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15 January 2024

Best Breakfast in the Clare Valley

Rise and shine, sleepyhead. You’ve woken to a glorious Clare Valley morning and those wide country horizons are beckoning. But a big day of exploring calls for an even bigger coffee. Just add a hearty breakfast and you’ll have fuel for your adventure... Let’s run through a few engine-starters!

18 December 2023

Clare Valley Accommodation with Kids in Summer

Tired of battling for space at the pool, river, or beach over summer? Why not try something new and head to the Clare Valley, just an hour and a half north of Adelaide, for some family fun in the sun. And we promise you can cool off in the water!! 

18 December 2023

Top ten things to do in the Clare Valley during Summer

We get it, summer can be hot! But don’t let that stop you from exploring the Clare Valley! We’ve taken the guesswork out for you and asked the people who live through it every year (the locals, that is) how they keep their cool throughout the warmer months.  So, grab your sunglasses, pack the sunscreen and hit the road!

04 September 2023

Top Ten Things to do during Spring in the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is gorgeous in spring, canola fields dotting the roads, the seasons first buds on the vines and of course the fresh new vintage rieslings! So apart from just admiring the stunning landscapes, what else should you do? Here’s at least ten ideas to get you started.

07 June 2023

What to do in the Clare Valley if you don’t drink wine

Not into wine? No worries. There's still plenty to do! Here you'll find a wide range of experiences to suit every taste and interest, from cycling and art galleries to history and, of course, the food. So, grab your walking shoes, hop on your bike, and join us for a few days uncovering the secrets of the Clare Valley, minus the vino.

29 May 2023

Top 10 Things to do in Winter around the Clare Valley region

Red wines, cosy winter fires, crisp winter air and more! Discover the top winter fun activities around the Clare Valley region.

28 May 2023

Cellar Doors with Fires

On a winter's day, you'll probably want to snuggle up on the couch. We've got a much better idea - explore the Cellar Doors of the Clare Valley with wicked red wine and fires!

26 May 2023

What to do in Winter in Burra and the Goyder Region

Hit the road and discover big skies, rolling green hills and the red outback in Burra and throughout our stunning Goyder region.

26 May 2023

Caravan & Camping in the Clare Valley

Switch off your phones, disconnect from your everyday reality and get ready for a weekend of reconnecting with nature.

06 March 2023

23 best picks (as voted by the locals) for 2023 – Clare Valley

New year, new you? If your new year’s resolution is to experience more of South Australia, then stop dreaming and start doing. Here in the Clare Valley, we’ve compiled a local recommendation ‘Bucket List,’ chock-full of experiences for your next stay.

06 March 2023

Enjoy a girls weekend in the Clare Valley

Ready for a weekend of fun with your besties? From delicious breakfast spots to shopping boutiques and indulgent wine tastings, we're sure that your next girls' weekend in the Clare Valley will be one to remember.

22 February 2023

Top ten things to do in the Clare Valley during Autumn

Autumn is one of the most magical times of the year in the Clare Valley, and we can't help but feel a special affinity for it.

17 December 2022

Experience ‘A Little More’ Clare Valley

The Clare Valley specialises in ‘bucket list’ experiences. Think an e-bike on the famous Riesling Trail, a tour (& tasting) of the historic Sevenhill Cellars & Monastery or a dining experience on the verandah at Skillogalee Wines. So, that’s one weekend in the Valley and below you will find a list of indulgences to plan another vacation away.

22 August 2022

Clare Valley Canola Hotspots

The 2023 Canola Season has arrived!

31 July 2022

Ultimate Guide to Clare Valley Wineries with Platters

You've eaten a big breakfast and are booked into one of our exquisite restaurants for dinner so there'll be no long lunching today, how about a platter instead?

15 June 2022

Caravan & Camping Clare Valley

Switch off your phones, disconnect from everyday reality and get ready for a weekend of reconnecting with nature.

04 April 2022

Clare Valley Silo Art Trail

It’s been just over 7 years since the first Silo was painted in Australia, all the way over in the west. Since then, the phenomenon has grown to 51 silos painted across the country with three within the Clare Valley.

30 March 2022

Short walks, clean air a natural remedy

Imagine breathing in clean, fresh air, listening to birds and hearing the soft rustle of wind through the trees, feeling the sun on your face – they are experiences we have been yearning for during the past, particularly difficult, 18 months.

18 February 2022

A Guide to Walking the Clare Valley

An escape to the Clare Valley to stretch your legs and take a hike is well overdue, don't you think? And with a network of trails spanning in length and difficulty, you can take your kids, your partner or even your grandma for a trip they'll never forget.

