Sunrise in the Clare Valley.

Clare Valley

In Clare Valley discover heritage towns, trails, museums, galleries, beautiful scenery & one of Australia's oldest wine regions.

Nestled in the Mid North of South Australia, Clare Valley is a region full of stunning scenery, delicious food and wine, charming towns, and plenty of outdoor activities. It’s no wonder then that it has become a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Let’s take a look at what this beautiful area has to offer.

Clare Valley offers visitors a variety of activities and attractions for all ages. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, such as cycling or hiking, cultural experiences like visiting local heritage sites or winery tours, there is something for everyone here.

Wine Tasting

The Clare Valley region is renowned for its exceptional wines and fine dining experiences. The region is home to some of Australia's oldest vineyards and produces some of the best wines in the country. With over 40 wineries to explore, there’s something for everyone! Whether you prefer reds or whites or sparkling wines from around the world, you can find them all here in some of the most scenic vineyards imaginable. Many wineries also offer delicious gourmet meals to pair with their wines too.

Beer & Foodie Experiences

For those who prefer beer over wine, don’t worry - there are still plenty of opportunities to sample local brews here as well! The award-winning pubs in Clare Valley will make sure you have plenty of options to choose from. In addition to these places, there is an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bakeries throughout the region serving up fresh local produce in mouth-watering dishes that are sure to please even the most discerning palates.

Outdoor Activities Galore

Clare Valley offers nature lovers many ways to explore its scenic countryside. From cycling along dedicated trails through picturesque landscapes such as the Riesling Trail – which follows an old railway line – to hiking in one of its many national parks or simply taking a leisurely stroll through one of its many quaint villages dotted across the valley, you won’t be short on options when it comes to outdoor activities here. Not only that but if you’d like to try your hand at fishing or canoeing there are plenty of lakes in the area where you can do just that too!

Ash Wednesday Fire

On 16 February 1983, the Clare Valley was devastated by bushfires during the Ash Wednesday disaster. Although there were no fatalities in the area, over 6,100 hectares were burnt out. The railway line between the Clare Showgrounds and Penwortham was severely damaged, and resulted in its eventual demise. The old rail route has since been transformed into a popular bicycle riding track known as the Riesling Trail. This 35km sealed trail links the villages of the valley. Tourists worldwide travel to the Clare Valley to cycle the 'Riesling Trail', sampling the famous Clare Valley Riesling along the way.

Clare Valley has something for everyone - whether you're a foodie looking for fine dining experiences or an adventurer seeking outdoor thrills - this region has it all! With its stunning landscapes, historic sites and award-winning wineries, it's no wonder that so many people flock here each year! So if you're looking for a destination where you can relax and unwind while exploring all that nature has to offer, consider adding a visit to Clare Valley on your next trip Down Under!

 

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