Best secret Aussie weekends
Romantic weekend in South Australia
There’s something magical about wineries in winter, or anytime really. Head down to South Australia’s Clare Valley, home to award winning vineyards and spectacular views. Less than two hours from Adelaide, the drive itself is an enjoyable voyage of nostalgia. It’s a sepia-tinted trip down memory lane, where you’ll pass vintage English-style cottages and vine-covered community meeting halls. There’s plenty to do once you get there too. Pack your hiking boots and head for the Red Banks Conservation Park, or sample some of the local produce on the well-travelled Riesling Trail. A few minutes out of town, the Clare Valley Motel is an affordable accommodation option, priding itself on friendly service and 27 well-kept acres.