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CLARE VALLEY Visitor Guide

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide


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LOCATION: 12 KMS NORTH OF CLARE ON HIGHWAY B82 / BUNGAREE ROAD PH: (08) 8842 2677 EMAIL: INFO@BUNGAREESTATION.COM.AU WEB: WWW.BUNGAREESTATION.COM.AU


Welcome to the

Clare Valley A cluster of villages and wineries nestled in a picturesque valley, the Clare Valley is famed for its wine and pioneering heritage. About an hour and a half from Adelaide, the secluded Clare Valley is a hidden gem bounded by picturesque farmland. Trundle your bike from winery to winery along the Riesling Trail or take in the heritage of historic mining towns like Burra and Kapunda. Considered Australia’s home of Riesling, the Clare Valley offers so much to experience. In the Clare Valley, row upon row of elegant vines sit beside untamed Australian bush. Stone cottages can be found on rolling fields that are Irish emerald in winter and Tuscan yellow in summer. Welcoming rural villages are famous for all the good things in life, like cafés, pubs, art houses, antique shops and, of course, cellar doors. The Clare Valley has been making wine for a long time. Jesuit priests planted the region’s first grapes in 1851, just 15 years after European settlers arrived in South Australia. Today, Jesuits are still making sacramental wine at one of Australia’s oldest and most unusual wineries, Sevenhill, which stands alongside an impressive line-up of fellow wineries. International wine judges continue to rate the Rieslings and Shiraz as among the best in the world – you be the judge. Spend long afternoons drinking in the views, as well as the vintages, at a number of the region’s top wineries and you’ll come to see the real meaning of ‘wine appreciation’.

These vistas are not only easy on the eye, they raise some of the finest crops, herds and flocks in the nation. Resident food-lovers use time-honoured methods to produce everything from grain-fed chicken and organic lamb to chutney and extra virgin olive oils. You won’t drive far without spotting a market or food outlet from where you can buy the freshest of local produce. Savour the flavours of the Clare Valley served up right across the region – at boutique retreats, famous farmhouse restaurants and historic pubs where rustic cheer meets fine dining. Wines made the region famous but mines and farming made it wealthy. Head east to discover Kapunda, Burra and the rich legacy of copper; then head west to see the great grain plains that were farmed by pioneers as they pushed north. Bungaree, North Bundaleer, Martindale Hall and Anlaby are all grand properties standing testament to the fortunes carved from a land of opportunity. Wine and heritage aside, there are plenty of other things to do in the Clare Valley. Cycle the stunning Riesling Trail, a 35 kilometre corridor linking picturesque towns and wineries; explore Dare’s Hill, a dramatic landscape reminiscent of the Outback; and stay overnight in the mansion made famous by Picnic at Hanging Rock, Martindale Hall.

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Contents 4 Useful information 7 Getting here and around 10 Events 12 Wine 16 Winemakers of the Clare Valley 18 Eat and drink 20 Arts and culture 21 Heritage 22 Rattler and Riesling trails 26 National parks 27 Families 28 Clare Valley’s towns

30 Auburn 58 Balaklava 34 Blyth 46 Booborowie 58 Brinkworth 34 Bundaleer Forest 46 Burra 35 Clare 58 Dublin, Middle Beach, Port Parham

and Port Gawler

50 Eudunda 51 Farrell Flat 54 Freeling

Pikes Wines, Polish Hill River

51 Hallett

54 Kapunda

58 Koolunga

40 Leasingham

59 Mallala 56 Marrabel 41 Mintaro 52 Mount Bryan 59 Owen and Hamley Bridge 42 Penwortham 42 Polish Hill River Valley 59 Port Wakefield 56 Rhynie 57 Riverton 53 Robertstown 60 Roseworthy 57 Saddleworth and Manoora 42 Sevenhill 59 Snowtown 44 Spalding 57 Tarlee 53 Terowie 60 Two Wells and Lower Light 60 Virginia 44 Watervale

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Clare Valley map Our neighbours Business directory Town facilities directory

Cover: St Michael’s Church, Bungaree Station

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Useful

INFORMATION

The Clare Valley is one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions – a little research and planning can transform a great trip into a memorable holiday.

Climate Spring

Autumn

Spring (September–November) brings new life to the Clare Valley, with the countryside erupting into rich colours. The average maximum temperature is 21°C, with a minimum temperature of 8°C. The average monthly rainfall is 55mm.

March through to May, see the autumn leaves begin to fall and more mild temperatures set in. The average maximum temperature is 21°C, with a minimum temperature of 9°C. The average monthly rainfall is 39mm.

Summer

Winter

Summer (December–February) in the Clare Valley is generally quite sunny and warm. The average maximum temperature is 29°C, with a minimum temperature of 14°C. The average monthly rainfall is 28mm.

Between June and August, winter brings chilly days, some rain and cold nights. The average maximum temperature is 13°C, with a minimum temperature of 4°C. The average monthly rainfall is 69mm.

Old truck, Sevenhill

The cream of the crop The SA Tourism Awards recognise excellence in South Australian tourism. Awards are bestowed on those tourism experiences judged to be the most outstanding and of the highest quality. Visitors can book award-winning Clare Valley tourism experiences with confidence when planning their next escape. 2012 Tourism Award medallist in the Clare Valley is: • Clare Valley Motel For more information on the SA Tourism Awards visit www.satourismawards.com.au

HOSPITALS Balaklava Hospital and Health Services 16 War Memorial Drive, Balaklava Phone: (08) 8862 1400

Burra Hospital and Health Services 46 Commercial Street, Burra Phone: (08) 8892 2300

Clare Hospital and Health Services 47 Farrell Flat Road, Clare Phone: (08) 8842 6500

Eudunda Hospital 40 Ward Street, Eudunda Phone: (08) 8581 1404

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Riverton District Hospital and Health Services 23 Moorhouse Terrace, Riverton Phone: (08) 8847 2300

Snowtown Hospital and Health Services South Terrace, Snowtown Phone: (08) 8865 0100

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Accredited Visitor Information Centres Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre Corner Main North and Spring Gully roads, Clare Phone: (08) 8842 2131 or 1800 242 131 Open Monday–Friday 10am–5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm; closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Burra Visitor Information Centre 2 Market Square, Burra Phone: (08) 8892 2154 or 1300 775 540 Open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm; closed Christmas Day

Visitor Information Outlets Auburn Post Office 2 St Vincent Street, Auburn Phone: 0400 290 687 or (08) 8849 2380 Open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; closed 1–2pm

Cogwebs – Auburn 30 Main North Road, Auburn Phone: 0400 290 687 Open daily 8:30am–6pm

Total Fire Ban Days Eudunda Information Outlet 10 Bruce Street, Eudunda Open daily 9am–5pm

Riverton Information Outlet Kapunda Visitor Information Centre 51–53 Main Street, Kapunda Phone: (08) 8566 2902 or 1300 770 301 Open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm; closed Christmas Day

Fire danger The Clare Valley is, and has been, susceptible to bush fires. On days of high fire danger you need to think about where you will be for the day and what you would do in the event of a fire. During Fire Danger Season there are strict conditions for lighting a fire, including a campfire. The Fire Danger Season is generally from 1 December to 30 April (however, this period can be adjusted according to seasonal conditions). All fires are prohibited on Total Fire Ban Days.

Jules Cafe with Wireless Internet, 35 Torrens Road, Riverton Phone: (08) 8847 2791 Open 10am–4pm Tuesday–Sunday, closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Two Wells Information Outlet 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells Open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm

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When a Total Fire Ban is declared, all fires are completely banned. Fire bans are broadcast on radio and television from 4pm and apply for 24 hours (midnight to midnight). Further information can be obtained from the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or the CFS website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au. Severe penalties apply for the lighting or maintaining of fires on Fire Ban Days.

Days of high fire danger These are days when high temperatures, high winds (particularly north and northwesterly winds with low humidity) are predicted. On these days avoid activities that can place you in areas of high bushfire risk. Instead of bushwalking, go swimming or visit local attractions in low fire risk areas.

For peace oF mind, choose quality assured tourism Businesses. Your assurance of quality, reliablility, environmental practices, accuracy in advertising and adherence to a code of ethics. Look out for operators in this Visitor Guide who use the tick.

Staying safe Phone 13 14 44 for police assistance or phone 000 for all emergencies. See the town facilities directory at the back of this guide for a list of phone numbers for local police stations.

www.qualitytourismsouthaustralia.com.au

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Symbol and logo definitions The TQUAL Tick is the Australian Government’s national symbol of tourism quality. Tourism businesses that carry the TQUAL Tick have undergone rigorous assessment to ensure they deliver a quality experience. These businesses are members of quality assurance schemes that have met the requirements of TQUAL Accreditation.

Accredited Visitor Information Centres are part of a program committed to quality business practice, professionalism, and designed to provide visitors with a consistent and recognised level of customer service throughout South Australia. These centres are dedicated to providing visitors with up to date, relevant information and in most cases make bookings.

Businesses displaying the ‘tick’ logo participate in a quality assurance process to ensure the highest standards of business practice. For peace of mind, look for the tick as your assurance of quality and reliability. The South Australian Tourism Commission supports the accreditation process and visitors are encouraged to support accredited businesses. For more information go to www.QualityTourismSouthAustralia.com.au

Visitor Information Outlets provide visitors with basic tourism information. These outlets may sometimes be located within another business. Businesses displaying this logo offer online reservations enabling you to check availability and instantly confirm your booking. Family friendly.

Eco certification program. www.ecotourism.org.au

Pet friendly.

Respecting Our Culture program. www.ecotourism.org.au/roc.asp

Disabled facilities.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New Year’s Day Australia Day Adelaide Cup Good Friday Easter Monday ANZAC Day Queen’s Birthday Labour Day Christmas Day Proclamation Day

2013 Tuesday 1 Jan Monday 28 Jan Monday 11 Mar Friday 29 Mar Monday 1 Apr Thursday 25 Apr Monday 10 Jun Monday 7 Oct Wednesday 25 Dec Thursday 26 Dec

school terms 2014 Wednesday 1 Jan Monday 27 Jan Monday 10 Mar Friday 18 Apr Monday 21 Apr Friday 25 Apr Monday 9 Jun Monday 6 Oct Thursday 25 Dec Friday 26 Dec

BUSHFIRE DANGER IN THE CLARE VALLEY

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

2013 29 January–12 April 29 April–5 July 22 July–27 September 14 October–13 December

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

2014 28 January–11 April 28 April–4 July 21 July–26 September 13 October–12 December

Holiday bushfire safety tips BE AWARE ON HIGH FIRE RISK DAYS... When holidaying, always check with the local council, Police, CFS or the media to help you decide if you will travel through or to a high risk area on a Total Fire Ban day. If you do decide to travel, ensure that you and your vehicle are prepared in the event of a fire. 1. HAVE A PLAN

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The decision of whether to stay or to leave during high fire risk days is critical. If you decide to leave you should do so early. Have alternative routes worked out that lead away from bushfire risk areas.

2. RESPONSIBILITIES

Bushfire Information Hotline 1300 362 361 (TTY 133 677) www.cfs.sa.gov.au

Be aware of restrictions on the use of gas BBQs and campfires during the fire danger season and on total fire ban days, for further information contact the CFS.

3. PLAN AHEAD On days of Total Fire Bans, it is best to postpone a trip into the bush since the risk of a fire starting and growing rapidly is extremely high.

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Driving, Clare Valley

Drive on Left in Australia Take care when driving on Australian roads. Be sure to drive on the left-hand side of two-way roads. Obey the road signs and remember that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia. You must not drive if your blood alcohol level is 0.05 per cent or higher, nor are you permitted to use a handheld mobile phone when driving. When travelling long distances plan your journey to include several rest breaks and ensure you have enough fuel for your journey. For your safety and enjoyment slow down, relax, and enjoy the country pace of the Clare Valley.

Getting here

& AROUND

The Clare Valley is a region of plains, pasture and valleys. It is 200 kilometres long and 100 kilometres wide, interspersed with country roads, quiet laneways and tracks that are very rarely frequented.

Getting to the Clare Valley By car The Clare Valley is only 90 minutes drive from Adelaide. Bring your own vehicle or hire one in Adelaide from one of the many city-based hire car companies. Then head north, leaving the city at Gepps Cross. The most direct route is to follow Port Wakefield Road onto the Northern Expressway. Turn left onto Horrocks Highway just after the bypass to Gawler.

By coach If you don’t wish to drive, there’s a coach service that operates between Adelaide, the Clare Valley and other regional localities. There’s also the option to charter a coach if you’re travelling in a large group.

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Getting around the Clare Valley

Weaving its way through the heart of the Clare Valley, the 35 kilometre Riesling Trail and 19 kilometre Rattler Trail are sublimely photogenic, linking many picturesque towns and wineries. Bikes can be hired from operators in Clare, Sevenhill, Auburn and Burra.

By car Whether you want to discover the region’s secrets for yourself or have them revealed by someone with a little ‘local knowledge’, you’re in perfect touring country. By bringing your own car, or hiring one, it will provide you with the freedom to get around the Clare Valley as you please. Plus, you can literally drive in any direction for views that will stay with you forever. Like a ruffled quilt, the Clare Valley is a combination of rolling vines, tree-clad hills and spectacular agricultural plains.

Croll Cottage is an easy walk to... Shops, cafés, restaurants and wineries. Situated on a lovely tree-lined street, Croll Cottage is a charming old home in Clare, built of local stone, and sleeps two to six people in comfort.

By foot If you’d rather explore the region on foot, there are a number of self-guided town and nature walks that take you on a journey of historical discovery and through beautiful countryside.

Phone: (08) 8842 3767

The Clare Valley’s landscapes range from pristine bush to classic farmland, from vast pastoral country to picturesque vineyards. It’s also home to four conservation parks (Red Banks, Martindale, Caroona Creek and Spring Gully), Australia’s first plantation forest (Bundaleer Forest, near Jamestown) and a number of reserves with their own walking trails.

The region offers a network of driving trails, several designed in loops and easy to negotiate. Pick up a map from one of the Visitor Information Centres in the region, who can also provide assistance in planning your driving route. Take the Goyder Driving Trail, World’s End Circuit or Dare’s Hill Circuit, through remote saltbush country and relics of a once flourishing pastoral industry.

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Tour the region Leave the driving up to someone else and let one of the region’s many experienced local tour operators take you on a stress-free journey of discovery. Modes of transport range from coaches to Rolls Royce luxury.

By bike The Clare Valley provides a picture book backdrop for a leisurely bike ride. Many budding and professional cyclists visit the region for this pursuit alone. With stunning vistas, it’s easy to understand why.

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There are some splendid self-guided walks and drives in the region. Perhaps the most famous is the ‘Burra Heritage Passport Key’ – ask for your key and map at the Burra Visitor Information Centre and explore the highlights of this historic town at your own pace.

In a wine district renowned for its Riesling, it’s only fitting for the Clare Valley’s popular cycling trail to share the same name.

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Sevenhill Cellars, Quarry Road

Explore Clare Valley the fun way!

