Local Attractions

Watervale's Attractions

You will find so much to do in the peaceful village such as cycling, trail walking, dining at a nearby restaurant or simply dining alfresco in your own private patio at Granma's B&B.

There are many wineries & cellar doors close by.

In 1848, David Davies established the town of Watervale, but more credit must go to one of the original settlers, Francis Treloar, who planted vines on land at the foot of Mt.Horrocks, creating the famous Springvale winery that was to be the foundation of Quelltaler Wines.

Today, Watervale is at the centre of a quality wine-making region, with wineries you can visit - Crabtree Wines, Rosenberg Cellars, Mt.Horrocks Winery - and the Quelltaler Wine Museum which is also well worth your time.

Discover the cool climate Watervale Riesling, world renowned for it's acidic characters, and so a track for walkers and cyclists from Auburn to Clare is called the Riesling Trail. Walking or cycling the Trail is very popular. Denyse and Barry can help you with all the information you might need for the trip.

You'll enjoy walking around the charming little township with its historic buildings - the Old Stanley Grammar School, Watervale Primary School, the Methodist Church Hall, and the Uniting Church - all heritage listed by the National Trust. There are parks, several fascinating craft and antique shops, a range of nearby restaurants - all very relaxing.

Only a short drive away, you'll find impressive and gracious old "homesteads ". Though the pioneers lived hard and frugal lives, when they had gained wealth, they built homes to suit any English gentry. The most imposing is Martindale Hall -built in 1880 on a hill, carefully furnished and maintained, it is awe inspiring. Just out of Clare itself is the Bungaree Homestead of the Hawker family, built in the 1850s. Indeed, if you have any interest in history, you'll find plenty to see and do in our area.

Less than an hour away are Moonta and Burra, two of the towns in the "copper triangle". In the 1840s, these charming towns emerged as centres for one of the world's richest copper lodes, and you'll find that the area's museums are really fascinating."



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