2 Dec 2021
The South Australian Tourism Commission have included one of our most popular destinations in their piece, ‘10 Best Glamping Experiences in South Australia,’ and who are we to argue?
If the rough and tumble of camping and caravanning isn’t quite your thing, or even if it is but a touch of luxury in one of the world’s most famous wine regions sounds devine, a stay in our award-winning Safari Tents at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley should be high on your list of things-to-do!
Already featured in editorial around the world, including by Australian Traveller magazine, who called them the ‘ultimate place to unwind and embrace lavish comfort, while being close to nature,’ the secret is out about this oasis of relaxation barely metres from some of Australia’s most revered wineries. Here’s some of what the SATC had to say in May, 2020:
“The two-person luxe tents are set in a private area of the park with exclusive access to an outdoor lounge, BBQ space, firepit, heated swimming pool and spa. Tucked among gum trees with vineyard views, the eco-luxe tent features hotel standard ensuite bathrooms and a private deck for the ultimate luxury escape.”
Surrounded on all-sides by world class food and wine options, it’s no surprise that a premium glamping experience this good continues to get so much attention.
Located just an hour north of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley itself is revered by wine lovers around the world, and makes the region just outside the historic town of Tanunda the most visited tourist attraction in South Australia.
Having the option of a glamping tent that keeps you close to nature while not forgoing a single element of the luxury you deserve is the ideal escape for couples of all ages
Designed to be environmentally sustainable, each tent is by EcoStructures Australia and made from high-grade canvas able to withstand a Category 5 Cyclone - not that many of those come through the Barossa Valley!
To ease any nerves you might have, African-inspired decor, earthy tones and superior quality linen and towels will transport you quickly from the hustle of everyday life.
The modern ensuite bathrooms and kitchenette give you the space you need to truly unwind, as will the leather couch and bedroom area which can be configured to fit either one king size or two twin beds.
Each tent has its own three-metre wide deck which is the perfect spot for a sundowner session or romantic nightcap.
THINGS TO DO IN BAROSSA VALLEY
Of course, while you’re here, there’s plenty to do, and not all of it is cellar doors and long lunches - although when in Rome, right? Here’s a shortlist of Barossa must-do’s that are all within a short drive of the park:
While the magnificent Bavarian-style chateau built in the 1860s is a must-see, the real attraction is always going to be the wine. Wander through hundreds of oak barrels and learn about the building's fascinating history. If the mood suits you, why not book a game of croquet and picnic on their manicured lawn?
Open every Saturday from 7:30am - 11:30am, this is an authentic farmers market offering the very best of fresh, seasonal produce made by local artisans. With over 50 stalls each week, there is so much to pour over and sample here!
Get adventurous and get above one of the world’s most famous wine regions with your loved one. Balloon Adventures Hot Air Balloons depart from Langmeil Winery and deliver a truly unique Barossa Valley experience.
You can’t not visit this famous one-stop gourmet shop. Almost as iconic as the woman herself, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is the place to experience true Barossa hospitality and stock up on all the best Maggie Beer Pheasant Farm products that have turned her into a household name!
This isn’t as well-known as it should be in our opinion. Take a drive to the Mengler HIll lookout and Barossa Sculpture park where you’ll see breathtaking views of the Barossa Valley next to amazing sculptures created by artists to reflect the environment, ambience and spirit of the region.
Why not take your Barossa winery tour experience to a new level? Tour the region's cellar doors in sartorial splendour in this classic 1962 Majestic Major Daimler, originally used to support the Queen during her visit to Adelaide in February, 1963!
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