Riverton Travel Guide

  • Riverton
    Riverton
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  • Riverton
    Riverton
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    Riverton Forge
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Riverton Things to Do

  • TARLEE

    We are leaving Riverton and heading to Kapunda, but first we will make a stop at Tarlee. Lots of people do this, as there is food, fuel, and a good rest area with free Toilets there. Plenty of parking space too! Now, there isn't much at Tarlee, but if you are heading to Riverton and the Clare Valley, then this is a good place to stop and stretch...

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  • THE OLD RAILWAY STATION

    This is a lovely old Station which opened for railway business in 1869. The building was added to between 1875 to 1905. It isn't the first Station built here, that was a wooden building that was destroyed by fire in the 1870's. The station is massive for a country railway station, at the time, the finest outside Adelaide. The Refreshment Rooms were...

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  • RIVERTON ARMS HOTEL

    The Riverton Arms Hotel, a single storey old historic building which was built in 1855 by Frederick and John Hannaford, is where you can go inside and imagine you were one of the old Bullocky drivers enjoying a Beer and a yarn! Back in those days, it was known as "The Riverton Arms Inn."It was licensed in 1857 and is now on the State Heritage...

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  • UNITING CHURCH & OPPORTUNITY SHOP

    Finally reaching the end of my walk, I came across the Uniting chuch, not old, as it was built in 1964 to replace the original one which is now the Lutheran Church.The old stone building next door is an opportunity shop, where you many want to buy some cheap clothes and discard before heading back home overseas! Cheap prices!

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  • RIVERTON HOMES

    Riverton is a great town to see lots of different styles of historic homes.Just walking along Torrens street, [the main street of Riverton], I saw plenty. I can't remember which are which now, but I do know the oldest dates back to 1856.Go for a walk, and enjoy the architecture of Riverton.The website is a good one to print out and take with you....

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  • THE COFFEE PALACE

    Our next building is also a private residence now. A local builder built the building using cinders and cement. The first floor has six bedrooms and a parlour with a bathroom, whilst the ground floor has a small grand entrance hall, kitchen, large dining room and other amenities. This building had previously been used as a boarding house, then a...

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  • RIVERTON COMMUNITY HALL

    This delightful Community Hall was built in 1874 as a single story building at a cost of 1,000 pounds. The next stage was added in 1914 and in 1930 the supper room and kitchen were built from funds raised by the successful ' Back to Riverton' celebration held in 1929.More additions erected during the State's '150 year Jubilee' in 1986 were...

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  • THE COTTAGE & HOTEL CENTRAL

    A double story Hotel with gorgeous lace work on the balconies was built in 1908, and an adjoining cottage was built in 1854. The Cottage was here before the Hotel, and was owned by James Mason Elliot, a blacksmith and veterinary surgeon who called the Cottage home. In 1900, Richard Burrows, a coach builder and blacksmith, who specialised in wrought...

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  • SANDA MAGNA

    'Sanda Magna' is a private Residence, so no entrance, just look from the outside. I was quite happy with thisThis double story colonial cottage with its shingle slate roof was built by Mr. Sara in 1871. Originally, it comprised four upstairs bedrooms whilst downstairs there were two smaller bedrooms, a small parlour and breakfast room with a slate...

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  • ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Next to the Pioneer garden, is the historic Lutheran Church. It was built in 1874 as the Bible Christian Church, then amalgamated with the Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists in 1900 and became the Methodist Church. They sold the Church in1964 to the Lutheran congregation when their new Pioneer Methodist Church was opened in Moorhouse Terrace.I...

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  • PIONEER GARDEN

    This garden held quite a surprise!I entered through the gate on Torrens road and had a look at the Monument first, which recognized the early pioneers of this area. After reading that, I walked towards the back, and there were a lot of Headstones!This garden was established in 1956, on land consecrated by the Anglican Church in 1855. Located here...

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  • RIVERTON FORGE

    The Riverton Forge is also located in Scholz Park. From a bygone era, it is a chance to see historic machinery and items from the early 1900’s. It has three hand blown forges and functional equipment.OPEN... Sundays from 1 pm till 3 pm. Members are present on the last Sunday of each month, where possible.

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  • SCHOLZ PARK MUSEUM

    Located in the middle of Riverton, is Scholz Park Museum.August Scholz commenced his wheelwright business here. First he built the four roomed cottage in 1874, then 12 years later he purchased the adjoining blacksmith shop. The complex remained in the Scholz Family until 1966 when the District Council of Riverton purchased it and set about...

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  • BANKS IN RIVERTON

    The two Banks I saw my walk are both historic buildings. The Bank of S.A. originally was the Savings Bank of South Australia, that opened in 1930. Some alterations were done in 1982. I thought it a rather attractive building!The A.N.Z. Bank was opened in 1915, with the original bank becoming the manager's residence.

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  • HERITAGE WALK

    Leaflets are available at the Riverton History and Information Centre, Torrens Road, Riverton.We arrived before the centre was open, so we walked from the old Railway station, back to the main street and followed this to the other end of town. This is the shorter version of the Heritage Trail, and we found it quite enough to do. Riverton has many...

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