Making it a long weekend for the Wine, Wheels and Whiting event?  If not you should certainly consider it with so many accommodation options in The Clare Valley and many attractions for the family.

BikeSA are supplying 2 shuttles back to the start in Clare, 2pm and 5pm the bus will be leaving Wallaroo for those who need to get back.  Bookings are a must for this service so don’t leave it too late. Next week we’ll look at some great accommodation and attractions in the Copper Coast.

Here are our top picks for Clare accommodation and attractions


Brice Hill Country Lodge


Location: Clare

We are a 4½ star bed and breakfast in the heart of the Clare Valley, South Australia.

We specialise in luxurious accommodation for couples, all-inclusive romantic retreats. We pride ourselves on quality–along with our 4½ ★ SRA rating we also have Eco-Friendly STAR Accreditation.


Discovery Parks – Clare Valley


Location: Clare

Discovery Holiday Parks – Clare is the ideal romantic retreat or active family holiday destination offering camp site, caravan and 4 Star cabin accommodation.


Clare Country Club


Location: Clare

A large range of accomodation styles from Executive rooms to 3 room Appartments the Clare Valley Country Club is a great place to stay for the Wine, Wheels and Whiting weekend.

Close to the centre of Clare you are just 3 minutes from the start line and the award winning Seed Restaurant.  18 hole golf course to keep you entertained on the Sunday and also the Lakeside Miniture Railway. Be sure to check out their accommodation packages today!


Mintaro Mews

Phone: 0433 111 252

Location: Mintaro (20 mins drive from Clare)

In 1981, the Mews was acquired and converted from the grain store into accommodation and restaurant, combining the quaint and simple quality of colonial days with the comfort and convenience of modern living. Mintaro Mews has a warmth and charm that is impossible to resist. Once you have experienced the tranquility of the countryside, the wines of the Clare Valley and the hospitality of Mintaro and the Mews, you will be back time after time.


Devonshire House


Location: Mintaro (20 mins drive from Clare)

The Devonshire House is truly a part of South Australia’s colonial heritage. The Olde Devonshire House (built in 1856 as the Devonshire Hotel), now provides three luxury self-contained apartments for discerning guests. Spacious and private, each apartment is elegantly furnished and decorated to make your stay truly memorable. Find more accommodation ideas here:


Riesling Trail


Trail Map: trail map download

Location: Barinia – Clare – Auburn – Rattler Trail to Riverton

What better way to back up the Wine, Wheels and Whiting ride than to do the Riesling and Rattler Trail ride on the Sunday.  This award winning ride takes in some of the best Clare Valley Scenery and incorporates many of the towns and wineries along the way.  This is a highly recommended attraction, you will not be disappointed.



Location: Throughout the Clare Valley

The number 2 item on the list of attractions should be the wineries.  Scattered throughout the Care Valley there are many award winning wineries to wet your whistle.  World renown brands such as Pikes, Skillogalee, Paulett Wines and Jim Barry just some of the familiar names.

Take the Riesling Trail and ride to a few of these wineries and take in the stunning views.



This small, thoroughly charming, largely untouched historic town features some of the most significant and captivating 19th century buildings and ruins in the state.

Together with magnificent walking trails, a feast of nearby wineries, art galleries, eateries and boutique accommodation.

Mintaro has long been regarded as one of the region’s most captivating and picturesque destinations.

Key attractions include Martindale Hall, Mintaro Maze and Historic Magpie & Stump Hotel.  For more information head to the Mintaro website Clare Golf Course


Clare Golf Club welcomes visitors from outside the valley, as well as locals. All visitors are welcome to join in any social events or competitions. Meet some of the local characters, or enjoy a quiet walk through our picturesque course.

Restaurants & Markets


From the township of Auburn to Clare itself there are many varied options of cafes, bakeries and restaurants.  Check out the link above to something to suit your palette.

Of note Terroir in Auburn and Seed in Clare are both award winning and highly recommended restaurant options.  The Little Red Grape award winning Bakery in Sevenhill is also a must for all the usual pastry covered suspects.  With regards to pubs be sure to try the Rising Sun in Auburn or Sevenhill Pub for a range of local produce and local tap beers.