Clare Valley Travel Guide

Clare Valley

About Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is famed for its distinctive variety of wines, local produce, restaurants and country pubs. The great majority of wineries are small-scale boutique producers, and many are concentrated along a single land corridor just 15 minutes from Clare. You’ll find cellar doors operating out of farmhouses and sheds, heritage buildings and state-of-the-art structures. If there’s one thing that distinguishes the Clare Valley, it’s their internationally renowned Riesling. While you’re here don’t miss the opportunity to follow the Riesling Trail – a 25 kilometre walking and cycling route. As far as the food & produce of the area goes, the Clare Valley’s restaurants and food outlets are second to none. Most of the ingredients and products you’ll find here are either locally-grown or locally-made and many of Clare Valley’s gourmet food producers have returned to time-honoured means of food processing. Grab a bite at a local pub, or sit and savor the moment at a cellar door restaurant.

When to Visit Clare Valley

The climate is moderately continental, with cool to cold nights and warm to hot summer days. Rainfall is predominantly in winter and spring (June to September). The average summer daytime temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, dropping to 14 degrees Celsius in winter.

Getting Around Clare Valley

Via the most direct route, the Clare Valley region is a ninety minute drive north of Adelaide. Alternatively there are a number of other scenic ways to get there. Coach operators provide a daily service from Adelaide to Clare, Burra and surrounding towns. Guided tours are also a popular way of discovering the region. Tours range from a half-day to a week, and can be tailored to suit your specific interests. Personalised or group tours are also available from Adelaide. Operators use 4WDs, minibuses and luxury cars. Cycling is another popular mode of transport in the Valley, with Bicycles readily available.

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    Comfort Inn Clare Central

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    Offering cabin accommodation with free WiFi, Watervale Retreat is 16 minutes' drive from Clare. Guest can visit the onsite animal park, home to alpacas, emus and fa...

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    Burra Motor Inn

    Burra Accommodation SA

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    The Burra Motor Inn is a comfortable, well appointed motel situated alongside the tranquil, tree-lined Burra Creek with lovely views and abundant birdlife at your door.

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    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Clarevale Cottage B&B offers accommodation in Clare. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with ...

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    Cockburn House

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    Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Cockburn House is located in Jamestown. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletri...

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    Ruciochs B&B

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