Tanunda is the last of the Barossa Valley ‘undas’ and this town are
deemed the ‘capitol’ of the Barossa Valley. Tanunda is a successful
wine growing town
but has a strong Lutheran historic past. The town derives its name
from an Aboriginal word meaning water hole. Town population is
Tanunda and the Barossa Valley comprise one of Australia's premier
wine-growing areas, and the town is surrounded by vineyards.
The German heritage of Tanunda is still present today. The town has a
male choir the Tanunda Liedertafel , the history of which is thought
to date back to 1868 The Tanunda Town Band celebrated 150 years as a
band in 2007 and is the oldest brass band in the southern hemisphere.
There are two Lutheran Churches in Tanunda and very well 150 years old
and beautifully maintained.
and United Churches of modern design.
Tanunda has two hotels.
The Tanunda Hotel is a 150 year old classic.
The Tanunda Museum is central and gives a really great insight to the
Prussian history plus how the Wine Industry got started.
The War Memorial is acknowledged in the cbd
plus at the Memorial Gardens.
The Barossa Valley is a holiday destination, so an extended visit that
would include wineries would be warranted.