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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 right out of the carpark and keep driving.