Mengler’s Hill Rd. Tanunda
During an international sculpture symposium in 1988, nine sculptors left their mark in marble and granite on the hillside above Tanunda. The Barossa Sculpture Park is located just below Mengler’s Hill Lookout which offers breathtaking views of the valley floor.
Murray St Nuriootpa
Prominent Nuriootpa landmark, Coulthard House, was built by William Coulthard in 1854, but he died tragically before it was completed. William’s grandson later became the town’s philanthropist and was active in establishing several community organisations.
Corner Maria St & John St, Tanunda
On the corner of Maria St and John St, this distinctive village square in the heart of Tanunda, comes alive during the Barossa Vintage Festival, when hundreds of people gather for the Ziegenmarkt. Goat Square was initially laid out as a meeting and bartering place by Charles Flaxman in 1842.
Gerald Roberts Rd. Seppeltsfield
Tucked away in a peaceful paddock on Gerald Roberts Rd at Seppeltsfield, is a rare example of a kit-home designed by the “inventor” of pre-fabricated homes, London builder Henry Manning.
Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
The historic village of Seppeltsfield is one of the oldest and most recognisable townships in the Barossa Valley. Among its myriad of historic buildings are several gems showcasing rare designs, dating back to the 1880s.
Yetti Rd, Williamstown
Located on Yettie Rd in Williamstown, it was once Australia’s highest dam and its bold design attracted the attention of engineers around the world. Today it is better known as Whispering Wall due to its remarkable ability to carry soundwaves from one end to the other, much to the delight of visitors of all ages.
The vision of local architect Jamie Gladigau has led to the creation of a “village square” in the centre of Tanunda.
The small village of Bethany was settled in 1842 by Prussian immigrants who established a hufendorf, or traditional German village, consisting of dozens of farmlets running perpendicular to the road. It was the first settlement in the Barossa Valley and has distinct German characteristics, many of which are still visible today.
Light Pass, Bethany
Barossa cemeteries are treasure troves of information and provide an insight into the lives of the region’s earliest settlers, including their spiritual, cultural and social practices.
Individual graves tell us something about the deceased’s language, health, occupation and status within their community.
Corner of Tod Street & Dundas Street, Gawler
Tortola House in Dundas Street Gawler has a feel of bygone romance. With the sun setting on the cream and rose coloured brickwork, Juliet could be looking out from the arcaded balcony, waiting for her Romeo.
Murray Street, Gawler
A public clock in the centre of a town adds beauty and practicality to the area.
Gawler’s Historic Buildings
Stained glass has a thousand year history and has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant buildings throughout the world. Stained glass making requires artistic skill and flair to conceive a design and engineering skill to assemble the design.
175 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Street art is a unique expression of art presented on approved outdoor locations. Its medium includes stencils, paste-ups, mosaics and murals and does not include graffiti or tagging. Legal street art contributes to a vibrant urban environment.
Summer Time. Cricket Time
Cricket bats have been produced in South Australia for almost 120 years. Since 1995 they were handcrafted in Gawler by Robert Fielke, who was the last remaining cricket bat maker in the state. He was an artisan working with wood and a traditional design to create a bat for an artisan to score runs.