Tanunda’s Hidden Gems

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Jennifer Nelson

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  • Australia

  • Tanunda

  • Arts & Culture

  • Family Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Hidden Gems

  • Barefoot Luxury

  • Foodie

Tanunda Vines and Kangaroo
Curator’s statement

As a leading travel advisor specializing in luxury family travel experiences, I'm thrilled to share my guide to the beautiful town of Tanunda, South Australia. Tanunda boasts breathtaking landscapes and world-class experiences that are perfect for clients seeking an unforgettable trip. From mouthwatering food to locally sourced artisan goodies, Tanunda offers something for everyone. So, let's dive into the hidden gems of this charming town!

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Where to stay in Tanunda

The Louise

Luxury vineyard with an artistic design and surrounding gardens.

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Le Mas Barossa

Le Mas Barossa is an inviting vineyard and cellar door in the Barossa Valley, Australia, offering a sensory journey through exceptional wines amid picturesque landscapes.

Jacobs Creek Retreat

Jacobs Creek Retreat is a serene haven in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley, blending luxury accommodation with vineyard views and a tranquil setting, providing a perfect escape for wine enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike.

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Things to do in Tanunda

Tanunda Recreation Park boasts a beautiful enclosed playground for the kids - great for the whole family.

Daisy & Hen and Alabaster

Tanunda offers some exciting shopping options for children and adults. Daisy & Hen is the perfect stop for the best children's clothes and toys in the town. Adjacent to Daisy & Hen, Alabaster offers locally sourced artisan goodies, including handmade ceramics, candles and homewares. Browse the unique collection of gifts, take some memorable snaps and support local businesses.

Ironstone Cottage

If you're on the lookout for unique homewares, don't miss the Ironstone Cottage. It's an antique furniture store that offers an eclectic range of homewares and gifts. From farmhouse-style dining sets to boho-chic home decor items, this store has something for everyone. Make sure to leave plenty of time to explore the store and fill your basket with unique finds.

Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf

Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf is a fun-filled destination for families or groups of friends. The bowling alley and mini-golf course are top-notch and the place also offers scrumptious food and drinks. Make sure to capture some candid moments and leave a spot for group photos.

Tanunda Recreation Park

The Tanunda Recreation Park offers many family-friendly attractions, such as a playground, a skate park and an oval for sports. I was fortunate enough to watch my nephew's AFL team play a match on this beautiful ground, and the entire community was there to support the local game. The recreational park offers a relaxing atmosphere to sit back and watch the locals play sports or have a picnic.

Places to eat & drink in Tanunda

Barossa's Old Fashioned Sweet Shop is a delightful confectionery haven in Tanunda.

Darling's Food with Passion Cafe:

One of the best foodie experiences in Tanunda is Darling's Food with Passion Cafe. They specialize in delicious breakfast and lunch options that are freshly made with locally sourced ingredients. The cafe's unique dishes, such as smashed pumpkin and matcha pancakes, are a must-try. So, make sure to grab your camera, relax and enjoy a delightful meal and leave a spot for a personal photo.

Brown's Barossa Donuts:

Are you a sweet tooth? Then, Brown's Barossa Donuts is a must-visit spot for you in Tanunda. These freshly baked donuts are handcrafted daily using traditional techniques and locally sourced ingredients. The signature jam-filled donut is a must-try. So, treat yourself and indulge in the heavenly flavors of these donuts.

Apex Bakery:

The famous Apex Bakery has been a part of Tanunda's history since its opening in 1924. The bakery is renowned for its sourdough bread and pastries and one of the unique facts of this bakery is that the oven has never been put out since it opened. The fire has been continuously burning for over 90 years, making it one of the oldest wood-fired ovens in Australia. So make sure to visit Apex Bakery, witness the history and enjoy the freshest bread in town.

Barossa's Old Fashioned Sweet Shop:

Barossa's Old Fashioned Sweet Shop is known for its handmade sweets, including fudges, toffees, and chocolates. The store's vintage vibes take you back to your childhood, where penny candy and sweets were a go-to treat. So make sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, take some sweet insta-worthy snaps and relive your childhood memories.

Ferment Asian:

Ferment Asian is a go-to restaurant in Tanunda for luxurious Asian cuisine. The restaurant prides itself on a menu that changes according to seasonal ingredients, so each dish is a unique culinary experience. The extensive wine list is another reason to visit this restaurant, with an array of local and national wines. Make sure to book your table in advance and enjoy the ambiance, food and wine to the fullest.

Need to Know

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