Barossa Goldfields Tourism

Barossa Goldfields is a locality in South Australia. It is on the southwestern side of the Barossa Council, bounded on the southwest by the South Para River. The locality is now essentially rural, but is named for the gold mining and prospecting in the second half of the nineteenth century in the area, on the creeks descending to the South Para River. Part of that area is now preserved as part of the Para Wirra Recreation Park. A total of 778kg of gold was produced in the area. Gold was discovered in October 1868 by Job Harris, a publican at Sandy Creek. Within the first week, 2000 people had rushed to the area and 4000 within a few weeks. The town of Barossa was established and survived until the 1950s. A second town of Victoria was established in 1869. By late 1870, the rush had subsided and only 100 miners remained with others having moved on to other fields. There were resurgences in 1887 and 1889 and companies formed to dig for deeper gold leads. None of the companies were successful, despite constructing a large gold battery and tramways to supply it. Alluvial deposits were reworked during the 1930s depression.


Home to pretty treasures, Barossa Goldfields is Australia's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Barossa Goldfields, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Adelaide. Adelaide is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Glenelg, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Zoo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Barossa Goldfields.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Barossa Goldfields.

  • Know the pollution level of Barossa Goldfields before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.94 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.84 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 27.68 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25.99 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 17.6 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.53 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.83 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.76 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Barossa Goldfields for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barossa Goldfields.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.42 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.2 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.46 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.66 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.92 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.84 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.01 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.87 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.95 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Barossa Goldfields is 209.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 94.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.86 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.42 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.56 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.22 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.64 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barossa Goldfields

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.4 USD

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