The Eagle Foundry (circa 1870) has been carefully restored to reveal the antiquated atmosphere of eras past. Situated on 3/4 of an acre, the property emanates unmistakable country ambience. Eagle Foundry offers guests two self-contained suites tastefully decorated to display the character and charm of yesteryear. The Bridal Suite is surrounded by beautiful gardens and makes for the perfect romantic escape. The Thomson Suite includes a large open plan living area with a bar, pool table, lounge and dining area. It also boasts separate bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and has private entrances. Additional facilities include: BBQ area, outdoor spa, courtyard and relaxing gardens.
Come to the Old Bushman Hotel to have a casual meal at the bar or in the beer garden, or enjoy a formal dining in the restaurant.
Friday and Saturday nights feature Djs and live bands, and there's a great, friendly service.
Keep an eye out for the $5 pint specials.
Hillier Residential Park is home to around 450 over 50's residents. On the fringe of Gawler with a distinct country feel it is still close to essential services. With fully maintained gardens, two outdoor pools, a community hall, walking trails and fitness centre the park encourages residents to be as active and social or as private as you wish. With a variety of established and new homes available Hillier Residential Park has the right home for you.
The Sustainable Living Festival is an event that celebrates sustainability and aims to teach, encourage and inspire our local community to embrace and learn about living a more sustainable lifestyle in a fun way. Guest Speakers including: Trevor Nottle, South Australian author and dry climate gardening expert; WOMAD Talks speakers Professor John Boland and Chris Bryant, experts on designing and maintaining sustainable gardens; Kerry Cleopatra of Waking Up Wellbeing, talking on food, wellbeing and healthy community!
Kids activities including a Nature Playground, reptile petting and a workshop where the kids will be making creations from 'junk' as well as a group project involving well known Artist, Scott Rathman.
Celebrity chef Simon Bryant, who promotes the use of ethically sourced and local, fresh ingredients will be presenting a cooking demonstration using locally sourced ingredients. We have over 20 stalls providing advice and information on topics such as energy efficiency, native plants, bike maintenance, community group programs, Eco friendly products, native plants, upcycled items, ethical homewares, henna tattoo's and much more. Vegan and raw food will be available as well as a gourmet Rotary BBQ.
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Take a self-guided walking tour along Gawler's historic Main Street and learn the fascinating history of the area.
Gawler's Historic Main Street reflects colonel William Lights vision; to create a settlement that could prosper on the banks of the north and south Para Rivers, bounded by rolling hills and within close proximity to Adelaide. Today you can witness the remarkable eras from the historical buildings that line Gawler's Main Street.
The attractive setting, coupled with major roles in the mining and agricultural booms of the 1860s, 70s and 80s saw Gawler blossom into a town of broad streets, peaceful parklands and distinctive architecture. As the walk unfolds you will gain an appreciation of the achievements that our ancestors accomplished in times of challenging environmental and social harshness.
Maps and information for the self-guided tour can be collected from the Gawler Visitor Information Centre between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or 10am to 4pm weekends....
The Kingsford Hotel, in the heart of Gawler, opened for business in 1851. Today, it still operates from the original building, which is on the Register of the National Estate. The Kingsford is a great place for lunch or dinner. The 'Stonegrill' option is an exciting way to enhance the flavour of superb Fillet Steaks. The hotel also features an exciting sports bar with TAB, Keno and gaming facilities.
Dinner served until 9pm with daylight savings. Other hotel facilities open from 9am to midnight every day....
The Gawler Visitor Information Centre is your first stop for information on things to see and do to ensure you enjoy your time in Gawler and the region to the fullest.
Our friendly staff and volunteers have expert knowledge to make your stay a memorable one, providing quality information and bookings for accommodation, attractions and activities in the region and South Australia.
Stunning walking and driving tours include:
Church Hill State Heritage Walking Tour.
Gawler Historic Main Street Walking Tour.
Gawler Driving Tour.
Gawler River Paths - Tapa Pairara.
To assist further travels, coach bookings can be made with Premier Stateliner, Yorke Peninsula Coaches and Greyhound Australia. A freight service is also available to all areas of South Australia.
If you are chasing a souvenir or gift, the Centre stocks a wide range to please all tastes, so be sure to stop in and see us....
Clonlea Park, on the banks of the North Para River, offers exceptional opportunities for recreation, quiet reflection and quality time with others as you enjoy the delightful natural setting with its open grasslands and magnificent river red gums.
The original home of the first Gawler settlers, today the park includes two public tennis courts, open space area, BBQ, picnic areas, walking trails, children?s playground and amenities. The park is also pet friendly....
Gawler Caravan Park is centrally located in the heart of Gawler. It is in close proximity to shopping centres, the visitor information centre, the train station, parks and walking trails.
We offer cabins, powered and unpowered sites. Each cabin can accommodate between 4 & 6 guests, with linen supplied to the main bedroom. All cabins have an en-suite, TV, kitchenette and living area. Sites are gravel with a cement slab with plenty of room. We have a small amount of grassed camping areas.
We offer 2 barbecue areas, a well equipped laundry and amenities block.
Situated just 1 hour from the heart of Adelaide or 20 minutes to the Barossa, we are the perfect base for your stay in South Australia....