Mount Barker Travel Guide

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Mount Barker Things to Do

  • AUCHENDARROCH

    The name Auchendarroch is Scottish-Gaelic for "holy place of the oaks" This is the most stunning historic building in Mt. Barker. It originally had 4 main rooms on each level when built in 1860 by scottish immigrant, Lachlan McFarlane. In 1878, the property was sold to former Premier, Robert Barr Smith, who enlisted a young English architect to...

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  • MT. BARKER SUMMIT -3

    A visit to the Mount Barker summit is more than just views. The vegetation is what is found in this area. I saw big Grass Trees, these are the Mt. Lofty Grass trees. The Banksia's and Correa's were both in flower and I saw a New Holland Honey-eater feeding off these, too quick for a photo though! There is a chance of seeing some different Birds,...

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  • MT. BARKER SUMMIT - 2

    We have walked to the 1st lookout and seen a good view, now we are going to continue to the summit itself. Once at the top, the views are better again! There is a stone cairn on the top which tells visitors that the mountain was originally known as Yaktanga and Wommu mu Kutra to the east and that it was once an ancient burial site.I liked it when I...

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  • MT. BARKER SUMMIT - 1

    The Mount Barker summit was where the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people came for their ceremonial and burial sites.It is believed to be the most significant Aboriginal sacred sites near Adelaide.The Mount Barker Summit Scenic Drive took us up the Summit along a dirt road. All the way up, the views are good. The road didn't take us right to the top,...

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  • DUMAS HOUSE

    Dumas House has been here since 1910. It was named after Charles Dumas, the founder of “The Courier” newspaper in the 1860’s, a paper that still is going strong today.Charles became well known and was elected to parliament in 1898 and represented this district until his retirement in 1902. The home is made from local stone, and in the yard is an...

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  • HISTORIC COTTAGES - DRUIDS AVENUE

    A drive along Druids Avenue is a must if you want to see some delightful old cottages. Some have been added and added to as the family has grown, and others are rows of attached cottages.Nice cottages, and a nice street lined with deciduous trees which are a picture in Autumn.

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  • MT. BARKER'S MAIN STREET

    The main street [Gawler Street] of Mt. Barker is a one-way street with parking available.This tree-lined street is quite pleasant to walk along, to window shop or to pop into the shops and have a look at what is available.Along the street are lots of heritage buildings built in many different styles. As usual, the Banks are very nice! One building...

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  • DUNN MEMORIAL CHURCH

    All I had to do was a short walk from the Catholic Church to see the Dunn Memorial Church.In 1847, the first Wesleyan Church in town, was a slab hut built on land along Cameron Road near Dunn's mill. The services in the slab church were conducted by Reverend J. Hall who preached morning and evening, dailyLater, in 1851, the first stone church was...

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  • MT. BARKER FLOUR MILL

    The old Flour Mill was built in 1844. It. The information board near the footpath, gave me all the information I needed.See photo for info.

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  • OUR LADY OF MERCY CHURCH

    This is a Catholic Church located near the centre of Mt. Barker. To me, it is a beautiful Church, architecturally different to any others I have seen. It was built in 1911, and I do wish I could find out more!If you like Churches, then you MUST SEE this one! Weekend Mass TimesSaturday (Vigil) 6 pmSunday 9am

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  • MT. BARKER RAILWAY STATION

    The Mount Barker Railway Station is from where you catch the "Tourist" Trains.This nice Station was built in 1883 out of Aldgate Freestone, to a standard railway station design. It also included a Stationmaster's quarters within the main building at the southern end. Adjacent to the northern end were once refreshment rooms of timber construction...

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  • THE SOUTHERN ENCOUNTER DAY TRIP

    This is an all day steam train journey from Mt Barker to Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula.The Southern Encounter operates on the first and third Sundays from June until the end of November.ALL ABOARD AT MT. BARKER!!Starting from Mount Barker station in the mid morning, the train winds down the eastern escarpment of the southern Mt Lofty...

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