The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the mid-north region, 136 km north of adelaide. It gives its name to the Clare Valley wine and tourist region. At the 2016 census, Clare itself had a population of 3160 as part of an urban area with 3327 people. As one of the larger towns in the region, Clare is an administrative and service centre for the surrounding area. It has two supermarkets, many other specialty stores, two public and two private schools, three hotels, two motels, a caravan park, racecourse and showground. Clare has become recognised for its 'experiences', including the riesling trail walking and cycling route from 9 km north of Clare to auburn (25 km), on the former railway alignment, so named as it weaves past vineyards and wineries, and continuing to Riverton as the rattler trail. The riesling trail also makes up a small section of the popular, 900 km (560 mi) Mawson trail which stretches up to the flinders ranges. Clare is the starting point of the lavender federation trail which traverses the eastern side of the mount lofty ranges past the Barossa Valley through to Murray bridge. The Clare Valley wine region continues within the same line of hills as the famous Barossa Valley, and also produces some excellent wine.

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  • Elevation: 392 m (1,286 ft)
  • Population: 3,160
  • State electorate(s): Frome
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1842
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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