Clare is located 140 kilometres north of Adelaide and is at the centre of a largewine producing area with many
historic old homesteads dating back to the1840's which can be visited.
Large deposits of copper were found in Kapunda in 1842, and Burra in 1845 and thisattracted miners from Cornwall
and Wales to flock to the area in search of work andwealth. By 1851 the population of Burra was 5,000, even larger
than Brisbane and Perth combinedat that time.
There are some 25 wineries set on the rolling slopes of the valley and manyare open 7 days for tastings and sales.
Nearby the towns of Auburn, Blyth, Tarlee,Leasingham, Sevenhill, Spalding and Mintaro all offer distinctive attractions
for the visitor and Burra is one of the areas leading tourism drawcards witha history dating back to the 1840s when
it was one of the largest copper producersin the state.
The area is rich in galleries and museums and the nearby Bungaree Stationand Geralka Rural Farm offer farm stay
Clare and Burra have a host of accommodation ranging from motels and hotelsto caravan parks and guest houses. there are
also many fine restaurants andcoffee houses to enjoy.
INFORMATION CENTRES BURRA Burra Visitors Centre
2 Market Square, Burra SA 5417
Ph: 08 8892 2154
CLARE Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre
Main North Rd, Clare SA 5453
Ph: 08 8842 2131
El Rocio Spanish Festival - Clare to Sevenhill over 4 days - April.
Burra Antique Fair - Burra - May.
Clare Gourmet Weekend - Clare - May.
C.J. Dennis Festival - Auburn - September.
Marrabel Rodeo - Marrabel - October.
Jamestown Show - Jamestown - October.
Burra Show - Burra - October.
Clare Show - Clare - October.
Clare Valley Wine Show - Clare - November.
Kapunda & Light Agricultural Show - Kapunda - November.
Eudunda Show - Eudunda - November.
Christmas Pageant - Jamestown - December.
To enjoy the Clare Valley you will need around a week and I would suggest you stay in several places to explore all the attractions around your base.
There are dozens of places to see and visit and, although the area is only a couple of hours drive from Adelaide, it is one of the most fascinating and attractive regions of the state.
There are many wineries, lots of olde style pubs, museums and attractions to see and there is a wealth of accommodation options including B&Bs, motels, pub rooms and caravan parks.
The main centres are Auburn, Burra and Clare and where there is a variety of accommodation including motels and caravan parks. Wilkins Tourist Maps produces a free detailed map of the Clare Valley which is available locally.
Motels, hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs, guest houses and farm stays will all be found in the Clare Valley with the majority concentrated
in Clare and Burra. Use the search above right to find accommodation in the Clare Valley.