Clare Valley Attractions
Experience the Clare Valley
Be prepared for anything in the Clare Valley. There are more than 40 wineries and vineyards, plus numerous galleries and museums. There are also fantastic restaurants, food and produce markets plus sports for everyone.
Wineries date back to the 1850s when Jesuit priests planted the first vines. Now there are more than 40 cellar doors in the region. They're generally open between 10am and 5pm on weekends and most weekdays. It's best to check before you visit.
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The region has been described as "the heart of Australian Riesling" and wine enthusiasts often make the pilgrimage to the Clare Valley to sample some of the world’s best Riesling or a palate pleasing Shiraz.
Some of the most famous Australian wine families form part of the Clare Valley's 160 year history, including Taylors and Jim Barry Wines. With family at the heart of many of the wineries and cellar doors, you're guaranteed a warm welcome when you visit.
Explore by bike
Families won’t struggle for things to do in the Clare Valley. Watch the scenery roll by as the hours pass. Cycle the Riesling and Rattler Trails and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch.
Take a ride on a miniature railway in Clare, lose yourself in a giant maze at Mintaro or check out 50,000 year old giant wombat fossils in the Red Banks Conservation Park.
There’s mining history to relive in Burra, scenic golf courses to escape to and heritage-listed buildings to explore, including the Georgian mansion, Martindale Hall.
Arts and crafts
Enjoy the finest art and crafts at galleries in Clare, Blyth, Watervale and Armagh. Many also sell local produce, such as olive products, jams and preserves.
Spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday meandering through the market. Held every month, markets around the region sell fresh local food, wine and art. Catch a new release movie in Blyth’s modern cinema. Every Saturday there’s a new film to enjoy. Stock up on treats at the candy bar.
Celebrate with us
Climb a hill and admire the patchwork of vines and farms that straddle the gullies and carpet the plains. Come in May for the massive Clare Gourmet Weekend. It was Australia’s first and is still the best.
Burra turns on a spectacular show in the Monster Mine in February and every two years, the Bundaleer Forest near Jamestown is transformed into a magical place celebrating art and music.
Fill your days with adventures and your mind with a lifetime of memories in the Clare Valley.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.