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 approximately 3500.

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. The Anglican 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.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course