"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.
The Burg's Model Rail Yards

Come and see the latest addition at the The Burg in the Newsagency - a working 1:148 model scale of the Peterborough rail yards in the late 1960s, including 70 buildings, 50 lights over 15,000 hours construction time and much much more!




Another fantastic win at the SA Tourism Awards - 2017, plus a Silver!  Congratulations to all involved.

2017 Winner Silver 2017

Read more here.


Peterborough featured twice on Channel 7's SA Weekender Travel Show

Click here to see Steamtown, the Heritage Rail Trail and our great new Town Carriage Museum featured on Channel 7's SA Weekender travel show, aired on 17th September 2017 and also Cafe 229, the historic Print Shop and the Meldonfield Miniatures featured on 19th November 2017:


Free Wi-Fi along the Main Street

As part of the Main Street renewal project, Wi-Fi is now available along the Main Street between the Tinsmith's Cottage Cafe and Steamtown.  The service is available to anyone with a portable device, accessible any time during the day for up to 30 minutes and is free of charge.  To use the service:

1. Turn on the Wi-Fi setting on your device and look up available networks
2. Select 'Peterborough Free Wi-Fi'
3. A site login page will appear
4. Accept the terms and conditions and fill out a few details
5. Start using the free internet service!
Town Carriage Museum

Come along to the Town Carriage in the centre of town and see the newly opened museum - open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, free entry!  It houses a time-line exhibit of Peterborough's history, complete with a 'virtual' steam train ride in the compartments.  Click here for further information. 

Click here for a link to Channel 7's facebook, where you can view a travel segment by Ron Kandelaars who recently visited the Carriage, and presented a piece on his TV show.


The VIC has Moved !

The newly accredited 'yellow i' Visitor Information Centre is now housed at Steamtown (the western end of Main Street).  Call in for souvenirs, information, advice, tips and a whole lot more, open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm - there is so much to see and do in the area and our team will be delighted to help.


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

  Click here for further information


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




Steamtown has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor for the past 4 consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) for consistently delivering superior customer service and again!


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