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$155pp CV01

CLARE UNCORKED

UNEQUALLED WINE TOUR

Clare Uncorked
Leave Clare township at 10am.
Return approximately 5pm.

A surcharge applies for pick-up / drop-offs outside of the Clare area.

Much, much more than a wine tour, this expedition is designed to give you a unique insight into the Clare Valley and how it came to be.

Fear not, we’ll be sampling the very best food and wine along the way, but we want this to be an educational experience as well.

We start with a tour of the Valley’s very first winery, Sevenhill Cellars, a sacred site of seductive wine and spiritual character. Built by the society of Jesuits in 1851, it’s home to some of the world’s oldest vines, which were started with cuttings from nearby Bungaree Station.

The vines were tended by the men of faith, many of whom, interred in the crypt beneath the church. It’s an awe-inspiring story that sets the tone for the day.

From here, we’ll travel on back roads and private property, through vineyards and farmland with stunning views of Polish Hill River and beyond. There’s no shortage of photo opportunities.

We’ll sample wines from some of the Valley’s younger stars like Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett or Reillys – we share the love at Clare Valley Tours – and we’ll choose a winery to stop for lunch as well.

As we travel between cellar doors you’ll doubtless have some questions: What crop is that? What vines are those? When will the vines bud? We’re confident we’ll have all the answers!  If not we’ll offer an embellished highly credible response.

 

The historic township of Mintaro is not to be missed.
Established around 1850 as an overnight stop for Ox drays carting the rich ore of the Burra Mines to Port Wakefield, the heritage listed town is known for its world class slate. It’s also home to the first Jesuit church built in Australia.

We don’t think you’ll have had quite enough of our famous country hospitality yet, so in the afternoon will head west into the Skillogalee Valley. Contrast the wines here from those in the east as you choose between award-winning wineries like Kilikanoon, Mitchell, Penna Lane, Eldredge and Jeanneret. We’ll visit at least a couple of these before your day is done.

Departing 10am every  Saturday, Book online.    Daily on Demand  Book direct or via Clare Valley Wine, Food  and Tourism Centre

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What’s included

  • Pick up from Clare township
  • Tour of Sevenhill Cellars valued at $10pp
  • Single course lunch at a local winery, including a glass of wine
  • Tasting fees

What’s not included

  • Extra food and drink purchases
  • Afternoon tea
  • Venue entry fees if applicable to the tour

$155pp  BU01

 

BURRA UNEARTHED

FASCINATING TOUR

“Beyond the Vines to the Edge of the Outback”
We recommend coupling this tour with the
Nomads Tour.
Leave Clare township at 9am.
Return approximately 5pm.

We are off  to experience Burra and the Clare Valley, begin an absorbing day with a tour of historic Bungaree Station, an important part of South Australia’s pastoral history located on the northern outskirts of Clare.

The name comes from the aboriginal word “Bungurrie”, meaning “My Country” or “Place of Deep Water” and the station’s story begins on Christmas Day, 1841, when it was purchased as grazing land by the Hawker brothers. It would become an extensive farming property running around 100,000 merino sheep across almost 70,000 hectares. Today it remains outwardly unchanged and is run as a mixed farm by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the Hawker Family.

By mid-morning we’ll be on our way to Burra. We’ll travel via Spalding – the half-way point of the Heysen and Mawson trails – and past the Bundaleer water channels, a significant part of the state’s engineering history.

As we enter Burra we’ll pass the Midnight Oil House, immortalised on the cover of the band’s 1987 album Diesel and Dust, and we’ll swing past Mount Bryan, birthplace of Australian polar explorer, pilot and World

 

War Two photographer Sir Hubert Wilkins. This a glimpse into the relatively unknown story of a remarkable local man who, with fellow pilot Carl Ben Eielson, became the first men to fly across the north and south poles in the same year.

Once in Burra, enjoy some free time to grab some lunch and wander around the cafes and antique stores before you unlock the age-old secrets of this charming town with the unique passport key.

The key is included in your Burra Unearthed fee and grants you instant access to the town’s most intriguing sites, including the Redruth Gaol, Unicorn Brewery, the Monster Mine and the Miners Dugouts.

This expedition ends a fascinating day where you’ll have got up close and personal with the Mid-North’s fascinating past. We’ll have you home by 5pm.

What’s included

  • Passport Key
  • Bungaree Station entry fee

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon tea

$180pp NT01

NOMADS TOUR

ASTOUNDING DAYOUT

“For the curious and inquisitive”
We recommend coupling the Nomads Tour with
the Burra Unearthed Tour.
Leave your local pick up point at 10am.
Return approximately 5pm.

A thought-provoking tour for those interested in the early history of the Clare Valley. You’ll hear detailed, fully-narrated stories of the Valley and its early pioneers, visiting the grave of Clare’s first settler                  John Horrocks, and the landmark tree under which he first camped.

