What we did on the way…
We made a couple of stops along the 227kms (route map) from Renmark to Leasingham. The 1st was to check out the amazing silo art in the town of Eudunda, then around the corner to grab a coffee in the Eudunda Bakery, with it’s quirky & very cheeky art.
From the Silo Artist, Sam Brooks…
My silo tells a story about two children, sharing stories about their past and their culture. These two children use these local books as a way to teach each other about their history, culture and connections to the area.
The Clare Valley Caravan & Cabin Park is actually in the small town of Leasingham, about 15kms from the township of Clare. The current owners, Michael & Hayley, have only been in the park for about 18 months and have began a massive upgrade to the sites and facilities.
One of our Tagalong group was a bit skeptical about our choice of accommodation BUT was amazed how much the park had improved in the 12 months since they stayed here. There is a fair bit of work to do and the continuing support from the caravaning community will certainly help them get to their goals quicker 😊.
Some day tripping
Marindale Hall Historic Homestead
Martindale Hall was built in 1879 – 1880 for Edmund Bowman Jr. at a cost of £30,000. It has some 32 rooms and boasts a large cellar of some 7 rooms. Edmund surrounded the home with a polo ground, a racecourse, a boating lake, and a cricket pitch where the English 11 played at least once.
Martindale Hall remains as a testament to the successful establishment and ongoing management of the intergenerational pastoral empires created by the Bowman and Mortlock families. Find out more on their website.
Farrell Flats Silo Art
Farrell Flat is a small town of approximately 300 in population located 20 kilometres east of Clare and 22 kilometres southwest of Burra. The former Roseworthy-Peterborough railway line passed through the town in late 1800s and early-mid 1900s.
Claymore’s Wine Tasting & Lunch
The Tagalong23 management team had pre-booked the Claymore Winery to a wine tasting facilitated by their GM, Carissa Major, and wine maker, Jonathan, followed by a light luncheon of local produce.
The session was fabulous with all of our group having a great time. The great thing about it’s location was that it was right behind our caravan park, so no driving required!
- Accommodation at Clare Valley Caravan Park (visit their website)
- Cost per night – $40 (at 4 Sep 2023)
- Stayed for – 3 nights
- CP Location – not bad, but a fair distance from attractions
- Did we have a good site? Yes
- Facilities – a bit scarce – minimal number of loos
- Amenities – camp kitchen was tiny
- Our rating/score – 6/10
- Was it a nice place to visit? Yes but you have to drive far and wide to take in the sites
- Much to see & do? no
- Our rating/score – 5/10 – the weather didn’t help either with rain & hail and freezing cold nights
- Would we return? No – would stay in the township of Clare as it has far more to offer