Barossa heritage, in the heart of a modern country town.

Even while surrounded by all the modern conveniences and amenities of 21st century Australia, it’s not difficult to take a step back and imagine yourself transported to 1850s Tanunda, in the fledgling settlement of the Barossa Valley. History abounds in this pretty little town - if you know where to look.

 

Summary

  • Distance: 2.5km

  • Flat terrain, with paved footpaths

  • Numerous public toilets and facilities available
     

More information

Speak with the experts at the Barossa Visitor Information Centre for more information about the Tanunda Heritage Trail.

This self-guided Heritage Trail is a lovely way to discover another layer of Tanunda. Peer beyond the modern elements, and soon you’ll see the history of the town begin to show itself.

The Tanunda Town Committee has produced a detailed pamphlet pointing out over twenty historical sites and buildings in Tanunda, many of which are State or National Heritage listed. Original black and white photos show the town through the ages, while the accompanying notes transport you back in time to when local papers were printed in the German language, and Goat Square bustled as the main trading centre of the newly established town.

There are also numerous Trail Markers along the Murray Street section of the route which add richness to the walk, with a great range of photos, insights, quotes, published excerpts and more, to bring the past to life.

You can collect a copy of the Tanunda Historical Walk from the Barossa Visitor Information Centre, or simply click the image below to download a copy.