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Clare View Accommodation
Ronald & Esther van Diessen
220 Spring Gully Road
Emu Flat SA 5453

(previously knowns as: Lot 21 Spring Gully road, Clare)

PO Box 616
CLARE SA 5453
Australia

Phone:
1st (Ronald) 04 338 444 82
2nd (Esther) 04 338 444 85

Email: relax@clareview.com.au
Website: www.clareview.com.au



 
 

Clare Valley - Things to do, see & experience!

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Things to do around Clare View Accommodation
Things to do in the Clare Valley
Clare Valley wineries and vineyards
Clare Valley Galleries
Clare Valley fresh produce markets
Restaurants, cafes, pubs in the Clare Valley
How far from Clare View Accommodation?
Things to do around the Clare Valley
Clare Valley fun bike hire - Fun Wheels - 3 and 4 wheeled bicycles / pedal go-karts. Great outdoor experience for Riesling Trail.

Fun Wheels - Clare Valley fun bike hire - Pedal go-karts - Pedal cars - Surreys - Bicycles that fit 1,2,3 and even 6 people!

Fun Wheels is a truely unique South Australian fun experience & is all about....... pedal powered fun on wheels!

Fun Wheels hires 3 and 4 wheeled bicycles. All bikes are suitable for adults and most of them for children.(Some of these) bikes are also known as pedal go-karts, pedal cars, quadrycycles or surreys. All different names for a perfect way to explore the Riesling Trail. Just the perfect bike to hire to visit cellar doors and restaurants.

Fun Wheels has 2 person pedal go-karts available that are perfect for couples and we even have one that fits 4 to 6 adults! All for just about the same rates per person as hiring a normal mountain bike. Most of the 2 or more person bicycles have room to put a picnic hamper or a small esky, for a nice picnic along the way!
A great outdoor experience, you just have to try!

So, come on! Time to have some fun. Time to hire a pedal go-kart!

Things to do around Clare View Accommodation

When you turn left at the end of our driveway and follow the road you will get to the T intersection with the Main North Road. A right turn there will take you to Adelaide. If you take a left you will drive straight into Clare town centre with all its shops, restaurants, bars, library, internet cafe, take away, wineries etc.

When you turn right at the end of our driveway and follow Spring Gully road you will find Eldredge Wines after a few kilometers and just a few kilometres further you will find Spring Gully Conservation Park. Here you can do some short walks and enjoy amazing views from the lookout and picnic area. You can also follow the scenic drive (SD) signs; a lovely drive that will take you to Sevenhill with lovely wineries and restaurants.

There are many lovely lookout points in Clare such as Spring Gully lookout, Brooks lookout, Quarry lookout, Neagles Rock and Billy Goat lookout. Most of them have picnic facilities.

There are 3 different conservation parks in Clare and we are right in the middle of them. There is Spring Gully Conservation Park, Neagles Rock and Emu Flat Conservation Park. All parks have great walks and the first two have great picnic spots and lookouts.

Two kilometres down Spring Gully road, you will find the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre where they can help you with more suggestions and directions.

Things to do in the Clare Valley

When you decide to stay at Clare View Accommodation we can guarantee you will have one of the best spots in one of the finest wine regions in Australia. Surrounded by towns as Sevenhill, Watervale, Penwortham, Leasingham, Auburn, Mintaro there is lots to do and see in the Clare Valley. Underneath a little sum up of some interesting Clare Valley attractions, activities and events.

Clare
The Clare showgrounds are just 2 kms down the street and is the hotspot for events as the Clare Gourmet Weekend, Vintners Picnic, the Clare Show and the monthly Clare Market. Clare has a lot to offer to visitors. For the little ones and the passionate there are train rides at Inchiquin Lake from April till October. Clare has a soap shop (Sugar Shack Soap, 7 Archer Street) and olive growers. And of course its the end or start of The Riesling Trail. The Riesling trail follows the route of an old railline which is transformed into a bicycle path / bike trail. It is relatively easy to peddle along the trail. A unique & popular outdoor activity to do is to hire a pedal go-kart. A great way to explore the Clare Valley the fun way!

There are lots of different, galleries, restaurants and several pubs with good pub meals. You will find a shortlist of them further on this webpage.
Clare also has a variety of playgrounds for kids.