At Riesling Trail Bike Hire we have a wide variety of bikes and sizes ready for you to enjoy. From electric bikes to retro cruisers, tandems to tagalongs and kiddie carriers (great for the toddlers) – we’ve got everything you need! Enjoy half-day or full-day hire. Grab a gourmet cheese pack and cold drink right here. We even offer a pick-up and drop-off service. Located right on the Riesling Trail with off-street parking available, walk-ins are always welcome. 10 Warenda Road, Clare Mob: 0418 777 318 www.rieslingtrailbikehire.com.au

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A different way to ride the Riesling Trail! • Hire a 3 or 4 wheel pedal go-kart! • Various 1 to 6 person bikes available • Great for visiting cellar doors and restaurants • Unique outdoor experience • Half or full day hire includes helmets and lock 35 Main North Road, Clare (at Caltex roadhouse) Mob: 0498 014 135 Email: fun.wheels.clare@gmail.com www.funwheels.com.au

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Enjoy a leisurely ride along the renowned Riesling Trail to the many wineries in the Clare Valley and at the same time, admire the scenic beauty of the hills and vineyards. A variety of bikes are available for hire, including children’s and baby seats. Bikes are hired by the half-day (4 hours) or all-day. Bike pick-up/delivery can be arranged with prior notice. Bookings are requested. Open 7 days, 9am–5pm. 32 Victoria Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 2782 Mob: 0418 802 077 Email: cvcycle@capri.net.au www.clarevalleycyclehire.com.au

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28 September Balaklava Show Raw Park, Balaklava www.sacountryshows.com

October 2013 5–6 October

Events Throughout the year, the Clare Valley stages a number of great events, from classic country shows and friendly race meets to gourmet food and wine extravaganzas.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend Various locations www.clarevalleywinemakers.com.au/Gourmet

18–19 May Mintaro Maze Annual ‘Haggis Hunt’ Jacka Road, Mintaro Phone: (08) 8843 9012

June 2013 8 June Sevenhill Fabulous Fortified Sevenhill Cellars, Sevenhill Phone: (08) 8843 4222

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21 April A Taste of Good Things Rhynie Phone: 0418 806 747

21 April Northern Autumn Garden Festival Clare Showgrounds Phone: 0428 422 760

May 2013 4–5 May Burra Antiques and Collectables Fair Burra www.visitburra.com

17–23 May Clare Rotary Art Exhibition Clare Town Hall www.clarerotary.org.au

18 May Clare Valley Cuisine Market Clare www.clarevalleycuisine.com.au

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Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend, Clare

18–19 May

April 2013 Laura Folk Fair Laura Phone: (08) 8663 2221

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Art Show Auburn Institute, Auburn

Brinkworth Annual Wine Tasting and Buffet Brinkworth General Store Phone: (08) 8840 2155

August 2013 2–4 August Balaklava Eisteddfod Balaklava www.balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au

3–26 August SALA Festival Various locations www.salainc.com.au

September 2013 4 September Balaklava Cup Balaklava Racing Club www.balaklavaracingclub.com.au

20–22 September Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir Concert Clare Phone: (08) 8842 2131

Phone: (08) 8849 2190

6 October Marrabel Rodeo Marrabel Rodeo Grounds www.marrabelrodeo.com

7 October Jamestown Show Victoria Park, Jamestown www.sacountryshows.com

12 October Burra Show Burra Showgrounds www.sacountryshows.com

16–17 October Clare Valley Music & Arts Festival Clare www.hatsincsa.com

19 October Clare Show Clare Showgrounds www.sacountryshows.com

19–20 October Kapunda Celtic Festival Hill Street, Kapunda www.kapundaceltic.org

25–27 October Clare Weekend of Dance Clare Town Hall Phone: (08) 8842 2247

26–27 October Burra Craft Fair Redruth Gaol, Burra www.visitburra.com

30 October–2 November Clare Valley Wine Show Clare Valley www.clarevalleywinemakers.com.au

October Burra Open Garden Various locations, Burra Phone: (08) 8892 2154

October Jamestown Air Spectacular Jamestown www.jamestownflyinggroup.com.au


November 2013 2 November Kapunda Agricultural Show Kapunda Harness Racing Complex www.kapundashow.org.au

3 November The Heritage Garden – Open Day Gillentown Road, Sevenhill Phone: (08) 8843 4022

10 November Eudunda Show Eudunda Oval www.eudundashow.org.au

24 November Clare Cup Clare Valley Racing Club www.clareracingclub.com.au

20 December Burra Christmas Celebrations Burra www.visitburra.com

December Blyth Christmas Celebrations Blyth Phone: (08) 8844 5175

December Kapunda Christmas Street Party Main Street, Kapunda www.kapundachristmasstreetparty.com.au

December Sounds of Christmas St Marks Church, Penwortham www.clarevalley.biz

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Clare Valley Film Festival Blyth Cinema, Blyth www.clarevalleyfilmfestival.com

Marrabel Bull Ride Marrabel Rodeo Grounds www.marrabelrodeo.com

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Clare Valley Writers’ Festival Clare www.thewriteweek.com

Monster Mine Spectacular Monster Mine Pool, Burra www.visitburra.com

December 2013

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6 December The Alliance One Clare Christmas Pageant Clare Phone: (08) 8841 3800

Shakespeare in the Vines Sevenhill Cellars, Sevenhill www.sevenhill.com.au

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The Magic Cave Clare Town Hall Phone: (08) 8842 2131

A Day on the Green Annie’s Lane, Watervale www.adayonthegreen.com.au

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Live Music/Special Events Good wine, good friends, grand times at Greg Cooley Wines. From blues to rock, opera and country music, to comedy and quiz nights, there’s always something happening! Live music and gourmet platters on long weekend/public holidays and a series of events featuring special guest artists throughout the year. Long-table degustation dinners/shows to BYO hampers on the lawns. Main North Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8843 4284 Mob: 0419 683 303 www.gregcooleywines.com.au

19 April Clare Valley Easter Race Day Clare Valley Racing Club www.clareracingclub.com.au

COUNTRY MARKETs Burra Market Best Place Antiques, Burra North Open first Saturday of the month 9am–4pm; excluding January and February depending on the weather Phone: 0448 667 322 Clare Food, Wine & Art Market Ennis Park, Main North Road, Clare Open first Sunday of the month 9am–1pm Phone: 0488 159 375 Clare Showgrounds Market Clare Showground Open second Saturday of the month 8:30am–1pm; excluding October Phone: (08) 8842 2374 Kapunda Country Market Harness Racing Club Complex, Hancock Road, Kapunda Open first and third Sunday of the month 9am–1pm Phone: 0438 185 385 Riverton Monthly Market Riverton Community Hall Open third Saturday of the month 9am–1pm Phone: 0409 676 770 Sevenhill Producer’s Market Madonna Hall, Sevenhill Open last Saturday of the month 8:30am–12pm Phone: (08) 8843 4360 Tarlee Country Market Tarlee Community Centre Open in March and October 8am–3pm Phone: 0427 184 474

WEDDINGS With its gentle ambience, inspiring landscapes and superb food and wine suppliers, the Clare Valley has everything needed to create a memorable wedding day. Traditional or modern, lavish or intimate, the Clare Valley has the venues (some of the most renowned being Martindale Hall, Bungaree Station and the Heritage Garden), photographers, florists and caterers to make for extra-special weddings and receptions. Of course, one of the many picturesque wineries in the region would also make for an ideal wedding setting.

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WINE Life in the Clare Valley is truly entwined with the vine.

in the other. Experience the art galleries and museums tucked away in cellar doors or cycle an idyllic 35 kilometres through vineyards on the Riesling Trail, stopping at wineries along the way.

Cellar doors It has been said, more than once, that the Clare Valley wine region is an enchanting place; where postcard-perfect scenery meets country hospitality behind every cellar door. It’s a place where you can stumble upon boutique wineries hidden among vineyards and meet world-class winemakers at work. With more than 40 cellar doors along a 40 kilometre corridor between Auburn and Clare, there is a treasure waiting to be discovered every time you visit. Australian wine writer James Halliday said, ‘Unlocking the secrets of the Clare Valley is a pastime open to all who visit this most beautiful part of Australia.’ Wine enthusiasts regularly make the pilgrimage to what is known as the ‘heart of Australian Riesling’, but you don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy all the Clare Valley has to offer. It’s a region where wine blends effortlessly with history, art, food, relaxation and even exercise. Sit under an old gum tree with a glass of red in one hand and a slice of wood-oven pizza

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The Clare Valley is blessed with an impressive roll call of great Australian wine families and brands. It all started in the mid 19th century when Jesuit priests planted the Clare Valley’s first vineyard at Sevenhill. While the grapes were originally harvested to make sacramental wine, today the Jesuits craft an extensive range of table wines for a world-wide audience. Taylors and Jim Barry Wines are also synonymous with the Clare Valley and form part of its 160 year history. Pioneers of the region, both families share a genuine love for the place they call home and an enduring passion for producing premium wines. The late Jim Barry said, ‘Sometimes it takes longer than a lifetime to do a lifetime’s work… it’s now up to my children.’ With family at the heart of many of the wineries, a warm welcome is assured. Don’t be surprised to find the people who make the wines waiting within ready to share their journey with you. It’s one of the many advantages of visiting a ‘boutique’ region where the winemakers are never far away.

As you wander through the Clare Valley, you’ll find cellar doors operating out of heritage buildings, farmhouses and state-of-the-art structures. Some capture breathtaking views or look onto intimate courtyards. Others are huddled next to century-old churches or surrounded by sweeping lawns, perfect for a picnic. Linking these cellar doors are charming villages nestled in the nooks of the valley, such as Mintaro, Sevenhill and Leasingham, just to name a few. With wine comes food and the Clare Valley is home to an emerging gourmet scene. Several cellar doors make the most of homegrown produce, offering sumptuous seasonal platters, restaurant dining and tapas-style feasts. Enjoy a lazy afternoon sampling some of the region’s best cuisine, matched with its premium wines.

World-class As Australian wine regions go, the Clare Valley is small, accounting for only 1.3 per cent of the nation’s crush; however, its reputation is known internationally. You’ll find Clare Valley wines listed in five-star restaurants, as well as on aircraft flying around the world. It’s also a region that is not short of accolades. Its wines top the ranks in many prestigious competitions across the globe every year.


Keep South Australia Phylloxera free South Australia is the only Australian state to have avoided an outbreak of Phylloxera, a plant lice that destroys grape vines. If you’ve been driving or walking in an interstate vineyard, please thoroughly clean your car and shoes before entering South Australia. Please obtain permission before entering a vineyard.

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Sevenhill Cellars, Sevenhill

Renowned for its Riesling, the Clare Valley lived up to its reputation recently, with Jim Barry Wines’ current vintage Riesling crowned the best wine in Australia at the National Wine Show in Canberra. Not just a victory for this wine, it is a tribute to what is possible in the Clare Valley. The same goes for Kilikanoon Wines, which did the region proud, being named the James Halliday 2013 Winery of the Year. As one of the country’s oldest regions, steeped in tradition and heritage, it may be surprising to learn that Clare Valley winemakers are also recognised for their innovation. In 2000, the region gained international attention for promoting a proprietary screw cap closure for their Riesling bottles and since then has been at the forefront of championing the use of the closure for all wine styles. Recently, the Australian Screwcap Initiative was recognised with the Australian wine industry’s most prestigious prize, the 2012 Maurice O’Shea Award. Behind the trophies and tributes, Clare Valley winemakers strive for simplicity and authenticity in their wines. For them, wine is about people, pleasure and hospitality. So whenever you visit the Clare Valley, you’re destined to enjoy everything that the region – and life – has to offer.

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Greg Cooley Wines – good wine, good friends, grand times Open seven days. Boutique winery with award-winning wines. From Riesling and Rosé, to sweet wines and Oaked Chardonnay, Sparkling Shiraz and the big reds, there’s something for everyone! Phone: (08) 8843 4284 Advertisement on page 39

Luxury spa suites overlook Clare Valley Brice Hill have multi award-winning accommodation – on the Riesling Trail – in a tranquil and private setting bordered by vineyards, cellar doors and restaurants.

Cellar door open 7 days 10:30am–4:30pm Relax and enjoy our informal tasting room set within the wine cellar of the original 1850s homestead.

Phone: (08) 8842 2925 www.bricehill.com.au Advertisement on page 37

Handcrafted, award-winning, premium wines. North Terrace, Watervale Ph: (08) 8843 0069 Email: handcrafted@crabtreewines.com.au www.crabtreewines.com.au

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Mitchell Wines Established in 1975, the entire range of Mitchell Wines receives multiple accolades every year. Drop into the cellar door open from 10am–4pm 7 days a week.

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The Germans have landed Discover the Clare Valley region and beyond in style in a Daisy’s Vintage and Classic Car. • Personalised tours to suit your needs • All-day tours and half-day tours available • Winery, heritage and site seeing tours • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation • Accredited driver • Beautiful heritage cars, including Daimler and Rolls Royce Ph: (08) 8843 8028 www.gallys.com.au

The Tim Gramp Wines cellar door is housed in an 1860s stone cottage, originally a half-way house used by the Burra copper miners en route to the Port Wakefield wharves. Phone: (08) 8843 0199 www.timgrampwines.com.au Advertisement on page 40

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Jim Barry Wines consistently produces distinctive wines of exceptional quality. Come and enjoy the full range of hand crafted and super premium wines available, while taking in the panoramic views of the Clare Valley.

Spring Valley Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 3086 Email: bluechip@eldredge.com.au www.eldredge.com.au

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The Mitchell family has been producing wine since 1975 and is rated as a red five-star winery by James Halliday. Specialising in varietals, Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache, the fruit from our own organically farmed, dry grown vineyards. Mitchell wines show the true flavours of the Clare Valley. Visit the winery set amongst old gums in the western hills of the Valley. Hughes Park Road, Sevenhill Ph: (08) 8843 4258 Email: info@mitchellwines.com www.mitchellwines.com

Winery & Cellar Door Craig Hill Road Clare SA 5453 Ph 8842 2261 www.jimbarry.com

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mr. mick cEllAr door And kitchEn Fabulous Food, Amazing Wine and Excellent Service Mr Micks Cellar Door has a range of wines made by Clare Valley winemaker Tim Adams, custodian of the historical winery. Mr Micks kitchen offers tapas style food and wine in a casual and contemporary atmosphere. OPEN DAILY CELLAR DOOR 10AM–5PM KITCHEN 11AM–4PM

7 Dominic Street, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 2555 Email: reservations@mrmick.com.au www.mrmick.com.au

Knappstein is housed in the original Enterprise Brewery built in 1878. The building beautifully integrates Knappstein’s Cellar Door and working micro-brewery. Taste the best of the region with an exciting range of award-winning Clare Valley wines, as well as one of Australia’s most renowned craft beers, the Knappstein Enterprise Reserve Lager. Open 7 Days - Wine & Beer Tastings & Sales Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm, Sat: 11am - 5pm Sun & Public Holidays: 11am - 4pm

2 Pioneer Avenue, Clare Phone: 08 8841 2100 cellardoor@knappstein.com.au

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sEvEnhill cEllars Experience a rich blend Established by the Jesuits in 1851, Sevenhill Cellars is recognised for providing a memorable Clare Valley wine experience. Sevenhill offers a rich blend that combines the enjoyment of outstanding regional wines with a unique heritage and spiritual character, including our Underground Cellar, Wine Museum and historic St Aloysius’ Church. Cellar Door opening times: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am–5pm. Tours are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm or by appointment.