31 January 2022

Pet-Friendly Cellar Doors and Eateries Clare Valley

A trip to the Clare Valley is for the whole family, even the ones with four legs. Don’t leave them at home, take them with you on a memory-making adventure to a world-class wine region.

31 January 2022

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Clare Valley

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, what have you got planned to celebrate your special someone?

20 September 2021

Clare, voted SA’s Top Tourism Town

We love you right back South Australia! Clare has been announced as 'Voters Choice' in South Australia's Top Tourism Town Awards, and it’s all thanks to you.

29 July 2021

Meet the People of the Clare Valley

Meet the People of the Clare Valley, brought to you by one of our locals, Annabelle Homer.

23 July 2021

Best Outdoor Activities in the Clare Valley

There is a plethora of Outdoor Activities you can do in the Clare Valley, it’s not all about the wine and food (although that is excellent).

06 July 2021

The Best Scenic Drives around the Clare Valley

Learn how to spend a day exploring the scenic backroads of the Clare Valley.

30 June 2021

Best Foodie Experiences in the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley isn't all about wine, uncover the best foodies experience across the region!

21 June 2021

3 Days in the Clare Valley

Discover how to spend a 3 day long weekend in the Clare Valley and Burra.

10 June 2021

How to do the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley

Okay. You’re keen to taste a little fresh country air, soak in some scenery - and hey, maybe even a little vino while you’re at it…

29 April 2021

Make the Move to a Grown-ups Playground

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.

18 January 2021

Explore the Indigenous Arts in the Clare Valley

Explore the Indigenous Arts of the Clare Valley at two unique galleries/cultural centres.

09 January 2021

Clare Valley Conservation Parks

After being stuck indoors during 2020, 2021 is the year to get out and explore! What better way to do so than in some of South Australia's incredible conservation parks?

18 December 2020

A Teenager’s Guide to the Clare Valley

Looking for ideas on how to spend a day out in the wonderful Clare Valley? Here is a list of things to explore that are great for all ages, including teens. Read on to find out more.

20 November 2020

Quirky Clare Valley Accommodation

Uncover luxury with a difference in the Clare Valley. Looking for somewhere different to stay? Here's a list to get you started.

24 September 2020

History of Clare

Clare was settled by the first European Settlers in 1840. If you're interested in learning more about the history of Clare, read on.

17 September 2020

Open Restaurants, Cafes and Attractions in the Clare Valley

Opening hours for businesses in the Clare Valley can be found here, all in one convenient spot!

17 September 2020

Cellar Doors in the Clare Valley

Visit one of our Cellar Doors for a tasting experience in the Clare Valley.

14 September 2020

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

A trip to the Clare Valley is for the whole family, even the ones with four legs. Here are the pet-friendly accommodation options in the region, subject to availability.

11 September 2020

Things to do in the Clare Valley that you don’t need to book

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.

31 August 2020

Where to grab dinner on a Monday night

Visitors to the Clare Valley often ask us what is open, expecting there probably wouldn’t be too much, that is definitely not the case. Take a look at our list, it might just surprise you!

28 August 2020

Picnicking with kids in the Clare Valley

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...

26 August 2020

Interesting Cemeteries: Clare to Penwortham

How many cemeteries do you think are located between Clare and Penwortham, a distance stretching only 16km? The answer might surprise you!

21 August 2020

A family bike ride: Clare to Sevenhill on the Riesling Trail

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!

17 June 2020

Your Ultimate Guide to Clare Valley by SA Weekend Escapes

Clare Valley is steeped with substance, history and authenticity and takes visitors on a road less travelled, here's SA Weekend Escapes Ultimate Guide to our region!

19 May 2020

Best playgrounds in the Clare Valley

Let's be honest. The kids can do a certain amount of cellar doors and eateries, but at some point, you've got to be fair on the little squirts and give them some playtime.

11 May 2020

A guide to Cycling in the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is a cyclists' haven, with plenty of trails to ride including the famous Riesling Trail.

30 January 2020

Arts and Culture in Blyth

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.

03 January 2020

Best ways to explore Spring Gully Conservation Park

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 right out of the carpark and keep driving.

24 December 2019

Family Friendly Wineries with a Restaurant in the Clare Valley

Taking the kids up to the Clare Valley? Don’t think they’ll get bored going from one winery to another. There is plenty for the kids to enjoy, and even some with a restaurant!