The Clare Valley is best known for its food, wine and cycling along the Riesling Trail. What it’s not as well known for is that it is located at the crossroads of many of South Australia’s best trails including the Mawson, Heysen, Riesling, Rattler and Lavender Federation trails.
Nothing could be more idyllic – vineyard-covered landscapes, rolling golden hills, historic towns with thriving communities - we are more than just a holiday destination, we are somewhere people can live and thrive.
We're very busy in the Clare Valley at the moment, with lots of accommodation, restaurants and cellar doors booking out. If you can't get a booking, there's still plenty to do! Here are a few suggestions for your stay.
So you got young kids like me and you’re in the Clare Valley, you don’t want to to go to a restaurant and cellar doors are great for you, but sometimes talking about great Riesling at the cellar doors with a 3-year-old hanging off your leg saying “swing me Daddy!” takes the shine off it. Here’s a suggestion...
As a grandmother, we have done the section of the Riesling Trail to Sevenhill a few times with our family, with grandchildren ranging in age from one to 5 years old. It is a short trek and enjoyable for all ages. Here is my guide, I hope you enjoy it!
Wanting to go to Italy but can’t because of COVID restrictions? Take a trip up to the Clare Valley and dine at Umbria Rustic Italian, recognised as an authentic Italian Eatery from the Italian Consulate in Adelaide.
Inspired by the Clare Valley community’s "Glass Half Full” approach to Covid-19, local photographer, Kirstie McConnell, established a community photo project to celebrate the local businesses that have found positives during this challenging time.
Only a short 10-minute drive from the township of Clare, you will find yourself in Blyth, a charming agricultural town with so much to offer. Blyth is a cultural melting pot, and a short walk around the block is all you need to uncover this for yourself!
Spring Gully Conservation Park is a beautiful park 8kms south of Clare along the Spring Gully scenic drive. From the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre turn left out of the carpark and keep driving.
There are wine tours and then there’s the Riesling Trail. Originally part of the Adelaide to Spalding railway line, the Riesling Trail is a 33-kilometre corridor between Auburn and Stanley Flat that allows you to wind your way through the picturesque Clare Valley on bike or by foot.
Glamping is the ultimate way to experience nature in luxurious comfort. A million miles from the rough and ready crowded family tent of your childhood, glamping allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life; re-connect with nature and spend quality time with loved ones.