Disappear into the vineyards with a night or two in Clare Valley, just an hour outside the Barossa or 90 minutes from Adelaide read more...
Classic country charm
A short drive outside Adelaide brings you to Clare Valley, one of Australia's oldest wine growing regions. Some 40 wineries dot the rolling hills between the main townships of Clare and Auburn, perfectly placed for a day of tastings and tours.
After knocking on the various cellar doors, unwind with a glass of locally produced white at one of the country cottages or guest houses that abound. Affordable comfort isn't hard to find when it comes to Clare Valley accommodation, with plenty of family-friendly lodgings tucked between the vineyards.
Centre your stay in Clare
The regional centre of Clare is the most notable of the cluster of villages that find themselves nestled in the valley. Clare's 4-star country club (complete with an 18-hole golf course) is an inclusive venue for conferences, weddings, family functions and more, with a range of rooms to suit the diverse needs of its patrons.
Sleep easy at the awarded Clare Valley Motel, with more than 30 well-appointed rooms and access to a private walking trail through the scenic surrounds. If it's romance you're seeking, check in to a 4.5-star suite at the Brice Hill Country Lodge, conveniently located adjacent to the region's self-guided Riesling Trail.
More options in Auburn
Auburn is the southern gateway to Clare Valley, adorned with 19th century stone buildings that have been lovingly converted into eateries, boutiques and lodgings for weary wine-loving travellers. Heritage-style bed and breakfasts are always around the corner in Auburn, such as the rustic Cygnets at Auburn or the more modern One Tree Bed and Breakfast in the heart of town.
Covering a pocket of South Australia 200 kilometres long by 100 kilometres wide, the winding country roads of Clare Valley encourage you to venture deeper into this heart of South Australia's wine country.