Looking for some relaxing activities?
The Clare Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 course with an Australian courses rating of 70. The course is 5,852 metres and is set in the heart of the Clare Valley and is one of South Australias finest country courses. Set amongst vineyards, woodlands, lakes and creeks, this course provides numerous natural challenges and provides stunning scenery and the chance to see one of the many kangaroos living on the course.
A different kind of sport can be done at the Clare Bowling Club, right in the heart of Clare. Or let someone else do the work and watch the races at the Clare Racecourse. There are several races but the Clare Valley Easter Races (Easter Saturday) and the Clare Valley Cup Day (November) are all time favourites.
The Clare Valley lifestyle centre has a lot to offer, from swimming pools to squash courts and aerobics. Around the lifestyle centre you will find the oval and tennis courts.

Sevenhill
Sevenhill has quite a lot to offer for a little Clare Valley town. There is the monthly Sevenhill Market with lots of local produce, the Sevenhill winery and great pub meals in the Sevenhill pub. And what about the picturesque lunch restaurant Skillogalee in the middle of the vines! Nothing but a great meal and superior wine in the shade of an olive tree. Sevenhill is also well known for its oldest vineyards, Sevenhill Cellars. Sevenhill is also an easy to reach destination via the Riesling Trail bikepath. It's also a popular stop/destination for tourists with hired pedal go-karts. Sevenhill has The Little Red Grape with their own bakery, homewares and wine tasting. The Sevenhill pub is also a great spot to peddle to and have lunch.

Penwortham
In Penwortham you will find the oldest building north of Gawler; John Horrocks cottage. Built in 1839 by pioneer and explorer John Horrocks who founded and named the town after his home in Lancashire, England. Its also worth paying a visit to Bookstop and Beans, a perfect spot to have a coffee or tea while browsing through some fantastic old books.

Watervale
Its good to visit Morella Nursery on Main North Road. Its a very pleasant setting with a heritage cottage showcasing lots of plants, Clare Valley artwork and great gifts.

Auburn
Rice Creek nursery in Auburn grows different varieties of olive trees and native plants, its also a great place to taste different olives. Or visit the antique shops in Auburn and have a great meal in The Station Cafe. Auburn is also where the Riesling Trail ends or begins...

Mintaro
Mintaro is a very interesting heritage town to explore. Its also a place where its fun to get lost in the Mintaro Maze or to explore Martindale Hall

Trails
The Riesling Trail Clare Valley
The major trail through the Clare Valley is the Riesling Trail. A must do activity is to hire a bike or a pedal go-kart and visit some of the great cellar doors along the trail and inhale the most picturesque scenery. The Clare Valley's reputation for riesling inspired the naming of the Riesling Trail - a recreational trail for walking and cycling, travelling along 35 kilometres and connecting the townships of Auburn, Leasingham, Watervale, Penwortham, Sevenhill, Clare and White Hut. The trail is an integral segment of the 900 kilometre Mawson Trail and provides a wonderful opportunity to discover and experience the townships. For more info about this trail click on Riesling Trail Clare Valley

The Riesling Trail Clare Valley



Mawson Trail
Starting just north of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia's regional and remote rural areas. Close to nine hundred kilometers long, the trail includes little-used country roads, State forest and national park fire trails, farm access tracks and unmade or unused road reserves. The trail avoids traffic and bitumen roads and leads cyclists into the remote areas of the Ranges. For more info about this trail click on Mawson Trail Clare Valley.

Heysen Trail
Arguably South Australia's most famous trail, the Heysen Trail runs for 1,200 kilometers from Cape Jervis on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. The trail passes through some of South Australia's most scenic areas, including national parks, state forests and popular tourism destinations including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Wilpena Pound. The trail just runs east of the Clare Valley. For more info about this trail click on Heysen Trail near Clare Valley.

Part of the Riesling Trail Clare Valley

Clare Valley wineries and vineyards

The Clare Valleys main appeal is of course its great boutique wines, especially the Riesling. Plenty of interesting wine tasting experiences available, produced by the 46 wineries/vineyards in the Clare Valley region. Mouthwatering all these high quality Clare Valley wines! Good news for the Clare Valley wine lovers! You can now order a huge variety of great Clare Valley wines online! Go to Wine For Sale to purchase that tasty Clare valley Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sparkling White and many other Clare valley white wine & Cabernet blends!

