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VIC
VISITOR   
INFORMATION
CENTRE
Located at Steamtown.
2 Telford Avenue (western end of Main Street)
 
Freephone: 1800 875 105
or Tel: 08 8651 3355
Email:
enquiries@visitpeterboroughsa.com.au
 
Open
7 days a week: 9am to 5pm
 
Wi-Fi available to purchase

The Visitor Information Centre is a must to visit for information and souvenirs.

HERITAGE RAIL TRAIL
 
www.daytrippa.com.au/heritage-rail-trail/full-guide/home/
 

Travel, listen, enjoy and be fascinated by the Heritage Rail Trail as you travel from Broken Hill to Port Porie, via Peterborough, or vice versa.

BLACK ROCK GALLERY
25km North of Peterborough
(head towards Orroroo) 
 
Tel: 08 8651 6002
 
BOB THE DOG
SCULPTURE 
 
In front of the Visitor
Information Centre
Learn Bob's intriguing story and put a message on his facebook page. 
THE BURG
Enter via Newsagency
185 Main Street
Peterborough
 
   
Tel: 08 8651 2137
Open
Mon - Fri: 8am to 5pm
Sat, Sun & P'Hols: 8am to 11.30am
Free Entry
 
                           
Be inspired by the mural and history on display.
 
Cemetery
CEMETERIES
Peterborough Cemetery:
Road to Terowie
 
Yongala Cemetery:
Yongala - Jamestown Road
 
Open Daily
Delve into family history or just take in the tranquility at one of the cemeteries.
 
Cemetery DVDs available from the Visitor Information Centre.
CHURCHES
 
There are numerous churches in Peterborough including the impressive St Anacletus Catholic Church.
Also Mary McKillop's 1897 convent house, where St Mary settled Peterborough's first Josephite sisters.
DRAGONS REST HABITAT GARDEN
11 Watkins Road
(via Fowlers Road)
Peterborough 
 
 
Tel: 08 8651 2812
Open
Most days: 9am to 6pm 
$5 Entry
Habitat garden - peaceful, productive - a garden for life. 
FEDERATION QUILT
Town Hall
Main Street
Peterborough
 
Tel: 08 8651 2708
Open
Mon - Fri: 8am to 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9am to 5pm (Collect key from Visitor Info Centre on weekends)
Free Entry
 
  
A 2x3 metre beautiful patchwork wall hanging.
GREG DUGGAN NATURE RESERVE & LOOKOUT
Top of Government Road
Tank Hill Lookout
 
Open Daily
 
Local bird list available from Visitor Information Centre.
Meander along the path through 10 acres of amazing flora and fauna.
 

Streetscape

HISTORY WALK WITH INTERPRETATIVE SIGNS
 
 
 
 
Map:
Interpretative History Walk(150 kb) 
Interpretative signs along a route documenting buildings of historical interest.

HISTORY GROUP
DISPLAY ROOMS
YMCA Building
Upstairs
Main Street
Peterborough
Tel: 08 8651 2708
Open
7 Days a week: 9am to 4pm 
Coin Donation
 
Artefacts associated with the history of 'Petersburg to Peterborough'. 
HISTORY GROUP
DISPLAY ROOMS
Jervois Street
(opp Police Station)
Tel: 08 8651 2271 or 08 8651 2047
Open
Wed, Thurs, Fri Only: 10am to 1pm 
An exhibition of yester-year 
MELDONFIELD
MINIATURES
COLLECTION
YMCA Building
Main Street
Peterborough
 
Tel: 08 8651 2708
Open
7 Days a week: 9am to 4pm (Collect key from Visitor Info Centre)
$5 Entry
Handcrafted scale miniatures including the original Petersburg Railway Station. 
Memorial Pavers 
PAVERS:
Mayoral, Railway Memorial & History
 
 
Take time to visit the 3 sites of pavers which are on display in Peterborough.
PRINTING WORKS
9-11 Jervois Street
Peterborough
 
 
 
Tel: 0408 220248 or 0427 188023 or 0400 461100
Open
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10am to 1pm (or by appointment)
$5 Entry
 
Click here for a recent article from the ABC.
Experience the atmosphere and workings of an original Print Shop, complete with new Interpretive Centre.
SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW
Steamtown
Western end of Town
(Telford Avenue)
Peterborough
 
Tel: 08 8651 3355
Shows every night.
Bookings essential.
(Summer season: view the movie in the climate controlled theatrette during the day.  6 or more needed for evening show). 
www.steamtown.com.au
 
Email:
manager@steamtown.com.au
Click on the 90 second preview - it will take your breath away!
 
A MUST SEE - a spectacular which takes you back in time.
STEAMTOWN HERITAGE
RAIL CENTRE
Western end of town
(Telford Avenue)
Peterborough
 
 
Tel: 08 8651 3355
Open
7 Days a week: 9am to 5pm 
Continuous Daily Tours (Summer season: Tours start 10am, last one 2.30pm)
www.steamtown.com.au
Bundle Special - 20% off tour and Sound & Light Show
Visit the multi-award winning museum with a 3 gauge turntable (the only one left in the world).
Town Carriage
TOWN CARRIAGE MUSEUM
Main Street
Peterborough
 
Open
7 Days a week: 9am to 5pm
 
Free Entry
 
Peterborough's newest exhibit!  A wonderful time-line of our town's history complete with exhibits, and 'virtual' steam train journey.
Click here for further info.
TOWN ENTRY SIGNS 
At all four main road
entrances to Peterborough
  
 
1) Road to Terowie
2) Road to Broken Hill
3) Road to Jamestown
4) Road to Orroroo
 
 
Scale miniature sculptures of steam locomotives made of rod iron.
TOWN HALL &
KEITH PAYNE VC DISPLAY
Main Street
Peterborough
Tel: 08 8651 2708
Open
Mon - Fri: 8am to 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9am to 5pm (Collect key from Visitor Info Centre on weekends)
Free Entry
 
 
Marvel at one of SA's largest heritage listed town halls.
 
 
Willangi
WILLANGI 4WD & 2WD TRACKS
16km from Peterborough
Dawson Road
 
Tel: 0427 014 215
Email: 
info@willangibushescapes.com
 
www.willangibushescapes.com
Medium to high self-drive 4WD tracks.
Y Class
Y CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
Town Square
Peterborough
Climb aboard this 1880s Y Class Steam Locomotive. 
Yongala
YONGALA
10km East of Peterborough
 
 
Proclaimed in 1876, now with a population of 50, come and visit this quaint township and its Heritage Wall at the Yongala Hall.

 

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