The Novotel Barossa Valley overlooks the Jacob's Creek Vineyard and nestles amongst the rolling countryside of the beautiful Barossa Valley. Peace and tranquillity is the key to a stay at this contemporary Barossa Valley hotel, where a plenitude of on-site facilities compliment the finest in South Australian cuisine and stylish guest accommodation.
Enjoy panoramic views as you tuck into a hearty breakfast, before a game of tennis or giant chess. For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy top to toe pampering in the luxury spa or simply soak up the sunshine poolside. Golf fans can take up the challenge of the neighbouring golf course, with its scenic backdrop and gum tree lined fairways. When evening falls, tuck into gourmet fare in the restaurant or enjoy dining under the stars with your own al fresco BBQ experience.
The Four-Star Novotel Barossa Valley presents a total of 140 luxury guest rooms and apartments. The chic decor with traditional wood and warm colours, blends seamlessly with the modern touches, and private balconies with views across a sea of vines and rolling hills.
The Novotel Barossa Valley has all of the amenities you'd expect from Four-Star luxury holidays in Barossa Valley, including two restaurants, tasting room and regional food larder, outdoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, day spa, golf course, tennis courts, volleyball court, basketball court, giant outdoor chess set, walking and jogging tracks, bike hire, and 24 hour reception.
Food, drink & entertainment
The on-site dining serves up a whole host of culinary experiences to tempt your palette. Harry's Restaurant showcases premium local produce and wines in a stylish and convivial atmosphere. From lavish breakfast buffets and tasty lunch time dishes to gourmet dinners, you can't fail to be impressed with this restaurant gem. Bar 180 takes dining outdoors in the summer-time, when you can cook your own BBQ by the pool. BBQ packs of local meats, sausage and side dishes, along with ice-cold ciders, beers and wines, and delicious desserts can be pre-ordered from reception for your al fresco meal under the stars. Full room and take away service menus are also available for an in-room or balcony dining experience.
Sport, games & activities
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to sports and leisure facilities at the Novotel Barossa Valley. There's no excuse for missing your morning workout with the fully-equipped gymnasium. Challenge your partner to a game of tennis or giant outdoor chess. Join in a game of volleyball or basketball. Go for a run around the jogging track or hire a bike and explore. Play a round at the 18-hole Tanunda Pines Golf Course with its fast greens and tightly packed fairways. Relax your mind and body in the tranquillity of the Enota Spa, with a billabong footbath, an organic facial, an invigorating massage or a cleansing body wrap. And, of course, you can't visit the Barossa Valley and not take a wine tasting or vineyard tour, to learn about the wine-making process from vine to glass.
The accommodation options at the Novotel Barossa Valley range from Studio, Superior and Spa Rooms, to One and Two Bedroom Apartments. All rooms feature a contemporary decor, individually controlled air conditioning, mini bar, private balcony, LCD satellite TV with nine Austar channels, in-house movies and pay TV channels, iPod docking station, AM/FM radio selection, chaise longue, ergonomic workstation, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, and an electronic key card system.
Founded in 1836, Australia's 5th largest city sprawls for 870 square kilometers, from the foothills of the picturesque low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges all the way to the white sands and cerulean waves of the Gulf of St Vincent. Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, and boasts the potential benefits of both a vibrant city break and a languid beach holiday.
Though as a city Adelaide is relatively young, it has developed a rich culture of it's own stemming from the roots of its British founders - the original inhabitants of the area, the Kaurna people - and the dedication of the Adelaideans to religious freedom and political progressivism. This prompted Adelaide's nickname 'The City of Churches'.
Though the city is itself a glittering hub of chic drinking and dining, the surrounding area offers up a wealth of unmissable experiences. Hiking and biking trails in the rolling hills and valleys of nearby Barossa are a must-do for the more actively inclined guests, followed by a glass or three of Barossa's famous home-grown red wine.
Australia's autumn lies between March and May, and during these months Adelaide and Barossa play host to many vibrant music, food and wine festivals. Temperatures are still averaging in the twenties at the time of year, making this the ideal season for a visit to Adelaide.
Guests would struggle to find a place so full of natural attractions as Adelaide and it's surrounding areas. Aside from the long, picturesque beaches and the hiking trails through the breath-taking Barossa valley, guests will always find an activity to suit them.
Embark on a dolphin-spotting kayaking trip along the Port River, or take a day trip to nearby Kangaroo Island and admire the indigenous wildlife. Sports-lovers can take a guided tour around the Adelaide Oval Stadium, and budding wine connoisseurs will never be short of wine-tasting opportunities in Adelaide and Barossa.
In the very heart of the city guests will find Adelaide's Central Market, a treasure-trove of home grown local produce from across the region, from jewel-bright mounds of tropical fruits to still shoals of freshly caught fish.
Alternatively, a visit to Adelaide's Laneway - where old warehouses have been transformed into chic, modern restaurants and tapas bars - will provide a range of culinary experiences to tickle anyone's taste buds. Match any meal with high-quality, locally produced wine to perfectly complement your dish.
Adelaide's stylish reputation stretches flawlessly into the evening, when a range of sleek cocktail bars become the place to be. Visit Lotus Lounge to unwind in the outdoor Tiki hut with a Mai Tai, or put on your dancing shoes and head to Electric Circus for a high-energy night in this hidden basement club.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.