Ph: (08) 8843 4222 Fax: (08) 8843 4382 Email: orders@sevenhill.com.au www.sevenhill.com.au

Bringing great wines to life The Taylors philosophy rests on the principle that the finest wines are those made with the greatest dedication and care. We seek to make wines that are both powerful and elegant. Cellar door opening hours • Monday–Friday 9am–5pm • Saturday and public holidays 10am–5pm • Sunday 10am–4pm • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day Winery TourS AnD BlenD your oWn Wine Available Saturday, Sunday and public holidays • 11am–12:30pm • 1:30pm–3pm Bookings are essential

Winery Road, Auburn Ph: (08) 8849 1118 Fax: (08) 8849 1199 Email: cdsales@taylorswines.com.au www.taylorswines.com.au

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John Barker Street, Burra Ph: (08) 8892 2669 www.thorogoods.com.au

Open Thursday to Monday 11am - 5pm Children & families welcome Cellar Door, Penna Lane, Penwortham, SA 5453 Call 08 8843 4206 Email cellardoor@kilikanoon.com.au www.kilikanoon.com.au

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Tim Adams Wines PO Box 211, Clare, SA, 5453 Tel: 08 8843 0122 Fax: 08 8843 0128 ArtWine Email: admin@clarevalleywinemakers.com.au Stone Bridge Wines Quarry Hill Greg Cooley Wines Lookout B82 Sevenhill Cellars Pikes Polish Hill The Wilson River Estate Sevenhill Vineyard Sevenhill Hotel Eldredge Paulett Vineyards Wines Jeanneret Spring Gully Lookout Reilly's Wines Wines & Restaurant Skillogalee Wines & Restaurant Pearson Mintaro Mitchell Winery Vineyard Magpie & Stump Spring Gully Kilikanoon Wines Hotel Penwortham Conservation Park Mintaro Cellars Penna Lane Wines (Main North Rd)

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Annie's Lane at Quelltaler Gallery & Winemaking Museum

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Watervale Hotel

Watervale

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Claymore Wines

Leasingham

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Approx. Travel Time from Auburn to Clare 25 minutes The Riesling Trail

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Eyre Creek Wines & Light Meals Grosset Wines Mount Horrocks Wines

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Winemakers of

THE CLARE VALLEY Cellar Door Tasting & Sales Week Days Weekends & Pub Hol

Phone

Email or Web Address

Annie’s Lane at Quelltaler

9am–5pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 2204

www.annieslane.com.au

Claymore Wines

10am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8843 0200

cellardoor@claymorewines.com.au

clos Clare

Refer to road sign

11am–5pm

(08) 8843 0161

wine@closclare.com.au

Crabtree Watervale Wines

10:30am–4:30pm

10:30am–4.30pm

(08) 8843 0069

handcrafted@crabtreewines.com.au

11am–5pm

11am–5pm

(08) 8842 3086

bluechip@eldredge.com.au

Refer to road sign

Sat–Mon 10am–5pm

(08) 8849 2555

eyreck@sa.chariot.net.au

(08) 8849 2175

www.grosset.com.au

Eldredge Wines Eyre Creek Wines Grosset Wines ✱

Wed–Sun 10am–5pm ✱ 10am–5pm ✱

Greg Cooley Wines Jeanneret Wines

10:30am–5pm

10:30am–5pm

(08) 8843 4284

gregcooleywines@dodo.com.au

9am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8843 4308

jwines@bigpond.com

Jim Barry Wines

9am–5pm

9am–4pm

(08) 8842 2261

jbwines@jimbarry.com

Kilikanoon Wines

Mon, Thur & Fri 11am–5pm

11am–5pm

(08) 8843 4206

cellardoor@kilikanoon.com.au

Kirrihill Wines

10am–4pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8842 4087

cellardoor@kirrihillwines.com.au

Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery

9am–5pm

Sat 11am–5pm,

(08) 8841 2100

www.knappstein.com.au

(08) 8843 9150

www.mintarowines.com.au

Sun 11am–4pm

Mintaro Cellars

10am–4:30pm

10am–4:30pm

Mitchell Wines

10am–4pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 4258

www.mitchellwines.com

Mount Horrocks

Closed

10am–5pm

(08) 8849 2202

www.mounthorrocks.com

Mt Surmon Wines

10am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8842 1250

wine@mtsurmon.com.au

O’Leary Walker Wines

10am–4pm

Sat 10am–4pm,

(08) 8843 0022

www.olearywalkerwines.com

Paulett Wines

Sun 11am–4pm

10am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8843 4328

info@paulettwines.com.au

Fri 11am–5pm

11am–5pm

(08) 8843 4033

www.pennalanewines.com.au

Pikes Wines

10am–4pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 4370

www.pikeswines.com.au

Reilly’s Wines

10am–4pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 9013

www.reillyswines.com.au

Sevenhill Cellars

9am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8843 4222

www.sevenhill.com.au

Penna Lane Wines

Skillogalee Wines Stone Bridge Wines Taylors Wines

10am–5pm

10am–5pm

(08) 8843 4311

www.skillogalee.com.au

Mon, Thurs & Fri 10am–4pm

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 4143

stonebridgewines@bigpond.com

9am–5pm

Sat 10am–5pm,

(08) 8849 1118

www.taylorswines.com.au

The Wilson Vineyard

Sun 10am–4pm

Refer to road sign

10am–4pm

(08) 8843 4310

www.wilsonvineyard.com.au

Tim Adams Wines

10:30am–5pm

11am–5pm

(08) 8842 2429

tim@timadamswines.com.au

Tim Gramp Wines

Refer to road sign

11am–4pm

(08) 8843 0199

www.timgrampwines.com.au

Tim McNeil Wines

Fri 10am–4pm

11am–5pm

0488 711 887

tim@timmcneilwines.com.au

BUSES PLEASE NOTE: The wineries of the Clare Valley are small and require

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all buses to book visits – some wineries DO NOT accept bus or coach groups. ✱ Open from the first Saturday in September for six weeks, while stocks last.

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Eat &

DRINK

A love of the good life inhabits the Clare Valley, where you can get a real taste of the country.

The Clare Valley’s restaurants and food outlets make a point of offering ingredients and products that are either locally-grown or locally-made, and for good reason, as the landscapes are not only idyllic, they’re also lush and fertile. Local growers understand that clean and green means flavour – ‘organic’ and ‘grain-fed’ are not branding exercises in the Clare Valley, they’re sources of pride and guarantees of good old fashioned taste. Many of the Clare Valley’s gourmet food producers have returned to time-honoured means of food processing. At their various farm shops, cellar doors and outlets you can see them using antique presses that render

Artisans Table, Clare

olive oil extra virgin, real grindstones that retain the goodness of wheat germ, and, of course, the most trustworthy of machines in the production of gourmet sausages, chutneys, relishes and mustards – handmade.

Where to dine? You are spoilt for choice. Try a historic hotel or cellar door restaurant with views to die for. Buy superb fresh local produce at one of the many country markets – check the events section in this guide for a complete listing. The restaurant scene in the Clare Valley is going from strength to strength. Whether you’re dining at an evocative cottage-inspired restaurant or an upgraded pub, you’ll find beautiful meals that incorporate fresh produce, with a range of cuisines on the menu. With so many picturesque spots to choose from, the Clare Valley is the place to picnic. Gather up a selection of gourmet fare from the local outlets scattered throughout town. Alternatively, you could experience everything the region has to offer in one hit during the astonishing gastronomic extravaganza that is the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. This was Australia’s very first regional food and wine festival, and is still the finest. During the May weekend event, the Clare Valley erupts into a festival atmosphere. Join around 10,000 merrymakers as they savour the flavours from Clare Valley’s many food producers, restaurateurs and winemakers.

Clare Valley cuisine Keep an eye out for the Clare Valley Cuisine logo around town – you’ll see it displayed in shops, cellar doors, farm outlets, cafés and restaurants, indicating that Clare Valley grown or made produce is being used or sold within. There’s a surprising range of foods that have been grown, farmed or produced in the region, from beef, free-range chicken and stress-free lamb to organic jams, tantalising condiments, carob, free-range eggs and an organic range of flours, rolled oats and pasta, plus much more. Local olive growers have become firmly established and boutique food growers and producers make excellent award-winning extra virgin olive oils. Many restaurants have a local focus, serving delicious food produced in the Clare Valley.

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the rising sun hotel – Auburn

Eat like a local Eat Local is all about offering you more opportunities to enjoy the very best of local food on local menus or shelves. If you see an Eat Local sign as you travel around South Australia’s regions, you can be sure to find a dish featuring local produce on the menu. Or, purchase local retail products to keep enjoying your regional food experience at home. Visit www.eatlocalsa.com.au

Bistro & Wine Bar Nestled right on the Riesling Trail and utilising some of Clare’s local produce – our modern Australian menu is sure to please. Relax on the balcony or enjoy a bottle in the beer garden. Specialising in weddings, birthdays and celebrations.

Conners Restaurant, Clare Country Club

OPENING HOURS Wednesday to Saturday dinner Saturday and Sunday lunch Open Sunday night long weekends Will open anytime for group bookings

Regionally inspired cuisine perfectly matched with an exclusively Clare Valley wine list. Balcony views to Lake Inchiquin. Licensed bar. Open to the public. Dinner – 7 days. Bookings essential. Phone: (08) 8842 1060 Advertisement on page 37

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• Open 7 days • Award-winning bakery • Dine-in or take-away • Fast, friendly service • Bakery and cafe style meals • SA great 2004 family business award winner 269 Main North Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 2473 Email: mainstreetbakehouse@bigpond.com

Come and enjoy outstanding Clare Valley hospitality! With a reputation for excellence, we offer a contemporary and innovative a la carte and bar menu. Dining is available in the Saloon Bistro or restaurant and outdoors under the verandah. We pride ourselves with serving local Clare Valley wines and the best of local produce. Coffee and homemade cakes are available all day. The Rising Sun has 10 spacious suites, six charming provincial style hotel rooms with ensuite and four cottage style executive or superior muse rooms. The Stables function centre is perfect for functions, events and family celebrations.

Wendouree Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 1796 Fax: (08) 8842 1702 Email: tania@artisanstable.com.au www.artisanstable.com.au

19 Main North Road, Auburn Ph: (08) 8849 2015 Email: rising@capri.net.au www.therisingsunhotel.com.au

wild sAFFron

“A Foodies Haven” delicious meals 7 days – a must before leaving Clare! • Delicious breakfast and lunch • Gourmet produce from all over Australia • House made cakes – the rhubarb cake a must!! • Local produce • Giftware/jewellery by Cat Hammill and various • House made take-away meals – the lasagne is to die for • Sushi every Friday • Gourmet hampers for you to take for your picnic lunch to that special winery or to devour in your favourite BnB

• Gift baskets made to order • ‘My Walit’ bags, wallets and purses – “divine” • Catering for corporate functions and lunches • Conference room, private dining and meeting room Owner/Manager: Heather Pretlove 288 Main North Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 4255 Mob: 0407 803 279 Email: heather@wildsaffron.com.au www.wildsaffron.com.au

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Arts &

Culture Jill Foster Pottery

Generations of artists have been inspired by the Clare Valley – by its vistas, by its communities and by the rhythm of life on the land. One of the most rewarding aspects of a visit to the region is finding yourself among local creatives and their endeavours. All yearround, you’ll find the work of local artists and craftspeople displayed in galleries, restaurants and pubs. You’ll enjoy musicians and performers enlivening public spaces during the region’s many festivals. There are weekends when whole towns are captivated by the cultural spirit – Kapunda goes Celtic in its October festival, Burra turns on a spectacular show in the Monster Mine in February and once every two years the Bundaleer Forest near Jamestown becomes a place of artistry and magic. The SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival continues to be celebrated in the Clare Valley in August, with artists throughout the region displaying a range of works in different mediums. Pick up a copy of the Clare Valley Regional Arts Guide from a Visitor Information Centre.

Drop by for pottery, silk paintings, photography and automations.

Kapunda Community Gallery, Balaklava Courthouse Gallery and Gally’s Meeting House

Galleries and exhibitions

Home to regular travelling exhibitions.

Beadwork Studio and Gallery

Lawry Love Art Ark Studio

Visit Lynda Pedersen’s studio, featuring beadwork from around the world.

Blackman Gallery

Kathleen’s Art Gallery A passion for painting is showcased in Eudunda. Full of dialectic artworks.

Marek Herburt

Admire local arts and pottery.

Marek Herburt has a gallery of abstract paintings in Snowtown.

Burra Regional Art Gallery

Medika Gallery

Home to rare 19th century mining landscapes by ST Gill, as well as regular exhibitions.

Burra Town Hall See Burra Town Hall’s illuminating exhibition of historic photos.

Heritage, Arts & Traditions

Ian Roberts’ Blyth gallery showcases the work of one of Australia’s premier bird painters.

Mid North Visual and Performing Arts Association Is an association that artists can register all art exhibitions through.

HATs Inc, in Auburn, is a venue for quality arts activities.

Mr Mick Cellar Door

Irongate Studio

Olde School Gallery

This Mintaro studio was purpose-built to showcase the contemporary abstract works of Jen Penglase-Prior and some of the state’s finest artisans.

Located in Hallett.

View the artworks of the late Murray Edwards.

Patly Hill Farm Gallery The Terrace Gallery has regularly changing displays of artwork and an eclectic range of giftware.

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Wineries get into the arts spirit, with Pikes Wines housing bi-monthly art exhibitions.

Riverton Light Gallery Visit Robert Hannaford’s celebrated artworks in the main street of Riverton.

Roger Murcott Roger’s bird studies hang in an underground tank beneath the old mine manager’s house.

Salon Rouge Gallery

be inspired... Join us at a lively opening or browse our diverse exhibitions. Works by emerging and established artists, sourced Australia wide with a historic ST Gill collection of 1847 Burra Mine views. Free entry. Open 1–4pm every day. 5–6 Market Street, Burra Ph: (08) 8892 2411 www.burragallery.com

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Blacksmith shop turned art space – resident contemporary artist, Tracy Vandepeer has sold paintings throughout Australia and overseas. Also exhibiting work by other well-known South Australian artists incorporating fine art, glass sculpture and jewellery.

A source of inspiration for the Mid North region, this is a dynamic art space for established and emerging talent.

Open weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. Weekdays press intercom.

Monthly art exhibitions are held at Scarlattis Gallery, near Clare.

36 Main North Road, Auburn Ph: (08) 8849 2087 Mob: 0408 411 404 www.venturasvisions.com.au

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Scarlattis Gallery at Mt Sorman Wines

Art in action in Auburn’s main street with award-winning artist Tracy van dePeer.


Martindale Hall, Mintaro

Bungaree Station (Est. 1841), Clare

HERITAGE From mega-fauna and miners, to master winemakers, the Clare Valley holds a fascinating history waiting for the inquisitive traveller to uncover. Discover the Clare Valley’s history in 10 easy locations:

1. Burra Heritage Passport, Burra Burra is a historical treasure trove. Armed with a Burra Heritage Passport and accompanying key, which you can pick up from the Burra Visitor Information Centre, follow an 11 kilometre self-guided tour and explore eight locked buildings and 50 other sites of interest.

2. Red Banks Conservation Park, near Burra These meandering gorges are home to wombats, echidnas and euros (or common wallaroos), and the remains of extinct megafauna. One of the nation’s most important Diprotodon (giant wombat) discoveries was made in the park in 2001. In early 2008, the fossilised remains of a 120 kilogram Marsupial Lion were discovered within the fossilised deposits of a Diprotodon, reinforcing the view that the animals co-existed and that the Marsupial Lion actually preyed on the Diprotodon. The traditional owners of the land, the Ngadjuri people, once initiated an excavation in Red Banks Conservation Park, with leading archaeologists helping to uncover an Aboriginal burial ground – this was an opportunity for Ngadjuri Elders to reconnect with their traditional country and ancestors.

