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Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide. The name of the town is reputed to be the local Aboriginal word for "meeting place".

Nuriootpa is situated at the north end of the Barossa Valley, and has a population of almost 4500 people, making it the largest town in the area. It is a picturesque town, bordered by vineyards and community gardens.

Like much of the Barossa, Nuriootpa has been largely forged by the wine industry, being home to some very famous wineries including Penfolds, Elderton, Kaesler and Wolf Blass.

Since the 1930s, Nuriootpa has often been cited as a textbook example of inspired community development. The town's community owned and operated hotel has funded many important public facilities, including the Senior Citizens' Club, the swimming pool, the kindergarten and recreation areas. 

The Nuriootpa Regional Community Association (NuRCA), a board in which overseas the advancement of the interests of the people of Nuriootpa, is committed to developing a town culture which generates hospitality, service and friendship.

By promoting and coordinating with a spirit of cooperation, NuRCA aims to help implement projects which provide for the needs of the local community. This is coupled with the aim and vision of developing Nuriootpa into an ongoing vibrant, commercial and tourism region in the Barossa Valley.

For more information either contact:

Cameron Ashmead, President 0409 28 4471

Helen McArthur, Secretary, 0419 910 740

NuRCA is proud to be associated with Apex Australia. NuRCA currently leases Coulthard House to Apex Australia as its national headquarters. This is especially important when you consider all the good things that Apex do around the country. For more information, please click thier website.



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