Known as the southern gateway to the Clare Valley wine region, Auburn is home to an array of accommodation, fine dining options and cellar doors.
Auburn was initially named Tateham’s Waterhole in 1849 after the first settler, William of Tateham, who reputedly lived in a dugout (literally a hole in the ground) on the side of the River Wakefield. The town was renamed after the Irish town of Auburn in 1856 and flourished as a resting place for the ‘bullockies’ and 'muleteers’, the men responsible for carting copper ore from the mines of Burra to the gulf at Port Wakefield.
Today the town retains much of its authentic charm, as well as its original stone buildings, with many converted into restaurants, coffee shops and heritage-style accommodation. Auburn was also the birthplace of the poet, CJ Dennis and is the southern most point of the Riesling Trail.
Talk a walk with the historical Auburn map and easily spend a day wandering the village enjoying one of the Cellar Doors, such at Mt Horrocks, Wines by KT or Taylors Wines, play a round of Mini-Golf at Simpson Rices Creek and relax afterwards with a light lunch, have an Ale at the Rising Sun Hotel, appreciate the Art at Art @ Auburn or Linhay Gallery or a show at HAT's. Enjoy a delicious coffee or glass of wine in the garden at Velvet and Willow Wines, and experience the locavore cuisine of Terroir Auburn. Pop into Retrobait or CWA Market to discover a treasure or two.
Find out more information at Cogwebs (where you could also hire a bike!)
For more information about Auburn, visit www.auburn.sa.au/