Williamstown

Urban

At the southern gateway to the Barossa, picturesque Williamstown offers a welcome for visitors wanting to enjoy a distinct Barossa historical experience. The original settlement of Victoria Creek transformed into Williamstown after the legendary sale of a team of horses in exchange for the parcels of land on which the hotels are now located. The town originally functioned as a service centre for the already well-established pastoral and timber community of the famed Mount Crawford district.

With local wineries, the Barossa reservoirs, conservation parks, Mount Crawford forest and the Barossa goldfields, Williamstown offers plenty to see and do. Visitors can enjoy indoor activities such as wine tasting and shopping as well as outdoor activities like cycling, walking and wildlife watching. A visit to the world-famous Whispering Wall in its natural bushland setting is a must. The massive curved retaining wall of the Barossa reservoir is a 140-metre long, acoustic marvel (you can speak in a normal voice and people on the other side can clearly hear you). This town is also home to the biggest mural in the Barossa, depicting aspects of life in Williamstown and surrounding areas since the earliest days of South Australian settlement.

Along the pretty main street browse the antique store, visit the charming hotels and cellar doors or grab a bite to eat at the bakery, the local deli or fish and chip shop or have a picnic/ barbecue with your family at Colonist Corner or the Victoria Creek Reserve. Accommodation options include bed and breakfast establishments, and a shady caravan park with cabins and tenting options.

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