Barossa Council Update


Barossa Council Update

>> Chelsea Honner from Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market and Cr Don Barrett inspect the new undercover camp kitchen.

Adventure’s just around the corner

You don’t need to travel far to discover your sense of adventure or get back to nature – it’s all right here on our doorstep!

And the redeveloped Mount Pleasant Caravan Park now offers plenty of places to stay, with a great range of contemporary caravan, camping and cabin options.

Located in a picturesque open space setting, it’s the perfect base for families and adventure seekers to explore the region.

Ride our 40km off-road cycling trail, hit the forest trail on a mountain bike, hike the Heysen, Mawson or Lavender Trail, throw in a rod at our local reservoirs or even jump in a kayak.

With Spring just around the corner, Mayor Bim Lange says there’s never been a better time to explore nature’s backyard right here in the Barossa.

“Along with wine tourism, we know there’s a growing interest in recreation and outdoor adventure experiences, and Mount Pleasant Caravan Park is perfectly situated to explore the region’s walking and cycling trails and on-water activities at our reservoirs,” he says.

Council’s Manager Tourism Services Jo Seabrook agrees.

“Following Covid, consumers are really wanting to get back to nature and explore new and unique experiences. Nature and natural beauty is high on the agenda, together with quality food and wine,” she says.

The $2.4 million caravan park redevelopment at Talunga Park, Mount Pleasant was officially opened in August. The project is co-funded by The Barossa Council and the Government of South Australia’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program.

To find out more or make a booking visit talungapark.com.au

>> Lisa Machin (second from left) pictured with The Barossa Council’s Penny Devlin, Kim Thompson and Doreen Von Linde.

Our best native backyard revealed

It’s official – Lisa Machin has the Barossa’s best native backyard!

Lisa’s garden at Eden Valley was a clear winner in the photo competition, run annually in conjunction with The Barossa Council’s native plant giveaway.

Lisa and her husband have been tending their native garden for the past 12 years and are proud to use nearly 100 per cent native plants.

“It’s our hobby,” Lisa said of their love of gardening. “We just plant and plant!”

Lisa’s prize included a giant pot full of native plants and gardening accessories.

“I never thought I’d win! I feel so lucky,” she says.

The native plant giveaway saw Barossa Bushgardens distribute more than 1000 plants to help beautify and add biodiversity to gardens across the region.

While the giveaway has come to a close, Spring is the perfect time to add biodiversity to your backyard with a range of native tubestocks available from Barossa Bushgardens at affordable prices.

Visit the nursery on Research Road, Nuriootpa or find out more at barossabushgardens.com.au

>> Lisa Machin’s garden features almost 100 per cent native plants.

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