Situated around 120kms north of Adelaide, Clare Valley is a rather small region with a lot to offer. While it is well known for its wines the region has much to put forward beyond this, with many walking and cycling trails, galleries, museums and events. During the 1840s settlers from England, Ireland and Poland moved to this region and many of the original buildings are still intact and in use today, creating a beautiful and historically rich community. Things to do include a self-drive tour or walk through the Burra Mine Site, one of South Australia's many state heritage areas. The open-air museum still contains remnants of the mining operations which recreates the exciting atmosphere of the huge mine. Another unique Clare Valley experience is the living hedge maze at Mintaro, which was created and still maintained by the Morris family. A trip to Clare Valley would not be complete without a visit to Sevenhill Cellars established by the Jesuits in 1851 the oldest and arguably the finest existing winery in South Australia's world famous Clare Valley wine region.
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