Fall off the map and in love
Escape to the charmingly secluded Clare Valley and disappear into a weekend of intimate discovery. Hide away in a quaint little bed and breakfast or venture out to explore the rolling countryside in a car or on a bike.
You’ll fall in love with the valley’s inviting country pubs like the Rising Sun and Sevenhill Hotel, and possibly each other all over again.
Find the magic, and a little romance, in the Clare Valley.
Visit the Clare Valley Business and Tourism website for local information about the Clare Valley.
The Clare Valley has been making wine since the first grapes were planted in 1851. Today there are more than 40 cellar doors along a narrow 40 kilometre corridor, between Auburn and Clare. The towns are spaced closely together.
Clare Valley is home to an emerging gourmet food scene. Take the opportunity taste the best locally grown produce served in beautiful historic buildings.
Trails are popular in the Clare Valley. Walk or cycle the gentle gradients past woodland cottages to secluded picnic sports, wineries and restaurants. Park the car and take a “looped” trail.
History and heritage
Rich historical seams run throughout the Clare Valley. The galleries and museums pay homage to those bygone days.
Copper was discovered in Burra in 1945 and within 30 years, its Monster Mine was the world’s biggest.
Explore conservation parks to see giant 50,000 year old wombat fossils, stunning native wildflowers and majestic colonial homes such as Martindale Hall.
There are boutique businesses in historic bluestone buildings. Markets sell produce made using antique presses and grindstone “technology.” From olive oil to saltbush lamb, Clare Valley produce is not just about fancy branding.
The Clare Valley is full of wonderful surprises.
Eat Local SA
Eat Local SA
Eat like a local in the Clare Valley with olive oil, carob, free range chickens, eggs, lamb, organic flour and pasta all produced in the region. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
Discover the Clare Valley's wine and pioneering heritage. Plan your holiday with the Clare Valley Visitor Guide. It features information about the region's wineries, accommodation, tours, national parks, cycling trails, events and more.
Download a Clare Valley map to help find your way around this region's rich history, fine wine and Riesling Trail, which passes by many cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare.
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There are plenty of events on in the Clare Valley and surrounds. Here are some ideas.
Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.