Lyndoch was one of the first towns in South Australia. Colonel Light explored the area in 1837, coming across a valley he named Lynedoch Vale after his good friend Lord Lynedoch. Somewhere along the line, there was a spelling mistake in the name ‘Lynedoch’ and nobody got around to correcting it. Now the town has a population of about 1,500. And since it’s only a one-hour drive from Adelaide, you don’t have to go far for a piece of that Barossa action. A walk through one of Lyndoch’s peaceful tree-lined streets like Barossa Valley Way will take you past parks with hill views and into friendly local shops. It’s perfect for an afternoon walk!
Feeling the need to be heard? Seven kilometres from Lyndoch is the Whispering Wall at Barossa Reservoir, one of SA’s most unique attractions. The retaining wall of the reservoir, it’s famous for its special power: words that you whisper on one side can clearly be heard over 100m away on the other. This is due to something called ‘the parabola effect’, which is hard to explain but certainly nothing to shout about.
The rest of the Barossa has heaps of great activities too, from awesome wineries and food to bushland tracks perfect for walking and cycling to fantastic art galleries like the Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda.
If you’re ready for whispers, wine and a wonderful time, book your Lyndoch accommodation with us for a stay in the Barossa. It’ll drive you to drink in the best possible way! If you aren’t a local, don’t forget to book flights to Adelaide too!
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Hotels in Lyndoch start at AU$105 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.