3. Bungaree Station (Clare), Anlaby Station (near Kapunda) and North Bundaleer Homestead (near Jamestown) Bungaree Station was one of the earliest stations in the region, established by the Hawker family in 1841. Today, it’s still run by the Hawkers and still running sheep. The eclectic and somewhat eccentric property of Anlaby, was built by the Duttons – Francis Dutton was running sheep before he discovered copper on nearby lands. Built in 1901, North Bundaleer Homestead was the last of the great pastoral homesteads – a painstaking restoration was undertaken on this extravagant property some 100 years later. Visitors can stay in a variety of accommodation at all three homesteads.

4. Sevenhill Cellars, Sevenhill Sevenhill Cellars is the region’s oldest winery. Wine production began in 1851 after Jesuit priests fled to escape religious and political persecution in Silesia. The historic cellars are still run by Jesuit priests and brothers, and housed in enchanting surrounds that include the magnificent St Aloysius Church.

5. Monster Mine, Burra and Map the Miner, Kapunda In 1838, a pastoralist stumbled across some ‘moss-coloured stones’ near Kapunda. Soon after, the colonies would have their first copper mine, yielding ore so rich it saved the fledgling South Australian colony from bankruptcy. Then in 1845, a deposit found in nearby Burra would give rise to the world’s largest mine – the Burra Monster Mine. Migrants came in their thousands, most hailing from the mining communities of Wales, Scotland, central England and Cornwall. While the mining boom is long gone, Map the Miner (or Map Kernow, Son of Cornwall), an eightmetre bronze statue, stands proud on the southern edge of Kapunda.

Follow in the footprints of early pioneers in an audio tour of this historic rural village, located 12 kilometres north of Clare on Main North Road. Bookings recommended. Phone: (08) 8842 2677 Advertisement on inside front cover

6. The Rising Sun Hotel, Auburn Auburn was one of the many towns that sprang up to service the Gulf Road Copper Trail – the route between Burra and the ships waiting at the head of Spencer Gulf. Men who drove the bullock teams, their drays loaded with copper ore or mining supplies, could be assured of a fine feed, a few cleansing ales and a quiet place to rest for the night. Bar the bullock drays, little has changed since.

7. Martindale Hall, Mintaro Nutrient-rich soils and mineral-rich rock created an affluent local population in the 19th century. The wealth of the land and mine owners can be seen in stunning mansions dotted around the region. Possibly the most impressive, Martindale Hall was built in 1879 by Edmund Bowman. Later as home to the Mortlock family, the Adelaide’s elite came to enjoy extravagant social events.

8. Terowie Clare Valley men fought and died in the world wars. Many war memorials and museum treasure houses document the history and sacrifices made by these brave locals. At the site of the Terowie Railway Station, General Douglas MacArthur, seeking to boost morale following the retreat from the Philippines, made his famous ‘I shall return’ speech.

9. Roseworthy Agricultural Museum, Roseworthy and Annie’s Lane Museum, Quelltaler Today, agriculture and winemaking are at the heart of the Clare Valley’s economy, and are no small part of its identity. You will see many objects from the early pioneering days at these two museums.

10. Mt Bryan East Visit the birthplace of famous explorer and aviator, Sir Hubert Wilkins. This recently restored homestead is well worth the visit.

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Whether you cycle or walk the Riesling or Rattler trails, it’s an experience that you can enjoy time and time again. The Riesling Trail Auburn to Watervale: nine kilometres Watervale to Sevenhill: nine kilometres Sevenhill to Clare: seven kilometres Clare to Barinia Road, White Hut: 10 kilometres Providing ever-changing views of vineyards, mixed farms and natural bushland, the Riesling Trail follows the contours and curves of the former railway line from Auburn to Clare and 10 kilometres north to Barinia Road. A quality, compacted surface and easy gradient makes it ideal for walkers and cyclists of all levels, as well as wheelchair and pram users. You’ll journey along wooded sections that feel like English laneways and embankments that give sweeping views of

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villages and the hills. Along the way there are picnic spots and storyboards about the history, the landscape, the Ngadjuri people, the communities and local heroes. At 35 kilometres, the Riesling Trail can be ridden one way in about 2.5 hours and walked in about nine hours. But to do the majestic countryside justice, and enjoy the hospitality of the wineries, attractions and accommodation close by, give yourself more time and make the trail a leisurely pursuit. You can start your journey from a number of signposted side roads in each town (and even between towns), with car parks close to the trail in Auburn, Watervale, Sevenhill and Clare. For the experienced rider, the Riesling Trail offers three loop options, so you can return to your starting point without going over the same ground and get to see more of the region. The suite of trail markers you encounter along the way highlight distances, directions, services and stories. As befits the history of the path, the trail commences at the former Auburn Railway Station, now restored and home to Mount Horrocks Wines. The trail then heads north and passes through open farming country filled with vineyards and panoramic landscapes – look out for an art installation on this leg of the trail, where it’s worth

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stopping to rest and take in the magnificent views. Seven kilometres from Auburn the trail reaches Leasingham, followed by the small town of Watervale two kilometres later, which is the very heart of Riesling country. From Watervale, the trail is elevated and passes through a cutting providing shade and solitude before opening out again to views of vineyards, farmlands and a small gum plantation. The trail rises gently as it heads towards Penwortham and passes under Main North Road. Stop at the Pawelski Road intersection to read a storyboard about John Horrocks, the young explorer who was the region’s first European settler and founder of the village. As you cross College Road, near Sevenhill, take a detour to Sevenhill Cellars. Nearby you will find a shelter, complete with a rainwater tank to replenish your water supplies. Then it is a gentle descent towards Clare, by way of the striking Quarry Road Bridge. In Clare, the trail pauses, as fittingly as it began, at the site of the former Clare Railway Station – the trailhead provides easy access to the Clare township. Riders can continue to follow the new extension of the Riesling Trail for another 10 kilometres north, over the Farrell Flat to Burra Road Bridge, through White Hut and onto Barinia Road.


The Rattler Trail The Rattler Trail is a newer 19 kilometre track that runs from Riverton to Auburn, connecting in Auburn with the more well-known Riesling Trail. This trail has been resurfaced but is still more suited to mountain bikes. It’s also a beautiful walking trail with scenery to delight everyone, passing through rolling farmlands, vineyards and a dairy. The trail commences at the Riverton Oval, or if you want to start at the other end, the former Auburn Railway Station (now owned by Mount Horrocks Wines). Rhynie is the intermediate town with a rest shelter at the site of the old Rhynie Railway Station and the Rhynie Hotel close by. Car parking is available at Riverton Oval, Rhynie and Auburn by Mount Horrocks, and there are public toilets at all three towns.

Riverton trails You will find lovely trails in the town of Riverton. As you walk or cycle along any of the five loop trails you’ll discover some historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Gilbert Valley. For more information visit www.southaustraliantrails.com or pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centres in the region.

Mawson Trail The Riesling Trail is also part of one of Australia’s premier long-distance cycling trails, the 800 kilometre Mawson Trail – an epic ride that traverses the Mount Lofty and Flinders ranges, travelling through Burra.

Best times These trails are open all year. Spring and autumn are particularly lovely for walking and cycling. Summer can be hot and dry but generally it’s warm with wonderfully cool evenings. Vintage from February to April means you’ll get to see the wineries in full action for harvest. Then in winter, the country is green and lush, with mists hovering in the gullies.

Trails users’ code of conduct The co-operation of property owners and the friendliness of residents towards walkers and cyclists ensures you’ll have the most enjoyable experience along the trails in the Clare Valley. Therefore, when enjoying the trails, please:

• Carry all rubbish with you and deposit it in a public bin or take it home. • Move quietly near farm animals.

The Riesling Trail loops

• Observe all the give way signs at the intersections along the trail. • Carry drinking water, especially during the warmer summer months. • Wear appropriate clothing, i.e. warm clothing in winter, including waterproof gear; or in summer, wear loose clothing and apply sunscreen to all exposed skin. • If you feel tired, thirsty or hungry, have a rest, a drink and a bite to eat. • Carry a mobile phone if you have one. • Be aware of magpies that could swoop during nesting season.

Walkers’ note • When walking, avoid blocking the trail and move to the left so cyclists can pass.

Cyclists’ note

These loops have varying levels of difficulty and use sealed and unsealed roads.

John Horrocks Loop Nine kilometres This loop heads west from the Riesling Trail, past St Mark’s Anglican Church to the village of Penwortham and on to Skillogalee Creek. You’ll find several notable cellar doors and good food places. From Sawmill Road the loop shares a section of the Spring Gully Loop as it heads past the pub and meets the main trail at the site of the Sevenhill siding.

• Always check your bikes thoroughly before commencing the trail and carry a repair kit in case of emergencies.

Father Rogalksi Loop

• Wear an approved helmet.

This loop leaves the main trail just north of Penwortham, leading to Polish Hill River Valley. This is steeper than the main trail (you’re crossing a ridge to the next valley) but the views from the three wineries and the stories told at the Polish Church Museum are fitting rewards for the extra effort.

• Ring your bicycle bell to alert walkers of your approach. • Always pass walkers on their right at a reduced speed. • Exercise caution when cycling on the soft edges of the trail. • Ensure that young children are accompanied by an adult and encouraged to dismount at road crossings. • Be aware of motorised vehicles on loop trails.

See pages 24 and 25 for a map of the Reisling and Rattler trails.

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10 kilometres (mountain bikes recommended)

Spring Gully Loop 16 kilometres (mountain bikes recommended) Heading west from the Wendouree Road intersection, this loop travels a short distance along Main North Road to the caravan park before turning west at the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre. It follows the major scenic drive through the Skilly Hills to Spring Gully Conservation Park, then heads sharply downhill to the east, past more cellar doors and meets the main trail at the College Road intersection.

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Red Banks Conservation Park

Marvel at giant fossils, delve into red earth gorges and explore a landscape of enchanting creeks and woodlands, rich in cultural heritage. Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric giants Hailed by palaeontologists as one of the richest megafauna sites in Australia, Red Banks Conservation Park holds the remains of prehistoric giants within its deep gullies. Unlike most fossil sites, which are painstakingly unearthed by expert archaeologists, Red Banks has a natural process of revealing its megafauna treasures. Soil erosion has exposed the fossilised bones of Diprotodons – giant wombat-like marsupials that once roamed the land. In early 2008, the remains of a 120 kilogram Marsupial Lion was found among deposits of a Diprotodon, prompting experts to theorise that the animals co-existed and the lions preyed upon the Diprotodon. Choose your own adventure in this incredible landscape. Check out the ‘Landscapes of Change’ interpretive trail along Baldina Creek, or go exploring on your own and check out the rich red cliffs for which the park is named.

Discover a 400 year-old Samurai suit in stately Martindale Hall Tucked away in the Clare Valley is a heritage jewel in the form of Martindale Hall – one of South Australia’s grandest stately homes. Made famous as the girls’ boarding school in the 1975 Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock, the Georgian-style mansion was built by Edmund Bowman in 1870. Mr Bowman sold the home after a prolonged drought and it was snapped up in 1891 by the well-travelled William Mortlock.

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The property includes a coach house and old pump station. Original décor includes a giant billiard table, an impressive staircase with overhanging balcony and a Renaissanceinspired marble floor in the main hall. See Mr Mortlock’s fascinating character come to life in many mementos on display in the smoking room, including a striking 400 yearold ceremonial Samurai suit, spears from New Guinea and devil masks from Sri Lanka, along with other treasures from his travels through Africa and Asia. Martindale Hall is open Monday–Friday 11am– 4pm and weekends noon–4pm (admission fees apply). For a memorable experience, stay overnight in one of the beautifully furnished guest rooms. For accommodation bookings call (08) 8843 9088.

Immerse yourself in nature and see amazing wildlife The conservation parks of the Clare Valley are home to some marvellous native animals. Pack a picnic and take a stroll through grassy woodlands and stringybark vegetation. At Red Banks Conservation Park you may spot euros, Red and Western Grey kangaroos, Shortbeaked echidnas and Southern Hairy-nosed wombats. Venture into Makota Conservation Park for spectacular wildflower displays and birdwatching in spring. Sharp-eyed explorers with an eye on the sky might see the Black falcons, Wedge-tailed eagles, Spotted harriers, Black Shouldered kites and Australian kestrels as they glide over tussock grasslands.

Spring Gully Conservation Park is the place to see spring wildflowers in full bloom. From Blue Gum Lookout, stroll along the 1.3 kilometre Cascade Walk. After a good rainfall see the Cascades Waterfall tumbling down against a backdrop of blooming spider orchids. Experienced hikers might want to stretch their legs on the more challenging 2.6 kilometre Wynmans Hike Loop to be rewarded with incredible views of rolling hills and blue gums to the south and a mosaic of farms to the west.

More information To plan your Clare Valley nature escape and find out how to purchase national parks passes, download a full range of maps and guides, and get the latest fire and safety information visit www. parks.sa.gov.au or call the DEWNR Information Line on (08) 8204 1910. For the latest information, offers, great pictures and much more like Parks SA on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ParksSA


FAMILIES Children will delight in the Clare Valley’s open spaces and magical nooks, its quirky characters from the past and gentle people of the present.

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There are plenty of attractions in the region that have younger visitors very much in mind. Alongside Lake Inchiquin in Clare, a series of mini railway tracks rattle with electric, diesel and occasionally steam trains, all providing unforgettable rides for young passengers. A series of beautifully constructed tunnels and bridges further enhance the experience for kids young and old. Twilight train rides (starting 6pm) take place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month throughout November–March, afternoon rides (starting 1:30pm) take place on the second and fourth Sunday of each month April–October.

Mintaro Maze is a traditional hedge maze that’s guaranteed to lead the kids astray. This leafy conundrum puts on a special light show at Christmas time and at Easter there’s the famous Mintaro Maze Bunny Hunt event. During the Gourmet Weekend in May, take part in the Haggis Hunt. Of course, there’s also the glorious Riesling and Rattler cycling and walking trails for fresh air and family fun. If the weather’s not ideal, head to the feel-good cinema at Blyth, set up by artist Ian Roberts.

The Bundaleer Bilby Easter Egg Hunt is held at Bundaleer Forest each Easter Sunday with an Easter egg hunt and other low-cost family activities. Simpson Rices Creek in Auburn has an 18 hole minigolf area, which is set alongside tables and chairs where mum and dad can see all the action, while enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee. Pop by the Historic Photographic Exhibition at the Burra Town Hall where you can dress up in period clothing for free and have your photo taken.

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Clare Valley’s

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‘The Clare Valley occupies the same special place in my heart as does Tuscany… They share the same softness, the same intimacy, the same palpable sense of history, the same lack of 21st century pressure.’

This was a quote from respected vigneron, wine writer and compiler of The Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand, James Halliday. He’s not alone in detecting something ‘special’ about the Clare Valley region. Wine critics, both in Australia and overseas, continue to admire the Clare Valley’s wines, lauding them as among the very best in the world. As you’ll soon discover, the region is small, a quality that adds to its considerable charm. It is also a little rustic – stone ruins, ragged gum trees and timber fence-posts have not fallen to the pressures of modern viticulture and remain very much a cherished part of the landscape. Not surprisingly, many visitors find the region brings out the ‘romantic’ in them. Perhaps it’s the historic stone villages,

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a few of them still possessing village greens and verandah pubs enjoying sun-down after 150 years. Perhaps, it’s the superb dining experience of taking a sun-filled lunch on a wooden deck sampling the local fare or enjoying an intimate candlelit dinner in a cosy nook of a stone cottage. The accommodation offered in the Clare Valley even has a romantic air about it. Nineteenth century cottages have been resorted into evocative bed and breakfasts offering open log fire places, pot belly stoves and tranquil gardens. Of course, it could be that extra-special indulgence – some of the freshest, most refined wine flavours in the world can be found right here.


