Krondorf Heritage Walking Tour
Join us for a Sunday stroll with a difference.
If you've always wanted to explore the Barossa a little deeper - beyond the cellar doors and restaurants that rightly make our region so well-loved - then we invite you to walk with us through the historic village of Krondorf and discover a new, personal connection to the Barossa.
Come along as we explore the food, music, culture, celebrations, traditions and characters that built the Barossa, and learn how they continue to influence our lives today.
"Why do so many of the cemeteries feature beautifully carved ship's anchor motifs? Why do people care if it's raining on June 27th? And what on earth is a Tin Kettling?" Using touch points along the way, and evocative stories from our past - and present - we delve into what makes the Barossa special - and how you take a little bit of the Barossa good life home with you. Whether you've never been to the Barossa before, or you're a seasoned campaigner, our Heritage Walking Tours offer a memorable and entertaining insight into this place we call home.
Your guide for the morning is Jess - warm, welcoming and very entertaining. Our tours are fun, lively and interactive; no dreary list of dates and names, we promise!
Krondorf is one of the best preserved examples of a traditional Barossa village and with its quiet, dignified cemetery, village church, beautiful stone buildings and traditional farming properties it provides wonderful examples of living Barossa history.
We look forward to walking with you.
Cost: $65 per person. Children under 18 free (must be accompanied by an adult).
What to expect...
Our Tours set out every Sunday morning at 9am from 224 Krondorf Road, Krondorf (tours on other days and times are available by appointment. Please contact us to discuss your requirements - we'd love to help!).
Our route takes us approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to traverse. There's plenty of time for stopping to take in the scenery or a beautiful corner of the village. The terrain is a mix of bitumised and dirt roads and because Krondorf Road runs downhill from the Kaiser Stuhl, there is a slight rise to be conquered on the way home. It is an easy walk; virtually all levels of fitness are able to participate.
Our tours are a fantastic group activity, and are suitable for all age groups (although children under 12 may need some help from mum or dad).
"The view as we head for home, detouring off Krondorf Road and walking through the vineyards, is one of my favourite in the Barossa, with the dirt road meandering up through the vines leading to a cluster of stone and tin buildings. The Barossa Ranges sit contentedly behind us, framing the scene. As the road turns under my feet, I often find myself thinking of the many, many men and women who have walked this little road across the last three centuries, carrying a basket of produce traded with a neighbour, maybe with a well worn family bible on their way to church, perhaps carrying a newborn baby. It's a beautiful spot."
Please wear sensible footwear that is suitable for walking on a variety of surfaces.
Your guide carries drinking water, a basic first aid kit and a mobile phone. Please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, a hat or wet weather gear as necessary.
An early morning stroll on a warm day can be quite nice, but there's nothing fun about being pelted with rain while trying to take in some scenery. For this reason we reserve the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather. In this case we will offer you a full refund.
Tours are strictly limited to eight participants. There is no minimum number of participants.
We hold public liability insurance to $20 million.
If you have any questions about bringing children along, please contact us; we're really happy to provide some more information.
Duration 2 hours
Easy terrain; suitable for all fitness levels
Cost $65 per person
Children under 18 free
An immersive insight into the culture of the Barossa