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Environment

Unique Natural Environment

The Barossa Valley is located 60 kilometres northeast of Adelaide city. Formed by the North Para River, the Barossa is one of the world's greatest wine-producing regions. A beautiful landscape of rolling hills and scenic vistas, the lush valley is best known for its vineyards, wineries and cellar doors. Throughout our Council area, our unique natural environment includes almost 107km2 of remnant native vegetation across public and private lands. This natural beauty underpins the visual appearance of our region and we take great pride in maintaining and preserving the native fauna and flora.

Within our natural environment, there are several vulnerable and threatened plants and animal species that need our protection. Some of which are nationally endangered, such as:

  • Regent Honeyeater, (Anthochaera Phrygia)
  • Grey-Headed Flying Fox, (Peteropus poliocephalus)
  • White Beauty Spider-Orchid, (Caladenia argocalla)
  • Stiff White Spider-Orchid, (Caladenia rigida)

The Barossa Council area boasts an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and explore the natural environment, including our five Conservation Parks:

There is no end to the suite of flora and fauna on display at these sites. All parks have dedicated walking tracks with varying degrees of difficulty and lengths, several are also dog friendly.

There are many ways in which you can enjoy our unique natural environment, from volunteering to exploring the Barossa Bushwalks, the opportunities are endless.

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