Visitor Guide To Clare Valley
Where is Clare Valley?
The Clare Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. You can find it in the state of South Australia, about 150 km | 97 mi north of Adelaide, on-route to the Flinders Range.
How to get to Clare Valley from Adelaide?
By plane: Adelaide is the closest airport to Clare Valley for domestic and international flights. From the airport, it’s a very short drive to Adelaide CBD for a few days of city fun before heading to the wine region.
By car: It takes about 2 hours to drive to Clare Valley from Adelaide. You can easily visit the wine region as a day trip from Adelaide. The valley is also a great stop on your way to the Flinders Range as it’s almost at the halfway point. Stay in Clare for a night or two on your South Australian road trip.
Public transport: There is no public transport that brings you all the way to Clare Valley. The closest bus station with a direct line from Adelaide is in Snowtown, about 43km | 27mi west of Clare.
What’s the best time to visit Clare Valley?
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons. They treat you to a kaleidoscope of colours. In Spring, the canola fields on the side of the roads explode into a sunny yellow. In Autumn, the valley is bathed in a warm red and orange tone as the colours of the leaves change and the sun hangs lower. And after a day of rain in either season, you might be lucky to find the salt lake Lake Bumbunga near Lochiel in the most amazing shades of pink!