Located on the outskirts of Nuriootpa, not too far away from the Sturt Highway, the motel is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway, budget family holiday or overnight stop. There is a range of options to suit a variety of needs.
There are 18 ground floor units available – budget double (sleeping a maximum of 2), standard twin (sleeping a maximum of 2), single rooms (sleeping a maximum of 2), standard double (sleeping a maximum of 2) and family rooms (sleeping a maximum of 4).
Each of the rooms at this budget motel in Nuriootpa offers a number of standard conveniences, including: television (with a DVD player), air conditioning, heating, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, and electric blankets during the winter. Continental breakfasts are available in the dining room; please advise your hosts on what time you’ll be coming in.
The Barossa Gateway Motel has a function room that is licensed to seat 75 people, making it perfect for conferences and other corporate events. Buffet breakfasts and light lunches can also be arranged. A computer kiosk is available for use, with printing and faxing available on request. There is a Wi-Fi internet zone in the reception and dining room; ask for the password at the front desk.
The Butcher, Baker Winemaker Trail takes you on a journey through the Barossa, one of Australia’s most famous food and wine destinations.
Off-street parking is available, close to each room and within the private courtyard for guest convenience. Parking for larger vehicles and semi-trailers is available in the adjacent block if required.
When staying at this accommodation in Nuriootpa, we hope that you will take the time to explore the surrounding area, including: Tanunda, Truro, Angaston, Kapunda, Lyndoch, Daveyston, Mount McKenzie and Freeling.
If you are staying at the Barossa Gateway Motel, you will find yourself right on the doorstep of many of the region’s best-known attractions. We have outlined just some of these sights and activities in the list below:
As the motel is right on the doorstep of the Barossa Valley, no visit to the region is complete without sampling some of the wines that they’re famous for. There are more than 50 wineries and cellar doors in the area around Nuriootpa, some of the more well-known ones including: Elderton Wines, Wolf Blass, Penfolds, Yelland and Paps, First Drop Wines, Rosenvale Wines, Kaesler Wines, Burge Family Winemakers, Seabrook Wines and Eperosa.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of beautiful parks and gardens to explore in Nuriootpa, including: the Barossa Bushgardens (which is a community project; the volunteers are always happy to suggest a picnic spot somewhere on the grounds), Linear Park, Coulthard Reserve, Tolley Reserve and the Barossa Bush Chapel. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or have a play, there are plenty of options.
The region is also known for it’s delicious local produce, so be sure that you take the opportunity to sample some of the fare. Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is a must-visit; the shop sells specialty food items and signed cookbooks, as well as having an onsite café. Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Café sells a range of products, such as soaps and massage oils, as well as using lavender in cooking. Barossa Cheese Company offers 25 different cheeses for tasting and purchasing.
If you’re more interested in the history of the region, there are a number of sites and landmarks that you should visit. These include: the Herbig Family Tree (in which an immigrant actually raised his two children), the Whispering Wall (where words whispered at one end can be heard clearly at the other, 100 metres away) and the Coulthard House Museum (which is the former home of the town’s founder, William Coulthard).
Whilst there are a number of walks in the region, by far the most popular is the Butcher, Baker & Winemaker Trail. This is actually a self-drive tour of the region, which begins when you pick up your VIP booklet and picnic hamper from the Barossa Visitor Information Centre (only $79). The booklet is filled with vouchers that you can use to unlock special experiences and to collect wine or produce (such as freshly baked bread, wine and handmade cheese).
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, the Barossa Valley is the perfect place to go hot air ballooning. There are a number of companies offering this service, but ensure that you book well in advance to avoid missing out. Many of these companies also offer packages, which often include a gourmet breakfast or wine tasting to be enjoyed after the flight. Depending on who you book with, there is often a maximum of 16 people per basket.