Dinosaur Fun at Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf
Dinosaur fans! Did you know there are big roaring ones in Tanunda, Barossa Valley? The Barossa Bowland has dinosaurs lurking through the garden as you play the 18 hole mini golf course. It’s the only dinosaur themed mini golf course in South Australia and maybe one of the best in Australia.
The dinosaurs have plaques showing their name and a little bit of info about them and some of them have a button you can press to hear the dinosaur roar. It’s perfect for dinosaur lovers and seriously, what kid doesn’t like pushing a button to hear a sound, over and over again.
The mini golf course is interesting and fun, and a decent size – with 18 holes it will keep you entertained for a little while. There is plenty of shade with a jungle like garden and plenty of trees. At most holes there is a seat nearby if you’d like to take a rest – this is really handy if you have grandparents with you too. Extra shade is provided by small pergolas along the way too. We’ve been there on a rainy day and sunny days, and the shade cover was handy either way.
Barossa Bowland has been around for quite a while so the dinosaurs and course are not new, however they seem to be well maintained. While we were there we saw a few staff tending to the garden and everything was clean and tidy.
Mini golf is always a fun family activity which all ages can play. The dinosaurs here are a great additional feature.
As well as mini golf, Barossa Bowland also features a colourful 12 lane indoor bowling centre plus arcade games.
They do some packages which incorporate a game of mini golf and bowling as well.
One of our favourite things here is their claw game where every game wins. Yes, you read right. If you’ve ever been to Japan you would have seen the huge arcades dedicated to these claw games and they are frustrating to play, and just as frustrating to watch! Just when you think you’ve picked up a toy, as soon as you’re near the hole, the toy drops away and you miss out AGAIN. It’s like pokies with little toys. Anyway, here they have this one game where you ALWAYS win a toy. You get to play til you win. It’s a dream come true! Just make sure you raid the money box and bring a couple of $2 coins with you.
We visited Barossa Bowland after a visit to the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company.
For other things to do in the Barossa with the family, see our Guide here
Barossa Bowland is located at 89 Menge Road, Tanunda
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Barossa Bowland website here
What: Barossa Bowland
When: Open 10am – 6pm daily
Where: 89 Menge Road, Tanunda
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