The Barossa Valley is home to some of the best-known Australian wine. The valley is located in South Australia, just outside the state's capital, Adelaide. The Barossa Valley consists of hundreds of vineyards, all selling good quality wine, most with cellars that offer complimentary wine and cheese tastings as well as discount wine purchases (particularly bulk purchases). There are also many walking trails within the valley, as well as many winery tours. Staying in the Barossa Valley is ideal if you are a lover of wine, cheese, or nature. It is also a perfect place to escape from the nearby city, Adelaide, and is also a short distance from the Southern Australian coast. The best time to visit the Barossa Valley is when the grapes are in season, however there is never a bad time to visit, as the vineyards are open throughout the year.
Accommodation options within the Barossa Valley includes guesthouses, (mostly rooms offered by the vineyards), hotels and a few Barossa Valley hostels and camping grounds. All accommodation is of a high standard, but can be quite expensive in comparison to accommodation in some other western countries (though relatively cheap for Australian standards). Hostels in Barossa Valley are generally the cheapest option, and usually offer discounted winery tours. Barossa Valley hostels are also a great way to meet other people, with many communal areas, and usually social events held by the hostel. Hostels in Barossa Valley always have hot water showers, free Wi-Fi, and linen and towels. Staff are generally friendly and very helpful, and usually have free maps or information available, such as guide books or a book exchange.
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