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3 Day Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

A guided 3 day Pack Free walk

This walk has it all, wines, walking and wow-mazing food! Clare Valley, 2-hours north of Adelaide in South Australia, is one of Australia’s most well known and oldest wine regions, boasting some of the best wines in Australia. Our 3-day pack-free guided leisurely walk in the picturesque Clare Valley, has been carefully designed so you can experience the highlights of the area and stop into a few wineries and restaurants along the way that showcase some of the best food and wine the region has to offer. Stay in beautiful heritage-listed accommodation at Bungaree Station, a historic country retreat.  The ultimate combination of walking, food and wine!

 

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A Pack Free Walking Holiday

No heavy packs to carry

We invented the phrase “Pack Free Walking Experiences” and it’s what we do best. We ensure our guests don’t undertake walks where carrying the burden of a heavy pack is necessary. Our walks are designed to be carefree and enjoyable yet still challenging . Walk with only a small day pack so you can soak up the scenery along the way, carrying as little as your camera, lunch and water each day.

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Bungaree Station

Located in the picturesque Clare Valley, South Australia

Spend two nights in the Clare Valley wine region at Bungaree Station. Established in 1841, Bungaree offers an authentic experience in the picturesque Clare Valley.

Guests will stay in beautiful heritage-listed buildings that have been converted into accommodation, blending historic character with modern convenience. The buildings are self contained, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, with kitchen, bathroom (some en-suite) and sitting room. These buildings have both reverse cycle air conditioning and wood fires. Please note that while guests may have their own bedroom or twinshare bedrooms, they are likely to be sharing facilities (e.g bathroom, sitting room) with other members of their group staying in the same building..
Note: when Bungaree Station is not available an accommodation of similar standard is offered.

 

 

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Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant

Winery Lunch on Day 2

After our morning walk we’ll enjoy a long lunch and wine tasting at the Skillogalee vineyard restaurant set amongst wooded hills in the heart of the picturesque Sevenhill subregion, part of South Australia’s world-renowned Clare Valley and one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.

Established in 1970, the family-owned vineyards and winery have been releasing award-winning hand-crafted wines for over 50 years. In addition to being a highly-regarded regional wine producer, the historic cellar door and restaurant will definitely tempt your tastebuds featuring local and seasonal produce.

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Watervale Hotel

Spectacular 9 course Degustation Dinner

Experience the epitome of culinary delight with a celebratory 9-course degustation dinner at The Watervale Hotel. Embark on a journey of gastronomic excellence as each dish is thoughtfully paired with the finest local wines, enhancing the flavours of every course. Recently crowned the winner of the prestigious Global Restaurant of the Year award, your dining experience here promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Embracing a paddock-to-plate philosophy, the menu reflects the essence of the region, meticulously crafted by passionate chefs. Prior to indulging in this culinary extravaganza, delight in a guided tour of the hotel’s organic farm led by the owner, offering insight into the origins of the fresh produce. Tonight’s dinner is poised to be a highlight of your tour, inviting you to immerse yourself in the tantalizing exploration of Clare Valley’s culinary treasures within the enchanting ambiance of this esteemed establishment.

Sample Degustation menu click here

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Pauletts Wines & Bush DeVine Restaurant

Winery Lunch on Day 3

This region is all about superb food and wines and we ensure you indulge in both during your walking tour.

Enjoy lunch at Pauletts Wines in their award-winning Bush DeVine Restaurant. Choose any main meal from the menu accompanied by freshly baked bread, their own house churned saltbush butter and a glass of wine!

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

We are very proud of our talented team of guides. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations.

They have a great knack of bringing the group together so that everyone will feel like great friends by the end of the walk. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge and expertise ensuring your tour is relaxing, fun and informative and always safe.

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Personalised tours

Maximum of 16 guests

We ensure our groups sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 16 guests per trip, we find this delivers a more personalised service, the perfect social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

We pride our tours on being excellent value and genuinely all-inclusive. From superb accommodation, resturant quality meals accompanied with local wines, transfers, trail mix and additional ‘wow’ activities everything has been thought of to make your journey truly unique and special.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
3 Day Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

Your 3-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • Superb meals featuring local produce
  • 2 nights accommodation at Bungaree Station
  • Evening meals served with local South Australian wines
  • 3 delicious lunches
  • 2 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Day 1 celebratory degustation dinner at Watervale Hotel
  • Day 2 lunch at Skillogalee Winery
  • Day 3 lunch at Pauletts Winery
  • Penobscot Farm Tour
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Professional guides – Our guides are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Adelaide or drive to the start of the walk.
Day 1: Adelaide - Clare Valley
3 Day Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR NIGHT HOTEL: We suggest the Mantra Hindmarsh Square Adelaide; this is also our meeting point at 7.30am on the first morning of the tour.

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hour transfer from Adelaide to Clare Valley. Alternatively, drive yourself to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: 10-minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 10kms. 3 hours. Grade: Easy to Moderate.

TERRAN: The trail will travel on a network of backroads, road reserves & private property. Where possible the hiking trail follows cross country trail routes. The track has a firm base, some steps and occasional rocks (country dirt roads).