wineries near Clare

Clare Valley Galleries

Clare Valley fresh produce markets

  • Clare Valley Food, Wine & Art market
    First Sunday of the month, 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM, Clare Town Hall/Ennis Park (in the middle of Clare Main street)
    Market dates for 2010: 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 Aug. Enquiries to David Cowperthwaite 0888421880
  • Sevenhill producers market
    Last Saturday of the month, 8.30AM - 12.00PM, Madonna Hall, Sevenhill
    Market dates for 2010: 27 Feb, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep, 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 18 Dec
    Enquiries to 0888434360
  • Riverton market
    Third Saturday of each month. Town Hall Riverton. Enquiries to 0409676770

Restaurants, cafes, pubs in the Clare Valley

  • Penna Lane Wines, Phone (08) 8843 4364,
  • Artisans Table Wine bar + Bistro, Wendouree Road, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 1796,
  • Sevenhill Hotel, Main North Road, Sevenhill, Phone (08) 8843 4217
  • The Little Red Grape, Main North Road, Sevenhill, Phone (08) 8843 4088
  • Skillogalee Winery and Restaurant, Phone (08) 8843 4311,
  • Mr Micks kitchen 7 Dominic Street, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 2555
  • Paris Cafe, Shop 4/260 Main North Road, Clare. (in the Clare Mall), Phone (08) 8842 2917
  • Aioli Pizzeria, Clare, Phone(08) 8842 2923
  • Clare Valley Cafe, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 2201
  • Del eclare, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 2273
  • Gables, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 3544
  • Larry's Take Away, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 1180
  • Main Street Bakehouse, Clare, Phone (08) 8842 2473
  • Wild Saffron, Main North Road, Clare, Phone 0419 838 749
  • Clare Hotel (The Middle Pub), 244 Main North Rd, Clare, (08) 8842 2816,
  • Bentleys Hotel, Main North Road, Clare, 08 8842 1700
  • Taminga Hotel, 302 Main North Road, Clare, (08)88422808,
  • Conners Restaurant, Country Club Clare, White Hut Road Clare, (08)8842 1060
  • Subway sandwich bar, Main North Road Clare
  • Clare Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 308 Main North Road Clare, (08) 8842 3644
  • The Rising Sun Hotel, Main North Road, Auburn, (08) 8849 2015
  • The Station Cafe (Mount Horrocks cellar door), Curling Street, Auburn, (08) 8849 2202
  • Caltex Family Roadhouse Clare, 35 Main North Road Clare, (08)8842 2848. All day Breakfast & Lunch.
  • White Cedars Cafe (indonesian cuisine), 24 commercial street, Burra, (08) 8892 2867
  • Top of the Hill restaurant (Clare Valley Motel), Clare, Phone (08) 8842 2799


  • Clare Valley Cuisine
    If you are after great and honest local Clare Valley food than you have to read this. Clare Valley Cuisine is an association of like minded food producers and restaurateurs that live within the wider Clare valley region. Renowned for its picturesque beauty and wonderful combination of prime pastoral holdings and premium vineyards, the Clare Valley now boasts a delightful range of value added food products. A unique feature of the food produced in the region is the fact that Clare has producers making gourmet treats that can be found in Cellar Doors and local tourism outlets, as well as large farmers who are value adding to their products and selling them nationally. Some of the terrific products we have available are free range chickens and eggs, organic flour and grains, chutney, jams, sauces, olives, olive oil, carob, saltbush hogget and organic lamb to name a few. Read more on Clare Valley Cuisine

    The Clare Valley has lots of other activities a well. The Tour Down Under has been a returning event and so is the SALA festival, the Clare Valley Film Festival and A day on the green.

    To find out what events are on in the Clare Valley follow the link or or contact the Clare Valley Visitor information Centre.

    Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre
    Corner Main North Road and Spring Gully Road, Clare
    Toll Free: 1800 242 131 (Australia)
    Email: ask@clarevalley.com.au

    Sign on the Riesling Trail

    How far from Clare View Accommodation?

    Our Clare accommodation is close to all the main Clare Valley attractions and events. We created a distance chart with estimated distances to all the main locations measured from Clare View Accommodation. For more detailed distances and directions please click on our Clare View Accommodation Google Map link and fill out your destination of choice.
    Clare wineries (2km), Clare bike hire - Fun Wheels - pedal go-kart hire (3 km), Clare town Centre (4km), Sevenhill (4 km), Clare showgrounds (2km), Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre (2km), The Riesling Trail (3.5km), The Mawson Trail (3.5), Salt n Vines Restaurant (3,5km), Citadel 5453 restaurant (3km), Neagles Rock conservation park (3,5km), Clare Gourmet Weekend (2km), Spring Gully Conservation Park + lookout (7,5 km), Clare Golf Club (8km), Clare Racecourse (10km), Penwortham (7km), Watervale (12km), Leasingham (14km), Auburn (20km), Mintaro (14km), Blyth (13km), Heysen Trail (40km).

