Top things to do in Clare

Winery in Clare

Shut The Gate

Across a little creek and through a white gate (no need to shut it), this upbeat little cellar door has been making a few 'Best New Wineries' lists of late. Taste some of their good stuff inside the old duck-your-he…
Winery in Clare

Mr Mick

We're not sure who Mick is exactly, but his winery/restaurant is mighty charming, occupying a noble former-distillery down a quiet Clare street. Duck in for a tasting, or the all-day kitchen does tapas-style stuff (…
Cafe in Clare

Wild Saffron

We're not sure how much wild saffron grows in the Clare Valley (most of it seems to be 'under vine', as they say), but this cafe is hugely popular regardless. No surprises on the menu (focaccias, baguettes, steak sa…
Pub Food in Clare

Taminga Hotel

The tarted-up Taminga is looking good: polished floorboards, exposed stone walls and pressed-tin ceilings. Pub classics are what you're here for: surf 'n' turf, steak-and-kidney pie, roasts and pastas. The pick of C…
Indian in Clare

Indii of Clare

Put some spice in your Clare Valley life with a visit to this modest, charming curry house on the main drag, ceilings draped with bright bolts of purple, green and orange fabric. And you can BYO bottle of the valley…
Winery in Clare


Taking a minimal-intervention approach to wine making, Knappstein has built quite a name for itself. Shiraz and riesling steal the show, but they also make a mighty fine semillon-sauvignon blanc blend (and beer!).
Museum in Clare

Old Police Station Museum

Clare's 1850 brick-and-stone cop shop and courthouse is now the Old Police Station Museum, displaying Victorian clothing, old photos, furniture and curious domestic bits and pieces.