Key Accredited Visitor Information Centre Information Outlet Accommodation 24hr banking (ATM) Banking services Birdwatching Camping Caravan park Cycle hire Fuel Golf course Hospital Meals Parks/reserves Phone Photo opportunity Picnic area Playground Police Post office Public toilets Supplies/shopping Van dump point

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‘Cherry Red Imagery’, specialist wedding photographer, will capture the precious moments and memories of your special day; with a range of photographic packages – creating something special – just for you. Wedding photographs made fun! The property is completely yours for the day. ‘You choose your wedding style.’ Wuthering Heights B&B & Wedding Venue Ph: (08) 8842 3196 Mob: 0418 859 592 Email: wutheringheights@bigpond.com www.wutheringheights.com.au

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The wine

REGION Auburn 115 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E7 Visitors often begin their visit to the Clare Valley in the southern town of Auburn. Open, friendly and having retained a historic magic, Auburn is also home to a splendid array of guest houses, great dining and, of course, a collection of renowned cellar doors. Auburn was initially named Tateham’s Waterhole in 1849 after the town’s first settler, William of Tateham, who reputably lived in a dugout (literally a hole in the ground) on the north side of the river. Auburn’s magnificent bluestone buildings line the quiet streets, many of them listed on the National and State Heritage registers and a few offering excellent bed and breakfast accommodation.

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Be sure to take the time to wander along St Vincent Street. Stone cottages and old stores stand on every corner, with many now converted into contemporary restaurants, antique shops, gourmet coffee shops and heritage-style accommodation. Sit and enjoy the atmosphere, imagining life 130 years ago, a time when the young poet C.J. Dennis played in the streets. On the winery front, Auburn is home to Mount Horrocks Wines, Grosset Wines and a little way to the east Taylors Wines. Auburn is the southern start of the Riesling Trail. Following a former railway, the trail is mostly flat and ideal for walkers and cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. It stretches 35 kilometres to Clare and beyond, through picturesque countryside and past cellar


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Clare is a great base for any winery experience, with the Riesling Trail passing through town. Home of Knappstein Wines, local winemaker, Tim Adams, produces a range of reds and whites, and now brews premium beers – on a site formerly home of the Enterprise Brewery.

Blyth 133 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D6 For stunning views of the western plains climb through the hills to Blyth. The scenic patchwork of colours created by different crops is a treat for all visitors, especially in spring and autumn. Pack a gourmet picnic and stop at the Brooks Lookout to take advantage of the view. There is also the scenic 2.5 kilometre Lomandra Walking Trail in the area, which takes you through some of the last remaining Lomandra vegetation on the Blyth Plains.

Bundaleer Forest 211 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D3 This magnificent forest of oaks, ashes, elms and sycamores was Australia’s first plantation forest and is crossed by numerous scenic walks, perfect for a picnic lunch. It’s now home to the famous Bundaleer Forest Weekend, a biennial arts festival. If you spot a magnificent property to the east, it’s probably North Bundaleer, one of Australia’s finest guest houses. This heritage-listed property was the last grand homestead to be built in South Australia (1901) and was literally restored from ruin by the current owners. Guests will thoroughly enjoy its astonishing period interiors and original artworks. Relax in one of the beautiful rooms or on the wide verandahs overlooking peaceful gardens and countryside. Or be whisked to the top of a hill for lunch or a ‘sun downer’ when a change of scene is required.

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Clare 139 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D6 Edward Burton Gleeson settled here in 1840 at a location initially known by a variety of names, including ‘The Twins’, ‘Inchiquin’ and ‘Gleesons Village’. In homage to his Irish home town, he named it ‘Clare’. The Hawker brothers then settled at Bungaree Station to start their farming property – self-sufficiency was critical as it was a two-week ride to Adelaide but more stations were built and Clare soon became known as the Garden of the North. Today, Clare is the Clare Valley’s regional centre and main service town for visitors and locals alike. You’ll find most major banks within the main street of Clare (all with ATMs), with a number of service stations offering late trading and a couple of supermarkets open seven days a week. Make the time to browse the specialty shops and be sure to look out for local handicrafts and produce. Clare is where you’ll find the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre, located beside the Discovery Holiday Parks – Clare. The Riesling Trail also passes through town. If you’re seeking accommodation or a venue with large capacity, Clare has several motels, a well-appointed caravan park and a highly regarded country club (with adjoining 18 hole golf course). Of course, there are also charming bed and breakfast and apartmentstyle accommodation for those who prefer a secluded getaway. Clare offers all dining options, from gourmet food and wine experiences to traditional pub fare – there are three pubs in town, all within a few minutes’ walk of one another. For entertainment, there are live bands on weekends, the local sporting complex, a golf course, tennis courts and bowling greens. Just north of the town is one of South Australia’s finest country racecourses, along with a cluster of wineries. Wineries in and around Clare include the much-lauded Tim Adams and Knappstein Wines, which is housed in the old Enterprise Brewery, where the winemaker has turned his hand to making a premium beer – a process that can be viewed by the public.

Cellar, Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery

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clare valley Motel

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Conveniently located within walking distance of the Riesling Trail, Clare’s main street, supermarkets, a variety of restaurants and great cafes. GUEST FACILITIES: 30 motel rooms – all on ground level, with parking in front Treloars fully licensed restaurant Saltwater pool, lawns and BBQ facilities • 2 bedroom family rooms • Spacious Queen suites • Spa suites • Free AUSTAR • Complimentary high speed wireless internet access • Room service available for breakfast and dinner • Buffet breakfast 7 days a week

Comfort Inn Clare Central 325 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453 Reservations (08) 8842 2277 centralmotel@chariot.net.au Book now on www.clarecentral.com

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Brand to watch. excellent wines at excellent prices... The winery is surrounded by vineyards with the tasting room next door. We would love you to come and enjoy what we have to offer, ask for a personal tour and share in our passion for great wines. Open 7 days, 10am–5pm. Cardinham Estate can be found adjacent to the Clare Racecourse. Ph: (08) 8842 1944 Mob: 0407 434 298 Email: cardvit@bigpond.com www.cardinham.com

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Stay.....in a luxury spa suite Relax.....by the wood fire or the pool Celebrate.....that special occasion ★★★★✩ Offering four self-contained 4.5 star luxury suites, Brice Hill is the perfect getaway. Set on the famous Riesling Trail, guests will enjoy a unique central location with wineries and restaurants on your doorstep. Enjoy your getaway to the Clare Valley at Brice Hill – the place to stay, relax and celebrate.

• 4 STAR resort • 64 rooms • Conners Restaurant & Bar • NEW 2 & 3-bedroom apartments • Packages available • Outdoor pool and spa, gym, sauna, tennis court • BBQ facilities and picturesque picnic areas • Adjacent Clare Golf Course • Clare Convention Centre • Room features: free Wi-Fi, Austar, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes, spa bath White Hut Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 1060 Email: clare@countryclubs.com.au www.countryclubs.com.au

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• Accommodation booking • Art gallery • Souvenirs and local produce • Internet • Brochures, information and maps • Coffee Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm, Sat, Sun and public holidays: 10am–4pm Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday Corner Main North and Spring Gully roads, Clare (4km south) Freecall: 1800 242 131 Email: ask@clarevalley.com.au

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Ph: (08) 8842 2925

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Croll Cottage sleeps 2–6. With slate verandahs, leadlight features, open fire, airconditioning, TV, DVD, CD players. Cooked and continental breakfast provisions, linen, laundry, and outdoor area with BBQ. Stay two or more nights and receive a bottle of Clare Valley wine, fruit and chocolates, BBQ meat, vouchers for wineries, restaurants, attractions. Free use of 2 bicycles on request. 23 Daly Street, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 3767 Email: path5@adam.com.au www.crollcottage.com.au

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Discovery HoliDay Parks – clare

The perfect base for a family getaway or cellar door tour Nestled in a 30-acre bush setting, this picturesque park is central to local attractions and offers: • Self-contained standard and deluxe cabins • Powered and unpowered sites • Fully equipped camp kitchen • Solar heated in-ground pool • Undercover BBQ areas • Children’s bathroom

• Laundry • Jumping pillow • Playground

Lot 136 Main North Road, Clare Freecall: 1800 422 724 Email: clare@discoveryparks.com.au www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au

Riesling tRail & ClaRe valley Cottages Rest, relax and recharge in natural bushland setting In the heart of the beautiful Clare Valley, the Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages offer 7 self-contained cottages for you to choose from. If you want a romantic getaway for two – in one of five 1-bedroom cottages, or a cosy weekend away from the hustle and bustle in one of our two nostalgic 2 or 3-bedroom cottages – we have a package for your stay.

National Sausage King Champions 2011, 2012, 2013

Generous breakfast provisions included and ask about our midweek specials.

Multi award-winning and unique butcher shop specialising in premium local produce. All meat is fully processed on the premises using traditional methods. Visit Mathie’s for the ultimate gourmet breakfast or BBQ – experience the flavours of the Clare Valley. 275 Main North Road, Clare Ph: (08) 8842 2818 Email: admin@mathiesmeatshoppe.com.au www.mathiesmeatshoppe.com.au

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Millies circa 1869, is a cosy and self-contained cottage, situated in a quiet location walking distance to Clare township, restaurants, shops and Reisling Trail. Features include open fireplace, comfy queen bed, private enclosed courtyard with BBQ, fully equipped kitchen and large spa in which to relax and unwind after a day of exploring local wineries, tourist attractions and beautiful countryside. Mill Street, Clare Mob: 0408 521 223 Email: enquiries@milliescottageclaresa.com.au www.milliescottageclaresa.com.au

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9 Warenda Road, Clare Mob: 0427 842 232 www.rtcvcottages.com.au

St helen’S country cottageS

COACH HOUSE: Beautifully furnished, this 2-bedroom cottage for 2 couples or a family is perched up high like a magpies nest and overlooks a tree filled valley. Sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy breakfast with a view. FETTLERS COTTAGE: Nestled carefully into the environment with lovely views, this cottage is a place to breathe real fresh air, wonder at the stars and wake with someone special to the sound of birds. All cottages include provisions for a cooked breakfast, a complimentary bottle of Clare Valley wine, and a box of chocolates,

In-house massages available on request. Barbecue facilities provided. Pet friendly. THE PAVILION: Tucked away and discreetly positioned for maximum privacy, this is a unique escape for two. The ‘Pavilion’ will excite and delight. Surround yourself with a breath of fresh air on crisp mornings or enjoy misty winter views. Ph: (08) 8842 1595 Email: enquiries@sthelenscountrycottages.com www.sthelenscountrycottages.com


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Patly hill farm & the terrace Gallery Luxury accommodation for up to 12 people • Beautiful views from private balconies • Cellar Door sales of olive oil, table olives and a range of farm produce • Local artists showcased • A range of unique gifts and artwork Gallery and Cellar Door open Friday to Sunday, public holidays 11am–5pm or by arrangement.

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St Georges Terrace, Armagh Ph: (08) 8842 3557 www.patlyhillfarm.com.au

CELLAR DOOR TASTINGS & SALES Open 7 days (10.30am – 5.00pm)

Boutique producer of award winning wines. Family owned & operated. Local produce & artwork. “Good wine, good friends, grand times”

Live music & platters on long weekends and public holidays. Room Hire: Special events, Conferences and Weddings.

We would love to be part of your Clare Valley experience so join us at cellar door for a tasting or at one of our various food and wine events. The fireplace is stoked during winter or relax on the lawns during summer. For more information on events/regular dinners/shows with guest artists, visit www.gregcooleywines.com.au

08 8843 4284

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Leasingham 121 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E7 Seven kilometres north of Auburn is the hamlet of Leasingham, a small village that once catered to the bullockies and muleteers carting copper ore from Burra to Port Wakefield. Today, it’s home to a tourist park, as well as a number of wineries. Tim Gramp – a fifth-generation member of the Barossa family that founded the famous Orlando Wines – is based here, with his cellar door housed in a stunning 1860s cottage. Nearby at Claymore Wines, visitors can taste their award-winning wines and stock up on local produce, artwork, artisan homewares and soaps. The O’Leary Walker cellar door is a must-see as it offers some of the most magnificent views of the Clare Valley from its high vantage point – this is a great place to sit back with a glass of wine, light lunch and soak in the stunning views.

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She lived in the cottage in the early 1900s and was a heroine of her time. Read her story in the cottage named in her honour. Set on two acres with three QS bedrooms; delight in lots of space, luxurious linen and generous provisions. Enjoy bacon and bread for breakfast where once the butcher & baker plied their trades, take a bike ride to nearby wineries and Riesling Trail. Ph/Fax: (08) 8342 0406 Mob: 0409 679 099 Email: ask@ethelscottage.com.au www.ethelscottage.com.au

“the germans have landed” Cellar Door open on weekends 12–4pm.

Leasingham/Mintaro Road, Leasingham Ph: (08) 8843 0199 www.timgrampwines.com.au

O’leAry wAlker wines

Award-winning wines and amazing views • Boutique winery producing hand-crafted, regionally distinct wines • James Halliday HHHHH winery rating • Clare Valley ‘Cellar Door of the Year’ • Gourmet platters, homemade cakes and fresh espresso coffee available all day • Inside and outside dining with views across the Clare Valley and beyond

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• Situated on the Riesling Trail • Suitable for functions and events Cellar Door tastings and sales Monday–Saturday: 10am–4pm Sunday and public holidays: 11am–4pm Main North Road, Leasingham Ph: (08) 8843 0022 www.olearywalkerwines.com


Mintaro MazE Mintaro 132 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E7 A beautiful 11 kilometre drive north-east from Leasingham has you in Mintaro. Established in 1849, the village is now part of a State Heritage Area and an absolute must for visitors to the region. Stroll through the old streets to appreciate the sort of village charm you might encounter in the English Cotswolds or Dales. It’s still very much a working region and has a definite Australian ruggedness to it. The people of Mintaro have maintained the bluestone buildings and the essence of rural village life. You’ll discover stone churches, cottage gardens, an antique shop (where C.J. Dennis lived for most of his boyhood), a ruined flour mill and interesting cemeteries. There are also several small vineyards, cellar door outlets, the Magpie & Stump historic pub, the Mintaro Maze, plus quaint bed and breakfast houses. Mintaro Garden Rooms is a fine example of a European-style garden designed for and maintained by watering techniques appropriate to South Australia’s dry climate. Many of the town’s buildings feature Mintaro slate from the local quarry. This slate was famous around the world for providing the playing surfaces on billiard tables. It was used extensively in the finest houses of Adelaide, including Parliament House, and is still being used to pave the state’s capital.

Nearby Martindale Hall is an exercise in Georgian opulence. It was the country seat of Edmund Bowman, the son of a wealthy pastoralist, who had it built in 1879 complete with a cricket pitch (which hosted the English XI), a boating lake, a race course and a polo field. Film director Peter Weir used the Hall – both its Georgian exterior and its extraordinary Italianate interiors – for the ladies college in his 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock. Guests can stay overnight in the property and make use of its many antique fittings.

