The Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Tanunda, South Australia

The Reserve Barossa Valley is nestled among Australia’s best vineyards
The Reserve Barossa Valley is nestled among Australia’s best vineyards | Courtesy of the Reserve Barossa Valley / Expedia
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19 December 2021
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Tanunda lies at the heart of the Barossa Valley region of South Australia, just 70km (44mi) northeast of Adelaide. Known for its wine-growing, the town is surrounded by vineyards – with many wineries to explore and wine tours and tastings to enjoy. Examples of attractions include Château Tanunda, a winery from 1890, Rockford Winery and Langmeil Winery, while you can also find non-wine attractions like the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. Here’s our list of some of the best hotels and places to stay in Tanunda, South Australia – bookable on Culture Trip.

Barossa Bed & Breakfast, for thoughtful amenities

A stylish kitchen and dining area with doors opening to outdoor lounge space at Barossa Bed and Breakfast in Tanunda
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Originally an 1880s Ironstone home, the charming Barossa B&B is located less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. It features a self-contained home that can accommodate up to six guests – where amenities include laundry facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, a BBQ and a large al fresco area with a private sunken lounge. There’s also wifi and an LCD TV for indoor entertainment. Nearby, you can admire the local township, which has historic buildings and picturesque vineyards – you can also visit local restaurants to enjoy food rich in history and tradition.

Jacob’s Creek Cottage, for historic charm

The exterior of the restored settler’s cottage with lush foliage of Jacob’s Creek Cottage in Tanunda
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Stunning views surround this 19th-century affair, formerly a Barossa’s settler’s cottage but now exquisitely restored – with many original features still intact. The cottage, which boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is surrounded by wide verandahs, gorgeous gardens and an al fresco dining area. Located on the grounds of Jacob’s Creek Winery, the cottage offers stylish, modern accommodation – there’s reverse air-conditioning, wifi, an equipped kitchen and many other amenities. Take time to explore the magnificent vineyards and winery and taste some of the delectable wines.

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, for panoramic views of nature

Upscale pool area with loungers and shade sails at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort near Tanunda, Australia
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A newly renovated resort that’s just an hour’s drive from Adelaide city centre, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is nestled in a stunning natural environment. It’s next to Tanunda Pines Golf Club and Jacob’s Creek Vineyards, and there are hiking and biking trails if you’re interested in outdoor adventures. The resort offers 140 spacious rooms and apartments: studio, superior and spa rooms as well as one- or two-bedroom apartments – complete with kitchenettes, workstations and chaise lounges. Each accommodation has its own balcony, providing stunning views of the surrounding hills and vineyards. There’s a restaurant that serves food made from Barossa’s freshest seasonal produce and a poolside bar where you can eat while soaking up the sun – along with facilities that make a memorable stay: a spa, outdoor swimming pool, gym as well as tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.

The Louise, Barossa Valley, for a luxury vineyard experience

Large circular sculpture frames covered walkway to the Louise, Barossa Valley
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Here’s a charming vineyard retreat that captures the spirit of the wine country and offers luxury that encompasses food, wine and culinary tourism in South Australia. Take a look at the premium two-bedroom suite where you’ll have splendid sunset views from your private terrace. Other accommodation types include the entry-level luxury and premium suites – all of which have king beds with crisp linens, flat-screen TVs, BOSE iPod docking stations and other amenities. Treat your taste buds to mouth-watering delicacies at the three75 bar and enjoy excellent drinks with uninterrupted views of the beautiful wine valley.

Barossa Shiraz Estate, for a vineyard vacation

Self-contained cottage surrounded by foliage with view overlooking vines at Barossa Shiraz Estate near Tanunda
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Surrounded by vines and sweeping views of the Barossa Valley, this private estate offers self-contained cottages in a serene and peaceful environment from where you can explore the wine country. Perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family vacation, each cottage can accommodate two to six guests. The cottages feature neutral tones with laminate flooring, spa baths, gas BBQs and equipped kitchens. There are restaurants nearby where you’ll have amazing food experiences, and you can also go on designated Barossa tours – or simply explore the wineries in the area.

The Reserve Barossa Valley, for an immersive stay

Expansive bedroom with sleigh bed and separating seating area at the Reserve Barossa Valley in Tanunda
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Nestled among Australia’s best vineyards, the Reserve sits on six acres (2.4ha) of land and is surrounded by rolling hills of patchwork vineyards and open fields of cereal crops – one of the most picturesque landscapes you’ll see in this region. The five bedrooms here are charming and expansive – there’s an open plan, a fully equipped kitchen, three bathrooms and several living and dining areas. On the grounds of the reserve, there’s also a library, a wine room and a huge outdoor area with a wood-fired pizza oven, as well as an outdoor spa. With easy access to the best local produce at the Barossa Farmers Market, you can cook dishes of your choice – or go to any of the nearby restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience.

Gawler Caravan Park, for central convenience

Exterior of upscale individual cabin with large deck on a sunny day at Gawler Caravan Park
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Find this caravan park a short walking distance from Gawler town centre – from here, you can easily access restaurants, cafes and markets. The Park features 19 en-suite cabins, seven villas and many powered sites – some large enough to suit fifth wheelers, slide-outs and large motor homes. Select from any of the standard cabins, studio villas or family cabins – there’s a wheelchair-accessible cabin as well. The park is pet-friendly, and facilities include coin- and card-operated laundry, internet access, e-bikes for hire and free BBQs.

Barossa Weintal, for a pet-friendly trip

Exterior of single-story row of buildings with parking spaces in front shaded by eucalyptus trees at Barossa Weintal
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Located on Murray Street in Tanunda, Barossa Weintal is a jewel in the scenic wine region. There are various types of rooms on offer here – including pet-friendly accommodation. The sprawling rooms feature warm, neutral colour palettes and homely brown furnishings. The on-site restaurant, Angus & Co. Bar and Grill, provides the best of culinary masterpieces – quality steaks, ribs, seafood, burgers and American-style desserts. Take time to nose around and you’ll find a gaming room and a classy space for events, the Champagne Room. You can also explore Barossa and visit the Farmers Market, go on a Barossa Balloon Adventure or take a helicopter flight around the region.

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