Barossa Range

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Barossa Range
Yampoori[1]
Kaiserstuhl South Australia.JPG
Mount Kaiser Stuhl, pictured in 2005
Highest point
Elevation 588 m (1,929 ft) [2]
Parent peak Mount Kaiser Stuhl
Coordinates 34°34′48″S 138°59′23″E / 34.58007°S 138.98959°E / -34.58007; 138.98959Coordinates: 34°34′48″S 138°59′23″E / 34.58007°S 138.98959°E / -34.58007; 138.98959[2]
Geography
Barossa Range is located in South Australia
Barossa Range
Barossa Range
Location of the mountain range in South Australia
Location Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
Parent range Mount Lofty Range
Geology
Mountain type Mountain range

The Barossa Range (alternatively Yampoori) is a mountain range located in the Australian state of South Australia.

Location[edit]

The range is a part of the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and the western slopes primarily fall into the Barossa Valley. As such, the range is the main source for the North Para River and its tributary Jacob's Creek. The highest point of the range is Mount Kaiser Stuhl with an elevation of 588 metres (1,929 ft)[2] AHD  and forms part of the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park.

Naming[edit]

The range was named by Colonel William Light in 1837 after the Barrosa Range in Spain, to which it he thought it similar.[1] The Spanish range was the site of the Battle of Barrosa and was won by Light's friend Lord Lynedoch in 1811.[1] Thus named, the range was the source of many other local place names, such as the Hundred of Barossa and better-known Barossa Valley.

Settled features[edit]

The Heysen Walking Trail and the Mawson Cycling Trail both traverse the range.

It is also home to some of the many wineries in the region, including those in Eden Valley.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Placename Details: Barossa Range". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 10 January 2011. SA0004778. Retrieved 25 October 2017. Named By: Colonel William Light; Alternative Name: Yampoori; Derivation of Name: A location in Spain; Dual Name; Barossa Range / Yampoori; Other Details: Named by Colonel Light in 1837 after a location in Spain being the site of a battle won by Lght's friend Lord Lynedock in 1811. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kaiserstuhl (Patpoori)". PeakClimbs. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Map of Barossa Ranges, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2017.