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Come stay and play like yesterday’s billionaires • Museum • Dinner, bed and breakfast • Mystery Murder theme nights • Weddings, functions and conferences Museum open 7 days Monday to Friday 11am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday 12–4pm. Manoora Road, Mintaro Ph: (08) 8843 9088 Email: martindalehall@bigpond.com

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Situated in Mintaro, Reilly’s Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant is open 7 days for wine tastings and gourmet lunches. Sample our award-winning wines ranging from crisp Watervale Riesling to big, bold reds. Take a stroll along Reilly’s Vineyard Walk to learn about our vineyards and winemaking. Enjoy a bottle of wine with lunch and choose from our ever changing menu featuring the freshest local produce. Ph: (08) 8843 9013 Email: cellardoor@reillyswines.com.au www.reillyswines.com.au

Burra Street, Mintaro

Open: Thurs–Mon 10am–4pm Everyday in school holidays Other times by appointment for group bookings Closed February and Christmas Day Phone for details on our many feature weekends such as the bunny hunt at Easter. The maze is available for weddings and other special occasions.

MIntaro Maze & puzzLe shop ph: 08 88439012 w w w.mintaromaze.com.au

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Penwortham 129 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E7 Penwortham sits within a picturesque valley. It was home to the region’s earliest settler, John Horrocks, who continued exploring the region by camel. He and his party were exploring north of Port Augusta when Horrocks stopped his camel to shoot a bird. While kneeling, his camel knocked his gun, which fatally injured him. You can visit his grave at the secluded St Mark’s Church, as well as the cottage he built in 1839, the base for his planned village of Penwortham.

Polish Hill River Valley The drive between Mintaro and Sevenhill is especially scenic and home to Polish Hill River Valley, a notable wine sub-region – you’ll uncover a number of wineries worth popping

into, including Paulett Wines, Pikes Wines and Gallery and Wilson Vineyard. It takes its name from the Polish settlement that began in the 1850s along the upper reaches of the Hill River. The local history is recorded in the restored church that now acts as a museum, which is open on the first Sunday of each month.

selection of table wines. Tours of the winery and St Aloysius Church are conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually by Sevenhill’s Jesuit Winemaker Emeritus, Brother John May, SJ.

Sevenhill

The village of Sevenhill has a lively local pub, which has gained a reputation for its fine dining.

132 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E6 Sevenhill Cellars, east of Sevenhill, is the oldest winery and vineyard in the Clare Valley. It’s also one of the most picturesque and unusual wineries in Australia. At its heart is the magnificent St Aloysius Church (with crypt), through which visitors are free to wander. The winery has been owned and operated by Jesuits since 1851 and it still produces sacramental wines, as well as an extensive

If you’re tempted to try out the Riesling Trail, you can hire bikes from here. Also worth a visit is Little Red Grape – homewares store, bakery and cellar door in one, which is home to a number of small wine producers.

Sevenhill is the turning point to exploring Skilly Hills. These valleys are rich with atmosphere and have some of the region’s most photogenic vistas. Spring Gully Conservation Park is noted for its rare trees. You’ll come across a nest of well-known boutique cellar doors. Some offer superb lunch-time dining and delightful B&Bs with magnificent outlooks.

Mitchell’s Winery, Clare Valley

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Relaxing Getaway Two modern 2-bedroom log cottages on 55 rolling acres. Peace and tranquillity. Spa, remote control, combustion stove, airconditioning, queen size beds. DTV/DVD/CD. Pub and Cellar Doors nearby. Well behaved dogs welcome. Mob: 0413 550 225 Email: bookings@mollyschase.com.au www.mollyschase.com.au

Home of the world renowned Pikes Riesling Set amongst historic buildings and magnificent Clare Valley gums, Pikes Wines has been family-owned and operated since 1984. • At our Cellar Door you can taste a wide range of wines, some exclusive to those who visit the winery • Picnic Grazers, including 2 complimentary glasses of wine, are available to enjoy on our picturesque lawned area or as a ‘take-away’ option • The Gallery @ Pikes is a wonderful space to appreciate fine art of every genre; exhibiting new artists in 2 monthly rotations. Natural light and spaciousness on the mezzanine level creates an ambience, highly regarded by artists and art lovers alike Open to the public every day for tastings and purchases 10am–4pm, 7 days a week. Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill Ph: (08) 8843 4370 Email: cellardoor@pikeswines.com.au www.pikeswines.com.au

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If you love large country gardens and roses, then this is the B&B for you. A lovingly restored self-contained cottage for two or four with open fire, and all the comforts of fine country living. Close to great restaurants and wineries in the beautiful Skilly Valley.

Gillentown Road, Sevenhill Ph: (08) 8843 4022 Email: kay@theheritagegarden.com.au www.theheritagegarden.com.au

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Opposite the historic Sevenhill hotel • Fully self-contained accommodation with hearty breakfast provisions • Midweek specials, weekends (2 night min); overnight stays – please enquire • Cottages with wood-fires and aircon • Singles, couples, families and corporate groups • Walk or ride the Riesling Trail • Boutique conference centre up to 20 day participants Main North Road, Sevenhill Mob: 0408 850 845 Email: sevenhillcottages@westnet.com.au www.sevenhillcottages.com.au

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Paulett Wines is a 5 star winery according to James Halliday and you can see why. Sumptuous awardwinning wines ranging from classic Polish Hill River Rieslings to smooth elegant reds. So come and try our delicious wines whilst enjoying the breathtaking views over the Polish Hill River region. Definitely a must stop destination! Open 7 days 10am–5pm. Sevenhill to Mintaro Road, Sevenhill Ph: (08) 8843 4328 Fax: (08) 8843 4202 Email: info@paulettwines.com.au www.paulettwines.com.au

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2012 hotels Association Award Winner Since 1863 the pub has been serving refreshing drinks and delicious meals to locals and travellers alike. Rich in history, the hotel has an iconic cellar seating up to 20 people, a dining room offering world class menus with wine lists to match or relax in the beer garden. Great food, great wines and great service. Open 7 days. Main North Road, Sevenhill Ph: (08) 8843 4217 Email: sales@sevenhillhotel.com.au

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Sensational food, award-winning wine, and luxury accommodation • WINERY AND RESTAURANT Open 7 days 10am–5pm, with evening functions by arrangement Ph: (08) 8843 4311 • SELF-CONTAINED ACCOMMODATION Skillogalee House, Skillogalee’s Owl and Wren Cottages Ph: (08) 8843 4270

Trevarrick Road, Spring Gully Ph: (08) 8843 4311 Fax: (08) 8843 4343 Email: info@skillogalee.com.au www.skillogalee.com.au

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Spalding

Watervale

182 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D4

124 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E7

Spalding is a pleasant farming town and is uniquely situated at the centre of a network of creeks and rivers, which meet to form the Broughton River (excellent for trout fishing). The Spalding Hotel offers meals and accommodation, whilst the Old Bakehouse Country House B&B in the main street provides beautiful guest accommodation in this little hamlet. There’s also a busy roadhouse and the Heysen and Mawson trails pass through the area.

This town has a number of heritage buildings, one being the beautifully preserved Stanley Grammar Country House, a former school and now an up-market B&B. The nearby Annie’s Lane at Quelltaler cellar door houses a wine museum, including a display of century-old winemaking techniques and equipment. If you’re wondering where the name came from, Annie was the wife of a migrant and as for the ‘Lane’, it was where her cart got bogged! The winery’s ‘A Day on the Green’ event is a fixture on the local calendar, held every February. Hungry visitors have options, as do wine-lovers.

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“Barbed Wire Pub” Spalding

A beautiful Country style retreat

• One of the world’s largest collections of antique barbed wire and fencing materials on display • Great atmosphere in a traditional Aussie country pub • Food, booze and accomm catering for individuals/groups • The halfway point on the Heysen walking and Mawson cycling trails • We will pick-up and drop-off groups of walkers staying with us Ph: (08) 8845 2006 www.barbedwirepubspalding.com.au

This gracefully restored spacious 1900s stone villa is situated in the historic village of Watervale. Two self-contained suites, 1 or 2 bedrooms, queen beds and spacious accommodation, private patios, BBQ, free use of bikes with helmets. Group bookings available. 7 Main North Road, Watervale Mob: 0408 828 459 Email: denyse@granmas.com.au www.granmas.com.au

THERE’S NOTHING ELSE IN THE VALLEY QUITE LIKE STANLEY GRAMMAR COUNTRY HOUSE

Lot 25 Commercial Road Watervale

Old world charm, comfort & elegance, offering warm hospitality. An historic 1864 grammar p: (08) 8843 0224 m: 0412 716 795 school, lovingly transformed into luxury accommodation in the heart of the Clare Valley. info@oldstanleygrammar.com.au Beautiful antique furnishings, log fire, library, elegant dining & lounge room, billiard room and gardens. Perfect for a romantic weekend, getaways & special occasions. www.oldstanleygrammar.com.au

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Helmsford Vineyard, near Springvale Road

We take great pride in making our wine, from the vine to the bottle, the utmost care makes the world of difference.

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Burra & the Goyder

REGION’S TOWNS In contrast to the cosy wine region, the eastern landscapes of the Clare Valley are wide, undulating and generous; with interesting towns to explore.

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Burra is one of Australia’s great historic attractions, boasting a truly unusual story. The surrounding country, with its rural towns, rewards any visitor willing to explore a little.

Booborowie 186 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E4 Visit the town that was once crowned the best town Australia’s never heard of! This relaxed, quiet township started in 1843 under the direction of two brothers, Drs William and James Browne, who both ran sheep. A town walk is available to explore the heritage-listed buildings, with the Booborowie cemetery seven kilometres out of town.


including Hampton (English), Aberdeen (Scottish), Redruth (Cornish), and Llywchwr – pronounced ‘Lewisher’ – (Welsh). After the mine closed, the collective towns came to be known as Burra, earlier named ‘Burra Burra’ by Afghan cameleers, which was Hindustani for ‘great great’. The distinct townships can still be made out today and don’t be surprised if you find yourself in a pub talking with a Smith, Jones or MacDonald – people know which ‘Burra mob’ they hail from. The best way to see the town is with a Burra Heritage Passport, available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre. The Heritage Passport comes with a key to eight locked historic sites and a guide booklet detailing both an 11 kilometre touring route and histories of 50 other significant buildings. Included in the self-drive tour is the Redruth Gaol, the Unicorn Brewery with its impressive cellars, the grounds of the Monster Mine and the remarkable dugout homes of ‘Creek Street’ (thousands of migrants once squatted in homes dug into the banks of Burra Creek). With the purchase of a Burra Heritage Passport, you’ll also be entitled to free entry to any of Burra’s three museums during their opening hours.

Market Square, Burra

Burra 160 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F5 Burra is one of a kind. Geographically, it is a large settlement spread along a valley and surrounded by soft hills. Given the size of the town, it’s astonishing how little has changed since the 19th century copper boom – the ‘village’ heart, the many townships, the four pubs, the miners’ cottages and, of course, the aptly-named Monster Mine are all still here. On the discovery of copper in 1845, two groups, nicknamed ‘The Nobs’ and ‘The Snobs’, vied for ownership of the copperbearing land. The Nobs, or Princess Royal Mining Company, were capitalists and pastoralists; The Snobs, or South Australian

Mining Association, were a group of Adelaide shopkeepers and merchants. Eventually, the two groups purchased the Burra Creek Special Survey (the Monster Mine) and agreed to divide it. They drew lots as to which parts they would own and The Nobs evidently drew the short straw taking the southern half, which yielded very little copper ore. The Snobs, however, gained the northern half and went on to reap the rewards from one of the richest copper mines the world has ever known. Miners flocked from all corners of the globe to work the ore, most of them hailing from the UK. As migrants tended to stick with their countrymen, distinct communities began to grow around the company town of Kooringa,

Morphett’s Enginehouse in the Monster Mine is believed to be the only fully restored Cornish engine house outside of Cornwall. It contains three floors of information boards, display cases and models, and videos. The Bon Accord Mining Museum houses an exciting diorama of the Monster Mine, the blacksmith’s shop and the Bon Accord Mine that supplied the town’s water. Market Square Museum is the recreation of an old-style general store and contains a museum displaying a range of memorabilia from the late 1800s. Don’t miss the grand Burra Regional Art Gallery, housed in the old telegraph station and displaying the work of local and visiting artists. The gallery’s prize exhibit is the collection of fabulous ST Gill landscapes, giving an insight into Burra during the 19th century. Another must-see is the Historic Photographic Exhibition at the Burra Town Hall – dress up in period clothing and have your photo taken. The local community has worked tirelessly to preserve Burra’s heritage, with many of the miners’ cottages restored into evocative B&Bs and self-contained accommodation. Likewise, the town centre retains most of its original buildings – town walk brochures are available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre. Treasure hunters will delight in Burra, with antique shops offering a range of period goods. For natural treasures, see fossil

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specimens of the extinct Diprotodon, unearthed at Red Banks Conservation Park, on display in the Regional Council of Goyder offices. Incorporate some exercise into your holiday, with the Heysen walking trail and Mawson cycling trail running through Burra. Befitting a copper town, Burra has a wondrous collection of pubs offering vibrant Friday and Saturday nights. For a cellar door with a difference, make sure you visit Thorogoods of Burra – a boutique cider brewery and maker of apple wines that is rapidly gaining a following. Pair your cider with an authentic pizza or pasta dish from Black Sheep to complete the meal.

featuring stalls in three venues, various antique shops and appraisals. Burra is also home to the number two entry on Australian Traveller magazine’s ‘100 Best Views in Australia Index 2012’ – the Burra Homestead. Immortalised on the cover of Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust CD, this old homestead was abandoned long ago by smallholders unable to sustain a livelihood on this rain-starved land. Although ironically this iconic scene of golden rural Australia is looking much greener after recent rain.

Burra has two especially lively events: the Monster Mine Spectacular in February, when history’s ‘superpit’ echoes to the sounds of music; and Burra’s Antique Fair in May,

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Eudunda 109 kilometres from Adelaide map reference G8 Before anything else, pay a visit to Eudunda’s Family Heritage Gallery for a unique insight into this charming town. Midway through the 19th century it grew rapidly as a Lutheran settlement, as evidenced in the surrounding street names and German-influenced architecture. The main street, with its historic buildings and vine-draped verandahs, is especially charming. It’s also home to Kathleen’s Art Gallery, two hotels and a 100 year-old bakery serving German pastries. While in town discover Tothill Olive Grove, where delicious organic olive oil is produced.

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Author Colin Thiele was born here, with his novels Sun on the Stubble and The Valley Between recalling his childhood in Eudunda. Silhouettes of his character Gustav welcome you into town and a statue of Thiele can be found in Centenary Gardens. For a fascinating driving journey, pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centres – a 25 kilometre Colin Thiele self-drive tour is also available. Every year, Eudunda joins with the SALA Festival and invites the community to contribute their art to the town’s streets.


Hallett 193 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F4 The hotel in Hallett is a real country local and goes by the unusual name of the Wildongoleeche – more conveniently known as the ‘Wild Dog’. To see some of the beautiful local artwork on display, visit the Olde School Gallery. The Dare’s Hill Circuit scenic drive from Hallett is almost unknown, yet takes you through majestic blue bush country, dotted with historic ruins. The Dare’s Hill Summit offers spectacular panoramas and glimpses of the Southern Flinders Ranges and wonderfully named features such as the Wonna Range, Chinaman’s Hat and Ketchowla Hill. The country is always changing, around every bend and over every ridge there’s a different vista just as good as the last. Magnificent wind farms are also a majestic sight on top of the rolling hills in the area. The postcard-perfect images continue all the way to Terowie. A self-drive map is available from the Burra Visitor Information Centre. Piltimitiappa Ruins, Dare’s Hill Circuit

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Farrell Flat 144 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E6 Farrell Flat’s wide main street is a showcase of pure 1870s charm and the town’s beautifully maintained community gardens and interpretive centre are both well worth a browse. Embark on the heritage walk for an insight into Farrell Flat’s former life as a railhead for local wheat shipments and visit before the end-of-year harvest to see surrounding grain fields in their patchwork perfection beauty. Another historic walk worth

following is the ‘Walk with Laurel’ – you can pick guidebooks up from the Burra and Clare Valley Visitor Information Centres, or from Gally’s Meeting House. Located halfway between Clare and Burra, Farrell Flat offers accommodation, meals and an 18 hole golf course, making it a great base from which to explore both the Clare Valley’s surrounding wine lands and mining heritage.

