While guests are welcome to spend their time relaxing at Bungaree Station, there are many local attractions of the Clare Valley to be explored, from the many wineries and breweries, through to the museums and art galleries.
As one of the oldest wine regions in Australia, the Clare Valley has over 40 wineries as well as 30 cellar doors and breweries for visitors to explore. As well as producing world class Riesling, the Clare Valley punches well above its weight with accolades for Shiraz, Cabernet and other varieties.
Key historic attractions to visit include Martindale Hall at Mintaro and the many heritage and mining sites at Burra, while children may enjoy visiting the hedge maze at Mintaro or perhaps playing mini golf at Auburn.
Guests with more time to explore could also venture into the Southern Flinders Ranges, including Alligator Gorge at Mt Remarkable National Park, or perhaps do a scenic drive with outback views, following the Dare’s Hill Circuit from Hallett to Terowie. The blushing "pink lake", Lake Bumbunga, is also just a short 25 minute drive from Bungaree.
The Clare Valley is a vibrant region, with a range of events throughout the year, from local markets, concerts and art exhibitions through to the Clare Gourmet Weekend and Clare Easter Races. For further information on local attractions and events, visit the Clare Valley website.
Restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout the region have a focus on local and seasonal produce and are perfect settings for long lunches, light platters or degustation dinners.
Visitors are spoilt for choice for lazy lunches in picturesque wineries, with Paulett’s Café Bush DeVine, Pikes SLATE restaurant, Skillogallee, Reillys, O’Leary Walker and Mr Mick all offering seasonal lunch menus.
Choosing a dinner venue can also present a dilemma, with Seed Winehouse + Kitchen, Umbria Rustic Italian, Terroir Auburn and Indii regularly picking up outstanding food awards.
Local pubs, including Sevenhill Hotel and the newly renovated Watervale Hotel, all add to this conundrum by also offering creative menus and exceptional wine lists.
Local Tour Operators
If you don’t wish to drive, there are several local tour companies with regular scheduled departures or you can book a private tour of the attractions of the Clare Valley, tailored to suit your interests.
Clare Valley Tours has regular tours each Saturday but can also provide tailored tours as well as pickup/drop off in Adelaide if required. Clare Valley Experiences is another great tailored tour option, in addition to Clare Valley Grape Express. There is also a local taxi service.