Welcome to Auburn
Sleepy Auburn (1849) − the Clare Valley's southernmost village − is a leave-the-back-door-open-and-the-keys-in-the-ignition kinda town, with a time-warp vibe that makes you feel like you're in an old black-and-white photograph. The streets are defined by beautifully preserved, hand-built stone buildings; cottage gardens overflow with untidy blooms. Pick up a copy of the Walk with History at Auburn brochure from the Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre.
Now on the main route to the valley's wineries, Auburn initially serviced bullock drivers and South American muleteers whose wagons − up to 100 a day − trundled between Burra's copper mines and Port Wakefield.