MINTARO - a town unspoilt by the advance of time:
Stay in Peppertree - an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful wineries and restaurants of the Clare Valley
Artists, photographers, lovers of history, gardeners and hopeless romantics will be rewarded by the colonial village pace that defiantly refuses to be dragged from the 19th Century
Explore MIntaro Maze, a conifer maze, great fun for children, the young at heart and those of us who just want to meander in quiet reflection.
Visit Martindale Hall (where 'Picnic at Hanging Rock"' was filmed); gain insight into the way of life led by the wealthy landed gentry in a bygone era
While in Mintaro you can dine at Swan's, Reilly's restaurant and cellar door outlet and the Magpie and Stump Hotel where you can meet the locals.
VIsit Mintaro Cellars has an extensive range of locally crafted wines.
Visit The Tin Shed Gallery, a collection of art, craft & collectables, unusual and clever items, most made by local artisans. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Arrangements can be made to visit the shed at other times
2kms East of the town you will find Mintaro Slate Quarry where today third generation quarry men still prise the exquisite slate from deep open cut quarries
On weekends Luis Antiques is also open - this little shop is just the place to find an unusual treasure
Visit historic Sevenhill Cellars and monastry; meet Ned at the Sevenhill Hotel, both a beautiful 10 minute drive from Mintaro
an hours drive will have you in Burra where you can explore the mining history of the town
Meander around on foot, .....camera at the ready... as you come across beautiful rural vistas surrounding quaint cottages with unique slate chimneys, churches in amazing settings, vineyards, picturesque gardens and beautiful old buildings - all too good to leave behind without taking a photo to remind you of just what is on offer in Mintaro
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