Getting Here & Around

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However you wish to travel to the Clare Valley, there's a service to suit.

The Clare Valley is perfect touring country, with diverse countryside, scenic routes and mapped trails and circuits. Travel through the varied landscapes, from quaint townships, rolling vines, tree-clad hills and spectacular agricultural plains.

Centrally located in the Mid North of South Australia, the Clare Valley is the perfect detour for visitors on their way to the Eyre Peninsula or the Flinders Ranges - turn off the highways on the roads less travelled and be rewarded with boutique wineries and breweries, rich heritage, diverse accommodation and scenic vistas. 

We're only an hour and a half away from Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula and the Riverland, and a mere hour from the Barossa - wherever you're headed, we're not far away!

Getting to the Clare Valley

Driving time from Adelaide to the Clare Valley is around 90 minutes. Bring your own vehicle or hire one in Adelaide, then head north. The most direct route is to follow Port Wakefield Road onto the Northern Expressway and turn left onto Horrocks Highway just after the bypass to Gawler. A coach service operates between Adelaide, the Clare Valley and other regional localities.

Visit for more information and timetable.

There are charter coach services also available in Clare.

The Clare Valley Aerodrome is located on RM Williams Way 14 kilometres north of the township and 10 minutes from the picturesque Clare Valley wine region. Pickups and car tours can be arranged from the aerodrome to explore the region.

For more information, contact Clare Valley Tours, Clare Valley Wine Tours or Clare Valley Taxis.

Getting around the Clare Valley

Driving your own car is by far the easiest way to get around the region. However, if you’d like to learn more about the Clare Valley, there are several guided tours available, including specialist winery tours. Ask at the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre.

The Clare Valley offers a network of driving trails. Pick up a map from one of the Visitor Information Centres in the region. There are also several scenic drives through the Clare Valley wine country and remote saltbush country near Burra via the Goyder Driving Trails, World’s End Circuit or Dare’s Hill Circuit.

The Clare Valley provides a picture book backdrop for a leisurely bike ride. In a wine district renowned for its Riesling, it’s only fitting for the Clare Valley’s popular cycling trail to share the same name.

Weaving its way through the heart of the Clare Valley, the 33 kilometre Riesling Trail and 19 kilometre Rattler Trail are sublimely photogenic, linking many picturesque towns and wineries.

Bikes can be hired from operators in Clare and Auburn and also at many bed and breakfasts in the region.

Remember to obey signs, wear your helmet and be mindful of the blood alcohol limit.

For more of a challenge why not try part of the Mawson Trail which links into the Riesling Trail, or for some different scenery try the Rattler Trail.

If you’d rather explore the region on foot, there are a number of self-guided town and nature walks available across the region including the Riesling and Rattler trails. The Clare Valley is home to Conservation Parks and a number of reserves, all with their own walking trails.

Or why not try a part of some of our bigger hikes? The Heysen Trail and Lavender Federation Trail run through the Clare Valley.

Touring the region

Leave the driving up to someone else and let one of the region’s many experienced local tour operators take you on a stress-free journey of discovery.

There are some splendid self-guided tours in the region. Perhaps the most famous is the Burra Heritage Passport.
Purchase your key and map at the Burra & Goyder Visitor Information Centre and explore the highlights of this historic town at your own pace.

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Clare Boutique Wine Tours

1300 050 089
Clare Valley Clare 5453

Clare Valley Cycle Hire

0475 733 747
56 Warenda Road Clare 5453
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire

Clare Valley Experiences

8842 1880
29 Hope Street Clare 5453

Clare Valley Luxury Tours

0414 746 559
Clare 5453

Clare Valley Tours

0418 832 812
23 Lookout Rd, PO Box 102 Clare 5453

Clare Valley Wine Tours

0408 826 349
9 Alexander Ave Clare 5453

Eldredge Vineyards - Wine Education with Leigh Eldredge

8842 3086
659 Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully 5453

Intimate Tasting Experience with the Winemaker - Sussex Squire Wines

0458 141 169
293 Spring Gully Road Gillentown 5453

Kilikanoon Wines

8843 4206
30 Penna Lane Penwortham 5453

Lets Get Blended with Knappstein Wines

8841 2100
2 Pioneer Avenue Clare 5453

Riesling Trail Bike Hire

0418 777 318
10 Warenda Road Clare 5453
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  • Pet Friendly - Enquire

Scoot the Valley

0447 722 190
26a West Terrace Clare 5453

The Journey Studio

0433 205 661
8 Spring Gully Road Clare 5453

The Revelation Experience

8843 4206
30 Penna Lane Penwortham 5453

Tim Adams Single Vineyard Wine and Cheese Tasting

8842 2429
156 Warenda Road Clare 5453

Valley Wine Tours

0416 235 580
105 Norman Drive Stanley Flat 5453

Watervale Hotel - Ethical, Epicurean, Experiences

8843 0229
37 Main North Road Watervale 5452

Wine by Cycle

8843 4206
30 Penna Lane Penwortham 5453