If you’re looking to change up your annual beach break or river escape, then why not do Summer in the Clare Valley? Just 1 1/2 from Adelaide, it’s the perfect spot to sit back and unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city (plus there is plenty of wine!).
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Martindale Hall is a short 20-minute drive from Clare in Mintaro. The historic mansion was built in the 1800s by a wealthy bachelor pastoralist, Edmund Bowman Jr. Today it is open to the public for day-visits, where you can wander through some of the 32 rooms and around the grounds. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the shade whilst you’re there to truly appreciate its beauty.
If you’ve got little ones (although big-kids can definitely partake), head on down to Simpson Rices Creek Mini-Golf and have a go at their 18-hole course. Enjoy coffee and cake or a light lunch in their cafe whilst you browse their extensive range of products and giftware whilst the kids have a go on the outdoor playground and games, including pool, checkers and naughts and crosses.
For more information on things to do in the Clare Valley Tourism Region, visit the regional website www.clarevalley.com.au