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Clare Valley Wine & Wilderness Trail

Sat 31 Aug 2024 to Sat 7 Sep 2024

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

The Clare Wine and Wilderness Trail was completed in 2023 and is a 100km tail around the Clare Valley, traveling on a network of backroads, road reserves & private property. It is graded as a moderate hiking trail comprising of 6 stages.

We will be walking during bud-burst so we will see the vines awakening from their winter dormancy.

Included in Package

This packaged extended walk includes bus fares, a walk fee (Golden Boots does not apply), welcome drinks and nibbles and a final celebration dinner to be held on Saturday night.

Please note only registrations for the whole week will be accepted.

Accommodation

Participants will need to book their own accommodation. The Discovery Park Clare Caravan Park have cabins catering for a range of budgets and powered and un-powered caravan and camping sites. I suggest you book as soon as possible.

Group activities will be based at the caravan park except for the final dinner.

Excluded

There will be an optional activity of a structured wine tasting at the caravan park on Tuesday evening for those interested in participating at an additional cost. Please use the meal RSVP option to register for the wine tasting. The cost will be determined when the number of participants is known. Around $30.

Walkers wishing to participate in wine tastings after each day’s walk do so at their personal cost and risk.

Non walking partners are welcome to attend the final dinner and the wine tasting. The dinner will cost $60 and the wine tasting cost to  to be advised. once the number of participants is know.  Please indicate additional numbers in the notes section of the registration form.

Overview of the week.

Saturday Aug 31          Welcome Gathering

Arrive in Clare and check into your accommodation meet your fellow walkers at a welcome gathering.

Sunday Sept 1              Stage 1 Clare to Armagh 23K

Monday Sept 2            Stage 2 Armagh to Spring Gully 19 K

Tuesday Sept 3            Stage 3 Spring Gully to Leasingham  13.5 K

Wednesday Sept 4      REST DAY

Thursday Sept 5           Stage 4 Leasingham to Auburn 14K

Friday Sept 6                 Stage 5 Auburn to Polish Hill River 16 K

Saturday Sept 7            Stage 6 Polish Hill River to Clare 14k

Detailed meeting places and times will be provided closer to the event along with walk notes.  Walkers should have solid fitness levels and clothing suitable for changeable weather, plenty of water, provide your own lunch and snacks and carry personal first aid/medication.  Leaders will have First Aid and Radios.

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 31 August 2024
End
Saturday 7 September 2024
Walk Leaders
Judy McAdam
Tracey Evans
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Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld

Event Fees
Bus
AUD $250.00
Meal details

Please use the meal RSVP option to register for the wine tasting. The cost will be determined when the number of participants is known. Around $30.

Non walking partners are welcome to attend the final dinner and the wine tasting.

The dinner will cost $60 and the wine tasting cost to  to be advised. once the number of participants is know.  Please indicate additional numbers in the notes section of the registration form.

I will notify you of the additional cost and how to pay closer to the event.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
4.30 pm
Walking from
Discovery Park Clare Caravan Park
Walking to
Welcome drinks and nibbles

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
Clare Tourism, Food and Wine Centre
Walking to
Jim Barry Wines   .
Distance
23 k

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
Jim Barry Wines
Walking to
Jeanneret Wines
Distance
18

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
Jeanneret Wines
Walking to
O'Leary Walker Wines
Distance
13.5

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
REST DAY

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
O'Leary Walker Wines
Walking to
Taylors Wines
Distance
12.5

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
Taylors Wines
Walking to
Paulett Wines
Distance
16 k

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.45 for 8 am bus departure.
Walking from
Paulett Wines
Walking to
Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre
Distance
14.5