Experience

Located in the heart of the Barossa, The Louise offers a stylish base from which to explore the region’s wineries and cellar doors, restaurants and producers, art galleries and nature walks. Entrenched in the close-knit community of farmers, winemakers and artists, the team at The Louise is a natural fit as concierge, connecting guests with local events and personalised experiences to create an unforgettable ‘backstage pass’ to the Barossa.

Other activities

A stay in the Barossa uncorks a variety of other activities that can be worked into a rewarding and memorable stay with The Louise as luxurious base, coming complete with a personal booking concierge.

Bushwalking

Bushwalking

Barossa Bushwalks is a handy, downloadable map that sets out the range of easy and more challenging hikes across the broader Barossa and neighbouring hamlets, as well as bike friendly and wheelchair accessible trails and pet friendly trails for taking along a four legged friend on a lead.

Gin tasting

Gin Tasting

The spirit of the Barossa! Just up the road from The Louise, the Seppeltsfield Road Distillers have created a great range of small batch spirits, flavoured with local botanicals. The distillery is a must-visit for gin lovers, with tastings and grazing platters available for a light bite. This gin is available at Contour bar and kitchen.

Hot air ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air balloons are often seen gracefully gliding over the vineyards in the early morning light in the Barossa, making an unforgettable start to the day. The scenic flight takes in spectacular views over the Barossa Ranges that stretch across the landscape to capture glimpses of the sparkling ocean in the distance. Sparkling wine optional (or essential!).

Vintage car touring

Vintage Car Tours

Barossa Unique Tours can put guests in the driver’s seat for an unforgettable tour of the Barossa in a classic 1966 Mustang convertible, luxurious modern Jaguar XF or a fun and eye-catching motorcycle trike. Options for private tours including gourmet lunch are perfect for a special occasion.

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Famous for its owner Maggie Beer, The Farm Eatery comprises a restaurant that showcases fresh local produce and a shop that features Maggie Beer’s extensive range of gourmet treats. An Experiences Centre is set up especially for cooking classes, run by Chef Tim Bourke, formerly chef at sister South Australian property Southern Ocean Lodge.

Sample itineraries

Located in the heart of the Barossa, The Louise offers a stylish and luxurious base from which to explore the region’s wineries and cellar doors, restaurants and producers, art galleries and nature walks.

An ever-growing swag of adventures and activities for visitors to the Barossa ensures there are plenty of reasons to linger longer, or plan to return for more. A three-night stay at The Louise can be as diverse and jam-packed or as leisurely as desired. Days spent enjoying fine food and premium wine are blended with nature walks, or visits to farmers markets and local galleries.

  • Three Night Best of Barossa

    A three-night stay at The Louise can be as diverse and jam-packed or as relaxed and leisurely as desired. Days spent enjoying fine food and premium wine can be blended with invigorating walks and visits to markets and galleries.

    Day 1 Welcome

    Day 1 Welcome

    Journey down the iconic Seppeltsfield Road and arrive at The Louise, where a warm greeting and a welcome champagne awaits. Check-in to your suite and settle in for a few days of wining, dining, relaxing and exploring.

    Day 1 Evening

    Day 1 Afternoon

    Enjoy time at leisure to settle in, take a plunge in the infinity pool overlooking the neighbouring vineyards or sit back and enjoy sunset drinks and canapés. Put your feet up and breathe deep the crisp valley air.

    Day 1 Night

    Day 1 Night

    Dine in style in Appellation where the culinary experience is designed to showcase the best of local produce matched with fine South Australian wines or choose your own from the walk-in cellar.

    Day 2 Sunrise

    Day 2 Sunrise

    Collect your pre-ordered espresso coffee and head out to Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. Breakfast is served as a picnic with panoramic valley views, as the many mobs of resident ‘roos’ enjoy their own fare to get the day started.

    Day 2 Morning

    Day 2 Morning

    Join the Ultimate Legend of Seppeltsfield tour of the historic winery, home to the world’s largest collection of century-old wines. Taste your birth year tawny port straight from the barrel and celebrate a great day out with lunch at FINO.

    Day 2 Afternoon

    Day 2 Afternoon

    After lunch, hire a bike and explore and sample the many wineries, distilleries, and artisan foods at your own leisure. For the discerning cyclist, hire an e-bike and let the wheels roll in style.

    Day 2 Night

    Day 2 Night

    Share the day’s experiences over sunset drinks and dine for dinner in Appellation with a range of menu options brought to the plate by the deft hands and imagination of the kitchen team.

    Day 3 Sunrise

    Day 3 Sunrise

    Embrace an early start for a true Barossa highlight: a sunrise hot air balloon over the valley. Be sure to pack your camera and capture the moment as your hour-long flight rises ever higher to showcase the Australian hinterland for an unrivalled 360° perspective.

    Day 3 Morning

    Day 3 Morning

    Join the Rolling through the Ranges experience at Two Hands Wines with a visit to five of the Barossa’s most remote and special vineyards, followed by wine-tasting among the vines. The tour wraps with lunch at local favourite, Vintner’s Bar and Grill.

    Day 3 Afternoon

    Day 3 Afternoon

    Just across the road, Tscharke is a certified organic and biodynamic winery bringing a new approach to the winery experience. Discover the theory behind playing music to the grapes and planting to moon-cycles before sampling Tscharke’s award winning wines in The Protagonist.

    Day 3 Night

    Day 3 Night

    The daily-rotating menu at Appellation means your last night’s dining experience is subject to as many pleasant surprises as the first. The Appellation chefs use the best seasonal ingredients to showcase a real sense of place through every dish.

    Day 4 Morning

    Day 4 Morning

    Discover the charming townships of Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, home to the Barossa Cheese Company. On Saturday mornings, a wander through the Barossa Farmers Market to meet the farmers and sample their produce is a regional must-do!

    Day 4 Farewell

    Day 4 Departure

    The time has come to say farewell. With a satiated appetite, a suitcase of locally made goodies and a camera full of fond memories, know that the Barossa and The Louise will be waiting to welcome you on your return journey. Safe travels!

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Destination

Barossa valley seasons

The Barossa seasons are a close replica to the climate of Southern Europe and especially its wine-growing regions including Bordeaux and Burgundy. Easy days with plenty of sunshine are ideal for winegrowing as well as touring and dining outdoors.

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Our committment to the environment

Specific management plans prescribe the lodge’s activities and systems relating to the environment, from water and waste management to energy conservation.

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How do I get there?

Around an hour’s drive northeast of South Australia’s capital and travel gateway Adelaide, the Barossa is easily accessed by self-driving. Private vehicle transfers can also be arranged with pickups at the airport or railways stations.

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