Gally’s Meeting House offers two self-contained accommodation options, which have been lovingly restored to combine heritage charm with contemporary conveniences of the modern day traveller. • Double bed with ensuite bathrooms • Television • Airconditioning • Full kitchen facilities • Access to café/function areas and gardens • Daily breakfast • Evening meals by appointment Ph: (08) 8843 8028 www.gallys.com.au

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Immortalised on the cover of Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust CD, this old homestead was abandoned long ago by smallholders unable to sustain a livelihood on this rain-starved land. Often photographed in summer and portraying dry, dusty rural Australia, the winter landscape is quite different.

Mount Bryan 176 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F4 Just a short drive from Burra is Mount Bryan, a small service town renowned for its quality merino studs. Both the Mawson and Heysen trails pass close by and basic accommodation is available at the old Mount Bryan School House. Approximately 20 kilometres north is Mount Bryan East Road, which takes you to Sir Hubert Wilkins’ birthplace. Wilkins was one of Australia’s greatest adventurers. Until recently the cottage in which he was born was a pile of rubble, it’s now fully restored and serves as a tribute to this unsung adventurer. Stop in at the Mount Bryan Hotel (it’s best to call in advance) or the Olde School Gallery in Hallett to obtain an entry key. There’s a huge playground and recently refurbished hotel, making Mount Bryan the perfect place to take a break. To some extent, the towns of the north are still outposts and as such make for intriguing places of discovery. Hardy pioneers made a go of this area and the towns are testament to those who succeeded; the ruins are memorials to those who didn’t. Mount Bryan also has a wind turbine blade that can be viewed close up.

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Robertstown 130 kilometres from Adelaide map reference G7 Robertstown has a strong German history with many residents being fourth or fifth generation descendants of settlers. It has two fascinating cemeteries, both Lutheran, and an interpretive garden in the old railway yards. The town is a great starting point for scenic walks through the Tothill Ranges and Hallelujah Hills. Scenic drive maps are also available incorporating Brady Creek, the magnificent Inspiration Point and the scenic road across the top of the ranges. A children’s playground, picnic area, electric barbecues and public toilets are behind the community centre. Then there’s Robertstown Hotel, a lively local, especially on Friday nights.

Terowie 224 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F2 Terowie was a once prosperous railway town known as ‘the hub of the north’. Today, it appears relatively untouched; the expansive main street is home to 19th century period shop facades and charming buildings. During World War II, Terowie was a military transit camp, with the railway station bearing a plaque marking where General Douglas MacArthur delivered his ‘I shall return’ speech after the US retreat from the Philippines. The Pioneer Gallery has a photographic and archive display – you’ll need to collect a key from the general store.

Burra Homestead, Burra

Discover a 1.5 kilometre interpretive trail that runs from the famous heritage-listed Terowie Railway Station north of the cemetery and the Old Porter’s Room at the station. Just off the Barrier Highway, let the children expend some energy at the huge playground in the main street, while you can enjoy taking in the historic streetscape, which is undergoing a thorough restoration by passionate locals.

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Kapunda and the Gilbert

VALLEY TOWNS

If you get a feeling of déjà vu when travelling through the peaceful, scenic southern part of the Clare Valley, you’re not alone.

The truth is, millions of people around the world have visited this part of the region vicariously through the popular drama series McLeod’s Daughters. The area was also once home to Australia’s cattle king, Sir Sidney Kidman, and is renowned as some of the best farming land in Australia. It’s rich with heritage buildings, providing the ideal setting to portray the trials and tribulations of living on the land in Australia.

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Freeling

Kapunda

67 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E10

81 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F9

Freeling is a quaint rural town where you can wander its heritage streets at leisure, follow the walking trail to learn about Freeling’s rich farming and manufacturing history, or head straight for the Gungellan Hotel. The proprietors regularly answer questions from fans about the Australian television series McLeod’s Daughters and have souvenirs available for purchase. Visit the Gungellan Hotel, Gungellan Truck Stop and local streets that were featured in the series, with memorabilia displayed in several local businesses. Alternatively, you can explore the local countryside, which was used regularly as sets for the show.

Kapunda, just over an hour’s drive north from Adelaide, provides a unique look at yesteryear. Combining a proud wine and food industry with local history, giving visitors a rewarding travel experience.

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Known as ‘Fisher’ in the McLeod’s Daughters series, this is where Australia’s copper industry truly began. In 1838, a sheep grazier named Francis Dutton stumbled over a collection of ‘moss coloured stones’. He sent the stones to be assayed in the UK and had to wait six months for the results to make the return voyage. It turned out to be copper ore – the highest grade ore found anywhere in the world. Dutton and his partner Captain Charles Bagot bought the land around Kapunda, announced their discovery and built Australia’s first mining town. The million pounds-worth of


The fascinating two-storey folk museum is a must, regarded as one of the finest in Australia, with its extensive agricultural and mining displays; a motor pavilion featuring the town’s old fire engine and ambulance; and the Hawke Gallery.

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A modern, spacious and well shaded park, offering affordable accommodation options from comfortable airconditioned deluxe cottages to bush cabins nestled amongst gum trees overlooking the picturesque lake. Also a number of large powered and un-powered sites. Excellent amenities, BBQ and laundry facilities. A short stroll to main street. Wi-Fi available. AAAT 2.5 STAR. Dutton Park, Kapunda Ph: (08) 8566 2094 Fax: (08) 8566 2095 www.kapundatouristpark.com

areas, while on the first floor find the regional art gallery exhibiting local, regional and national artists. The building is also home to the local library, offering a wealth of family history information and a community craft shop.

Kapunda Museum, Kapunda

copper proved a huge shot in the arm to the fledgling colony of South Australia that was languishing in the economic doldrums. Bagot’s Fortune is an excellent interpretive display of the mining history with a working scale model of Kapunda’s original Cornish Bull Pumping Engine. Map the Miner, an eightmetre statue, built by Sculptor Ben Van Zetten, greets visitors on the southern edge of the town and was constructed as a tribute to the copper miners of Kapunda. Anlaby Station is a magnificent example of a pastoral homestead, originally settled by the Dutton family – a fourstar guest house on the property makes for a most interesting stay. Guests can tour the magnificent gardens and manor house (group tours must be arranged). The Kapunda Visitor Information Centre, located in the Thomson Building, is a wonderful place to start your visit. Take the lift down to the basement for the ingenious interactive display of Kapunda and surrounding

Be sure to pick up a Kapunda Heritage Trail map. This 10 kilometre drive will lead you around a treasure trove of historic stone buildings, including South Australia’s first police station and courthouse. Take the time to walk the 1.5 kilometre historic mine site interpretive trail, which meanders past open cut tunnels, mine chimneys and lookouts. The mine is referred to by locals as the moonscape. The fascinating two-storey folk museum is a must, regarded as one of the finest in Australia, with its extensive agricultural and mining displays; a motor pavilion featuring the town’s old fire engine and ambulance; and the Hawke Gallery, showcasing the longest-running iron foundry in Australia. Sir Sidney Kidman, known at one time as the largest landholder in Australia, made Kapunda his home for more than 40 years, with his horse sales recognised as the largest in the world, supplying horses to the Light Horse Brigade. Kidman married a local school teacher and upon leaving Kapunda they donated the family home ‘Eringa’ to the Department of Education and it is now used by Kapunda High School. The Kidman Trail, a 269 kilometre multi-use trail, has been named in honour of this prominent local pastoralist and horse breeder. The Heysen and Mawson trails also meander through Kapunda.

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‘A taste of the region’ interpretive display. See our amazing ‘Box Room’ or try the interactive floor map and get a feel of Kapunda’s history. Sit on the cowhide seats and discover the stories behind the copper mines. Admission is FREE. Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. 51–53 Main Street, Kapunda Ph: (08) 8566 2902 Freecall: 1300 770 301 Email: visitorcentre@light.sa.gov.au GPS-34˚ 20’ 26.56 +138˚ 54’ 54.32”

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Set off along the 19 kilometre Rattler Trail starting in Riverton, past rolling farmlands west towards Rhynie, and then explore north to Auburn. Walkers can stroll and enjoy the small details, while cyclists can see the views all in one trip.

Marrabel 106 kilometres from Adelaide map reference F8 Continuing on the loop, you head north-west to Marrabel. Visit in October and join the large crowds and excitement of the renowned Marrabel Rodeo. At the crossroads, look out for ‘Curio’ the unrideable mare – yet, this large statue of a bucking horse and rider has plenty of life in it. Thirsty travellers can enjoy a drink at the Marrabel Hotel.

Rhynie 96 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E8 Further west is Rhynie, which has a very historic pub. The Rhynie Hotel was the first pub north of Adelaide that was made ‘bona fide’ – in other words, it could serve liquor and food after 6pm, only if drinkers could present themselves as ‘bona fide’ travellers.

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Riverton

Saddleworth and Manoora

98 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E8

108–118 kilometres from Adelaide map references E8 and E7

Further north on the Barrier Highway, you will come to Riverton. This charming town continues to thrive, with the local community having preserved many of Riverton’s significant heritage buildings, including the Riverton Railway Station built in the 1870s. A four-roomed cottage on the main street was built by August Scholz in 1872 and stands in a park-like setting next to the former blacksmith and wheelwright sheds. The community has helped restore these buildings, which are now open as a museum. Robert Hannaford’s Riverton Light Gallery, in the main street, is the highlight of any cultural tour of the region.

Travelling north-west along the Barrier Highway, you’ll come to Saddleworth, settled and named after ‘Saddleworth Lodge’ in Yorkshire by pastoralist James Masters. This town, like many others, also enjoyed thriving business during the copper mining boom. Stop in to experience a traditional country town atmosphere and to wander through the shops. The old Catholic church cemetery on the hill has interesting epitaphs, as well as a beautiful view over the town. A heritage walk brochure is available from the Saddleworth Institute or the local library. Further north on the highway you come to the small railway town of Manoora, the gateway to the heritage town of Mintaro and the start of an especially picturesque drive.

Five loop trails bring bike riders and walkers to the area, with many enjoying the redirected Mawson Trail. The Heysen Trail, which runs along the continuation of the Mount Lofty Ranges, takes in some excellent views over the Gilbert Valley. The 19 kilometre cycling and walking Rattler Trail also begins in Riverton (at the local oval) and passes a picturesque parade of rolling farmlands, heading west towards Rhynie and then north to Auburn.

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Tarlee 85 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E9 Heading north on the Barrier Highway from Adelaide you will discover the farming community of Tarlee, a great place to stop and revive. Stone from the Tarlee quarries was used in the foundations for many of Adelaide’s grandest buildings, notably the General Post Office, South Australian Museum and the Railway Station. Stroll down the main street to admire some of Tarlee’s buildings and stop for a while at the picnic area. Four Leaf Milling, at the southern end of town, is a specialist flour producer, one of very few using granite mills to grind their grain – organic wholegrain products are available from the mill shop. If you plan to stay over, there’s a range of accommodation. Tarlee also plays host to country markets on the March and October long weekends.

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The Adelaide

Plains’ TOWNS

Heritage precinct, Port Wakefield

Welcome to big farming country, where you can appreciate the labour of working the land on vast horizons beneath wide, open skies. Few places anywhere in Australia play host to the range of activities found across the broad reaches of the Adelaide Plains. Serving as the perfect backdrop to a strong agricultural economy, the Adelaide Plains landscape is dotted with historic towns and settlements offering tourists a fascinating insight into a bygone era.

Balaklava 93 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C8 Balaklava is the region’s service centre, a place where farming folk come together to share news, do business and socialise. The town is famous as home of the long-running Balaklava Cup. Held each September, it’s one of South Australia’s largest country races and regularly attracts more than 12,000 racegoers. There’s also an 18 hole championship golf course in town known for its manicured fairways and good old fashioned country hospitality. For art enthusiasts, the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery has regular exhibitions by local painters and potters, while the Balaklava Museum is especially atmospheric. At the Rocks Reserve, south of Balaklava, you’ll find a unique formation of rock carved by waters of the River Wakefield – enjoy wildlife along the reserve’s many walking tracks.

Brinkworth 152 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C5 Brinkworth was settled in 1892 to service pastoralists and was named after the original land owner in the region, George Brinkworth. The main street is liberally sprinkled with well-preserved buildings dating back to the twilight of the 19th century. Today, Brinkworth continues to provide rural services and is only 25 minutes from Clare.

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43–70 kilometres from Adelaide map references C10 and C11 Dublin is the gateway to the ‘crabbing coast’. It’s also known for a series of sculptures that line the highway just south of town (built to protest a proposed waste facility and now a great curiosity for passing motorists). In the town itself, you’ll find all the facilities you need for stocking up before a big crabbing expedition. The pristine waters of nearby Port Parham are renowned for Blue Swimmer crabs, while the shallows also provide safe fun for children. A free camping area can be found at the northern end of town. At nearby Middle Beach, boat launching facilities are available at high tide, while the Samphire Discovery Trail guides you through three coastal habitats: mangrove forests, samphire flats and intertidal seagrass meadows on the sand and mudflats. The Port Gawler Historical Wharf offers an insight into the once booming grain shipping trade.

4 Ensuite cabins 16 powered tourist Sites – laundry Located a convenient walking distance from the town centre, the Caravan Park is situated in the centre of the parklands. The park is also adjacent to the swimming pool, playground, bowling green, skate park and BMX facility. Short Terrace, Balaklava Mob: 0400 264 075

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Koolunga 167 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C4 Local folklore has it that a scaly, sheep-sized bunyip lurks in the Broughton River near Koolunga – in fact, 20 charges of dynamite were set off in the 1880s after a sighting at


nearby Peddler’s Waterhole. Take the town’s scenic river walk for your chance to spot the beast, then head to the Koolunga Hotel.

Mallala 57 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D10 Mallala is primarily a farming community but is known as the ‘home of motor sport’, hosting national and international motor sport events with supercars, supertrucks and go-karts regularly tearing around the racetrack, which is built on the site of a former World War II Air Force base. At the heart of the town centre lies something unusual: an eight-lane traffic intersection. This meeting of eight sealed roads at a single junction dates back to the 1860s when the first surveys were carried out. Bullock tracks from outlying rural settlements happened to meet here and a town grew to service the passing traffic. The local museum, housed in the former flour mill, is a first-class example of an SA country museum. The quirky local watering hole, the Mallala Hotel, is known as the ‘home of backyard cricket’ due to its recreation of the Adelaide Oval in the backyard, complete with replica scoreboard and original picket fences (donated by the famous grounds) and replica tents in the front beer garden.

