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Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

Sat 29 to Sun 30 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.

Stage 5 – Saturday 29th June (Auburn to Polish Hill River)

Distance 16km
Duration Allow 4-5 hours
Difficulty Moderate/Hard – Some steep ascents and descents, but generally friendly. One steep-sided creek crossing.
Elevation Gain 544m
Start Taylors Wines, Clare Valley, 89A Winery Rd, Auburn SA 5451
End Paulett Wines, Bush de Vine Restaurant, 752 Jolly Way, Polish Hill River SA 5453
Map Download Here

Stage 6 – 30th June 2024 (Polish Hill River to Clare)

Distance 14.5km
Duration Allow 4-5 hours
Difficulty moderate/hard, multiple ridge climbs & steeper sections in the last 4km
Elevation Gain
Start Paulett Wines, Bush de Vine Restaurant, 752 Jolly Way, Polish Hill River SA 5453
End Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre, 8 Spring Gully Rd Clare SA 5453
Map Download Here

Description.

Stage 6 is the final section of the Clare Valley Wine and Wilderness Trail. A standout section, Stage 6 offers a challenging walk over two north-south tracking ridge-tops, providing spectacular views across all three Valleys collectively comprising “The Clare”.

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 29 June 2024
End
Sunday 30 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

Please RSVP if you wish to join us for Dinner at The Bentleys Hotel 191 Main North Road, Clare on Saturday 29th June at 6pm.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
3.00pm
Distance
16.5km

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
2.00pm
Distance
14.5km