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

Alex, Melbourne

Stay an Extra Day...

Peterborough was a hero of the 20th century – a hissing, steaming hub of mighty locomotives sitting at the crossroads of a growing nation.

Today, the spring skies are china blue, the kids no longer have to wipe the clothes-lines clean of soot and the only whistles are from birds among the wildflowers. But Peterborough is still the geographic heart of Australia and visitors still arrive from four corners – although they're usually hauling caravans rather than freight!

You'll be surprised by the beauty of the district, the plains of rolled gold running to ancient ranges. And you'll love the wide Main Street with its grand architecture, four pubs and shouts of 'G'day!' from the locals.

Google Map Matching a passion for the past with a zest for today, the people of Peterborough welcome you with one of the nation's finest heritage experiences, Steamtown, as well as historic collections, artistic creativity, superb locally-sourced food, love of country and fondness for a good yarn.

So do yourself a favour and do us the honour.

Stay an extra day!

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Click here to view our wonderful new RV Park


"Thank you for your free RV parking in Peterborough SA.  We stayed 2 nights and saw many of the places of interest.  For your information we spent in excess of $130.00 which we did willingly given the saving we had on accommodation.  Your actions in providing free parking reinforces our decision of buying a self contained caravan.  The town shows an enthusiastic attitude to grey nomads and tourisim. Take a bow well done."  25 Aug 2016.
Bob the Dog on Channel 7 !

Click here to see a short story on Channel 7 News about Bob the Railway Dog


Peterborough Tourism - SA Tourism Awards - Winner, with the Heritage Rail Trail!

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Steamtown wins 2014 Regional Awards Tourism Category and enters Hall of Fame!




Steamtown has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence 2015" by TripAdvisor for consistently delivering superior customer service and again in 2016! 

TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence-1.pdf(101 kb)

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