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Clare Valley Tours

WHY THE CLARE VALLEY?

You have heard about the Barossa Valley...

In February 1879, Ned Kelly, Victoria's most notorious outlaw and his gang vanished into thin air. They remained in hiding for over a year, resurfacing in June 1880. Ned's sister Kate lived in the Clare Valley, and Kellytown ruins are on the highest point of this most Irish of all South Australian Counties.

Fast forward to the present, and the Clare Valley, located an hour north of the Barossa Valley, is a destination that offers natural beauty and authenticity. According to Wine Australia, it has more land planted to vines than the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, and Tasmania combined. It's a place where you can spot kangaroos, indulge in gourmet delicacies, and meet some of the quirkiest characters you'll ever come across. Here you'll find some of Australia's "Ancient Vines," with vines from Bordeaux cuttings in 1860 still producing grapes for wine in this phylloxera-free environment.

Brian Croser AO, Andrew Mitchell, Jeffrey Grosset, Nick Ryan, and Rob Geddes MW are just a few Australian wine industry legends who have roots in the Clare Valley. So stay for a few days, unwind, and book a tour with us to experience the region.

You want to plan for two or three nights on your Clare Valley trip. One - to recover from your journey, Two - to spend your day with me on your Valley Wine Tour, and Three - to have a spare day for bike riding or going to the Barossa for the day on another of our tours. Where can you stay? Try these links to places we often collect passengers from; Mulberry Cottage, Battunga CottagesNeagles Retreat Villas, The Mill Apartments, the Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages, the Clare Country Club, Sevenhill CottagesO'Briens of Clare, or the Clare Valley Motel. For Caravanners there are a few options too; families love the Discovery Park near Clare, while a central location is the Clare Valley Caravan Park in Leasingham, and there is a Community Caravan Park in Auburn. Burra is a wonderful historical location, and the Burra Caravan Park (incorporating the historical Paxton Square Cottages) is very popular. We collect tour passengers from all the caravan parks. There are more accommodation options, so if you have 'forever' to search, try the local Tourism Information Website on places to stay.

Looking to plan your tour lunch or a venue for dinner? We get fantastic feedback about the local eateries from our guests: Try the local Tourist Information website on places to eat.

Some Recent Questions we have Answered:

Q* Is Lake Bumbunga in the Clare Valley?
A* No. Lake Bumbunga - "the Pink Lake", is a salt lake, and not a part of the Clare Valley (100km return). The 'Clare Valley' designates a wine growing region which is geographically limited by rainfall and valleys. It hasn't stopped someone mapping a huge region of flat plains and seaside towns and calling it "the Clare Valley", so I'm as confused about it as everyone else. 

Q* Can you take us on a day-trip to the Barossa Valley from the Clare Valley?

A* Yes. Find your Clare Valley accommodation and book 3x nights. It's like being on a cruise ship where the next day is a different place for you to explore. You won't be the first guests who have booked a Clare Tour and a Barossa Tour for the following day. 

Q* Do you know the Polish Silesian and Prussian History sites?

A* Yes, and I have managed to gain private access to museums and religious sites on short notice for Polish tourists and heritage-chasers. If you are interested in tracing your family history, visit the Clare Valley.

Together we will have some fun as we travel around some of South Australia's boutique wine country.

Let's make those memories!

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Customers enjoying a wine tasting

CLARE VALLEY TOURING

(Choose Shared Tours)

We have the most popular tours in the Clare Valley.

Singles & couples, will have a great time. Max 6 passengers.

Our Shared Tours are a good day out with new friends.

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Happy tourists with their wines

PRIVATE WINE TOURS

(Personal Tours)

We can make a great tour for those who don't have a lot of time. We can accommodate pets too! 

Perhaps we can take you to that brewery you have heard about, and then visit some wineries afterwards.

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Matching wines and food with great views

FOCUSSED TOURS

(for the Planners)

Let us help maximise your experience. We can do a day tour to the Barossa as well. 

Please contact us with the date and your ideas; Valley Wine Tours are here to make your big day an amazing memory.

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