the 1972 Australian Open here.... Find out more

Glenelg Golf Club 52 km

Glenelg is to Adelaide what Bondi is to Sydney – the city’s most popular beach suburb. The terminus for the City to Bay tram, a Glenelg icon, can be found where Jetty Rd meets the beach, where you will... Find out more

Nearby eco-friendly places to eat

The Locavore 48 km

The Locavore (‘local eater’) at Stirling in the Adelaide Hills sticks to the ‘100-mile’ philosophy of sourcing food, which in its case includes the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the... Find out more

The Organic Market and Cafe 48 km

This bustling cafe and organic produce outlet in Stirling was the national winner of the best organic retailer award. Something of an institution in the area, it has delicious antipasto platters and great coffee. About... Find out more

Goodlife 54 km

This innovative restaurant and takeaway not only makes carbon-neutral pizzas, but also places an emphasis on sourcing produce that is organic and local. Takeaway pizzas here even come tied up with string.... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Adelaide Hills Craft Brewing 34 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

Coopers Brewery 42 km

More than any other Australian brewery, Coopers has grown significant market share over the past two decades on the back of increased demand for alternative beer styles. It was established in 1862 by Yorkshireman Thomas... Find out more

Brewboys 42 km

One of the country’s newest craft beermaking enterprises, Brewboys is a partnership between Stephen Nelsen and Simon Sellick, who also operate the contract brewing company Fresh Cellars. At present they utilise a... Find out more

South Australian Brewing Company 45 km

Established in 1888, the South Australian Brewing Company became the state’s dominant beer-maker by steadily acquiring competitors like the Kent Town Brewery, West End Brewery and the Walkerville Co-operative... Find out more

Campsites around town

The Old School House camping area 11 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 13 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

Rocky Paddock camping area 14 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

Fromms Farm camping area 15 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

Chalks camping area 17 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

Mount Crawford camping area (bush camping) 18 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

Cromer Shed camping area 19 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

Brownhill Creek Recreation Caravan Park 49 km

At this surprising natural nook just a few minutes south from Adelaide, mighty river red gums flank the creek, part of a major valley catchment. There are picnic areas and trails exploring the valley and beyond. To get... Find out more

Belair Park Caravan Park 50 km

Just off Upper Sturt Rd, close to the national park’s main entrance, this well-equipped caravan park has a playground and pool. Book ahead during peak holiday times, and bring a gas/fuel stove.... Find out more

Bolto Reserve camping area 52 km

On Khartoum Rd, this camping area is south of the ferry on the east side of the river, in the Morgan-to-Mannum stretch of the Murray River. Pay fees to the council.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

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 13 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

Barossa Valley Tourist Park 18 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

Levi Park Caravan Park 40 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

Discovery Holiday Parks - Adelaide Beachfront 47 km

With very good amenities and a wide range of facilities, this quality park is close to Port Adelaide, Football Park and the West Lakes shopping complex, as well as only 10 km from the city centre. It is one of... Find out more

Brown Hill Creek Tourist Park 49 km

This picturesque owner-operated park is set in the Adelaide foothills, 7 km south-east of the city. Its 120-acre bushland setting offers lots of shade and facilities include a tennis court. A minimum-stay period applies... Find out more

Marion Holiday Park 55 km

This tourist park in the southern suburbs is close to the enormous Marion shopping centre. It has very good amenities, shaded areas and good facilities including a recreation room and a tennis court. It makes a good base... Find out more

Brighton Caravan Park and Holiday Village 59 km

Just 17 km from Adelaide city, this tourist park enjoys absolute beach frontage and has a nice, relaxed feel. It is a popular family park and bookings are essential during busy holiday periods. A 2-night minimum-length... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Abbotsford Country House

Outstanding views of rolling farmland and vineyards set the scene for this modern incarnation of gracious country living. Built in Georgian colonial style, the house is operated as a traditional hosted guesthouse.... Find out more

Bandicoot Nest

Despite its Australiana branding, this self-contained stone cottage has been totally revamped and kitted out in hip, inner-city style. The look is bright and minimalist, with splashes of vivid colour and sharp, high-tech... Find out more

Barossa Country Cottages

This pair of self-contained cottages share a delightful bush garden. The atmosphere is informal and welcoming for both couples and family groups – there’s even special provision for pets. Facilities include a... Find out more

Barossa Pavilions

These dashing hilltop retreats showcase the best of contemporary country architecture. The raked skillion roofs shelter an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, as well as a separate spa and bedrooms. All these spaces... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Clarion Hotel Soho 44 km

Completed at the end of 2008, this five-star boutique hotel was designed with many hidden environmental features, such as water-recycling systems, sustainable building materials and airflow and passive cooling to reduce... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Moppa Road rest area 18 km

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

Just off the highway behind a few trees.

Truro East Rest Area 31 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 38 km

At Tarlee

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Riverton rest area 50 km

At Riverton

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

Dublin park area 52 km

At Dublin

On the service road.

Annadale rest area 55 km

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

Just off the highway among trees. 

Winkler park area 57 km

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

Very small area adjacent to the highway. Limited shade.

Hanson rest area 62 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

Barossa under the Stars: food, wine and music; Tanunda; Feb.

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

Barossa Gourmet Weekend: Aug.

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