Welcome to Auburn
Sleepy Auburn (founded 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 Wine, Food & Tourism 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.