A charming and historic town‚ Clare lies at the northern end of the beautiful Clare Valley‚ renowned as one of South Australia's premium wine-producing areas. Close enough to Adelaide to be accessible to day trippers‚ the picturesque tree-clad valley offers a full range of accommodation for those who wish to stay awhile. There are three wineries actually within the town of Clare‚ with over thirty open to visitors around the area.
Appealing galleries‚ restaurants and museums housed in colonial buildings can be found scattered throughout Clare and the Clare Valley. Visit the beautiful Wolta Wolta Homestead‚ or perhaps the National Trust Museum‚ located in the old police station. At Mintaro‚ the stately Georgian mansion Martindale Hall is recognisable as the school in the film Picnic at Hanging Rock.