WALK ITINERARY: Meet your guides in the foyer of the Mantra Hindmarsh Square at 7:30am and transfer to the Clare Valley for the start of the trail. The town of Clare was established in the early 1840s by the first European settlers when they arrived in the district, led by John Horrocks. Edward Burton Gleeson named the town after his ancestral home of County Clare in Ireland. The walk begins at the Clare Valley Tourism centre and for a short time follows the Riesling Trail, we pass by Tim Adams wines and quickly move to a hiking trail through native gums and make our way to one of the highest points in the Clare Valley, Mt Angus on Hill River Station, with stunning views over both the Clare & Hill River Valleys, we stop for a picnic lunch on the summit (weather permitting), or retreat to a private hill top hut. After lunch we continue along the top of the Dunns range and end the walk in the vineyards of Stanley Flat. After our walk, we’ll transfer to Penobscot Farm, owned and organically grown by The Watervale Hotel for a farm tour before enjoying their delicious produce with a degustation dinner paired with local wines to compliment the dishes! The team here are very passionate about both fresh, local produce and Clare Valley wines and aims to showcase the diversity of the region. Their menu is a paddock-to-plate experience based on seasonal produce. We’ll then head to our accommodation for the next two nights at Bungaree Station, a unique, authentic and historic country retreat established in the same year as nearby town of Clare. The farm has a huge amount of history and is still run by the same family today! We will be staying in beautiful heritage-listed buildings that have been converted into accommodation, blending historic character with modern convenience.

Day 2: Winery lunch at Skillogalee Winery
3 Day Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 10-minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of our walk.
Afternoon: 15-minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 10kms. 3 hours. Grade: Easy

TERRAIN: The trail will travel on a network of backroads, road reserves & private property. Where possible the hiking trail follows cross country trail routes. The track has a firm base, some steps and occasional rocks (country dirt roads).

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty breakfast and grab a coffee from the Station Store before heading out for today’s adventures. Today’s walk begins in the Armagh area and finishes in the Skilly Valley with lunch at the award winning Skillogalee Restaurant. Along the way we pass through picturesque, native landscapes in the region, rocky sandstone outcrops, natural springs and steep sided valleys as we make our way to Spring Gully Conservation Park, south of Clare. The Park conserves important habitat for wildlife and unique vegetation which was once commonly found within the largely cleared and settled Clare district. We’ll continue on to Blue Gum Lookout, Eldredge Wines and Jeanneret Wines before settling in for a gourmet lunch in Skillogalee Wines restaurant in their historic stone cottage surrounded by vineyards in the wooded hills in the heart of the Sevenhill subregion, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. The family-owned vineyards and winery have been releasing award-winning hand-crafted wines for over 50 years. In addition to being a highly-regarded regional wine producer, the historic cellar door and restaurant will definitely tempt your tastebuds featuring local and seasonal produce. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with local Clare Valley wines. Afterwards, we return to our accommodation.

Day 3: Sevenhill Cellars - Paulett's Winery - Adelaide
3 Day Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40-minute transfer from accommodation to the start of walk.
Afternoon: 2-hour transfer from Clare Valley to Adelaide.

WALK GRADE: 8-10kms. 4 hours. Grade: Easy to Moderate.

TERRAIN: The trail will travel on a network of backroads, road reserves & private property. Where possible the hiking trail follows cross country trail routes. The undulating track has a firm base, some steps and occasional rocks (country dirt roads).

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast before heading out for today’s walk which begins at Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest and first winery in the Clare Valley where we can see multiple historic stone buildings (which is still in use) and if you like taste some of their award winning wine. We walk through the Sevenhill Property towards the Dunns Range, passing through private farmland and making our way to the banks of the Hill River where Pikes Winery is located. From Pikes we again pass through private farmland making our way to Paulett’s award-winning Bush DeVine Restaurant for lunch with spectacular views of the countryside. Their Head Chef loves working with local ingredients, which are usually hand-picked from their Bush Devine Garden or provided by local producers. Their philosophy is ‘great wine deserves wonderful food!’ and we couldn’t agree more! A great way to finish our walking adventure. If we have time before departing to Adelaide we’ll visit the Polish Hill River Church and museum. Afterwards, we return to Adelaide where our walk concludes. If you have driven to the Clare Valley we will transfer you to your car.

FINISH TIME: Arrive back into Adelaide around 5pm.

 

Tour Availability

SPOT SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 3 – 5 May 2024

DEPARTURE DATES:
The trail is closed between November and April due to the SA heat in this area. We run several tours from May to October every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10- 12 people.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Earlybirds Out Now for 2024/2025 Season - Save up to $800 per couple

HURRY OFFER ENDS 31 MAY 2024!
Earlybird savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available for June 2024 to May 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Spot Special savings of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific April - May 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.


APRIL/MAY 2024 Prices From
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SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price… $2299

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
Spot Special….. $2149
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Spot Special….. $2049
SAVE $250 per person

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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JUNE 2024 – MAY 2025
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Normal Price…. $2499

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
Earlybird………. $2199
SAVE $300 per person

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Earlybird………. $2099
SAVE $400 per person

Earlybird prices available on our 2024/2025 season departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends 31 May 2024. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $180 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $180 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $209 per person. See conditions below for full details.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

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PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

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    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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