    Things to do around the Clare Valley

    Because of its central location, its just too easy to go out for a day-trip from the Clare Valley. We will give you a few suggestions, but one thing is for sure: there is plenty to do and see for everyone!

    The Barossa Valley
    Less than an hour from the Clare Valley you will find the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is well known for its wines such as Jacobs Creek and Wolf Blass. Besides its wines, some major attractions are The Barossa Farmers market, Maggie Beers Farm Shop, Whispering Wall, Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Visit the . See McLeods Daughters filming locations and Drovers Run.
    For more information about the Barossa Valley click on Barossa Valley things to do

    Burra
    About 40 minutes from Clare. Burra is well known for its copper mines, dugout homes, The unicorn Brewery, and 4 museums. Buy a Burra Heritage Passport and you will unlock eight historic sites, history of local heritage and a touring route. Only 15 kms east of Burra lies Red Banks Conservation Park an impressive park with lots of local wildlife and red river banks. About 30 kms east of Burra in the World Ends Highway you will find Burra Gorge, a great place for a picnic. For more information about the Burra click on Burra things to do

    Murray River / Riverland
    Under 2 hours east you will find the Murray River. Theres lots to do along and on the river. You can cruise the Murray, hire a Houseboat, go fishing or hire an canoe. For more information about the Murray River/Riverland click on Murray River/Riverland things to do

    Wirrabarra forest and Bundaleer Forest
    About an hour north of Clare there is a total other world of planted forest. A great place for bushwalking and bike riding. For more information about the Wirrabarra forest and Bundaleer Forest click on Wirrabarra forest and Bundaleer Forest things to do

    Magnetic Hill
    About 1,5 hours north of Clare. Not far of the Jamestown- Orroroo Road you will find magnetic hill. You will have to go there! Take you car and stop at the bottom of the hill and watch your car roll uphill.. For more info click on Magnetic Hill

    Mount Remarkable National Park
    About 1 hour and 45 minutes from Clare. Mount Remarkable National park is located in the Southern Flinders Ranges and offers a remarkable mountain scenery and a great variety of wildlife. There are lots of walking and cycling trails. Interesting places to visit are Alligator gorge and the town of Melrose, where you can access the park. Other access routes to the park you will find from Mambray Creek and Wilmington. For more information about Mount Remarkable National park click on Mount Remarkable National park, Southern Flinders Ranges, Melrose, Wilmington things to do

    Port Germein Jetty
    About 1,5 hours north of Clare. Go for a walk on the longest jetty in Australia. A 1532 meters walk into the water For more info click on Port Germein Jetty

    Yorke Peninsula, The Copper Coast
    About 1 hour from Clare. Visit copper towns as Moonta, get a tour into a copper mine, go fishing or swimming at Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Moonta bay. For more information about the Yorke Peninsula / The Copper Coast click on Yorke Peninsula / The Copper Coast things to do

    Clinton National Park
    About 45 minutes from Clare. Go and watch the abundance of birds in the mangroves in Clinton National Park.

    The Kidman Trail
    The Kidman Trail is a self walking or driving tour of Kapunda highlighting places connected with Cattle King Sir Sidney Kidman, by following a detailed self guided brochure available from the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre. Sidney Kidman was known as the Cattle King. He lived in Kapunda and from here managed a pastoral empire larger than anyone had owned before or has owned since. The trail has been organised in conjunction with an exhibition, Kidman The Kapunda Connection on display at the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre. You can visit 15 different sites around the township of Kapunda.

    This page is an information service only. Last updated 9 June 2013.

    Clare View Accommodation
    Ronald & Esther van Diessen
    220 Spring Gully Road
    Emu Flat SA 5453 Australia

    (formally known as Lot 21, Spring Gully Road, Clare SA, 5453)
    PO Box 616 Clare SA 5453

    Mobile: 04 338 444 82 (Ronald) or 04 338 444 85 (Esther)
    Email: relax@clareview.com.au
    Website: www.clareview.com.au



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