Planning a Trip

Planning a Trip

A delicious place to visit

Only an hour and a half’s drive from Adelaide, finding your way to the Clare Valley couldn’t be easier. But as we’ve heard from visitors so many times before, leaving can often prove difficult.

It is a charming corner of Australia. Around every corner it seems, is another lovely vista – rolling hills, winding streams and tiny villages, each sprinkled with reminders of the region’s 160 year history. There are countless markets, delightful restaurants and quaint little pubs to explore – and of course, more than 40 wineries boasting some of Australia’s finest wines.

Finding a place to stay

You’ll find all manner of accommodation here in the Clare Valley – from B&Bs to luxury apartments. But things can get a little busy in the holiday seasons, so do be sure to book your accommodation nice and early.

If you're after more information on accommodation here's two useful websites to visit:
South Australia Tourism
Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association

A little local knowledge

We hope you might find your way to the Clare Valley sometime soon. And if you do, you might like to try some of our favourite things to do here…

Local Markets

With different markets held weekly, fortnightly and monthly, you’ll be able to enjoy the delights of local produce – and all at farm prices.

We’d recommend the Clare Valley Food, Wine & Art Market on the first Sunday in the month as well as the Sevenhill Producer’s Market on the last Saturday in the month.

The Riesling Trail

Riesling is synonymous with the region – and this is a great way to find out why. Following the old railway line, you’ll make your way through stunning countryside and gorgeous little villages, sampling some great Riesling along the way. The perfect way to experience the region and its most famous wine, the trail finishes in Auburn, our home in the Clare Valley – so do make sure you pop in and say hello!

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

Wine connoisseurs aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy the fruits of the Clare Valley. Foodies of all kinds are very well catered for as well. Held in May each year, the Gourmet Valley Weekend is a celebration of great food, great entertainment, and of course, great company.

For more details of local activities, visit the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre, or ring +61 8 8842 2131 or 1800 242 131 (toll free within Australia).