You’ll enjoy an intimate, guided tour of Sevenhill Cellars – a sacred site of seductive wine and spiritual character that was built by the society of Jesuits in 1851. Hear their stories, inspect their 160-year-old vines and, of course, taste their world-famous wines.

From here, we’ll travel on back roads and private property, through vineyards and farmland with stunning views of Polish Hill River and beyond. There’s no shortage of photo opportunities.

We’ll sample wines from some of the Valley’s younger stars like Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett or Reillys – we share the love at Clare Valley Tours – and we’ll choose a winery to stop for lunch as well.

As we travel between cellar doors you’ll doubtless have plenty of questions: What crop is that? What vines are those? When will the vines bud? We’re confident we’ll have all the answers!

The historic township of Mintaro is not to be missed. Established around 1850 as an overnight stop for Ox drays carting the rich ore of the Burra Mines to Port

 

Wakefield, the heritage listed town is known for its world class slate. It’s also home to the first Jesuit church built in Australia, The Church of Immaculate Conception

And then there’s the jewel of South Australia’s Mid-North, Martindale Hall. Take a trip back in time with a guided tour of this Georgian-style mansion built in 1879 by country squire Edward Bowman, who surrounded the home with a polo ground, a cricket pitch, a racecourse and a boating lake. He eventually sold the property in 1891 to William Mortlock, who bought it as a wedding gift for his wife. Martindale Hall was, of course, the setting for iconic Australian film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. We assure you, the ghosts here are all friendly.

We then travel the backroads from Mintaro to the picturesque Skillogalee Valley, passing sprawling Hughes Park on our way to the Skillogalee Restaurant for afternoon tea.

A perfect way to finish a great day out.

What’s included

  • All entry fees and tasting fees
  • Lunch with a standard glass of wine, or tea or coffee
  • Afternoon tea at Skillogalee
  • Booking fees, if any

Inclusions valued at $95.00

What’s not included

  • Wine purchases
  • Glasses of premium wine
  • Extra food and drink purchases

$1,499pp On Demand CVB03

CLARE UNCOVERED

THE CLARE SO MUCH MORE

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. We host a fully-guided tour of this charming town, as we unlock its age-old secrets with the unique passport key. The key is included in your tour fee and grants you instant access to the town’s most intriguing sites, including the Redruth Gaol, Unicorn Brewery, the Monster Mine and the

 

Miners Dugouts. The Dugouts were home to Elizabeth Woolcox, the last woman hanged in South Australia in 1873.

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.

FLY IN  DRIVE IN  WE’LL COME AND GET YOU

SPECIFIC  HANDCRAFTED TOURS

WE CAN PACKAGE A TOUR JUST FOR YOU

We’ll work with you to customise a tour tailored specifically to your tastes and preferences – the ultimate for people wanting to create their own adventure.

These tours have been extremely popular among all types of groups and particularly suit the following:

  • Family and Friends on yearly catch ups.
  • Family and friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries
    or other special occasions.
  • Special interest groups such as art and photography.
  • Conference groups.

 

Should any group be interested in visiting venues outside of a normal Clare Valley Tours itinerary, we will happily facilitate it.

Additional entry fees might apply to some attractions so please check with us to find out more.

Public Holidays incur a 15% surcharge.

 

TOUR RUNS ON DEMAND POA LOEFR3/7

FLINDERS RANGES LIFE ON EARTH TOUR

3-7 DAYS  A  BUCKET  LIST  TOUR

A five or 7 day tour, I invite you on a
journey to the beginning of Life on Earth.

A tour of fun and intrigue as we travel out of Adelaide into the Hills and Barossa on our way to see the raw majestic beauty of the Flinders Ranges then back into Clare Valley to titillate the tastebuds.

We will stay at the Iconic Prairie Hotel, and the historic Bungaree Station in the Clare Valley.

The Flinders ranges were once ocean beds. the world constantly evolving, forces pushed the sea floors upwards exposing Fossils half a billion years old. Travelling to places mostly inaccessible to the public and relatively untouched, we go to fossil site to explore the secrets of the past…..

Clare Valley, one of the smallest wine regions in Australia. There is so much more to discover here than wine. Fine wine and fine dining after a few days in the bush. You’ll be travelling with Mr Willson in small to mid sized groups, no more than 16.

Mr Willson a local of Clare Valley with a diverse background and inquisitive nature, he loves a laugh., I hope you do too.

 

Sample of Tour Highlights

  • Wilpena Pound
  • Old Wilpena station
  • Stokes Hill lookout
  • Prairie Hotel
  • Nilpena Station, Red Sand dunes
  • National Heritage listed Nilpena Fossil Site
  • Brachina Gorge, a Corridor through time
  • The Golden Spike Geographical time line
  • Aroona ruins
  • Search for Rare Yellow footed rock wallabies
  • Morgans Gallery
  • Wildlife
  • Bungaree Station
  • Sevenhill Cellars
  • Wine tasting and Winery Lunch