Port Wakefield 97 kilometres from Adelaide map reference B8 Port Wakefield is undergoing something of a boom, not least since a new boat ramp provided better access to Gulf St Vincent (and the famous King George whiting). The town sits between the Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula. Located at the head of the Samphire Coast, it offers great fishing and crabbing, as well as flourishing mangroves. The area is one of Australia’s most important sites for migratory birds and mangrove trails offering excellent access to the habitat. Of course, owing to its location, Port Wakefield was very much a part of the Clare Valley’s historic fortunes – behind today’s string of service stations find a pretty stone settlement with more than 30 heritage sites. Port Wakefield has a caravan park, fuel and food outlets (including popular bakeries) to cater for visitors.

Owen and Hamley Bridge

Snowtown

77–81 kilometres from Adelaide map references D9 and E9

145 kilometres from Adelaide map reference C6

Head east from the Mallala junction and cruise along the roads that cut through the plains. The grain and hay growing industries lend piquancy to the huge spaces, not to mention seasonal colours that are surprisingly intense. The rural towns of Owen and Hamley Bridge are on the banks of the rivers Gilbert and Hamley. The rivers unite just 1.5 kilometres from Hamley Bridge and the little town has no less than five bridges. Other attractions include heritage buildings, a swimming pool, weir, recreation reserve, lawn bowls and a golf course.

Snowtown is the main service centre for smaller towns in the area, with historic public buildings and local businesses providing for an interesting browse. Hummocks Station, a historic property just outside the town, has been converted into accommodation and a function centre. Magnificent wind farms sit on top of the neighbouring Hummocks Range.

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• Thompson Beach Walking Trail • Port Parham & Webb Beach • Port Wakefield Walking Trail & Historic Town Centre • Port Wakefield Boat Ramp – Tidal access to the Gulf • Clinton Conservation Park • Middle Beach Boat Ramp – Tidal access to the Gulf

thingS to do • Fishing & Crabbing • Relaxing • Sky Diving • Bird Watching • Swimming • Boating

major ServiCe CentreS • Two Wells • Dublin • Port Wakefield

aCCommodation • Port Wakefield Caravan Park • Port Wakefield Motel • Two Wells Motel

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Ruins, Stanley Flat

Roseworthy

Two Wells and Lower Light

Virginia

54 kilometres from Adelaide map reference E10

40–54 kilometres from Adelaide map references D11 and C10

30 kilometres from Adelaide map reference D11

Roseworthy has a major grain-holding centre and is now a thriving community in a region recognised for its significance in the wine, grain and sheep industries, attributed in part to the Roseworthy College. This was Australia’s first agricultural education centre, which apart from offering studies in agriculture, viticulture, winegrowing and animal studies, now includes a veterinary campus. It is also the home of the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum, which houses one of Australia’s most impressive collections of farming implements and machinery, restored by volunteers to their former – and mostly working – glory. One of the more unusual machines is a tractor that is started using a 12 gauge shotgun cartridge. Kids will also love the Roseworthy Club Inc. Model Railway at the Roseworthy College that runs on the third Saturday 6–10pm November– March; and on the third Sunday 12:30–4:30pm April–October.

Two Wells has a wealth of heritage buildings. This quaint town was named after two Aboriginal watering holes used as a stopover by bullock teams crossing the Adelaide Plains. Once mains water reached the town in the early 1900s the wells were filled and forgotten until resurrection and restoration began in the late 1960s. Tourist information is available at the Two Wells Information Outlet. If you’re feeling active, Lower Light has South Australia’s largest skydiving club and from Easter to October you can enjoy a round on Two Wells’ 18 hole, par 69 golf course.

From its early farming days in the 1850s, Virginia has played an important role in the farming prosperity of South Australia. However, during the 1950s and ‘60s, the original sheep farming and cereal crops of Virginia were given over to horticulture.

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1800 353 323 08 8370 1054

BAROSSA Barossa Visitor Information Centre ................................. Gawler Visitor Information Centre ..................................

1300 852 982 1300 545 254

CLARE VALLEY Burra Visitor Information Centre ..................................... Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre .......................... Kapunda Visitor Information Centre ...............................

1300 775 540 1800 242 131 1300 770 301

EYRE PENINSULA Ceduna Gateway Visitor Information Centre ................. Elliston Community Information Centre......................... Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre .......................... Whyalla Visitor Centre .......................................................

1800 639 413 08 8687 9200 1300 788 378 1800 088 589

FLEURIEU PENINSULA Goolwa Visitor Information Centre ................................. McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre.......................... Strathalbyn Visitor Information Centre .......................... Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre ....................... Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre ..............................

1300 466 592 1800 628 410 1300 007 842 1800 557 094 1300 965 842

FLINDERS RANGES & OUTBACK Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre ........................ Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre Quorn ...... Hawker Visitor Information Centre .................................. Port Augusta Visitor Information Centre – Wadlata ..... Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre ............................... Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre....................... Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre .......................................... Woomera Heritage Visitor Information Centre .............

1800 637 076 1800 220 980 1800 777 880 1800 633 060 1800 000 424 08 8671 2001 1800 805 802 1300 761 620

KANGAROO ISLAND Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre Penneshaw...........................

1800 811 080

LIMESTONE COAST Beachport Visitor Information Centre............................. Bordertown Visitor Information Centre .......................... Millicent Visitor Information Centre ................................ Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre ........................... Penola/Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre ............ Robe Visitor Information Centre ...................................... The Lady Nelson Visitor & Discovery Centre ................

08 8735 8029 1800 520 700 08 8733 0904 1800 244 421 08 8737 2855 1300 367 144 1800 087 187

MURRAY RIVER, LAKES & COORONG Mannum Visitor Information Centre ............................... Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre .....................

1300 626 686 1800 442 784

RIVERLAND Barmera Visitor Information Centre .............................. . 1300 768 468 Berri Visitor Information Centre....................................... 1300 768 582 Loxton Visitor Information Centre ................................... 1300 869 990 Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre ................. 1300 661 704 Waikerie Visitor Information Centre ................................ 08 8541 2332

YORKE PENINSULA Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre Kadina.......... Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre Minlaton ..

1800 654 991 1800 202 445

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The Clare Valley is en route to several other great South Australian destinations that are well worth the visit.

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Flinders Ranges & Outback

Yorke Peninsula

Directly north of the Clare Valley find the rugged, yet spectacularly beautiful, Flinders Ranges, and then further north the dramatic Outback. Here, discover an ancient and unique part of the world that is home to some of Australia’s most significant natural landmarks and remarkable landscapes.

If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand, it’s hard to look past Yorke Peninsula, situated west of the Clare Valley. Stunning beaches and friendly coastal towns beckon, while inland find historic mining villages and spectacular national parks.

Experience a different kind of adventure and go 4WDing on the road less-travelled or ride a horse on a working sheep station. Have a beer at one of the state’s most isolated pubs or delve into the pioneering history of Outback explorers and the local Aboriginal culture. Accommodation options vary from luxury eco-villas to a swag under the stars. For more information call 1800 633 060 or visit www.flindersoutback.com

Blessed by nature and embraced by sea, Yorke Peninsula is home to magnificent beaches and jagged shorelines, friendly locals and rich farmland. With its distinctive ‘boot’ shape, Yorke Peninsula boasts more than 700 kilometres of coastline, so it’s easy to find the perfect beach spot. Yorke Peninsula also claims some of Australia’s greatest surfing beaches and equally delicious seafood and fishing options. For more information call 1800 654 991 or visit www.yorkepeninsula.com.au

Barossa The Barossa is one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food, wine, cultural experiences and easy-going lifestyle. The Barossa is one of a kind, where rich European heritage lives on, a down-to-earth Australian spirit is fostered and a wonderfully diverse range of attractions are continuously on show in this relaxed, rural setting. A visit to the Barossa is a taste of the good life. Premium wines, including the world famous Barossa Valley Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, regional produce and acclaimed restaurants are all matched together to provide a gastronomic experience second to none. The picturesque rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges overlook a colourful patchwork of vineyards and picture book villages, dotted with historic churches, stone buildings and cottages, beckoning visitors to explore. Barossa’s rich natural environment is all within easy reach, boasting lush trails, reserves and forests – it’s easy to understand why the early pioneers saw it as their own ‘Garden of Eden’. For more information call 1300 852 982 or visit www.barossa.com

The 2013 Clare Valley Visitor Guide is proudly produced by the South Australian Tourism Commission. All information contained in this publication is correct at the time of printing 18 February 2013. All advertisements are accepted on the basis that their contents are true and accurate and that they are in no way misleading or otherwise contrary to the Trade Practices Act 1974, or the Fair Trade Act (SA). The South Australian Tourism Commission and HWR Media & Communications do not accept any liability to any person claiming they have been misled or deceived by any material produced herein. Copyright South Australian Tourism Commission 2013. Images © South Australian Tourism Commission; Andrew McIntosh; Bungaree Homestead; Craig Gurnett; Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources; Graham Steer; Mark Dwyer; Milton Wordley; Paula McManus; Peter Eve and Vanessa Size. Published by HWR Media & Communications Phone: (08) 8379 9522 Fax: (08) 8379 9735 Email: hwr@hwrmedia.com.au www.hwrmedia.com.au

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business Directory

ACCOMMODATION Page

ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES

Auburn

Auburn

Amy’s House...............................................amyshouse.com.au 31

Venturas Visions Gallery & Studio.......venturasvisions.com.au 20

Lavender Blue..........................................lavenderblue.com.au 31

Burra

Lemontree Cottage – Auburn............................. 0420 924 938 31

Burra Heritage Passport................................... (08) 8892 2154 49

Rose Cottage Auburn ......................................... 0407 600 553 31

Burra Regional Art Gallery............................. burragallery.com 20

Balaklava

Gaslight Collectables........................................ (08) 8892 3004 48

Balaklava Caravan Park...................................... 0400 264 075 58

Clare

Burra

Clare Valley Cycle Hire................. clarevalleycyclehire.com.au 9

Blyth Cottage............................................blythcottage.com.au 48

Fun Wheels Pedal Go-Kart Hire.......................... 0498 014 135 9

Burra Motor Inn..................................... burramotorinn.com.au 48

Riesling Trail Bike Hire....................................... 0418 777 318 9

Paxton Square Cottages..................................... 0429 694 169 49

Kapunda

Clare

Kapunda Visitor Information Centre Interpretive Display............................................ 1300 770 301 55

Brice Hill Country Lodge................................... (08) 8842 2925 37

Mitchell Wines................................................. (08) 8843 4258 14 Mr. Mick Cellar Door and Kitchen.................... mrmick.com.au 14 Wild Saffron..................................................... (08) 8842 4255 19

Leasingham O’Leary Walker Wines........................ olearywalkerwines.com 40 Tim Gramp Wines............................................. (08) 8843 0199 40

Mintaro Reilly’s Wines................................................... (08) 8843 9013 41

Penwortham Kilikanoon.................................................... kilikanoon.com.au 15

Polish Hill River Paulett Wines..........................................paulettwines.com.au 43

Sevenhill Pikes Wines...................................................... (08) 8843 4370 43

Mintaro

Sevenhill Cellars............................................ sevenhill.com.au 15

Martindale Hall................................................ (08) 8843 9088 41

Sevenhill Hotel................................................. (08) 8843 4217 43

Mintaro Maze................................................... (08) 8843 9012 41

Skillogalee Wines............................................. (08) 8843 4311 43

Comfort Inn Clare Central................................. (08) 8842 2277 36

Port Wakefield

Watervale

Croll Cottage..................................................... (08) 8842 3767 38

Samphire Coast......................................wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au 59

Annie’s Lane..................................................... (08) 8843 2320 OBC

Discovery Holiday Parks – Clare......................................... discoveryholidayparks.com.au 38

Spalding

Crabtree............................................................ (08) 8843 0069 13

Spalding Hotel........................ barbedwirepubspalding.com.au 44

Trelawney Wines................................ trelawneywines.com.au 45

Conferences and events

GENERAL SERVICES

Bungaree Station.............................................. (08) 8842 2677 IFC Clare Country Club................................... countryclubs.com.au 37 Clare Valley Motel............................................ (08) 8842 2799 36

Millies Cottage.......................... milliescottageclaresa.com.au 38 Patly Hill Farm.................................................. (08) 8842 3557 39 Riesling Trail & Clare Valley Cottages......rtcvcottages.com.au 38 St Helen’s Country Cottages............................... 0407 989 430 38

Clare

Wuthering Heights B&B & Wedding Venue..... (08) 8842 3196 29

Greg Cooley Wines........................................... (08) 8843 4284 11

The Fruiterer’s B&B @ Gally’s Meeting House........................................ gallys.com.au 51

FOOD, WINE AND BEVERAGES

Kapunda

Auburn

Kapunda Tourist Park..........................kapundatouristpark.com 55

Taylors Wines.......................................... taylorswines.com.au 15

Leasingham

The Rising Sun Hotel – Auburn........................ (08) 8849 2015 19

Ethel’s Cottage.................................................... 0409 679 099 40

Burra

Riverton

Royal Exchange Hotel....................................... (08) 8892 2392 48

Sevenhill Molly’s Chase..................................................... 0413 550 225 43 Sevenhill Cottages.............................................. 0408 850 845 43 The Heritage Garden.......................................... 0418 837 430 43

Watervale Granmas’s B&B...............................................granmas.com.au 44 Stanley Grammar Country House..................... (08) 8843 0224 44

Thorogoods Apple Wine.............................thorogoods.com.au 15

Clare Artisans Table................................................... (08) 8842 1796 19

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TOURS AND TRANSPORT Clare Clare Valley Tours............................................... 0418 832 812 9

Farrell Flat Daisy’s Vintage & Classic Cars......................daisycars.com.au 13

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS

Cardinham Estate.............................................cardinham.com 37

Burra

Eldredge Vineyards........................................... (08) 8842 3086 14

Burra Visitor Information Centre........................ visitburra.com 49

Greg Cooley Wines........................................... (08) 8843 4284 39

Clare

Jim Barry Wines...................................................jimbarry.com 14

Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre............ (08) 8842 2131 37

Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery.....knappstein.com.au 14 Main Street Bakehouse.................................... (08) 8842 2473 19 Mathie’s Meat Shoppe................ mathiesmeatshoppe.com.au 38

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SA Country Fire Service...................................... 1300 362 361 6 South Australian Tourism Industry Council

Farrell Flat

Riverton Caravan Park..................rivertoncaravanpark.com.au 57

Cherry Red Imagery............................................ 0418 859 592 29

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Armagh Auburn Balaklava Blyth Booborowie Brinkworth Bundaleer Forest Burra Clare Dublin Eudunda Farrell Flat Freeling Hallett Hamley Bridge Kapunda Koolunga Leasingham Lower Light Mallala Marrabel Middle Beach Mintaro Mount Bryan Owen Penwortham Polish Hill River Valley Port Gawler Port Wakefield Rhynie Riverton Robertstown Roseworthy Saddleworth and Manoora Sevenhill and Skilly Hills Snowtown Spalding Tarlee Terowie Two Wells Virginia Watervale

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Located in the heritage listed Quelltaler Estate at Watervale, in the heart of the Clare Valley. Annie’s Lane boasts large century old cellars that feature our cellar door, winemaking museum and gallery. Wines include the Annie’s Lane & Quelltaler range of whites and reds, Winemakers Blend and the premium Coppertrail Shiraz. range. Barista Barista coffee, cheese plate & local gourmet produce. Open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, weekends & public holidays 10am – 4pm

Annie’s Lane Lane @ @ Quelltaler Quelltaler Annie’s Quelltaler Road Quelltaler Road Watervale SA 5453 Watervale SA 5453 Tel 8843 2320 Tel 8843 2320 cellardoor@annieslane.com.au cellardoor@annieslane.com.au www.annieslane.com.au www.annieslane.com.au

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