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"We spent three days exploring this wonderful town -- and could have spent three more!"

Alex, Melbourne

Getting Here

Peterborough is situated approximately 250km North of Adelaide in the Southern Flinders region of South Australia with an approximate population of 2000 people living in the District.

Adelaide to Peterborough (3 hours):

  • Travel North out of Adelaide on Main North road
  • Join A1 heading North
  • Take M20 Freeway to the end where it joins the A20
  • Turn off the A20 to join the A32 heading North and travel through towns Roseworthy, Tarlee, Riverton, Saddleworth to Burra
  • At Burra stay on the A32 heading North to Peterborough
  • At Terowie turn left to “Flinders ranges” via Peterborough
  • End at Peterborough 

Burra to Peterborough (1 hour):

  • Travel North out of Burra on the A32 heading to Peterborough
  • At Terowie turn left to “Flinders Ranges” via Peterborough
  • End at Peterborough 

Port Pirie to Peterborough (1 hour 15 minutes):

  • Travel East out of Port Pirie along the B89
  • Turn right on to the A1 heading South
  • Turn left on to the Wilkins Highway towards Gladstone/Jamestown
  • At Jamestown join the B80 (RM Williams Way) heading North
  • Turn right to Yongala/Peterborough on the Yongala-Mannanarie Road
  • At Yongala stay left on the Yongala-Mannanarie Road to Peterborough 

Port Augusta to Peterborough (1 hour 30 minutes):

  • Travel South out of Port Augusta on the A1 (Princes Highway)
  • Turn left on to the B56 (Main North Road) to Wilmington
  • Turn right at Wilmington and continue to drive through the town heading South
  • Turn left on to the B56 (Wilmington- Orroroo Road) to Orroroo
  • Continue to drive through Orroroo heading South on the B80 signposted Peterborough and Jamestown
  • At Black Rock turn left on to the B56 (Orroroo – Peterborough Road) to Peterborough 

Broken Hill to Peterborough (3 hours 30 minutes):

  • Travel West out of Broken Hill and join the A32 Barrier Highway to Peterborough
  • Turn right on to B56 to Peterborough 

Quorn to Peterborough (1 hour 30 minutes):

  • Travel South out of Quorn along the B82 to Wilmington
  • Continue South through Wilmington
  • Turn left on to the B56 (Wilmington- Orroroo Road) to Orroroo
  • Continue to drive through Orroroo heading South on the B80 signposted Peterborough and Jamestown
  • At Black Rock turn left on to the B56 (Orroroo – Peterborough Road) to Peterborough 

Hawker to Peterborough (1 hour 30 minutes):

  • Travel South from Hawker on the B83 – signposted Quorn
  • Turn Left on the B80 (RM Williams Way) to Orroroo
  • Turn left at Orroroo main street and continue to head South on the B80 - signposted Peterborough and Jamestown
  • At Black Rock turn left on to the B56 (Orroroo – Peterborough Road) to Peterborough
 
Click to enlarge interactive map, then drag a tack to your current position to find your route to Peterborough, SA.

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Train

Why not travel in style to/from Peterborough on the Indian Pacific!  Although the train does not conduct a regular stop at Peterborough, it is possible to 'request' a stop when booking your ticket.

The Indian Pacific travels to/from Sydney & Perth (Broken Hill & Adelaide), passing through Peterborough approximately 4 times a week.

All year: Tuesday 1.35pm (Perth/Adelaide to Sydney/Broken Hill) & Thursday 11.20am (Sydney/Broken Hill to Perth/Adelaide)

Summer (in addition to Tuesday and Thursday):  Sunday 11.09am (Sydey/Broken Hill to Perth/Adelaide) & Friday 1.35pm (Perth/Adelaide to Sydney/Broken Hill)

Contact Great Southern Rail on 1 800 703 357 for more information, or visit: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au ,  bookings are essential.

Timetable: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/site/indian_pacific/timetables_schedules.jsp

Fares: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/site/indian_pacific/fares_2014_2015.jsp

 

Buses

Port Pirie Bus Service run very reasonably priced transfers to/from Peterborough, Port Augusta and Port Pirie on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Please download the attached flyer for further information.  Bookings are essential.

Port Pirie Bus Service(371 kb) 

Buses R Us operate a connection between Broken Hill and Adelaide, which stops at Terowie, only 10 minutes away from Peterborough, twice a week.

The following web link will take you to their website for further information:  www.busesrus.com.au

Yorke Peninsula Coaches run a Mid North Passenger Service between Peterborough and Adelaide (using 2 different routes, one via Burra, and one via Clare), on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  You can either purchase a ticket on the bus or at the Visitor Information Centre located at Steamtown, 7 days a week. The Bus picks up and drops off passengers at the Lions Club Park in front of the Town Carriage.  Please download the attached flyer for further information. Bookings are essential.

Adelaide Coach Service(428 kb)

 

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Alternatively:

You could always follow the Heritage Rail Trail from either Broken Hill or Port Pirie to, and through, Peterborough.  Simply click here to go to the mobile guide, which is full of maps, stories, audio content and much much more to enhance a wonderful journey:  http://www.daytrippa.com.au/heritage-rail-trail/full-guide/home/ 

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Peterborough Tourism
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Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 2708
Fax: 08 8651 3066
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