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!
Your 3-day walking holiday includes:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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