Clare and Burra, 3 Days 2 Nights
Discover the Mid-North . $1499pp
An unforgettable three-day journey beginning in Adelaide and navigating though the world-famous Clare Valley wine region and the historic towns and heritage attractions that surround it.
You’ll be swept up by captivating stories of yesteryear as we visit old mining settlements, majestic mansions, cherished landmarks, charming townships and some of Australia’s most respected wineries.
Discover the fruits of the Valley but also see, hear and touch the past in this enchanting Mid-North adventure.
Departing fortnightly or on demand.
This tour may be handcrafted to suit your specific group.
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AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CLARE AND ITS SURROUNDING REGIONS
DAY ONE: ADELAIDE TO CLARE VIA KAPUNDA AND MINTARO.
From the Adelaide CBD we set course for Kapunda, the oldest copper mining town in Australia. We’ll visit the mine site and check out the mansion of the Cattle King, Sir Henry Kidman, who was one of the world’s most prominent landowners.
Pressing onward we wind through the Gilbert Valley and into the back roads of Mintaro, where we’ll visit the jewel of the Mid-North, Martindale Hall, a 140-year-old Georgian-style mansion that featured in iconic Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Then discover the quaint township of Mintaro. We’ll walk the pretty streets and enjoy a lunch showcasing quality wine and local produce.
Then it’s time to visit one of the bright new stars on the Clare wine scene, Hill River Estate. You’ll be taken by the Jaeschke family’s farmhouse hospitality and entertaining stories.
After a busy day, chill out with a relaxing evening at your accommodation.
DAY TWO: BURRA
We hit the road at 9am for the historic copper town of Burra.
There’ll also be plenty of time for coffees, lunch and even some retail therapy in the towns eclectic mix of cafes, homewares and antique stores.
We’ll have you back at your accommodation by 5pm, when you can freshen up and prepare for dinner at the fabulous Seed Winehouse and Kitchen in Clare.
DAY THREE: CLARE
A touch of culture to start days three, as we visit the Clare Valley Art Gallery, home to a diverse range of inspiring indigenous art. Gain a unique insight into aboriginal artists and Central Australian Culture, with a focus on works from the Utopia Community.
Then it’s time for one of the real highlights of your trip – a visit to the revered Sevenhill Cellars, the first winery in the Clare Valley. Built by the Society of Jesuits in 1851, it’s a sacred site of seductive wine and spiritual character. It’s home to some of the world’s oldest vines, which were tended by the men of faith who still lie in the on-site crypt. Visit the church and Weikert cottage and afterwards enjoy a private tasting of Sevenhill’s award-winning wines.
We’ll then cross the main road for lunch in the idyllic grounds of the gorgeous Skillogalee restaurant.
By then it’ll be time to head home. We’ll have you back in the Adelaide CBD by 5.30pm.
Cost: $1499 per person inc GST