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Best caravan parks in the Clare Valley

Start exploring one of Australia’s oldest wine regions when you park up your caravan in the Clare Valley.

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From five-star wineries and award-winning restaurants to deep-rooted mining history and stunning valley views, there are plenty of reasons to put a stay in Clare Valley at the top of your bucket list.

To make things a little easier for your trip, we've siphoned out the best caravan parks in the area to ensure you get a much-needed rest after your adventures. Choose from family friendly parks with all of the entertainment options to small, off-the-beaten-track campsites with views across the valley.

Best caravan parks in the Clare Valley

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Discovery Parks Clare Valley, Clare

Living up to Discovery Park's reputation, you can enjoy an abundance of family friendly activities and well-maintained amenities, including a solar-heated swimming pool, a bouncing pillow and bicycle hire.

  • Types of sites available: Powered drive-thru sites, powered gravel sites, powered grass sites, tent sites, unpowered sites and cabins.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: BBQ area, bike station, jumping pillow, camp kitchen, family bathroom, bicycle hire, children's playground, heated swimming pool and Wi-Fi.
  • Nearby: Clare Valley, Riesling Trail, Jim Barry Wines, Clare Valley Art Gallery, Sevenhill Cellars, Bungaree Station and Richardson Park.
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Leasingham Village Cabins

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Leasingham Village Cabins, Leasingham

Are you the type of camper who prefers to cosy up under the stars? Or are you after a luxury cabin with all of the added extras? Leasingham Village Cabins has you covered either way.

  • Types of sites available: Powered sites, unpowered sites and deluxe cabins.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: Ablution blocks, BBQ areas, dump point, laundry facilities and camp kitchen.
  • Nearby: Vine Art Studio, Mount Horrocks Wines, Clare Valley, Riesling Trail, Tim Gramp Wines, O'Leary Walker Wines and Clos Clare.
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Riverton Caravan Park, Riverton

Sitting in the adjoining Gilbert Valley, Riverton Caravan Park offers up budget-friendly caravan spots and ensuite cabins with easy access to Clare Valley's 50 wineries and cellar doors.

  • Types of sites available: Powered sites, unpowered sites and cabins.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: Coin-operated laundry facilities, adventure playground, free BBQs, communal toilet and shower facilities, clubroom.
  • Nearby: Winkler Reserve, Scholz Park Museum, Peters Hill, Clare Valley, Riverton Information and History Centre, Riverton Gallery and Mounting Stone.
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Auburn Community Caravan Park

Catering to just eight caravans at once along with a handful of tents, this tiny caravan park is ideal for those looking for a secluded and private spot near the Clare Valley.

  • Types of sites available: Powered sites and basic tent sites.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: Communal shower and toilet amenities, coin-operated laundry facilities and firepit.
  • Nearby: Riesling Trail, Auburn Institute and Town Hall, Auburn Hotel, Old Police Station and Court House Museum, Joseph Meller's Historic Buildings.
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Burra Caravan and Campsite

From creekside camping sites to spacious caravan spots with full hook-ups, Burra Caravan Park offers up a range of accommodation options no matter what your travelling style. Plus, it's only a 10-minute drive from the Clare Valley wineries.

  • Types of sites available: Powered sites, unpowered sites and self-contained cottages.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: Camp kitchen, BBQ area, coin-operated laundry room, free Wi-Fi and dump point.
  • Nearby: Midnight Oil House, Burra Town Hall, Burra Regional Art Gallery, Burra Railway Station, Sir Hubert Wilkins Cottage and Clare Valley.
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Ryelands Farmstay, Tarlee

Soak in the serenity of the Clare Valley with a farm stay experience in the small town of Tarlee. Book one of the six powered sites or multiple remote pitches scattered throughout the nearby bush.

  • Types of sites available: Powered sites, unpowered sites, bush camping and a self-contained cottage.
  • Any vehicle restrictions? No.
  • Facilities: Camp kitchen, toilet and shower facilities, combustion heater, communal shelter and bonfire area.
  • Nearby: Clare Valley, Old Creamery, Lone Pine Memorial, Roman Catholic Church of St John and St Paul, RAAF World War Two Crash Site.

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Frequently asked questions

Which caravan parks in the Clare Valley have cabins?

Are there BIG4 caravan parks in the Clare Valley?

You won't find a BIG4 caravan park in Clare Valley. If you are looking for a park run by a well-known brand, try out the Discovery Parks Clare Valley. With a jumping pillow for the kids, a heated swimming pool for the grown-ups and Wi-Fi for the millennials, there's something to entertain the whole gang at this park.

Where should I stay in the Clare Valley in a caravan park?

  • Best for low budgets: Riverton
  • Best for central location: Clare
  • Best for keen hikers: Auburn

How much does it cost to stay in a caravan park in the Clare Valley?

Overnights stays in the Clare Valley range from $25 a night to $100+ depending on the type of accommodation and facilities that you're looking for.

If you're someone who prefers to take all their creature comforts on holiday with them, you'll need to pay a little extra for the luxury in Clare Valley. Discovery Parks is one of the more expensive parks in the area, but caters to the more glamorous campers amongst us. Prices start from $27 for an unpowered site, $37 for a powered site and $93 for a cabin. These higher prices are justified by added extras like a jumping pillow, swimming pool and bike hires.

If you'd rather save your pennies, you'll need to stay a little further away from the action. Towns like Riverton and Auburn are less than half-an-hour's drive away from Clare, but offer up unpowered sites from as little as $18 a night.

How long can I stay in a caravan park in the Clare Valley?

Popular caravan parks like Discovery Parks Clare Valley will only allow stays of up to 28 days. If you're hoping to extend your stay by a few weeks, or even a few months, long-stay parks including Leasingham Village Cabins offer special rates for long-term visitors.

What should I consider when choosing a caravan park in the Clare Valley?

Sites and attractions in the Clare Valley are relatively spread out, which means choosing a caravan park based on its location isn't too important. Instead, it's essential to choose a park that has all of the facilities you'll need to enjoy your stay. For example, if you're looking for a park with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, Discovery Parks is the only caravan park in the area with a jumping pillow and playground. Alternatively, if you're looking for somewhere to get lost in the great outdoors, staying at the Auburn Community Caravan Park will give you the run of the roost.

Where can I park a campervan overnight in the Clare Valley?

While sleeping on the side of the road in your campervan isn't illegal in South Australia, the rules do vary between local councils. To avoid any nasty fines, the safest option is to find a designated space to park up in either in a caravan park, campsite or free camp.

While a caravan park will provide all of the comforts you need including hot showers and flushing toilets, free camps are great for those working on a budget.

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