Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Area

The picturesque Clare Valley is one place you will want to stay longer. From world class wineries and food producers, the famous Riesling Trail cycling trail, to historic mining agricultural and rail towns there is something for every-one.

The township of Clare itself offers fine dining, panoramic views and a variety of accommodation options.

The Riesling Trail runs from Clare to Auburn and bike hire is available from several outlets through-out the region. They are happy to pick you up or drop you off so you can make the journey your own.

Possibly the most famous winery along the route is Sevenhill Cellars, founded by the Jesuit’s in 1851 to produce sacramental wine, a function which continues today. Whilst you are there take time to visit the magnificent Saint Aloysius Church and crypt.

From Sevenhill, you will find the drive to Mintaro extremely scenic. This area is known as the Polish River Valley, itself a notable wine sub region. Settled in the 1850’s the local history is recorded in the restored church, now museum.

Mintaro is a Stage Heritage Listed area. Stroll the main streets of the little village where you will find beautiful old stone churches, antique shops and art galleries. Whilst in the area make sure you visit the stately Martindale Hall, where you can tour the grand mansion dating back to 1879. The Mintaro Maze provides hours of fun for children of all ages.

Approximately 30 minutes drive north east of Clare is the Copper mining town of Burra. The best way to explore this town is via the Burra Heritage Passport Trail which you can collect at the Burra Visitor Centre. Nearby Kapunda is where copper was first found.

To the south of Clare you will find the picturesque rural towns of Jamestown and Spalding. Stop for a picnic in the beautiful Bundaleer Forest, or enjoy the hospitality at the magnificently restored North Bundaleer Homestead.

Quick Facts

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys area is a local government area (LGA) in South Australia. This area is home to 38 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Clare and Gilbert Valleys area is located approximately kms from the capital Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Area District Council

Auburn

Urban

Population: 661 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Clare

Urban

Population: 3160 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

riverton

Riverton

Urban

Population: 1036 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Riverton, the largest town in the Gilbert Valley, with a history based around the development of...

Saddleworth

Urban

Population: 470 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Anama

Rural

Population: 14 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Armagh

Rural

Population: 362 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Barinia

Rural

Population: 28 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Benbournie

Rural

Population: 6 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Black Springs

Rural

Population: 55 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Boconnoc Park

Rural

Population: 18 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Bungaree

Rural

Population: 12 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Emu Flat

Rural

Population: 91 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Giles Corner

Rural

Population: 24 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Gillentown

Rural

Population: 95 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Hill River

Rural

Population: 97 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Hilltown

Rural

Population: 58 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Leasingham

Rural

Population: 119 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Manoora

Rural

Population: 149 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Marrabel

Rural

Population: 104 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

mintaro

Mintaro

Rural

Population: 188 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Rich in history and heritage buildings, the entire town of Mintaro was declared a Heritage Area...

Penwortham

Rural

Population: 147 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Polish Hill River

Rural

Population: 36 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Rhynie

Rural

Population: 138 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Sevenhill

Rural

Population: 120 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Spring Farm

Rural

Population: 103 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Spring Gully

Rural

Population: 61 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Stanley

Rural

Population: 31 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Stanley Flat

Rural

Population: 421 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Steelton

Rural

Population: 27 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Stockport

Rural

Population: 263 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Tarlee

Rural

Population: 302 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Tarnma

Rural

Population: 26 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Tothill Belt

Rural

Population: 21 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Tothill Creek

Rural

Population: 17 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Undalya

Rural

Population: 29 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Waterloo

Rural

Population: 82 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Watervale

Rural

Population: 326 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys

Woolshed Flat

Rural

Population: 30 | Clare and Gilbert Valleys