Auburn is that very close to town to Clare within the Clare Valley. Auburn is also a very historic town, with a significant number of heritage buildings and historic items. Auburn is also the home of Mount Horrocks Wines.

Often considered the Gateway to the Clare Valley, Auburn was originally settled by William Tateham, who lived in a dugout along the Wakefield River and was first named Tateham's Waterhole because of this. It was also the birthplace of Australian poet, C. J. Dennis (born 1876), who lived for a time in the former Auburn Hotel, which has since been demolished. A small tributary of the Wakefield River, Dennis Creek runs through the town and was named in honour of his father, who was the hotel publican. The town was also the birthplace of Australian cricketer and Australian Rules football player, Ernie Jones (born 1869).

Since the 1970s, the town has become a major tourist destination, with a number of local winery cellar doors and B&Bs. Auburn is serviced by a historic pub and several cafes and tourist type shopping.

The whole town is effectively a museum.

The Auburn War Memorial is located near the small park that is in the centre of the township.

All of the church denominations are in century plus buildings. The Anglican creating a significant presence.

To derive the best out the visit be sure to be in Auburn over the lunch period. Or consider a stopover if wine is your interest.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course