Barossa Valley Way

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Barossa Valley Way
South Australia
Jacobs Creek sign post.jpg
Famous sign at Jacobs Creek crossing near Rowland Flat on the Barossa Valley Way
General information
Type Highway
Length 34 km (21 mi)
Route number(s) B19
Major junctions
West end Main North Road,
Gawler, South Australia
 
East end Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia
Location(s)
Major settlements Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Tanunda
Highway system

The Barossa Valley Way is the main road linking most of the major towns of the Barossa Valley in South Australia. It is designated as state route B19 for its entire length. It is 34 km long, roughly following the North Para River.

Route description[edit]

Route B19 starts at the junction of Main North Road and Gawler bypass road at the southern end of Gawler. It proceeds into Gawler along the Adelaide Road, over the historic bridge across the South Para River and along the southern part of the main street. Route B19 turns right (east) onto the Barossa Valley Way in the centre of the town. The Barossa Valley Way passes through Sandy Creek, Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Tanunda and Nuriootpa, where it crosses the North Para River and meets the Sturt Highway. The route is predominantly on the valley floor, with wineries and vineyards on both sides of the road, with views of the rising ground including the Barossa Ranges.

History[edit]

The Barossa Valley Way follows a previous alignment of the Sturt Highway, which used to pass through the towns of Gawler, Lyndoch, Tanunda and Nuriootpa[1][2] instead of where it now passes around the west and north of Gawler and the Barossa Valley.

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Town of Gawler Evanston, Evanston Park 0 0.0 Main North RoadAdelaide
Gawler 4.2 2.6 Murray Street, Gawler – To and Western end of Barossa Valley Way; Route A19 continues south on Murray Street
Barossa Council Sandy Creek 11.6 7.2 Williamstown Road – Williamstown
Lyndoch 18.3 11.4 Lyndoch Valley Road – Williamstown
Tanunda 29.1 18.1 Bethany Road – Bethany
29.3 18.2 Gomersal Road - near Shea-Oak Log
Nuriootpa 36.9 22.9 Angaston
Light 39.5 24.5 Sturt Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE LOWER MURRAY.". The Riverine Grazier. Hay, NSW: National Library of Australia. 15 February 1949. p. 1. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ South Australia. Highways and Local Government Dept; South Australian Government Tourist Bureau (1950), South Australia showing main road system and important district roads, Highways & Local Government Dept. : M.E. Sherrah, Government photolithographer, retrieved 25 September 2015 
  3. ^ Google (27 June 2016). "Barossa Valley Way" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 June 2016.