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Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

Sat 1 to Sun 2 Jun 2024

Walk name/location
Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail
Walk grade
Extended Walk 2
Description

What is the Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail?

  • A 100km walking trail around the Clare Valley.
  • The trail will consist of 6 stages, each stage is approximately 1 days walk. We have spread the hikes over 3 weekends.
  • The trail begins and ends at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre. All other trail heads are at Wineries
  • The trail is a moderate grade hiking trail, challenges include;
    • Crossing Fences (with the use of a stile).
    • Crossing Flowing Creeks (during the wet winter months).
    • Steep climbs.
    • Rocky uneven surfaces & fallen trees.
    • Snakes during the hot months.
  • The trail showcases the region’s natural beauty & premium food and wine products, passing cellar doors, restaurants and cafes.
  • The trail is a public trail available to locals and visitors, users of the trail will be free to complete the entire route or smaller sections at their leisure.
  • The trail travels on a network of backroads, road reserves & private property.
  • There is no camping on the trail.
  • There is lots of great accommodation throughout the Clare Valley where you can base yourselves.
  • A bus will be organised to get you to the start of the hike each day.

Saturday 1st June 2024 – Stage 3

Distance 19.5km
Duration Allow 5.5-6 hours of actual walking time
Difficulty Moderate – about 5.5km of easy road to follow and 8km of harder trail through paddocks, multiple ridge climbs and winter creeks. 80% of the route is well shaded. The Spur Trail section is a further 6-7km.
Elevation Gain 409m
Start Jeanneret Wines, 22 Jeanneret Rd, Sevenhill SA 5453
End O’Leary Walker Wines, 7093 Horrocks Highway, Leasingham, Clare SA 5452
Map Download Here

Sunday 2nd June 2024 – Stage 4

Distance 12.5km
Duration Allow 3-4 hours
Difficulty Moderate to easy – gentle undulations along established trails, tracks and unpaved roads.
Elevation Gain -300m [223m if travelling in reverse, Auburn to Leasingham]
Start O’Leary Walker Wines, 7093 Horrocks Highway, Leasingham, Clare SA 5452
End Taylors Wines, Clare Valley, 89A Winery Rd, Auburn SA 5451
Map Download Here

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Start
Saturday 1 June 2024
End
Sunday 2 June 2024
Walk Leaders
Heather Jensen
Adam Matthews
Suzanne Matthews
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00
Meal details

A booking has been made at Sevenhill Hotel for dinner on Saturday night at 6pm.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP.

A shuttle bus is available to take you from The Discovery Park, Clare to Sevenhill Hotel at 5.45pm, please advise in the comments if you wish to book on to the shuttle bus.

There are only 11 spaces available on the shuttle bus.

The bus will return to the Discovery Park, Clare at 8pm.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8am
End time
All day walk
Distance
19.5km

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8am
End time
Approx. 1.00pm
Distance
12.5km