Even the wineries are historically interesting; Penfolds was founded in Adelaide in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold and is one of Australia's oldest wineries.If you are touring South Australia, the Barossa Valley is a must-do experience.
The third and largest town, Nuriootpa, was influenced by both the German and British settlers, and today is the commercial hub of the Barossa where most of the larger stores are located.
Make sure you visit Lyndoch Lavender Farm which is well known throughout the area, and everyone should taste the delights of The Lavender Kitchen.
Adelaide Zoo is great for families, with over 1000 native animals to spot.
The beach is also close by, with Brighton the perfect choice for a getaway, or Glenelg featuring the Rodney Fox Shark Museum.
Highly recommended is taking a trip on the Horse Drawn Tram across the causeway between Victor Harbor and the home of the Little Penguin, Granite Island.