The Clare Valley is well suited for a self-drive holiday, with most visitors using their own vehicle or hiring one in Adelaide from one of the many city-based hire car companies. The Clare Valley is only 90 minutes drive from Adelaide - simply head North, leaving the city at Gepps Cross. The most direct route is to follow Port Wakefield Road onto the Northern Expressway, and then turn left onto Horrocks Highway, just after the bypass to Gawler. Alternatively, if driving from Port Augusta you could head South on the the A1 Highway and take the turnoff from Crystal Brook to Horrocks Higway, or for the scenic route, take Horrocks Pass to Wilmington, and then follow Horrocks Highway through the Southern Flinders Ranges to Clare. Use the Map to help plan your route.
If you don't wish to drive, several coach services, such as Yorke Peninsula Coach Lines (www.ypcoaches.com.au), operate between Adelaide, the Clare Valley and other regional localities. Alternatively, local tour operators can provide transfers from Adelaide.
Private and charted aircraft can utilise the Clare Aerodrome, located 14 kilometres North of Clare, off Horrocks Highway and RM Williams Way. See www.clarevalleyaerodrome.com.au for further details.
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