Highlights of Eden Valley
The Eden Valley region is a place of beauty and character. Adjacent to the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not saturated with tourist “things to do”, and that is one of the regions endearing factors.
Eden Valley is a region of mixed farming, natural bushland and small country towns. The vineyards are scattered across rolling hills, sharing the terrain with grazing land, rocky outcrops and ancient gums.
Eden Valley offers much to the visitor in an “off the tourist track” manner. The journey between Eden Valley’s cellar doors is as much a feature of the cellar doors themselves; a beautiful, meandering experience where the journey delivers almost as much pleasure as the destination.
Welcome to Eden Valley, Barossa’s Beautiful High Country.
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Nestled in the Barossa Ranges, this rugged park is perfect for keen bushwalkers, wildlife enthusiasts and for those who simply love natures beauty. The walking trails pass through a variety of landscapes including creeks, rocky outcrops, areas of low forest, scrub and open grassland. The trails identify native plants and points of interest, as well as offering the chance to observe kangaroos and a host of birds in their natural setting. Evenings and early mornings are the best time to observe the park’s wildlife. Kangaroos feed on the open grasslands, reptiles are seen in the warmer months, while the occasional Echidna or possum may be seen foraging for food at dusk. Tanunda Creek Road (off Mengler Hill Road from Tanunda, or off Flaxman Valley Rd from Angaston / Eden Valley)
Eden Valley Lookout
The Eden Valley Scenic Lookout offers superb views from the eastern ranges across to High Eden. It is easy to see why the region was known as “the garden of grapes and gums.” Head out of Eden Valley on the Angaston Road and you will see the cross on the hill to the east. Turn right onto Burkes Hill Road. Soak up the views, enjoy a picnic, and on Easter Sunday join the community for the Easter dawn service. (Please take your rubbish away with you)
One of Australia’s most famous Riesling vineyards, Steingarten – Garden of Stones, sits at a lofty altitude on the western gateway to the Eden Valley region. The track running in-front of the vineyard is the border between the Eden and Barossa Valleys. Offering delightful views – to the north-east Kaiserstuhl and part of Mt Crawford Forest, and to the north-west the Barossa Valley and beyond to the distant Gulf St Vincent. A perfect place to enjoy a crisp Riesling sun downer, picnic, or simply soak up the stunning views. Remember to leave the gates as you find them, as sheep graze in the paddock. Trial Hill Road from Roland Flat, or from Eden Valley via Brownes Rd.
Barossa Farmers Market
The Barossa Farmers Market is located in Vintners Sheds, behind Vintners Bar and Grill, corner of Nuriootpa and Stockwell roads. Open every Saturday from 7.30 to 11.30, the market is the place to go for local gourmet produce, fresh fruit, vegies and local meats, and much more, in comfort come rain, hail or shine.
The market breakfast has become a tradition; real eggs, and real bacon, served on a toasty fresh roll, with amazing sauces and chutneys to top it off. Grab a latté, pull up a bench, and enjoy the best of Barossa’s fresh produce.
Herbig Family Tree
This hollow tree trunk provided a ‘home’ for Friedrich and Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860 at Springton. Johann Friedrich Herbig (27) arrived in South Australia on the Wilhelmine from Bremen on 3 October 1855. While looking for employment he went to the Adelaide Hills where he worked for George Fife Angas. He later leased eighty acres from Angas at Black Springs, later called Springton. Friedrich lived in the base of this very large gum tree which was located on his own land, thus saving rent or the cost of having to build a hut or house. Friedrich and Caroline married in 1858 and Caroline moved into the tree house in which Friedrich had been living for nearly three years. A year later the first of their sixteen children, Johann August, was born in the tree. After the birth of their second son in 1860 the tree house became too small and a hut was built to accommodate the growing family. Main Road, Springton township.