A region renowned for it’s incredible wine, the Clare Valley is a destination that should be on everyone’s list of must-visits! However wine isn’t the only draw card to this amazing region. From exploring some of the smaller towns, to heading out on a cycling trail and even immersing yourself in the local art scene – take a look at three reasons why you should visit the Clare Valley below…
EXPLORE THE TOWNS
The Clare Valley is made up of a network of small towns, Clare being the biggest. It’s well worth exploring some of the small localities such as Auburn, Watervale, Penwortham and Sevenhill, with many wineries and eateries along the way. Just a 20 minute drive from Clare is the town of Burra, famed for its mining heritage but also bustling with shops, pubs, cafes, and antique stores.
ART & CRAFT
The inspirational landscapes of the Clare Valley have long attracted creative types with many artists and craftsmen living in the district. See the work of renowned Australian artist Robert Hannaford at his studio in Riverton, peruse the jewellery of Sue Barlow at Penwortham or head to an exhibition at Art At Auburn. For the full regional art experience, the Clare Valley Art Trail will guide you around the galleries in the area.
For a dose of fresh air, head outside and explore the great outdoors. The region has several excellent walking and cycling tracks including the Riesling and Heysen trails, as well as several self-guided heritage walks. Spring Gully Conservation park has several walking tracks from where you’ll see Cascade’s Waterfall with a backdrop of spider orchids. Located centrally, the Clare Golf Club is regarded as one of the best country courses in South Australia.