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Clare Valley

Clare Valley

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The picturesque Clare Valley is one place you will want to stay longer. From world-class wineries and food producers, the famous Riesling Trail cycling trail, to historic mining agricultural and rail towns there is something for everyone.

The township of Clare itself offers fine dining, panoramic views and a variety of accommodation options.

The Riesling Trail runs from Barinia which is just North of Clare to Auburn and bike hire is available from several outlets throughout the region. They are happy to pick you up or drop you off so you can make the journey your own.

Possibly the most famous winery along the route is Sevenhill Cellars, founded by the Jesuit's in 1851 to produce sacramental wine, a function that continues today. Whilst you are there take time to visit the magnificent Saint Aloysius Church and crypt.

From Sevenhill, you will find the drive to Mintaro extremely scenic. This area is known as the Polish Hill River, itself a notable wine sub-region. Settled in the 1850's the local history is recorded in the restored church, now museum.

Mintaro is a Stage Heritage Listed area. Stroll the main streets of the little village where you will find beautiful old stone churches, antique shops and art galleries. Whilst in the area make sure you visit the stately Martindale Hall, where you can tour the grand mansion dating back to 1879. The Mintaro Maze provides hours of fun for children of all ages.

Approximately 30 minutes drive northeast of Clare, is the Copper mining town of Burra. The best way to explore this town is via the Burra Heritage Passport Trail which you can collect at the Burra & Goyder Visitor Centre.


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