Clare is the beautiful town which gives its name to the Clare Valley region. Wineries surround the..Mintaro Information
Rich in history and heritage buildings, the entire town of Mintaro was declared a State Heritage..Burra Information
Listed on the National Estate Register and also declared a State Heritage Area, the former copper..Sevenhill Information
Surrounded by vineyards to the north and south, Sevenhill is very much at the heart of the wine..Auburn Information
Auburn is one of the oldest settlements in the Clare Valley, so it's a great place to explore the..Blyth Information
The area located on the western side of the Clare Hills, alternates from hilly in the east, to flat..Kapunda Information
The town of Kapunda, is the location of the first significant copper mine in Australia's history...Riverton Information
Riverton, heart of the Gilbery Valley, is located on the Barrier Highway. This charming town..Spalding Information
Situated in a valley surrounded by ranges, Spalding is a pleasant farming town. The nearby..See all locations in Clare Valley
The Clare Valley is just an hour and a half north of Adelaide, but you might as well be a world away. With a rich cultural tapestry dating back 160 years and more than 35 cellar doors, the region is perfect for immersing yourself in the finer things in life. It's famed for its wineries, restaurants and country pubs. Settle into a bed and breakfast within one of the valley's historic villages, where you'll relish the bucolic vistas and the charm of this engaging region.
See where it all began at Jesuit's Sevenhill Cellars, founded in 1851 to produce sacramental wine and still distributing to churches across Australia and Asia. Explore the Clare Valley's oldest winery and visit the magnificent St Aloysius Church and crypt before tasting award-winning wines at the cellar door. If you're lucky, the charming Brother John May SJ might lead your tour.
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Explore one of Australia's most beautifully preserved towns on Burra's Heritage Passport Trail. Armed with a guidebook and your own key, you'll drive past 65 fascinating sites and learn why Burra was once South Australia's copper central. The 11 kilometre route includes Redruth Gaol, the Monster Mine and "Creek Street", where 1600 people lived in dugouts along the riverbank.
The Riesling Trail
Taste the delectable wines of the Clare Valley along the Riesling Trail – a 25 kilometre walking and cycling route linking world-renowned boutique wineries and towns between Auburn and Clare. The old railway line journeys through some of South Australia's most stunning wine country and bush scenery, so be sure to look out for the natives (animals that is).
Martindale's Hall of Fame
Return to a bygone era at Martindale Hall, the lovingly restored 1879 mansion that featured in the hit 1970s Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock. Stay overnight in Georgian opulence before exploring the delightful historic town of Mintaro, State Heritage listed and the boyhood home of Australian poet CJ Dennis. You can also tour Martindale Hall for .
Burra Trail Rides: Blazing Saddles
Spend your days in the saddle and starlit nights under canvas on a Burra Trail Ride through wilderness in the northern Clare Valley. Graham Radford guarantees a friendly steed, unforgettable scenery, abundant wildlife, great bush tucker and even better banter around the campfire on his one, two or three-day trail rides.
Cellar Door Restaurants
Match fine Clare Valley wine with delicious dining in restaurants right at the cellar door. You can't really go wrong, but a few of the best include Skillogalee, with its cottage charm and sensational regional flavours; the courtyard dining of Neagles Rock Vineyards; and the seafood and steak of Salt'n'Vines Bar & Bistro at Kirihill Estates.
Kapunda's Cornish Charm
See where Australia's first major mine was developed and meet the towering sculpture of Map Kernow the Cornish miner at Kapunda. Armed with a Kapunda Heritage Trail brochure, you'll discover a town steeped in history, with elegant stone buildings and the Bagot's Fortune mining museum. Duck into a bakery for a traditional Cornish pasty, and don't miss Sunday lunch at the character-filled Wheatsheaf Pub, just north of town.
Gourmet Festival Pioneers
Time your visit to coincide with the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend, one of the first events of its kind in Australia and now held every May. It’s just one of many exceptional events on the regional calendar. You'll also find rodeos, country shows, the Gongolope season of spring activities, antique fairs and race days. Check out our events listing for all major Clare Valley events.
This village is a part of a State Heritage Area and an absolute must for visitors to the region. Mintaro is a beautiful drive 11 kilometres north-east of Leasingham. Stroll through the old streets to discover stone churches, cottage gardens, an antique shop and more. Many of the buildings feature Mintaro slate from the local quarry. This slate was famous around the world for providing the playing surfaces on billiard tables. Nearby Martindale Hall is visited by some 25,000 people every year.
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