Clare Valley Attractions

 

Auburn is situated approximately 110km north of Adelaide. It is known as “The Southern Gateway to the Clare Valley”. The Clare Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine producing regions and a fascinating place for connoisseurs of both wine and history to spend some time. There are more than 40 cellar doors along a narrow 40 kilometre corridor between Auburn and Clare.

Wineries

Be sure to visit our friends at Paulett Wines for their famous Cellar Door and Bush Devine Cafe on the Deck but save some time to experience Kilikanoon Wines Cellar Door, Tregea’s Terrace and wander the lawns overlooking the vineyard.

Auburn is home to the famous and award winning wineries of Taylors Wines, Grosset Wines, Mount Horrocks Wines and Koonowla Wines.

Heritage

Auburn has many historic bluestone buildings, many of them listed on the National and State Heritage registers. It is also birthplace to poet CJ Dennis, known for his famous poem ‘A Sentimental Bloke’.

Walking and Cycling Trails

Auburn is the Southern start of the Riesling Trail. Following a former railway, the trail is mostly flat and ideal for walkers and cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. Providing ever-changing views of vineyards, mixed farms and natural bushland it stretches 35 kilometres to Clare and passing by many cellar doors and other visitor attractions.

The Rattler Trail also begins in Auburn. This walking and cycling trail heads south for 19 kilometres, passing through rolling farmlands, vineyards and a dairy. It passes through the town of Rhynie and finishing in Riverton.

Bikes can be hired in Auburn from Cogwebs.

Dining Out

Auburn has a range of options for eating out from the award winning Rising Sun Hotel to the sophistication of Terroir Restaurant for a great fine dining experience. For an excellent coffee or light lunch try Mellers of Auburn Café or Cogwebs Café. The Station Café at Mount Horrocks Wines is open on weekends and public holidays for lunch, coffee and cake.

Other Auburn Attractions

Wines by KT has recently opened in the main street providing local handcrafted wines.

Simpson Rices Creek has much to offer from 18 hole mini golf, native and olive nursery to wine tasting and sales.

HATS cultural centre offers many musical, dance puppetry and theatre performances.